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Patrick Keane

Date of Birth: 
April 1892

Patrick was born in April 1892 in Quilty.  He was the youngest of 9 children born to James Keane and Mary O'Rorke Keane.  in 1907, he helped with the rescue of  the ships crew of Leon III and later helped build the Star of the Sea Church in Quilty.  In 1911, like many other members of his family, he set sail for New York aboard the "Cedric".  He joined his brother Michael on Adams St., Hoboken, New Jersey.  

In 1914, he moved to Manhattan and was a member of the Claremen's Association.  He met his future wife, Susan Brew at a Claremen's Ball in Manhattan and they married in April 1915 at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 59th Street, New York.  They raised 9 children while living near Morninghside Park in the City.  

Patrick became a bus driver in 1914 and he retired from the 5th Avenue Coach Company in May 1952 at the age of 60.  He was a Five * father during World War II and participated in "Drive for a day's pay" contribution to War Relief, Welfare Fund and TWU legislative and political action fund.

Their children:

Madeline Keane

James Keane

Walter Keane

George Keane

Gerald Keane

John Keane

Eugene Keane

Harold Keane

Helen Keane

Patrick was adored by his many grandchildren who loved his Irish Brogue and his magical singing voice, especially when he sang "Danny Boy" and "When Irish Eyes are Smiling"

He also tried to teach them Irish step dancing.

He is buried at St. Charles Cemetery, Pinelawn, Flushing, New York.   Thank you to Patricia Corbett - his grandaughter for this information

Location in USA: 
Morningside Park