Wake for Major General George Keefe held in Northampton

Hampshire County

Calling hours were held Wednesday night for retired Major General George Keefe.

Keefe passed away last Thursday at the age of 79. A wake was held at Ahearn Funeral Home on Bridge Road in Northampton Wednesday evening.

A funeral mass will be held Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on King Street. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Keefe retired from the Massachusetts Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force in 2005. He was the first Air Force officer to serve as adjutant general of the state, the senior most officer in the National Guard.

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