am thrilled to announce the birth of my son, John Arthur Kealy on October 6, 2004
at 6:52 PM ET. Jack came in at a very healthy 8 lbs 11 oz and 20.5 inches.
wife, Vickie, did wonderfully and both she and baby are doing well and resting
Fun Fact - Jack was born exactly 8 years from the
day Vickie and I met.
& Declan & Maya and more
May 9, my (honorary) brother Pat Rehill and his wife Alicia had a baby daughter,
Alena Rehill. She seems to be happy and healthy with well developed lungs (being
exercised daily from 6 to 9 PM.)
Here are pictures from Declan's 1st birthday party and here
are some great pictures of Alena,
her cousins and my nephews, Declan and Harrison, Maya (my cousin Heather's daughter)
and Claudette & Sophia (my cousin Michael's daughters.) My mom, Christine
Kealy, uncle John Keenen, cousins Heather and Meredith and Michael (w/ her husband
Michael) and Alicia's brothers also make an appearance.
am very sorry to report the passing of Arthur Philip Kealy. Husband to Kathy,
Father to my cousins, John and Patrick, Brother to Patrick, Kathy, and Bob, Art
passed away on the morning of April 7, 2004.
was the second son of J. Arthur and Genevieve Kealy. He was born in Chicago, IL
on August 1, 1945 and was a 1967 graduate of the United States Naval Academy.
Art and Kathy were married for 35 years and raised two really good men, John and
Patrick. Art was also the proud grandfather of five little Kealys, Shane, Devin,
Alexander, Dierdre, and Ryan.
He will be dearly missed.
Well it's been a busy year
already for several of my cousins.
Congrats to my cousin, Jen (Egan) Jonsson
and husband, Patrik, on the birth of Izabelle Alissa. Izzy
was born on February 3 at 12:05AM. At birth she was 8 lbs
9 oz. (3.9 kg) and 21 inches (52 cm.)
Her parents have already set their sights
on the Presidency of the United States, Prime Minister of
Sweden or both for little Izzy.
Patrik has built a great site for keeping
up with Izzy. Judging from what I see they are very happy...
Ryan Philip Kealy!
The West Coast Kealys are at it again.
to Patrick, Antonia, and Alexander Kealy on their family expansion. Antonia gave
birth to Ryan Philip Kealy on January 21, 2004 at 1:36 AM.
came into the world at 6 lbs 15 oz., 20 inches long.
more pictures of Ryan and his family
Irish finish 10-0
Heart Cathedral Prep's freshman football team finished 10-0 for the Fall 2003
Season. This is the first time the Fighting Irish freshman team has finished undefeated..
Patrick Kealy played tight end and defensive end on the
team this season. Included among the victories was a 33-0 defeat of Patrick's
cousins, John and Patrick Kealy's alma mater, Moreau.
this is a sign of things to come for this group as they progress through high
Congrats to everyone on the team!
Cara and Harrison Kealy are very happy to welcome to the family, little Declan.
Declan was born on August 7, 2003 and adopted on August 8, 2003. Declan came into
the world at 8 lbs 7 oz., 20 3/4 inches.
to the proud parents, Sean and Cara, grandmothers Dodi Alexander and Christine
Kealy were on hand for the birth. Older brother Harrison is very excited
about his new brother. Vickie and I visited the happy family and everyone was
doing great albeit a little tired.
pictures of Declan and Harrison
On September 10, 2002, John Kealy and
Amy Compasso were blessed with a baby girl, Dierdre Marie Kealy.
report from the proud father is "Amy and Deirdre are doing great. She's got
red hair and weighs in at 8 pounds 4 ounces."
of Deirdre and family
Congrats to John, Amy, Shane,
April 6, 2002 Benjamin John Kealy married Victoria Leigh Grosz. at the Academy
of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Hey wait that's me :-) I married Vickie. I married
her because she is beautiful and smart, funny and warm, and because she loves
me for who I am. It doesn't get much better than that. |
I'd like to thank
everyone who joined us, in body and spirit, in sharing our special day. It was
so great to see so much of our family there. In attendance were Joan Grosz; Bill
& Sue Grosz; John, Lisa and Eva Grosz, Jamieson and Christine Olsen; Christine
Kealy, Patrick Kealy; Sean, Cara, and Harrison Kealy; Courtney Kealy; Mia Keenen;
Art & Kathy Kealy; John Kealy & Amy Compasso; Patrick, Antonia, and Alex
Kealy; Kathy& Michael O'Connor; Peter O'Connor & Kimbery Hotelling &
their children Isabelle & Kai; George E. "GEK" Keenen; Tom &
Priscilla Egan; Tom Egan; Jen and Patrik Jonsson; Carey Egan; Heather Egan; Therese
and Steve Pressley.
It was wonderful bringing these families together.
And to see all our friends who attended the wedding.
and rehearsal dinner photos.
pictures from the Honeymoon
Kealy joins the family
On Thanksgiving morning,
November 22, 2001 at 9:26 AM PST, Alexander Michael Kealy became the latest addition
to the Kealy family. Alex came in at a strapping 8lb 3oz and 20 3/4 inches tall.
word from Patrick and Antonia Kealy is, "We are all doing great and enjoying
our first few weeks together as a family."
of Alexander and family.
Alex can be reached at email@example.com
Congrats to Patrick and Antonia!
Holidays from Kealy.com
|Like many others, I have been trying to make sense
of the tragedy of September 11. It's the kind of event that makes you examine
all aspects of your life- love, family, friends career, spiritual. As someone
with a lot of ambivalence about God, I find myself envious of those who find a
real comfort in religion. I recently read a quote about God that has given me
some comfort. "You don't believe in God like you believe in a tree, you believe
in God like you believe in a friend." |
I believe deeply in my friends
and my family.
a fairly common tradition around the dinner table on Thanksgiving of going around
the table and having everyone say what they are thankful for. This year was particularly
touching because my traditional family gathering was spared the pain that many
were not. My uncle Tom Egan was there, carving the turkey, leading the pre-meal
prayer, watching football. He was there because on September 11 he was in Nantucket
on vacation instead of working at Cantor Fitzgerald at the top of the World Trade
Center. For that I am eternally thankful.
got to spend Thanksgiving day with my
family where, before dinner, my brother, Sean, and I challenged my cousins Tom
and Carey Egan to some football on the lawn. Jen Egan's boyfriend, Patrik joined
us to toss the ball around. The youngest family members on the scene toddled about.
Therese debuted the song she will sing for Vickie and I at our wedding. Everyone
got a chance to catch up. All in all a great day. For my family that was and wasn't
present, I am thankful.
The day before Thanksgiving we
discovered one of cats was sick and would need to take anitbiotics while were
a way. Without a single word of complaint my friend and groomsman, Rob Ionta,
took care of the job. I am always very thankful to know I have friends like that
I can count on..
The day after Thanksgiving my grandmother,
Mia, threw Vickie a weddng shower. Sweet,
sweet Vickie. What can I say? She is my family and my best friend. So I
am particularly and fondly thankful to have her in my life.
general in light of recent events I find myself wanting to thank God, as a friend
for...well, everything. You can't say thank you enough.
Holiday to everyone!
say "Yes" to becoming a Kealy.
On December 23,
2000, Victoria Grosz accepted my proposal of marriage exclaiming,
my God! You're not"
Yes I was.
and Vickie host holiday party
Vickie and I were happy to host a Holiday
Housewarming party for our friends, co-workers, and neighbors on December 9, 2000.
It was a great chance to show off our new place to everyone who has had to hear
us talk about it for the last few months.
Kealy and wife, Amy, have 2nd son, Devin
Another Kealy graces the world thanks to
my cousins John and Amy, who were blessed with another son, Devin. He was born
November 6 at 11:01 PM (PST.) Devin came into the world at a healthy 8 lbs, 3
oz and 20 inches long. Congrats to John, Amy, and Devin's big brother Shane.
and Vickie buy loft
| || |
October 1, 2000 Vickie Grosz and Ben Kealy bought and moved into their new loft
in Atlanta, GA. We are wonderfully happy with our loft. It's got 17 foot ceiling,
2 skylights and big windows. It's in the Candler Park section of Atlanta 2 miles
due east of downtown Atlanta.
and Julie Egan blessed with a baby boy
My cousins Tom and Julie Egan
were also recently blessed with a masculine child, little Charlie Egan. Charlie
was born on September 27.
Congrats to Tom and Julie on
the birth of their first child
Kealy marries Antonia Pipirakis
Sunday July 2, 2000, my cousin, Patrick Kealy of San Francisco married the lovely
Antonia Piperakis. The ceremony was held at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
and was presided over by Father Anthony Kosturos.
reception was held afterwards at the Golden Gate Yacht Club, which afforded a
beautiful view of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. The photo is the newlyweds
on their honeymoon in Greece.
family in attendance (as related to Ben Kealy,publisher-Kealy.com) included Patrick
(father), Patrick John "PJ" (brother), John & Amy & Shane (cousin,
his wife and child), Art and Kathy Kealy (uncle and aunt), Kathy and Michael O'Conner
(aunt and uncle), Father Bob Kealy (uncle), and Jen and Kevin O'Keefe (2nd cousins).
Edward Keenen, 84, passes away
At 6 AM on June
16, 2000, a great man, my maternal grandfather, George Edward Keenen passed away.
I have added a memorial page to Kealy.com. in his memory.
He was a devoted husband,
father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was sweet. funny, courtly and devoutly
Catholic. And he will be sorely missed.
had recently been named "Volunteer
of the Year" by the Center
of Hope hospice.
Kealy and Amy Compasso have son, Shane
Shane Patrick Kealy was born January
15, 1998 to my cousin John Kealy and his wife, Amy Compasso.