?Eugene Thomas Killeen, Jr. passed away peacefully on Monday, January 6, at his home in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 78. Known to family and friends as Tom or Tommy, he was born in New Orleans and was a beloved son of the late Maxine Sandrock Killeen and Eugene Thomas Killeen Sr., brother of Patrick (Pat) Killeen (the late Carol Killeen), Laurina Killeen Geraci (Leon Geraci), Mary L. Killeen, the late Michael A. Killeen (Sandra Killeen) and the late John Edward Killeen, Sr. (Dale Killeen). He was loved and survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, including Frederick and Joellen Sandrock of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. He was a journeyman electrician and member of the IBEW local 130 for 51 years where he served in various capacities, even after his retirement. He will be remembered for his dedication to his work and the electrical union, his love of cooking and spicy food and his overall good nature. Special thanks to caregivers Ann Freites, Arvetta Sands, Kay Cooks and the staff of St. Joseph Hospice of Gulfport, MS. Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at 12:15 pm on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am and continue until Mass time. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery #1. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in the name of Eugene Killeen to St. Joseph Hospice Foundation, 17732 Highland Road, Suite c, Box 241, Baton Rouge, LA 70810. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com
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