With a sad heart, we say goodbye to a good friend. On Sunday, November 3rd, Ken Keegan passed away suddenly. We will miss him terribly.
For more than a decade, Ken was the backbone of the Merrimac Soccer Club. He coached all ages for Merrimac and Pentucket Youth Soccer. He was the U10 Director and a valuable member of our board. He helped found the MVP league and organized both the yearly Jamborees held at Pipestave and Friday Night under the Lights at Amesbury Sports Park.
Ken was the guy checking the fields at 5:30 on Saturday mornings to make sure they were ready to play. He ordered equipment, lined the fields, and inspected the nets and corner flags. He devoted himself to youth soccer in Merrimac, even though his own children had moved on to play in other leagues. Asked why he stayed, he always said, ‘It’s all about the kids.’
Ken has left large shoes to fill and an even larger hole in our hearts. We will truly miss this man who was larger than life. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Donations in Ken’s memory may be made to the Keegan Children’s Fund, c/o Merrimac Savings Bank, 1 West Main Street, Merrimac, MA 01860.