Mark J. McKeon

Mark J. McKeon, 48 years old of Boston, formerly of Holbrook, passed away suddenly on April 13, 2021. Beloved son of Anna Gates (McKeon) and Robert Gates of Holbrook. Brother to Rachel Gates and her husband Louis of Holbrook, Daniel Gates of Quincy and Allison Gates of Quincy. Loving uncle to Devin, Angelina and Adrianna. Mark was preceded in death by his loving grandfather, James McKeon, grandmother, Anna Mckeon, aunt, Geraldine (Penny) Furber and uncle, Michael McKeon. Mark is remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Mark was an avid sports fan. Born on Superbowl Sunday, he had a true love for football and all sports. He had a passion for music and always made his family laugh with lines from movies. Mark made a friend wherever we he went and always had a smile on his face. He attended high school at both Holbrook High School and Blue Hills Technical Regional High School.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial mass on Thursday, April 29th at 10am at St. Josephs's Church, 153 S. Franklin Street, Holbrook. Covid-19 precautions will be in place. Visiting hours are omitted. The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to their favorite charity in Mark's name.


First Name: Linda
Last Name: Barrows
City: Charlton
State: MA
Entry Date: 04/26/2021

To the Gates/McKeon family- my heart goes out to you. My deepest most sincere apologies. I love you guys. Mark was always so positive and gave the best hugs whenever I saw him, and I’ll never forget that smile and the super enthusiastic ‘Hey Lindie! What’s going on?’ I received every time I saw him. He’s left a big hole in our hearts but will live on through the memories. Rest easy now, Mark.

First Name: Bob
Last Name: gates
City: holbrook
State: AL
Entry Date: 04/26/2021

Mark, I am going to miss you, I hope you have found peace with Nana and Tommy, Penny and Joe.

First Name: Rachel
Last Name: Gates
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 04/26/2021

I love you so much, big brother!! You will forever be in my heart.
Rest in the sweetest peace.
Love, Rach

First Name: Donna
Last Name: Lane
City: Rockland
State: MA
Entry Date: 04/26/2021

I wasn’t blessed to know Mark. I am truly blessed to know his wonderful sister, Rachel. Her mom Anne, dad Bob, children Devin, Adriana, Angelina and of course Louis. I have had the honor of meeting his brother, Daniel (whom I do cherish his live forever his family), and sister Allison. I’m extremely sorry for your loss. I hope I can be a blessing to your family.


Donna Lane

First Name: Dana
Last Name: Simon
City: Amesbury
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 04/27/2021

I felt like i knew Mark before i ever met him. His Uncle Michael always liked to mention his nephew, to me. Everything he told me was accurate. What stood out to me was the warmth Mark brought to a crowded room the moment he entered it. He had this giant smile and a huge hug to give and only after meeting him twice, i knew i could count on him for those beautiful gifts each time i would see him. He will always be remembered with love!
Please accept my condolences. May Mark Rest in Peace.
My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family!
Dana Simon

First Name: Maureen
Last Name: Cummings
City: Hyde Park
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 04/29/2021

Rachael, I'm so sorry your brother was taken away from you. He was too young and you and your beautiful children have been robbed.

My heart aches for you and I hope your heartache heals.

With love, Maureen and Paul

First Name: anna
Last Name: mckeon
City: boston mass
State: MA
Country: usa
Entry Date: 04/30/2021

I Will Love and Miss You Forever Mark.You Are In The Arms Of The Angels Now.Til We Meet Again. Love You. Ma.

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