Keith Paul Creamer

Date of Passing:

December 1, 2023

Keith Paul Creamer, age 58, of Boston, passed away after a fall at his home on December 1, 2023.

Born on May 2, 1965 in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of the late Edward J. and Lorraine (Rondeau) Creamer, he graduated from Tolman High School in Pawtucket, Rhode Island in 1983. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Rhode Island in 1987, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

Keith was a security consultant with American Alarm and Communications in Arlington, Massachusetts for 23 years.

Keith was an active member of the Boston community. He was a passionate supporter of preserving local Boston and New England culture, traditions, and history. He was a member of the Boston Athenaeum and the Union Club of Boston. Keith was a passionate collector who assembled an extraordinary collection of memorabilia, books, prints, photographs, military medals and uniforms, clocks, timepieces, antique signs, sporting equipment, and other items. He greatly enjoyed traveling throughout New England to hunt for new artifacts to add to his extensive collection.

Keith was a kind person with a wonderful sense of humor and a wide circle of friends. He enjoyed summers with friends in both Ogunquit, Maine, and Newport, Rhode Island. He was always ready to help others and was exceptionally good at regularly reaching out to both family and friends.

He is survived by two brothers, David E. Creamer and his wife Claire of Florida, and Glenn M. Creamer and his wife Mary Jane of Florida, and by six nieces and nephews: Tanya Creamer, Lara Hosie (Justin), Andrew Creamer (Maria), Tyler Creamer (Lauren), Margot Creamer, and Teddy Creamer. He is pre-deceased by his brother Kris Creamer.

His funeral will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2023 with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 18 Belvidere Street, Boston at 11 am. Burial will be private. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Keith’s memory to the Boston Athenaeum, 10-1/2 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. HEART BROKEN to hear of Keith passing way too soon.
    I taught school with Keith, started a business together and was a forever friend.
    I’m still grieving the loss and will probably grieve his passing , forever.
    Keith lit up the room with his electric personality. He always made you laugh.
    Keith, so long for now, till we meet again my friend.

  2. So sorry to hear of the passing of Keith I knew him for more than 30 years have many great memories of time spent in Maine and Boston rest in peace till we meet again .

  3. My condolences to Keith’s family! So sad to see a Fiji brother pass in the prime of his life. See you someday in the great beyond brother. Pergé

  4. I worked with Keith for 10 years. We also had a lot in common outside of the work environment such as antiques, love of classic cars and the most interesting adventure stories. We kept each other in stitches most of the time.
    In short, Keith was my Pal. No matter where you were, he was the most interesting and funny person in the room and I am proud to call him my friend.
    I miss him terribly.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He adored you all so much.

  5. I am so sorry to hear about Keith. I met Keith only once through his brother Kris who I adored. I read the obituary online and wanted to send my sympathy’s to you all. I

  6. Keith was a kind and gentle soul and will be missed by many. I worked with Keith for several years and it was always a pleasure.

    Love and light to the family during these times.

  7. I worked with Keith for 20 years . He always had a kind heart and was fun to have around the office . I’m going to miss him greatly .

  8. So sorry to hear this.
    Keith was a great guy; easy to talk with, funny, kind, and sincere. My profound condolences to his family over this sudden and tragic loss.

  9. I am shocked to hear that Keith passed. Just the other day he was hitting me up for money to help someone. Keith is a very kind and caring person, always looking to help others. Rest peacefully!! My condolences to Keith’s family.

  10. To Keith’s Family,
    My deepest sympathy. My parents were very close to your parents, many fond memories.

  11. I work for American Alarm and with Keith for many years. I am so very sorry for the family’s loss. RIP Keith.

  12. David and family,

    I am saddened to hear of your brother’s passing. My love and prayers to all at this difficult time.

  13. I am still in shock to hear of Keith’s passing. Having worked with him for over 20 years I will miss his huge heart and him coming into my office to show me pictures of his latest acquisitions. My deepest sympathy to his family and those closest to him. Know that he was loved and will be dearly missed.

  14. Dear David and Glenn, my heartfelt condolences on your unexpected loss. I’ll remember many fond memories of your Brother from high school. I was one year ahead of Keith. We laughed so often, always putting a smile on many faces. I wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  15. Keith and I have been friends for 34 years. He was so good about keeping in touch. He preferred to talk on the phone or in person. He did not love texting. Keith grew into a very kind, encouraging and caring person. He had a positive attitude and faced challenges head on, chin up. He had many friends and cherished his family and church. He loved his community at The Union Club and the Anthenaeum. I will miss him terribly. To his family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. He was so proud of all of you.

  16. I work at American Alarm and have had the pleasure of Keith’s friendship for over 20 years. Keith I already miss our chats. Rest peacefully my friend. My deepest condolences to Keith’s family.

  17. I cannot believe that you left us Keith, you were a character, a fixture, I remember your laughter and your beautiful presence. We will truly miss you, but you will stay in our thoughts. Too soon to go. Rest in peace Keith!

  18. I worked with Keith for many years at American Alarm. He was always the first to take up a collection for someone in need, or organize group lunches so everyone could socialize away from the office. My sincere condolences to his family and loved ones on your loss. He will be greatly missed.

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