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Barbara J. McKeen

November 1, 1934 March 10, 2020
Barbara J. McKeen
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Obituary for Barbara J. McKeen

Barbara J. McKeen, 85, longtime resident of Amherst, NH, died on March 10, 2020 in Manchester, NH.

She was born in Portsmouth, NH on November 1, 1934, a daughter of the late Norman and Dorothy (Abel) McKenney. She made her home in Amherst, NH for more than 50 years.

Barbara was an avid golfer and very much enjoyed her days with the Wednesday Ladies League at Amherst CC. She was a longtime member of ACC and valued the friendships she made there. In her teens she played golf with her parents at Portsmouth CC. At age 16 she won the New Hampshire Junior Girl’s Golf Championship. As the years went by she had many memorable days playing in tournaments with both the Maine and New Hampshire Women’s Golf Associations. She enjoyed watching sports, especially professional golf and tennis tournaments, and she was a Boston sports fan. In addition, Barbara loved keeping an eye on the woods and wetlands behind her home, watching for birds, deer, bears and other wildlife.

She was predeceased by her husband, Donald W. McKeen; and brother, James N. McKenney.

Family members include two daughters, Karen L. McKeen and her partner, Laura Deluc of Bedford, NH; Andrea D. McKeen and her husband Michael Keating of Victor, ID; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Edward Hilliard of Camilla, GA; and several cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews.

There are no visiting hours. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to


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A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Memorial Contribution

New Hampshire Audubon


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