NATHAN BRIGHT KEEGAN

Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:16 p.m.

FALMOUTH and LITTLE CRANBERRY ISLAND – Nathan Bright Keegan passed away April 19, 2007. Nathan was born June 25, 1983, in Biddeford. He could make you simultaneously laugh, cry, scream and rip your hair out. He was the little boy with the superman cape who discovered the cape didn’t make him fly when he jumped off the back steps. So, he tried jumping off the back porch, but he still couldn’t fly. Then he climbed to the top of the tree house, because surely then the cape would work and he would fly. On that day, as on many days, a friend intervened and Nate did not break his neck or an arm. Unfortunately, he never stopped believing that he could do life differently than the rest of us. He could defy gravity and fly, he could dive off the dock shed at low tide and not break his neck, he could get high one more time. This time he will return, in our hearts and minds only, to the island, friends and open sky he loved. Nate was blessed with many, many generous, compassionate and loyal friends and family members. Over and over again, individuals saw Nate’s joie de vivre, his humor and his tender spots, reaching out and supporting him and one another in a thousand different ways. He was the son of John and Christine Keegan of Falmouth; and the brother of Rebecca and Brian Keegan. He is survived by numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. A service will take place 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth. A memorial service and burial will take place on Little Cranberry Island in the near future. Online condolences and a guest book available at www.IndependentDeathCare.com

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