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U.S. Council’s Keaveney, 64, dies suddenly

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Thomas Keaveney, a prominent Irish-American businessman who had interests throughout the U.S., Ireland and Europe, died Sunday at age 64.

He collapsed after attending Mass near his home in Bergen County, N.J.

Keaveney, a native New Yorker, was founder of Cable Management Associates, which had operations on the East Coast of the U.S. He sold the business in 1986 and started Cable Management Ireland. Earlier this year, he sold CMI to Liberty Media, the U.S. company previously known as TCI.

Keaveney was also involved with Cable Management Europe, which builds cable systems in central Europe.

Keaveney maintained close ties with Ireland. He was director of the Ireland-United States Council for Commerce and Industry and a director of Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, in Crumlin, Dublin.

He was a former director of Dromoland Castle, Co. Clare.

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He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; a son, Stephen, and a daughter, Karen.

Funeral Mass will take place today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Presentation, 271 West Saddle River Rd., in Upper Saddle River, N.J.

The Ireland-United States Council has arranged transportation to and from the funeral Mass. A bus will leave from outside 345 Park Ave., between 50th and 51st Streets, in Manhattan, at 9:15 a.m. this morning, returning to midtown after the Mass.

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