Keith J. Gravelin

January 1, 1900 - June 7, 2008
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Keith J. Gravelin 41 of Springfield died Saturday June 8, 2008 at his home. Born in Springfield May 30, 1967 he was the son of Louis J. Gravelin and Jean Ann (Cushman). Keith proudly served his Lord as an alter server at St. Patrick’s Church in Springfield, and was active as a youth in the Boy Scouts. In his youth Keith grew up in the 16 Acres section of the city, and was educated in Springfield schools he was a graduate of Classical High School. Keith proudly served his country as a member of the United States Coast Guard, stationed at Atlantic Beach, NC, where he was active in sea rescues, and working together as a team to apprehend drug smugglers. He later worked for Hatteras Yacht Co. he covered many miles traveling to work or repair yachts, he truly loved this job and left due to illness; he then attended Springfield Technical Community College and majored in the sciences. He was an EMT, a Certified Nurses Aid and worked at Mercy Medical Center as a psych sitter and as an orderly on the rehab unit, it was there that Keith’s true calling was found, helping other people, to be of service to those who are ill. He will long be remembered for his love of the sea. He also loved the great outdoors especially camping and fishing. Keith also worked for Seacoar Corporation on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, where his Coast Guard Rescue experience proved invaluable as he saved the life of a co-worker who fell overboard. He is survived by his father Louis J. Gravelin and his wife Jeanne Abair Gravelin of Ludlow, his mother Jean A. (Cushman) Santos and her husband George of Springfield. His girlfriend Debbie Stoler of Florence, MA a sister Karen M. Gravelin of Bridgeport, CT step sisters Nicole Abair and her husband James Cavallo of Lexington, MA Jacqueline Abair and her husband Christopher Ruggiero of Danbury, CT and Suzanne Abair and Kathleen McDonald of Lexington, MA Carleen Larson of West Boylston, MA Brenda Pike of Auburn, MA Thomas Santos and Stephen Santos of Ludlow, MA 5 Nephews and 2 nieces, aunts, uncles and many extended family members and friends.

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Funeral services celebrating Keith’s life will be Friday June 13, 2008 with family and friends gathering at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home 64 Sewall St. Ludlow at 9:45 AM Msgr. Homer P. Gosselin will preside at an 11 AM Con-celebrated Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Church 181 Hubbard St. Ludlow, MA Rites of committal with Military Honors will follow at the Massachusetts Veteran’s memorial Cemetery of Agawam.

Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Main Street
Agawam, MA 1101

Catholic Community of Saint Elizabeth
181 Hubbard Street
Ludlow, MA 1056


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Born: January 1, 1900
Died: June 7, 2008

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Kathy F. Tzambazakis posted on 1/30/18

I found out a few years ago that Keith died at 41 and I was shocked by it. That is awful that tragedy struck him at a young age! I went to Classical High school with Keith and he was so much fun to talk to. (And I had a crush on him at the time.) I have pictures from then also and some written notes. After high school, we never kept in touch (unfortunately, now looking back). But one day later, he suddenly called me from sea to say hi. That was a nice surprise. That was the last time we spoke. The reason I found out that Keith died was when I found out about a class reunion (which I never went) and the list showed him as deceased. I was very sad to see that at the time. Now I am showing my daughters my yearbook and showed them some of my friends, and he was one of them. If you are able to retrieve my email address from the funeral home website (if they allow it), email me and I can scan the photos I have of Keith and the notes also (if you like). Take care.