Keith D. Johansen of Tyngsboro


Keith Donald Johansen, 59, of Tyngsboro, MA died Tuesday, November 13, 2018 unexpectedly while on vacation.

He was married to Debra A. (Desrosiers) Johansen with whom he celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary on May 23, 2018.

Born in Boston, MA, he was the son of the late Keith and Lois Johansen. He graduated from Billerica High School with the class of 1976.

He was a former member of the North Billerica Baptist Church of Billerica, MA.

Keith was an avid sports fan. He was a former baseball coach for Tyngsboro youth baseball.  He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family and traveling with his wife and friends.

Keith was working at Fresenius Medical Care of Lexington, MA as a Network Engineer.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his son Keith Johansen and his girlfriend Heshi Gunasekera of Reading; a daughter, Kaitlyn and her husband John Checchi of Nashua, NH; a brother, Lee Johansen of Treasure Island, FL; a sister, Judy Binette of Billerica, MA; two grandchildren, Zachary and Jaxson Checchi and many nieces and nephews as well as several dear friends.

He was the brother of the late George Johansen of Townsend who died May 12, 2015.



JOHANSEN, Keith Donald Johansen, of Tyngsboro, MA died Nov. 13, 2018. Visiting hours Sunday, Nov. 25th from 1 to 5 P.M. His Funeral Service will be Monday, Nov. 26th at 11:00 A.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Burial in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica. Memorials may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Assoc., 330 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at


November 25, 2018
1pm - 5pm
Dolan Funeral Home


November 26, 2018
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. David & Kate Walsh says:

    Dear Johansen Family,

    My deepest condolences – Keith played a huge part of my childhood as a coach, mentor and family friend. Thoughts and prayers go out to you all.


    David and Kate Walsh

  2. Katy Jandrew says:

    Debbie, Keith, and Kaitlyn…. I just want to express my deepest condolences. Keith was so wonderful and lit up a room. I loved spending time with him <3 . My heart goes out to all of you during this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers. Love you Keith <3

  3. Sean and Bobbi(Del Rossi) Burke says:

    Dear Debbie and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Keith’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  4. Ed Walsh says:

    Debbie & family,

    I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. Keith & I shared many classes and were close in school. He was always smiling, always a good guy. He’ll be greatly misses. Rest in peace.

    Ed Walsh
    BMHS ’76

  5. Jim Chisholm says:

    To the Johansen family, please accept my condolences on thre passing of Keith

  6. Stephen Stahl says:

    Dear Johansen family,

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. I grew up and graduated BMHS with Keith in N. Billerica. He was always one of the good guys with a big smile and friendly hello.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  7. Kenny Connerty says:

    To the family my deepest sympathies. Keith Jr I want to tell you how proud of you I was but especially your parents were. As your baseball coach one of the most rewarding feelings is watching the faces of the parents when they see you do well. Your Dad was your very first coach and the best coach you ever had. He was a good man. Thank you.

  8. Chris Ciccotelli says:

    Dear Debbie and family
    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this sad time
    Chris Ciccotelli
    BMHS 76

  9. Chris says:

    Dear Debbie and family
    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this sad time
    Chris Ciccotelli
    BMHS 76

  10. Lisa Goguen says:

    Deb, Katelyn, John & Keith, we are so sorry to hear of Keiths passing. We pray for comfort & strenght as you grief the loss of a wonderful man. The memories you’ve made will be with you forever! Lisa & Paul Goguen

  11. Keith Lauro says:

    When I heard the news I was speechless. Keith had away of leaving his mark on everyone he met. My heart goes out to his family. Keith may we meet again love you.

  12. Martin Johansen says:

    So sorry for your lost. Keith was always the glowing person in the crowd. He will be highly missed.

    Martin Johansen

  13. Brenda Pereira says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts

  14. Malinda ODonnell says:

    Dear Johansen Family,
    I can only offer my heartfelt condolences on Keith’s passing. I have fond memories of him and the basketball guys hanging out around the fire pit at my dad’s house.
    Malinda ODonnell and family

  15. Andrew Buck says:

    Keith was a pleasure to work with, and he will be missed.

    Andrew Buck
    Fresenius Medical Care

  16. James A Crowley says:

    Debbie And Family So Sorry For your Loss. R.I.P.Keith

  17. Susan MacGrath says:

    My heart breaks for all of you. Keith was always smiling and so full of life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love you, Debbie, and I’ll see you soon.

  18. Marilyn Fogarty Yeo says:


    It’s hard to find the right words but I do want to say my heart goes out to you and your family. Keith was such a good guy and I’m really sorry about his passing. May the love of family and support from friends help you through the journey ahead. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers.

    Take care,

    Marilyn Fogarty Yeo
    BMHS, Class of 76

  19. Pat and Bob McGowan says:

    Heartfelt sympathy to Debbie and family
    I will always remember his and kind words
    May all your cherished memories provide you comfort

  20. Jon Genier says:

    My deepest sympathies to Keith’s wife and family. May the hope expressed at Job 14:13-15 give you some comfort for your great loss.

  21. Chris Daloia says:

    Dear Debbie and family,

    Please accept my sincere condolence on Keith’s passing. I didn’t know him well but I do remember he was always smiling, such a great smile. My prayers are with you and your children.


    Chris Daloia
    BMHS ’76

  22. Coreen & David Chenelle says:

    Deb and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Coreen & David Chenelle

  23. Jeanne Boyle says:

    I am so saddened by the loss of your husband, Keith. My deepest, heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. You are, and will remain, in my thoughts and prayers.

  24. Nancy McAllister says:

    We are so saddened by the passing of Keith. The Johansen family has been in our lives for many years. We have so many wonderful memories. You were taken way to soon, Rest in Peace.
    Our deepest sympathy,
    Nancy and Bill McAllister

  25. Leo Sharaffa says:

    Keith was a good friend and a Great Dad and husband! To us who played softball with him he was know as the “Babe”. He had a beautiful swing with unbelievable power!! We enjoyed playing together for years together with a bunch of good guys!! He will be missed my Condolences to the Johansen Family.

  26. Pat Whitaker/Quinton says:

    May each day bring you peace and strength to get to the next moment.

  27. George Lua says:

    Debbie, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I wish you peace and strength to try to deal with this. God Bless.

  28. Pam Allen says:

    Debbie, so sorry to hear about the loss of Keith. He was a funny and sweet guy. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  29. Julie Salguero says:

    We send our deepest prayers and love. May God bring you an abundance of comfort. Love, Vinny and Julie (Bayles) Salguero and family.

  30. David Rock (Uncle David) & Wendy says:

    Debbie & Family,, Am so sorry to hear about Keith. Our thought’s and prayer’s are with you in this time of need.

  31. Sue Moore Harrington says:

    Dear Debbie and family,

    My deepest sympathy on Keith’s passing. I have known Keith for many years, since the 6th grade and many fond memories,and through high school. He was a great guy and always had a smile on his face. He will be missed by many.


  32. The Byron’s says:

    So sorry to hear of your family’s loss.. our condolences to your family <3

  33. Edith (Finnerty) Boudreau says:

    Dear Debbie and Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy on Keith’s passing. I have known Keith since the 6th grade and have fond memories of our childhood and on through our high school years. Many years later we had a reunion when we stood in the Winslow School and realized our children were in Kindergarten together and on through High School they went; graduating together in 2007. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Kind Regards,
    Edith & Richie Boudreau
    BMHS ~ ‘76

  34. The Rock Family says:

    Wonderful guy that will be missed by many. We have some great memories of Keith over the years. We are hopefully that your cherished memories will ease your pain. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Hugs ❤️ The Rock Family

  35. Carol Young says:

    Debbie and Family , I am sad to hear about Keith’s passing . My heart is breaking for all of you .

    You are all in my thoughts.
    Carol Young

  36. Love ida says:

    Debbie,Kaitlyn Keith Prayers and Thoughts to you and your family .

  37. Susan Nelson says:

    So sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you Deb and the family.

  38. Melissa Muzrall says:

    Dear Deb and Kate, we send all of our love to you and your families. Our hearts hurt for you.
    Melissa (Dan and JJ) Muzrall

  39. John & Lori McDonald says:

    Deb, Kaitlyn and family.

    We were saddened when we learned of Keith’s passing. We both have some wonderful memories of time spent with all of you.

    Sending love your way
    John & Lori McDonald

  40. Cindi Michealsen says:

    Dear Debbie and family, I remember Keith so well from homeroom. We also belonged to the ski club and had lots of fun times. He was a great guy and I am saddened by your loss. Sincerely, Cindi (Jakows) Michealsen,class of 76

  41. Candice Martin Todd says:

    Dear Debbie and Family-

    Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of Keith. I have happy memories of our high school years. Keith was a friendly outgoing guy with a warm smile who was well liked by all who knew him. You are in my thoughts and prayers Debbie.

    Sincerely, Candi
    BMHS Class of 1976

  42. Terri & Leo Perrin says:

    Debbie & family,

    I wish I had words to express our sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. We will miss Keith’s smile and quick laugh. We love you.

    Terri & Leo Perrin

  43. Robert Morris says:

    I was very saddened to hear about Keith’s passing! He was always fun to be with and be around! My deepest sympathies to Debbie and the family!

  44. Bob Sullivan says:

    Debbie and family,

    I am deeply saddened by the loss of Keith. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I still hold such pleasant memories of all the times spent with Keith.

    Bob Sullivan
    BMHS ‘76

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