The death has taken place of Vincent Aloysius Keenan, 90, who was born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh and was still known to many by his childhood nickname of ‘Inky’.

Vincent passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at his home in Palm Harbor, Florida. His wife, Ann, was by his side.

He was born October 5, 1928. Vincent emigrated to the United States in 1956, initially settling in New York City.

Blessed with a beautiful tenor voice, Vincent gained some renown as a singer. He performed in and around New York and Boston, where he met his wife of 53 years, who was born and raised in Monaghan.

Vincent worked as a ramp serviceman for Trans World Airlines at Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports in New York, and at Tampa International Airport in Florida. He retired after 35 years of service in a job in which he helped some people see the world and others find their way home.

He and Ann then lived in Enniskillen for several years before returning to Florida to be close to their children. He remained a huge fan of all things Irish, especially football teams, sausages, and the golfer Rory McIlroy.

Vincent was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and a gentleman to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Vincent is survived by his wife, Ann; daughters, Christine and Deirdre; sons, Vince and Sean; daughters-in-law, Rosemarie and Cara; son-in-law, Anthony; four grandchildren, Caitlin, Connor, Ciara, and Sean; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. His parents, John and Mary, preceded him in death, as did his brothers, Jack and Phil, and his sister, Mae.

In accordance with Vincent’s wishes, he will be cremated at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens and his ashes will be scattered in Lough Erne in his native County Fermanagh, one last trip to the place of his birth and the land that he loved.