Mr. Keith L. Dissel

  • Died: August 26, 2019
  • Location: Reading, Massachusetts

Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home

11 Linden Street
Reading, MA 01867

Tel. 781.944.1589

Tribute & Message From The Family

Keith L. Dissel of Reading passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019. He was 64 years of age.

Keith is the beloved husband of 12 years to Rosemary (Driscoll) Dissel. He is the loving brother-in-law of Kevin Driscoll and his wife Lauren and Mark Driscoll. The uncle of Spencer (Driscoll) Lynch and her husband Owen and Donovan Driscoll, Keith is the adored great uncle of Bryn Lynch. He is also the cousin of the Powers, Beaudry, Cullinane and Reddish Familes.

A lifelong resident of Reading and graduate of Reading High School and graduate of Salem State College. Keith was the former owner of ARK Insurance of Reading and Stoneham, Keith was a long-time board member and president during construction of Sawtelle Family Hospice House. The Great Room is named in memory of his mother. He was an avid sports fan and a season ticket holder of Boston College football. Keith was also a member of the Andover Country Club. He leaves his two cats Tiki and Stratford, his dog Kuechly and his cat Mugsy that has predeceased him.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Keith's Family on Friday, August 30, 2019 in the Doherty-Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St. Reading from 9:30am to 11am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Keith's Eternal Life in St. Agnes Church, 186 Woburn St. Reading at 11:30am. Parking attendants and elevator are available. Interment will be in Wood End Cemetery, Reading.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Keith's Memory to MSPCA Angell West Waltham, 293 Second Ave. Waltham, MA 02451 or to the Pat Brody Shelter for Cats PO Box 142 Lunenburg, MA 01462.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

I just heard minutes ago about Keith's passing and I am so sad! I met Keith and Rosemary on Nantucket five years ago and we spoke every day, especially at breakfast, about Life, fish, Restaurants, and what we had for dinner the night before. He was such a lovely man and I am a better person for knowing him. I will miss his awesome attitude and kindness. To Rosemary, his beautiful wife, I am only sorry that we didn't all see each other when we were back home on the mainland. May Keith's memory always be for a blessing

Posted by Stuart Altman - Needham, MA - Friend   June 28, 2020

So long my good and trusted friend. ,

Posted by Gerry Fitzgerald - No.reading, MA   September 10, 2019

Rosemary, cats, and dog- we are so sorry for the loss of the pack leader. He was an amazing dog walker and talker. My favorite person to run into around the neighborhood. Zeus, Sandy and I will miss him dearly.

Posted by Kathy McConnell - Reading, MA   September 03, 2019

Rosemary, I'm so sorry about your loss with Keith's passing. He was a very good person and an early mentor to me when I first went into insurance.

Posted by Jordan Hegedus - Lynnfield, MA - Friend   August 30, 2019

Neighbors for thirty plus years, friends with Keith and Roma for the last twelve plus. How can these things happen to those that we love, surreal and frightening. Keith you are missed buddy, you are in our thoughts on every trip to the park walking the dog, you are here walking along side of us. So sorry Rosemary, reach out when you can, we are here for you.

God bless, fast travels.

Dave, Sue, and of course Jack the dog.

Posted by David Swyter - Reading, MA   August 29, 2019

Posted by A friend   August 29, 2019

The Dawgs will never be the same without him.

Rest peacefully our friend & brother.

Posted by The Dawgs - Andover, MA   August 29, 2019

Posted by Lisa Beaudry    August 29, 2019

Posted by Lisa Beaudry    August 29, 2019

Rosemary I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Keith's osssing. I just remember both of you being in my first pickleball lesson at birch meadow. I'm not sure if he liked it that you were a better player than he was. He is with the angels now. Please accept my sincere condolences. Cherish all the wonderful memories you both had. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Camille Piwer - Friend   August 29, 2019


Rosemary my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Rae

Posted by Rae Bancroft - Marlborough, MA - Friend   August 29, 2019

I was shocked and heartbroken to hear of the loss of such a dear friend. Everyone he touched was better for knowing this very special person and loving husband. Rosemary, Mary and I send our heartfelt condolences to you. He loved you so and was never happier than when he was with you. Rest In Peace my friend.

Posted by John O'Keefe - North Reading, MA - Friend   August 29, 2019

Rosemary and family, shocked and incredibly saddened by the loss of Keith. He'll be greatly missed by everyone, but particularly by all his loyal customers, golf buddies, Kuechly and of course most of all by his darling wife who adored him. Soft spoken, generous and gentlemanly in every way he stood out in today's society. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Posted by Chuck McGuire - Wakefield, MA - Friend   August 28, 2019

Rosemary and family, We are so very sorry for your loss of this remarkable man. This might seem odd but we have been clients of Keiths since the early 90's and I hope it is appropriate that we comment. We met Keith back when insurance agents came to your home and talked you through the process. I remember so clearly Keith coming to our new home and making us feel so comfortable with his amazing way. We spoke often over the last 30+ years and we always felt we were in such great hands. Our hearts are so broken to hear of his passing and just wanted to send our deepest sympathies and well deserved respect to a truly amazing man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Respectfully, Mike and Sheila Carter

Posted by Mike and Sheila Carter - Wilmington, MA   August 28, 2019

Keith, you were truely the Best Man. I was honored to call you a friend and family in my life. You're gentle way and love will stay within my heart forever.......... Rosemary- I'm so sorry for your were the love of his life and I know the past 12 years he spent with you and the happiness you gave him were some of the BEST of his thoughts and prayers are with you....

Posted by Jackie - Reading, MA   August 28, 2019

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Posted by Jackie    August 28, 2019

I'm very sorry for your loss. Keith was a great guy, one of the best. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Dave Knott - Medfield, MA   August 28, 2019

I met Ed at the reading ymca when we were 10 years old and we remained friends for 54 years and never had a cross word. That's because he was good natured . I will miss our conversations most . He was funny bright informed interesting and interested in me and my family . That was his gift . RIP my friend .

Posted by Walter Gillespie - NEWBURYPORT, MA - Friend   August 28, 2019

I'm so sad to hear of cousin Keith's death. Keith was such a calm, thoughtful, and caring person who was so good to our father Charlie Sr. I'm unable to make the service on Friday, but our thoughts are with you.
Charlie Jr.

Posted by Charlie Powers - MA   August 28, 2019

Keith was running the "Dogs" when I first joined ACC in 2001 and he made the experience of being a new member so enjoyable and comfortable. I will miss our BC Football talks. He was a great guy and was always so good to me.

Rosemary, I am very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Bryan Cedorchuk - MA   August 28, 2019

Keith was running the "Dogs" at Andover Country Club when I first joined in 2001 and I have to say he made my joining the club so comfortable and enjoyable. I will miss our talks about BC Football and countless other things when I would see him up at Andover. He was a very special person.

Rosemary, I am so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Bryan Cedorchuk - MA   August 28, 2019

Rosemary, We are so sorry for your loss of your true love. Everyone that met Keith would comment on his friendly and caring personality. We know that he will be missed by all that knew him. Our deepest sympathy and love and prayers are with you Rosemary. Love Carol & Kent

Posted by Carol Davison - Burlington, MA   August 28, 2019

So Sorry for your loss Rosemary. Keith was a great guy and a great boss. He will be missed

Posted by Josephine Salamanca - Danvers, MA - Coworker   August 28, 2019

So sorry for your loss. God Be With You

Posted by Rad Yarjan    August 28, 2019

So sorry for your sudden loss.. I have no words that will help you.. Just realize that Patty and I are thinking about you and your family..
Sincerely Steve Wallace

Posted by STEVE WALLACE - WAKEFIELD, MA - friend   August 28, 2019

Ed was a terrific guy! A gentleman with a great sense of humor. I am happy our paths crossed in my lifetime. Deepest sympathy to Rosemary and my older friends who graduated with him.

Posted by Steven Sullivan - Reading, MA - Friend   August 27, 2019

I couldn't have asked for a better business partner or friend. There is a hole that will never be filled. Hit them straight.

Posted by Ronnie    August 27, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of Keith's passing. He was an impassioned BC fan and devoted husband. I will remember him as an affable man who loved walking his dog. My condolences to Rosemary, an esteemed and loved member of our pickleball community and to the rest of the Dissel family.

Posted by Peter Sullivan - Medford, MA   August 27, 2019

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The Dawgs will never be the same without him. Rest peacefully our friend & brother.