Skip to content

Dustin Leif Keelty

Click the button below to make a donation in memory of Dustin Leif Keelty


Published in Burlington Free Press on December 22, 2021

Milton – Dustin Leif Keelty, 46, Died peacefully at home December 21, 2021, surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with ALS.

Dustin was born on March 18, 1975, in Burlington, the son of Leif David and Sally (Goodrich) Keelty. He graduated from Milton High School in 1993 and Vermont Technical College in 1996.

Dustin married Karen Daly on August 19, 2000, at St Ann Catholic Church in Milton and have raised their two beautiful daughters in Milton.

He worked for East Shore Drywall, Farrington, and KR Adams Construction before holding many positions within the Town Of Milton Public Works Department. He served on Milton Rescue for several years. He was a member of the Milton Fire Department for over 30 years reaching the point of captain of the department. He proudly served with many members of the department over the years including his two daughters.

He enjoyed spending time with family and friends camping, kayaking, spending time outdoors, and driving throughout the United States. His greatest accomplishments in life were his daughters. He was the type of dad that tried to never miss a field trip, doctor appointment, game or school activity. His family was his top priority. You always had to be on your toes with Dustin because he was never one to miss an opportunity to lighten the mood with his sense of humor.

He is survived by his family, his loving and caring wife Karen and their spectacular daughters Kendra and Kylie of Milton, his parents Big Dave and Sally Keelty of Milton, his sister Amy (husband Wey) Benway of Milton, his brothers. Shawn (wife Danielle) Keelty of El Paso, TX and David (partner Peggy) Keelty of Milton, his grandmother Connie Goodrich of Milton and several other friends and family.

As per Dustin’s wishes, there will be no visiting hours, however, a Celebration of his life will be held on December 30th, 2021 from 6-9pm at the Eagles Club in Milton.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Compassionate Cares ALS.