Keith R. Taschereau, 47, of Merrimack, NH passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at his home. He was born December 16, 1965 in Nashua, NH, a son of the late Romeo J. Taschereau and Dorothy A. (Vaillancourt) Donahue.
Keith graduated from the Mt. Hope School in Nashua which provided him his strong foundation, his independence and allowed "Keith to be Keith." He was fluent in sign language and enjoyed using his I pad. Keith was extremely loving and compassionate, was very social, loved Star Wars movies, animals and he most specially loved his aunts and uncles. Keith also loved to dance, even sharing the special moment of the first dance at his sister's wedding.
Keith worked at Networks for the last 12 years. From work, to outings, camping and the Special Olympics, he was always comfortable and at his best with his peers. He was a member of the Merrimack Friars and he enjoyed his weekend trips to Wal-Mart with his brother where he could drive the electric shopping carts, being the Wal-Mart Daredevil. To his family and all those who knew him, Keith was an inspiration.
He is survived by four siblings; Lynn Pyrcz and her fiancé Donald Eisenhaur of Merrimack, Kevin Taschereau and his partner Dan Perry of Lowell, MA, Kirk Taschereau and his partner Vic Ouellette of Raymond, NH and Kathleen Ota and her husband Robert of Manchester, NH. His loving niece Kaylee Pyrcz ("Sweetheart") of Merrimack and his nephew Christopher Mayo of Manchester whom he loved dearly. He is also survived by his care providers and friends; Aggie and Alex Vlahos of Merrimack and by several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visiting hours will be held Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home, 26 Kinsley St., Nashua. Graveside services will be held Monday at 1:00pm in St. Louis de Gonzague Cemetery, 752 W. Hollis St., Nashua. Memorials may be directed to either Opportunity Networks, 11 Caldwell Drive, Amherst, NH 03031 or to Gateways Community Services, 144 Canal St., Nashua, NH 03064.