P. Keith Krayer, 78, of Mashpee, formerly of Acton, passed away peacefully at home on October 20, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Margaret Mary Krayer and son of the late Paul and Lenore Krayer.
Keith graduated from Scranton Central High School in Pennsylvania, where he was a three sport Captain of the football, basketball, and baseball teams. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University, where he was a member of the Rutgers Football Hall of Fame. After graduating, Keith spent three years as a teacher and coach at Bergen Catholic High School in New Jersey, after which he started a career in the textile industry. He worked at Fieldcrest Mills, Inc. from 1966 until 1978, and then left to start his own company. After spending thirty years in Acton, Keith and Maggi retired to Cape Cod. Keith was a big sports enthusiast, and loved watching his kids and grandkids play various sports. He also enjoyed golf, and was a member of the Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his wife of fifty five years, Maggi, Keith is survived by five children, Kate Hurley and husband Bill of Dover, NH, Ed Krayer and wife Susie of Winchester, Kara Mckenna and husband Jamie of Stow, Kris Bousquet and husband Corey of Whitinsville, Jim Krayer and wife Wendy of Concord, and thirteen grandchildren, Maggie, Erin, Liam Hurley, Justin, Whitney, Devon, Charlie Krayer, Kasey, Connor, Kate McKenna, Dylan, Matthew, Hillary Krayer, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A visitation will be held at the Chapman Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, 74 Algonquin Ave. (Rte 151) Mashpee on Thursday October 24, 2019 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Church, 3 Job’s Fishing Road, Mashpee on Friday October 25, 2019 at 11:00am. Burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Best Buddies, 529 Main Street, Suite 202 Boston, MA 02129.