Edward Camp Keene ’52 died on May 3, 2004, in Providence, Rhode Island.
Born on June 8, 1930, in Chatham, MA, he prepared for college at Chatham High School and became a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation cum laude in 1952, he entered the University of Rochester Medical School in New York, from which he received his M.D. degree in 1956. He interned and did his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, where he completed a cardiology fellowship in 1960. From 1960 to 1962, he served in the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of lieutenant and being stationed at the Naval Hospital in Annapolis, MD. For forty-four years he specialized in cardiology and internal medicine – at Kent County Memorial Hospital in Warwick, at Rhode Island Hospital, and at Eleanor Slater Hospital in Cranston. At Kent Hospital, he was chief of internal medicine from 1979 to 1981 and chair of cardiology from 1982 to 1984. He also had his own practice in Warwick until 1997 and after that date was a cardiology consultant for thirty hours per week at Eleanor Slater Hospital. He was a member of the Kent County Medical Society, the Rhode Island Medical Society, and the American Medical Association. Surviving are his wife, Rosemarie Osborne Keene, whom he married in 1970; two daughters, Rebecca Keene and Lauren Rotondo, both of Providence; and a brother, Weston Keene, of Nobleboro in Maine.