The Stacey Keane Burns

Memorial Website

A loving tribute to her life.

1967 - 2009

Updated:   May 16, 2015

A Mother’s Day Wish from Michael Keane

Mother’s Day is a special day; much more so than Father’s Day! I have nothing against fathers because I am one, but let’s get real.  Mothers are selfless givers, nurturers and protectors of our souls. Every day should be Mother’s Day.  Mother’s Day is a great time to honor moms and all that they do.

Unfortunately for our family, we experienced an unfathomable tragedy on a Mother’s Day and it has tainted this holiday for us for the past six years.  Until now… I am here to tell you that we will be taking back this holiday from the evil that stole Stacey and this special day away from us.  I think that it is time to focus on this day for what it truly represents – a time to remember the mothers that we have lost and hug the ones that we still can.

Many of you have heard me say that I have always considered the women in my family to be the strong ones.  Franny and I may have our moments, but these ladies: Phyllis, Stacey, and Kelly are off the charts!

I married an amazing woman who gave me two wonderful children. I remember when our daughter was born and she had to stay in the neonatal intensive care unit for two weeks. I saw a woman who would not leave her side for days.  I saw a Mother! 

After Stacey’s murder I witnessed my own mother’s strength first hand in the days that followed. But, that’s not the amazing thing although that would be enough. It was the way she navigated unspeakable pain while dealing with depraved, loathsome, hideous behavior to protect and safeguard Stacey’s five children. I saw amazing substance and strength as cancer weakened her body – I saw a Mother!

I was blessed with two amazing sisters.  That is a fact. I think that because Stacey’s personality was so effervescent, many people may not realize just how remarkable my sister Kelly is.  But, she is the true star of this story. She is fearless and amazingly strong, ridiculously funny, a constant caregiver, and was ready, willing, and able to incorporate five more children into a home that already has three. It is difficult to imagine the effort it takes to handle all of the daily stresses and complexities that come with having a large blended family – but she handles it with ease and resolve. My sister works very hard to give each child everything they deserve – of course that is impossible to do. But, every one of these children put their heads on their pillows at night knowing that they are loved.  That’s what a Mother does and that’s what Kelly does!

My intention with this letter is not to explain how great some Mothers are, but to reclaim Mother’s Day for our family. It’s a strange dynamic to have Mother’s Day approach and feel a distinct dread that rips at your heart and mind because the horrible memories of that day come flooding back. I am sure many of you have distressing memories of things that you have encountered in your lives as well as the anniversaries of the death of loved ones. It’s just been very disheartening that Mother’s Day for our family became associated with the unspeakable loss of my sister, but no longer!  We are taking this holiday back, because we are blessed with honoring the incredible women in our family and are empowered by the impact Stacey has had on all of us.

Michael F. Keane

The 7th Annual


Stacey Keane Burns Memorial

Golf Tournament 

will be held in Massachusetts once again at:


Marlborough Country Club on

Monday, July 27th 2015

 at 10:00 am.


"Scramble Format"

Please "click" on the "PDF" image, or the link

below to PRINT your copy of this form.

Last Year,

The 6th Annual


Stacey Keane Burns Memorial

Golf Tournament 

was held in Massachusetts at:


Marlborough Country Club on

Monday, July 28th 2014

 at 10:00 am.


 This wonderful event really does make a difference

in the lives of Stacey's children :)



Please click on the link below to view the wonderful photos of the event  taken by Kerry, one of  

Stacey's many loving cousins.




6th Annual Golf Tournament Photos



Please click on the link below to view the
WMUR-TV interview with Stacey's son Michael.
Please click on the link below to view the news article by Julia Spitz which appeared in the May 12, 2013 edition of the Metrowest Daily News.

Keane Family Photos 2013

 Please view the photos below from the May 10, 2012

"Peaceful Protest for Justice for Stacey" at the

New Hampshire Statehouse in Concord, New Hampshire.

Natick REDMEN "PRIDE" T-Shirts on sale now!  $5.00 of every sale goes to the Burns Childrens Education Fund.  For more information, and to order yours today, please click on the following link:
Please click on the link below to see coverage and interviews from the May 10, 2012 "Peaceful Protest for Justice for Stacey" reported by Heather Hamel and the
crew of WMUR-TV 9, the ABC network affiliate in Manchester, NH.

Please click on the link below to read an article written by Yvonne Abraham which appeared in the May 13. 2012 edition of the Boston Sunday Globe.


Three years later, no answers

Please click on the link below to see the interview of Michael Keane conducted at the Memorial Mass for Stacey at St Patricks Church Natick, MA on May 13, 2012.  Interview conducted by Ted Daniel and crew of WFXT-TV channel 25, the FOX network affiliate in Boston, MA.


Mother's Day marks tragic loss for Natick children

We marked the 3rd anniversary of Stacey's murder by  gathering on the steps of the New Hampshire Statehouse in Concord.  In honoring her memory on that day, we  also protested the lack of justice the investigation into her death has produced.  We continually hope and pray for this case to be solved, and for justice to be served.  We also hope and pray for her murderer(s) to be arrested, prosecuted, and punished. 


 We thank you for your love and support.

Please sign the petition to demand justice for Stacey!


Click on the link below.  Thanks!


Justice For Stacey Petition

Please feel free to view and sign our

Guest Book at the bottom of this page.


3rd Annual Stacey Burns Golf Tournament


Saturday - September 24, 2011


Click on the link above to see photos!



Please click on the link below to read an article written

by Paula Tracy of The Union Leader newspaper.


No Arrest Two Years After Murder of Wolfeboro Woman

Stacey's unsolved murder was profiled on

the ABC-TV Newsmagazine 20/20 which

aired on Friday, January 21, 2011.


To view the broadcast, please click on the

"hulu" graphic link below.  As you know the more people who view this story, the greater the chances are that someone will be able to provide the authorities with information leading to the arrest(s) of the monster(s) responsible.

Thank You!

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Please click on the news and information link below for complete information and a message from Michael Keane.


News and Information


Please click on the link below to read an article

written on January 20, 2011 by Elissa Paquette of The Granite State News


Program about the murder of Stacey Burns to air this Friday.

"He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it."

                                                                                                        Turkish Proverb

Stacey at home in her comfortable Wolfeboro environment with her daughter Kelly.

Stacey loves babies! 

Here she is with her niece Halle in 2007.

Stacey's High School Yearbook photo 1985.

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Stacey enjoying a carefree day on Lake Winnipesaukee in

Wolfeboro, NH, near her home.

A joyous day for all - Kelly's Weddding!

Stacey's parents in 1983 - Francis M. Keane & Phyllis A. Keane.

Franny passed away on December 8, 1997, our family prays daily for his

strength and guidance during these difficult times.


A Letter to Visitors from the Family of Stacey Keane Burns:


We want to thank you for visiting Stacey's web site. It was created out of love for Stacey and her children. We are so grateful to have had Stacey in our lives and thankful that we are able to share her joyful spirit with the rest of the world. Like many of you, we truly miss her and hope that her murderer is brought to justice soon. The world needs more people like Stacey, so it is particularly painful to have her taken from it, and away from her children. We will love and miss her for the rest of our lives. We thank you for your prayers, thoughtfulness, kindness, donations, and gifts, but most of all; we thank you for your support. We will never be able to adequately express how much all of you mean to us. Our family understands that the act of healing from a tragedy, such as this, takes time, and it is a process.


This web site is part of our healing process. We hope that it will become part of yours.  We will be updating this space with pictures and information on a regular basis. Please feel free to remember Stacey with us. We thank you for taking the time out of your busy lives to think of Stacey, her five beautiful children, and us (her family).  We will be eternally grateful for all of the support our family has received.  From the bottom of our hearts - Thank you!


Stacey Keane's Family

Stacey found this picture a year before she was murdered and sent it to her brother Michael with this beautiful caption (see below). 

"Grief remains one of the few things that has the power to silence us, it is both a whisper in the world and a clamor within."

                                                                                                        Anna Quindlen

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