With heavy hearts and profound sadness, we share that Keith Reynolds has passed into The Lord’s arms, Monday, May 23, 2022, in his home surrounded by his wife and best friend, Maureen Driscoll Reynolds, his loving, beautiful daughter Paige Reynolds (Wyatt Zahornasky) and wonderful son, John Keith Reynolds. He was born in Fairfield and was truly a part of the foundation of the community. He made everyone feel welcomed and loved. His smile and presence alone could change your life; but he always went beyond that to make you laugh, help you when you needed something and was never afraid to tell it like it is. He was larger than life and all that knew and loved him recognized that he was an incredible person. Truly a one-of-a-kind, special man.
He touched so many lives with his business, Reynolds Renovations, which he started in 1994. His iconic truck, his superior work ethic, incredible craftsmanship and talent, and integrity to always do a good job will be missed. He was always fair, proud, and honored to work with so many fellow tradesman and customers whom he always put his heart and soul into each job/project for. He worked tirelessly to support and take care of his wife and children, a true family man.
30 years ago on March 25, 1992, Keith changed his life to a life of sobriety and was a faithful member of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous). In the program he was like he was with everything in his life: loyal, hardworking, committed, and active. He gave of himself and was an unbelievably strong example to so many fellow members in AA by the way he lived his life. He changed and saved countless lives by being there for them, guiding them and always speaking the truth. You can’t think about Keith Reynolds without thinking of the word “strong” or “selfless”.
Keith was a man of great faith and love of The Lord Our God. His humble service to the community of St. Anthony’s Parish was astounding! Every parishioner loved him - young, old, and in between. He also shared a special bond of friendship with Father John Baran whom he was honored to call a dear friend.
Keith was a Eucharistic Minister, Religious Education teacher, and Recipient of The St. Augustine Medal of Service (2014). One of his biggest joys was that he established and ran The St. Anthony’s Golf Tournament for 16 years. He loved bringing all the participants, mostly his friends from all the walks of his life and beyond. He couldn’t wait to start organizing and planning for the tournament every summer. So much of Keith is in every fiber of St. A’s – he was so proud to be a part of the St. A’s Community.
If you know Keith, you know sports and coaching were a part of his being. He played baseball and football for all Fairfield School and League teams and Pop Warner Football which he also coached for many wonderful years. A lot of Keith is at Sullivan field. He coached all Paige’s softball teams, all John’s Pop Warner and Fairfield American Little League teams, and all Wakeman basketball teams for both children. He NEVER missed one of Paige or John’s games. Needless to say, he was a huge football, baseball, golf, and hockey fan.
The love, laughter, faith, care, and devotion he has poured into the lives of Moe, Paige and John will always be the template of how their lives will go forward. They will forever be grateful and strong for him and honor his memory in all they do. They had the best of the best for sure. So, when you think of him, remember his extraordinary sense of humor, his smile that could light up your heart and soul, and make your day happy. He would want that.
Rest in peace, no more pain.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 27, 2022 at 12:00p.m., meeting directly in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 149 South Pine Creek Road, Fairfield, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, May 26, 2022, from 4:00p.m. to 8:00p.m., in the Redgate – Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull. For full obituary and to send online condolences please visit www.redgatehennessy.com