Connor Davis Keane, 17, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021, at Atrium Health, Charlotte.

Born March 6, 2004, in Mecklenburg County, he was a very special son of John Thomas and Michelle Hunter Keane. He was a beloved student at Mooresville High School.

Connor, who possessed an infectious smile and laugh coupled with the occasional raspberry, over the years developed a love of Mozart, adaptive skiing, equine therapy and, yes, even going to school.

Connor touched the hearts of everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him; he knew no strangers and left those lucky enough to have known him inspired with a new meaning of unconditional love.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brothers, Hunter and Sean Keane; paternal grandparents, Ronald and Donna Keane, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; maternal grandparents, Lance and Phyllis Hunter, of Locust, N.C.; aunts, Kate Lewis (Daniel), of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Kim Lantz (Keith), of Stanfield, N.C., and Alisha Ritchie (Brandon), of Stanfield, N.C.; and cousins, Kyle, Zack, Abby, Will, Amelia and Jack.

Connor’s family would like to thank the PICU medical teams at Hemby Children’s Hospital, Levine Children’s Hospital; his recent home health nurses, Charlene Gabree, Janette Lively, and Christy Madonna, all with Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health; the CAP-C care management team at Quality Health Care Services; and the teachers and staff of Mooresville High School’s Learning Lab.

A celebration of Connor’s life will be held Saturday, January 22, 2022,  at 1 p.m. at the Day Chapel, St. Therese Catholic Church in Mooresville with a reception immediately following.

In lieu of flowers to memorialize Connor, donations may be made to Make-A-Wish of Central & Western North Carolina.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Keane family. Condolences may be made to the family at

2 thoughts on “Connor Davis Keane

  1. I have often said that special needs life is contrarily not to be pitied; it is life’s most guttural meaning, and “normal” people are just blind to it.

    Connor was among the finest examples of why. Without a word he was such a charmer, a teacher, an entertainer, a lover and a fight champion. He is well-loved too. That is quite clear. He will be sorely missed.

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