History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

The Magin & Keegan Funeral Home was founded in 1956 by Eugene F. “Chuck” Keegan and Frederick “Skip” Magin.   After Fred Magin's passing in 1977, Chuck's wife Sally joined the firm.  While Sally's passing in September of 1999 was a difficult time for the Keegan family, it reaffirmed their dedication to provide care and compassion to all families during their time of need.

Chuck Keegan’s son John, joined the firm in 1988 followed by his twin brother Jim in 1996.  Located in the Pine Hills section of Albany, near the College of St. Rose, the Funeral Home has undergone many addtions and upgrades throughout the years to provide you and your family  a comfortable and caring atmosphere.   

Our Valued Staff

Eugene F.  Keegan

Eugene F. Keegan, President

A Navy Veteran of World War II, Chuck went on to graduate in 1949 from the Simmons School of Embalming and Mortuary Science, opening the door to the Magin and Keegan Funeral home for the first time 1956. Throughout the years, Chuck has successfully managed his funeral business, owned a real estate company and raised nine children with his wife Sally. An active participant in the community, Chuck has earned the respect, loyalty and continued friendships of many capital district families. Chuck still resides in Albany and continues to host family gatherings with his children and grandchildren.

John  Keegan

John Keegan, Vice President

A lifelong area resident, John graduated Bishop Maginn High School in 1982 and went on to earn his degree in Mortuary Science from HVCC. While continuing an active role as a funeral director in the family business, John was elected Albany County Coroner in 2008. Formally a member of the Family Assistance Committee of the NYS Funeral Directors Association, John assisted with helping families and survivors in crisis following fatality disasters. John currently resides in Guilderland with his daughter and remains active in the community.

James  Keegan

James Keegan, Secretary & Treasurer

A lifelong area resident, Jim graduated from Bishop Maginn High School in 1982 and went on to earn a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from SUNY Brockport in 1988. Earning a placement on the president's list for academic excellence, Jim graduated from HVCC with a degree in Mortuary Science in 1996, and secured his position in the family business. Involved in his community, Jim actively assists the Albany County Coroners Office as a private contractor. Jim married his wife Lisa in 2002 and resides in Loudonville. Together, they have two children and one grand-child.