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Mary Keefe

Mary A. Keefe (McDonald)

Saturday, May 28th, 1932 - Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
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Obituary

COHOES Mary A. McDonald Keefe, 87, of Rose Ct. passed suddenly Saturday, August 3, 2019, surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late G. Francis and Ethel Nivens McDonald and the beloved wife of the late Cornelius P. ‘Neil’ Keefe.

Mary was a graduate of Catholic Central High School and St. Peter’s School of Nursing. Mary worked as an RN at Cohoes Memorial Hospital until her retirement. She was a member of the Ladies of St. Anne, a Cohoes K of C Columbiette, and volunteered at the Eddy and the Holy Trinity Food Pantry. Mary was known as ‘Gram’ and ‘G-Ma’ to her family that adored her. She was married for 53 years to the love of her life, Neil, before his passing in 2012. Mary enjoyed puzzles, Sudoku, and the daily jumble. Her greatest passion was being Number 1 Nurse to her large, extended family, League Doctor to the Football League, and Neighborhood Nurse to all on the block.

Mary is survived by her devoted children, Mark (Yvonne) Keefe, Neil ‘Buzz’ Keefe, John (Debbie) Keefe, all of Averill Park, Mary A (Guy) Kezirian of Scottsdale, AZ, Catherine and Damian Keefe of Waterford, Deb (Jon) Fitzgerald of Cohoes, Amanda (Chris) Gorton of Naples, and Susan (Mike) Keefe of Boulder, CO., 16 adored grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and a multitude of much loved nieces and nephews. Also, her loving sisters, Helen ‘Honey’ Stopera of Cohoes, Patricia McDonald of Troy and Anne McDonald of Bethel, CT, her lifelong friends Josie, Jane, Evelyn, and Joe, her McGrievey’s lunch group and many wonderful neighbors and friends.

The Keefe’s would like to thank all our family and friends for their support and the family doctor, Charles Sulzman, for his years of exceptional care.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 8:30 a.m. at the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 105 Vliet Blvd., Cohoes and at 9 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Cohoes. Interment will follow in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville.

Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 p.m.

Those wishing to remember Mary in a special way may make contributions to Holy Trinity Church Food Pantry, 122 Vliet Blvd., Cohoes, NY 12047
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 8th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, August 8th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Fitzgerald Funeral Home
    Address
    105 Vliet Blvd.
    COHOES, NY 12047
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  • Service

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 9:00am
    When
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 9:00am
    Location
    Holy Trinity Church
    Address
    122 Vliet Blvd.
    COHOES, NY 12047
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Brian Slezak
  • Interment

    Location
    Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
    Address
    200 Duell Road
    SCHUYLERVILLE, NY 12871
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  • Knights of Columbus
  • Registered Nurse

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To one of the most beautiful souls the world could ever know. Her compassion only out done by her grace, I love you Aunt Mary, rest in peace.
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John Owens, Jr

Posted at 08:36am
So very sorry to learn of Mrs. Keefe's passing. Growing up on Rose Court was a true treasure in large part because of the Keefe family. I have only the fondest of memories from that time and am so thankful for her presence in my life. The world was made much richer by her kindness, sharing and love. Peace and blessings be upon the family.
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