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Mary F. Keashen

July 23, 1918 September 17, 2018
Mary  F.  Keashen
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Mary F. Keashen (nee O'Brien) of Cherry Hill, NJ died September 17, 2018. Age 100. Beloved wife of the late Daniel Keashen. Loving mother of Maryann Schnell (George) of Bonita Springs, FL.; Daniel Keashen (Colleen) of Gibbsboro, NJ; Patricia Foy (John) of Southampton, NJ; Eileen Duffy (James) of Westmont, NJ; Francis Keashen of Atco, NJ and Kathleen Carlin (John) of Blackwood, NJ. Devoted grandmother of Daniel, Timothy, Tara, Megan, Jennifer, Sean and Kathleen. Dear great grandmother of Madeleine, Owen, Ian, Aurora and Vivian.

Mary turned 100 on July 23, 2018. Mary was born in Philadelphia in 1918. During the great depression, she lived in many sections of the city with her mother (her father had passed away from the Spanish flu one month before she was born) and graduated from East Catholic Girls High School in 1936. She married Daniel Keashen in September of 1942.They had six children, Maryann, Daniel, Patricia, Eileen, Francis and Kathleen as well as seven grandchildren, Dan, Timothy, Tara, Megan, Jennifer, Sean and Kathleen. Mary also has five beautiful great grandchildren, Owen, Ian, Madeleine, Vivian, and Aurora.

Mary and Dan moved from Philadelphia to the Erlton section of Cherry Hill (at the time it was still Delaware Township) in 1954. They belonged to Christ the King parish in Haddonfield before becoming founding members of Queen of Heaven Parish where Mary was very active in the school as well as the Alter and Rosary society.

She worked for the Social Security Administration for many years and retired when she reached 65 years old. She did not stay retired for long however, taking a job at the Cherry Hill public library where she was surrounded by one of her favorite things: books. She did not stop working there until she was eighty years old. She had an incredible love of reading, and appreciated books in large print!

Aside from reading, Mary always enjoyed holiday family parties at her house, she loves eggplant parmesan and anything with sugar; especially double dipped mints.
She was a resident of St. Mary’s nursing home in Cherry Hill for the last year where she loved to read.

Viewing Friday morning 10 to 11:15 am in Christ Our Light Church, 402 N. Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 11:30am. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, PA. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to Samaritan Hospice 5 Eves Dr. Ste. 300, Marlton, NJ, 08053 or St. John of God Community Services 1145 Delsea Dr. Westville, NJ 08093.


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10:00 AM 9/21/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:15 AM 9/21/2018 11:15:00 AM
Christ Our Light Church

402 North Kings Highway
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Christ Our Light Church
402 North Kings Highway Cherry Hill 08034 NJ
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday

21

Sep

11:30 AM 9/21/2018 11:30:00 AM
Christ Our Light Church

402 North Kings Highway
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Christ Our Light Church
402 North Kings Highway Cherry Hill 08034 NJ
United States
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