Ann Raymond Keenan passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday January 26, 2019 to join her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born in Branford, CT on November 12, 1924, the daughter of the late Victoria (Kissell) and Joseph Raymond. She was the beloved wife of Edward P. Keenan of Branford. Ann graduated with honors from Branford High School in 1942, where she served as Student Council President and played basketball. She was a lifelong communicant of St. Mary Church in Branford, served for years at the Community Dining Room, and in caring for elderly friends and relatives. She worked at the Atlantic Wire Company before starting her family. Her 70 year marriage was a beautiful testament of love and commitment. Ann was an outstanding dancer, and avid fan of UCONN women’s basketball, and loved cooking for her family, especially baking pies. She enjoyed summer vacations at Camp Sequassen, BSA while Ed served as Scoutmaster of Troop 424. Ann so loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, took great delight in all their accomplishments and, most of all, enjoyed spending time with them. Ann leaves behind her son, Russell E. Keenan and his wife, Donna, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine; her daughter, Deborah K. Stokes and her husband, Richard, of Branford, CT; her grandchildren, Jennifer (Paul) Harrell, Scott (Sarah) Keenan, Adam (Corinne) Stokes, Emily (Matt) Sczepanski, Meaghan E. Stokes (Charles Brown), and Cheryl (Seth) Whiting; and her three great-granddaughters, Ellie and Fiona Harrell and Josephine Whiting.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11:00 at St. Mary Church at St. John Bosco Parish in Branford. Burial will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery in Branford. Friends may call prior to the mass from 9:30 to 10:30 at the W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main St. Branford. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to St. John Bosco Parish, 731 Main St. Branford, CT 06405 or to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.
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