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Catherine M. (Reithmeier) Keys

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NORWELL, Mass. -- Mrs. Catherine M. (Reithmeier) Keys, 74, of Hanover, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at the Norwell Knoll Nursing Home in Norwell after a long illness. The daughter of the late Georg and Katherine (Wagner) Reithmeier, she was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on Aug. 25, 1929. She was raised in Germany until the start of World War II and returned to Philadelphia where she was educated. She was a graduate of Bridgewater State College and had been a substitute teacher for many years. Before her illness, Mrs. Keys was learning to fly airplanes, working towards her pilot’s license. She loved music, reading, crossword puzzles and playing the accordion. She was a volunteer driver for the Meals on Wheels Program in Hanover.

She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Keys; two sons, Christopher R. Keys of Hadley and Robert R. Keys of Berwick, Maine; two daughters, Katherine P. Keys of Shaftsbury, Vt. and Carolyn J. Edwards of Dracut; two brothers, Ferdinand Reithmeier and Albert Reithmeier, both of Philadelphia, Pa.; and five grandchildren.

Sullivan Funeral Home in Hanover was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the Norwell Knoll Nursing Home, 329 Washington St., Norwell MA 02061.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 10, 2004
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