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Olena King Keough

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EAST ARLINGTON -- Mrs. Olena King Keough, 98, widow of Patrick L. Keough, died on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.

Olena was born in East Arlington on June 25, 1908 in the home where she had resided all her life. She was the daughter of the late Dennis and Mary (Gaudette) King. She grew up in East Arlington and received her education in local schools. She was married to Patrick L. Keough on Sept. 8, 1930; Patrick died Dec. 28, 1976.

She was a communicant of St. Margaret Mary’s Church and belonged to the church Sodality. Her family was her main interest along with reading, crocheting, her plants, making her great molasses cookies and many hours spent on her front porch with neighbors, friends and family.

Mrs. Keough is survived by two sons, Ronald Keough of Joplin, Mo., and Kevin Keough and wife, Rose, of Sunderland; two daughters, Nancy Sargood and husband, Jerry, of East Arlington, Diana Doyle and husband, John, of Altadena, Calif.; son-in-law Donald Maresca, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Maresca, who died in 2001; brothers, John, Henry, William and Everett King; sisters, Marie DeCicco, Madelyn Boylan, Marguerite Hoyt and Phoebe Conway.

The liturgy of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. from St. Margaret Mary’s Church. Concelebrating the Mass will be the The Rev. George Dupuis, pastor, and the Rev. Michael DeMasi. Burial with committal prayers will follow in the Keough family lot in St. Columban’s Cemetery. A memorial gathering will follow the committal services in the parish hall of St. Margaret Mary’s hosted by the Sodality.

Friends may call at the Arlington Chapel of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. when the family will be present. The vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial gifts in memory of Mrs. Keough may be made to the Arlington Rescue Squad or St. Margaret Mary’s Church Sodality in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 528, Arlington, VT 05250.

To send condolences to the family of Mrs. Olena K. Keough, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner from Aug. 17 to Aug. 18, 2006
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