KEEFE - Edna N. (nee Sorendo) Of Buffalo, NY, July 3, 2014, age 91, born November 20, 1922 in Port Byron, NY, wife of the late William V. Keefe; mother of William G., Dennis M. (Karen), Patricia A., Mary M., Thomas M. (Deborah), Maureen T. and the late Michael S.; daughter of the late Michael and Edna (nee Wilson) Sorendo; beloved sister of Genevieve Bodine, Dominic (Rita) Sorendo and the late Jeanette Giovanni, Grace Clancy, Michael and Anthony Sorendo; grandmother of Nathaniel, Robert and Ashley Keefe. A retired Teacher and English Department Chair at West Seneca Senior High School, Mrs. Keefe received her Bachelors Degree Magna Cum Laude from Nazareth College and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and The National Honor Society for Catholic Women. She received her Masters Degree in English Education from Cornell University and Canisius College, as well as certification in School Administration from Canisius. She served as President of the Buffalo area English Teachers Association and President of the Secondary Section of the NYS English Council. A devoted parishioner of St. Martin of Tours R.C. Church, she served as a Eucharistic Minister and an Instructor in RCIA. Her talent for gardening combined with the volunteer efforts of other parishioners helped bring grace and beauty to the church's landscaping. An avid traveler and tour organizer, Mrs. Keefe led students and adults on travels through some 24 countries including Russia, China and Italy and to theater sites locally, in Canada and abroad. Her travels in the U.S. include Alaska, Hawaii, the eastern seaboard and the nation's capital. Friends may call Monday from 7-9 PM and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME, 3155 Orchard Park Rd., where prayers will be said Wednesday at 10:30 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Martin of Tours Church at 11:15 AM.
James W. Cannan Funeral Home, Inc.
3155 Orchard Park Road Orchard Park, NY 14127
Published in the Buffalo News from July 6 to July 7, 2014