Marie A. Keeley, loving wife of Joseph L. Keeley, Jr., passed away peacefully at home in Ramona on February 12, 2013, after a long illness. Born in Brooklyn, New York, to William and Amelia Guthy, Marie had one younger sibling, William Edward, who died, sadly, before his sixth birthday.
Marie is survived by her husband, Joseph; two daughters, Monica Marie Kosnac and Bernadette Marie Strachan; two sons, Joseph Lawrence Keeley III and Christopher Lawrence Keeley; three sons-in-law; and 11 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, Kathleen Patricia Lamar.
Before her marriage, Marie worked as a dental assistant to a highly regarded oral surgeon in Garden City, NY.
Over the course of her full life, Marie resided in a number of different communities including Long Island, New York, Connecticut, Virginia and California. She was known for her excellent memory. Marie was an extremely honest and hard working person, devoted to her family and her Catholic faith.
Memorial services will include a Vigil Service on Wednesday evening, February 20, 2013, at 6:00 p.m at Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary, 321 12th Street, Ramona, and a Funeral Mass Thursday morning, February 21, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 537 E Street, Ramona.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to IHM Church.