Patricia B. Keating (1920 - 2014)

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FLORENCE - Patricia B. Keating, 94, formerly of 26 Pine Street in Florence, passed away peacefully Wednesday April 23, 2014 in Westfield at Armbrook Village.

Patricia was born in Peabody, March 4, 1920 the daughter of William and Grace (Hewitt) Barry. She grew up in Ware attending schools there before moving to Northampton with her family when her father, William R. Barry, was appointed Superintendent of Schools. She graduated from Northampton High School in the class of 1937 and from Smith College with a degree in Theatre in 1941. Pat was a lifelong lover of Theater and the Arts. She taught Drama and Speech at Northampton High School for many years before retiring in 1981. Previously she worked as a Librarian at Forbes Library and in later years served as a Trustee. She was a founding member of the Learning in Retirement group; the Circle Players, and served on the Northampton Council for the Arts.

Patricia was predeceased by her husband, J. Richard Keating, and her brothers Frederick K. Barry and Richard H. Barry. She leaves her daughter, Pamela Holt and son-in-law Paul Holt of Northampton, and her son, Barry Keating of New York City, her sisters Jean Curran of Florence, and Jill St. John of Woodbury, Conn., three grandchildren: Kristen Heath, Charles Holt and Zachary Holt, five great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Visitation for Patricia will be held at the Czelusniak Funeral Home of Northampton on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. followed by a Liturgy of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. at the Annunciation Chapel of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Beacon St., Florence. Interment of Patricia's ashes will immediately follow the Mass in Spring Grove Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to Look Memorial Park, 300 N. Main Street, Florence, MA 01062.
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Apr. 29, 2014