Sonia Keller

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Sonia Keller In Memoriam
Sonia Dean Kent Keller, 92, a resident of Naples, FL and formerly of Longmeadow MA, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on February 4. Sonia was born in Norfolk, VA - the daughter of the late Bessie (Legum) and Albert Leon. At an early age, she moved to Baltimore, MD. In 1944 she married the late Harold Kent, and in 1950 they moved to Longmeadow, where Harold opened a Ford dealership and Sonia cared for their daughters. After Harold's death, she married Norton Keller and settled full time in Naples.
Sonia enjoyed spending time with her many good friends and her beloved family. She made lasting friendships wherever she went. She was well known for her good taste and her fashion sense.
Sonia was pre-deceased by her husbands Harold Kent in 1991 and Norton Keller in 2005, and her sister Monique Bleier. She is survived by her daughters Ann and her husband Brad Cowen (Longmeadow, MA) and Margie and her husband Steve Jackson (South Windsor, CT). She adored and was most proud of her grandchildren: Dean Jackson, Eric Cowen and his fiancée Jana Timmerman, and Amy Cowen. She also leaves behind her brothers-in-law Harvey Keller and Sandy Bleier, sister-in-law Lorraine Hoffman, and stepsons Alan and Michael Keller.
Funeral services for Sonia will be held in Naples, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Sonia's name to The or the Springfield Council of Jewish Women Scholarship Fund, 1160 Dickinson Street, Springfield MA 01108.
Published in The Hartford Courant on Feb. 9, 2014
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