MANCHESTER >> Lorraine (Eveline) Bonin Keeley, 81, of Manchester, formally of Winsted, beloved wife of Edward Keeley for 59 years, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Woodlake Health Center in Tolland.
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She was the mother of two daughters, Deborah Keeley and Carol Maas, both of Manchester and was mother-in-law to Thomas Maas. She leaves behind six grandchildren: Jessica Gagliano and her husband Ryan, Laura Maas, Julie Maas, Erica Maas, David Keeley-Debonis and Brian Keeley-Debonis. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Dodi Bonin of Stanton, Virginia, sister-in-law Rose Fournier of Manchester, New Hampshire. and sister-in-law Rejeanne Keeley of Methuen, Massachusetts. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
Lorraine was born on March 19, 1931 in Manchester, New Hampshire. She graduated from the Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing (presently Brigham and Women's Hospital). She later earned an associate in science degree from Northwestern CT Community College. She practiced nursing at the Brigham, the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire, St. Joseph in Augusta, Georgia, the Wentworth Hospital in Dover, New Hampshire, the Newport Hospital in Newport, New Hampshire, the Overlook Hospital in Madison, New Jersey, The Litchfield County Hospital in Winsted, the Visiting Nurses and lastly the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington.
Lorraine lived with Ed in Winsted for 44 years, where she raised her children among wonderful friends and neighbors and was very involved in her community. She was extremely devoted to her family and was a very caring and supportive grandmother to her six grandchildren. Lorraine enjoyed gardening, sewing and was an avid reader. She loved music and enjoyed going to concerts, especially listening to the Boston Symphony during many summers at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts. Lorraine was an enthusiastic supporter of, and contributor to the Gilbert School music program. She really enjoyed cooking and loved sharing her food and recipes with family and friends. Travel was a big part of her life as she and Ed took camping trips in the summer and yearly tours of the national parks and historic sites and cities throughout the United States and Canada. During the cold winter months they enjoyed traveling to Florida and Puerto Rico.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Published in The Register Citizen on Mar. 19, 2013