Maria Carmelita Keefe

Maria Carmelita Keefe

Maria Carmelita Keefe passed away at home in Seattle on June 6, 2013 after an extended illness. Maria was born in Manila, Philippines on August 9, 1956, the youngest of six siblings to Jose Lao Sr. and Apolonia Ching-Lao. She is survived by her husband Thomas P. Keefe.

Maria completed Bachelor of Science in International Studies from Maryknoll College in Manila. She traveled and then settled in Seattle where she met Thomas and enjoyed 26 years together. She was employed in Banking and Accounting in Seattle.

She leaves behind her loving family, the Lao and Keefe families, including numerous special nieces and nephews. Her life was enriched by family and friends that cared for her during her illness and her family is eternally grateful.

Memorial services will be held on June 15, 2013 at 1:00pm at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Parish in Seattle with reception to follow at the church hall.

Published in The Seattle Times from June 11 to June 15, 2013