Keegan, Karin A. ALBANY Karin A. Keegan, 51, died Monday, March 25, 2013 at home. Daughter of Eugene F. "Chuck" Keegan and the late Leona B. "Sally" Richardson Keegan. Sister of Mark P. (Mary Jean), Charles J. "C.J.," Timothy J., Coleen M. "Susie," Gary S., John G., James J. (Lisa) and the late Patrick J. Keegan. Aunt of Meghan, Liam, LaMar, Madeline, Aaron, Sean and Kaitlyn Keegan and Alexis and Brody Michaud. Karen liked eggplant, the Adirondacks, Ellen, and the National Geographic Channel. She was a wonderful aunt and devoted daughter. Karin used social media to keep in contact with her many friends both locally and across the country. She always found the time every day to send out inspirational messages or small jokes. Karin had a wanderlust for travel, and was always up for an adventure. As a nurse, she worked in Maryland, Florida, Maine and Hawaii and traveled to Ireland and the Caribbean. She was a hiker and bird watcher. She was happiest on the water, whether it was in Maine, Wildwood, N.J., a Rhode Island beach, Jamaica, or Warner's Lake. She loved sunrises and sunsets over the water, and the uncountable stars in the heavens at night. More than anything else, Karin was a caretaker and comforter. She volunteered at the Equinox Thanksgiving dinner. She befriended the homeless. She liked to sneak an angel into the homes of families who had lost a loved one. She lived with her father, making sure he was safe at night. She was the first person to go to the assistance of anyone who needed it, thinking nothing of dropping everything to go and sit for hours with a friend whose parent was sick in the hospital. Co-workers tell of how good a nurse she was. Families tell of how comforting Karin was when their loved one was ill or dying. Over the course of her nursing career, she worked not only with hospitalized individuals, but also with people with mental illness and developmental disabilities. She loved being a visiting nurse, spending extra time with her patients in their own homes. She also relished working with her patients at the Albany County Nursing Home. Karin wanted to make people happy. If you have a memory of her that makes you smile, she is still with us. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Mater Christi Church, 40 Hopewell St., Albany. Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at the Magin & Keegan Funeral Home, 891 Madison Ave., Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. Interment, Our Lady of Angels cemetery. Although Karin appreciates beautiful flower arrangements, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the "Patient Activity Fund" in care of the Albany County Nursing Home, 780 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211. maginandkeeganfuneral home.com
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Published in Albany Times Union from Mar. 27 to Apr. 1, 2013