MAUREEN JULIA (BRADY) KEATY
1957 - 2020
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KEATY, Maureen Julia (Brady) Of Littleton, MA, died surrounded by her family on Saturday, October 10 at Boston Medical Center after suffering a stroke. She was born November 2, 1957 in Hartford, CT, the first child of Suzanne (Lessard) and Ronald Brady. She lived in Rocky Hill, CT for the first few years of her life and grew up in East Hampton, CT. She was offered a job upon graduating from Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing in Boston and started what would be a 40-year career at Brigham and Women's Hospital, first in the renal unit and for the past many years, in the radiation oncology unit. She touched many, many patients' lives with her professional and compassionate care. Maureen had an intuitively wholistic approach to nursing, and so pursued a license in massage therapy in the 1990s to increase her skill set around patient care. She also completed a Bachelor's degree in nursing to add to her knowledge base.

Maureen is survived by her husband Anthony Keaty, her father Ronald Brady of East Hampton, CT, her brother Thomas Brady of Middle Haddam, CT, her sisters Carol Sue (William) Shannon of Southbury, CT, Patricia (Joseph) Kidd of Portland, CT, and Deborah (Demian) Battit of Middle Haddam, CT, numerous nephews and nieces whom she loved with all her heart, and several relatives and dear friends. She was predeceased by her mother, Suzanne (Lessard) Brady.

Her caring nature was felt by all who knew her. She never hesitated to help a loved one in need, whether with her superb nursing skills, her excellent cooking and baking, or simply with her caring, supportive presence. She had a knack for picking out the perfect gift for any occasion, for creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind cards and jewelry, for recommending great books to read, and for decorating a home or table to be understated, gracious and inviting. Though she led a quiet, responsible life, Maureen had an adventurous spirit. From a solo trip to Outward Bound in her 30s, to jumping off a shoveled roof into a large pile of snow in her 50s, to a hilarious taste of Off-Track Betting in her 60s, she brought color to life. We are all richer for having talked, laughed, argued and played with Maureen for 62 very short years.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary Church, Portland, CT. Memorial contributions may be made to the Reuben Hoar Public Library, 41 Shattuck St., Littleton, MA 01460.

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Published in Boston Globe from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2020.
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October 23, 2020
Sending my deepest condolences to CarolSue and family, thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Maureen sounded like a great lady and very special person who will be deeply missed. I am so sorry for your loss.
Eileen Cunningham
Coworker
October 19, 2020
My condolences to Maureen's family and friends. Maureen and I became friends in nursing school and we became quite close. She was a bridesmaid in my wedding the year after we graduated. I am sorry to say we went our separate ways and we lost contact. She was a very caring person and a devoted nurse.
Kitty Emerson(Silk)
Friend
October 17, 2020
My deepest condolences to the families of Brady and Keaty. I worked with Maureen on the Renal Unit at BWH. We had this sisterhood on the unit. She was alway there for our patients. We reconnected the last few years riding the bus after work to our cars. She glowed telling me about her life in Littleton living with Anthony. She will be missed, I will remember her beautiful smile and kind heart. My deepest sympathy.
Karen Bolle Kinnard
Coworker
October 16, 2020
My condolences to all of Maureen's family. It was an honor for me to work with her for many years on the renal unit at BWH.
Monica Hynes-Payack
Friend
October 16, 2020
Maureen was my best friend and I am grateful to have shared 40 years of my life with her. We met when we worked together on the Renal Transplant Unit. Over the years we travelled together, had cooking nights where we tried out new recipes, discussed Louise Penny books and made greeting cards. We spent summers going to the Newport Folk Festival, autumns at the Topsfield Fair and winters at the Christmas Revels. Mo was a generous soul who loved nature, supported small and local businesses and had strong convictions about justice in the world. My prayers go out to Tony and her family. May all of you find peace and solace in knowing that she was loved. I will miss Maureen greatly.
ellen Quintin
Friend
October 16, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Maureen and I lived together our first year out of nursing school. I will always remember her compassion and friendship.
Kim Schonfeld (Cudworth)
Classmate
October 16, 2020
I remember Maureen from nursing school. She was passionate about nursing and a wonderful person. My deepest sympathy to her family and close friends.
Michele (Schrob) Weisberg
Classmate
October 16, 2020
Maureen took care of my dad on his many admissions on the renal unit. SHe was there the day he passed away. She was the person who directed me to PBBSON where I graduated in the last class in 1985.
What a blessing she was to patients and an inspiration to students who were lucky enough to work with her!
May she Rest In Peace . Love to her family and I hope they smile knowing how awesome she was as a nurse and friend to all of her patients
Anne Marie Cafasso-DiCredico
October 15, 2020
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October 15, 2020
I was on the board of the Friends of the Reuben Hoar Library with Maureen for many years. She loved her books and, of course, our town library! She was a sweetheart! After we retired from the board to move onto other activities, a bunch of us women would get together several times a year for dinner to catch up with each other. Our last get together was at Maureen's home last fall where we all had a wonderful time and a delicious meal. When Covid arrived, our get togethers were put on hold. We miss you, Maureen! Tony and family, I'm so very sorry for your loss! Maureen, rest in sweet peace......
Linda Cahill
Friend
October 15, 2020
Maureen was a bright star in the lives of everyone who knew her. I was friends with her for many years, and will miss her smile and quirky sense of humor (like mine). My deepest sympathies to Tony and Maureen's family. And Maureen, you don't have to look for an escape room in Heaven!
Judy Grande
Friend
October 15, 2020
Carolsue: My heart breaks for you and your family. I am so glad I had the privilege of meeting Mo two years ago at Christmas time. I'll never forget her kindness and how welcome she made me feel:) Hang in there my dear friend ~~I'll be praying for you and your awesome family:)
Julie Thurman
Family Friend
October 11, 2020
Our sympathy to the Keaty and Brady families.
Our family is keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Take solice knowing that Maureen is at peace and with God.
Stephen & Noreen Mannetti
Friend
October 13, 2020
Carolsue Shannon, May the good memories of your departed sister sustain you now and always. And.... **Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pour through and shine down on us to let us know they are happy.** Eskimo Proverb
Lisa Thomas
Friend
October 12, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with Maureen's dear husband and family. I have lost a good friend and colleague. There was never a day that she did not care deeply, work hard and hold dear to her heart the patients she cared for. She would listen to stories of my children and follow my son's Little League career with the attention a journalist would have for the Red Sox. We have lost a wonderful nurse and I have lost a kind friend. I am better for knowing her and her strong convictions. I wish Maureen peace and Tony, family, nieces and nephews the hope that good memories heal you.
rachel silverman
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