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Pat Keeley, 95

Glenna (Pat) Keeley of Woodstock, Vermont, formerly of Newport, Rhode Island, died peacefully on March 25, 2023, of natural causes. She was 95 years old. 

Pat Keeley spent her entire life in Newport Rhode Island where she and her husband Ken (deceased) raised their family in their house on Union Street. She spent her early years caring for her children. She was a woman of many talents. She was a self-taught seamstress and made all of her children’s clothes and worked doing alterations for neighbors and clients who heard about her skillfulness via the Newport grapevine. She was a true beach girl and passed that on to her daughters. Every summer day was spent at either Third beach when her children were small, and later at “First.” 

In her later years in Newport she enjoyed walks on the beach, spending time with friends at the King center and with a sewing circle at her church. She moved to Virgina for a few years to be with her son and eventually to Woodstock to be closer to her family.

She was pre-deceased by her husband Ken and her son Joe. She leaves behind two daughters, Kathleen Bishop (Paul) of Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Patricia Keeley Bragg of Pittsfield, Vermont. She also leaves behind four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. 

As Mom, Grandma, Great-grandma she was most happy when she was with her family. She brought much joy, laugher and love to all and will be sadly and deeply missed but always in our hearts.

Donations in her memory may be made to Merten’s House, 73 River Road, Woodstock VT 05091.

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