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Margaret "Margie" Jean Keating

29 September, 195311 February, 2021

Our Heavenly Father wrapped his loving arms around Margie and took her home on February 11, 2021.

Margie is predeceased by her devoted parents, Regina (Jeanne) and John (Buddy) Keating. Margie leaves behind her loving sisters and brother, Ann, Patty, Cathy, Mary and John as well as her loving sister-in-law Karen and loving brothers-in-law Michael and John. Margie is also survived by her three nieces, Kimmy, Erin and Ali who she adored, her beloved Aunt Mary and many loving cousins. Margie also leaves behind her loving “family” at the Queens Centers for Progress where she was a resident for many years.

Margie was happy, strong-willed, resilient, and lived her life to the fullest extent possible for as long as she could. She was an avid sports fan and was thrilled to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame. She loved to play bingo and sing with her classmates in music class. She was very competitive and a proud recipient of many Special Olympics awards. Margie was also thrilled to receive the Champion Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Queens Centers for Progress. She loved to dance and always wanted to be one of the first on the dance floor.

Margie enjoyed spending time with her family and always looked forward to their weekly visits and attending family gatherings.

Margie’s birthday in September was very important to her and she started talking about her party at the beginning of every New Year. She enjoyed her Friday night socials and watching movies such as The Wizard of Oz, Grease, and all things Disney. Margie had a blast when she visited Disney World and spoke about her Disney adventure often.

The Keating family has respectfully requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Queens Centers for Progress, www.queenscp.org in appreciation and acknowledgement of their kind and compassionate Direct Support Professionals, nurses and staff who worked tirelessly to ensure that Margie was healthy, happy and safe for the past 20 years and for providing Margie with the highest quality of life that she deserved.

Sleep in peace our sweet Margie – and until we meet again – May God Hold You in the Palm of His Hand.

Your loving family.

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Dear Family & Friends, We want to thank all of you for your care and concern these past three weeks during Margie’s stay at the hospital. Your prayerful support has helped make this devastating time easier for us to bear. Due to Covid restrictions, Margie’s funeral arrangements will be limited. We, including Margie, want everyone to stay safe; so we will be making arrangements to livestream Margie’s funeral mass so that everyone can safely participate.

Love, the Keating family

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, 16 February , 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, 17 February , 2021

  • Burial

    Wednesday, 17 February , 2021

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Mary Thompson

8 March 2021

To our sweet angel, Margie. Our Lord has finally given you your wings! How happy you must be to join your Mom and Dad. I write to thank you for being part of the special glu that has kept our precious family so close over these years. All of us, and you know we are many, are better people because you were here with us. We will sing "21 Years" always remembering you.
My love to you, Aunt Mary

Ed Thompson

28 February 2021

The Death of My Sweetest Cousin.

I have been blessed with a plethora of very sweet and caring cousins. However, I cannot fathom that anyone of the cousins would disagree that Margie was our sweetest cousin.
Family was everything to Margie.
Margie and I were the same age - and she never let me forget just how old I was every year!!! The older I became the least I needed to be reminded. But she never once rubbed it in - that in fact I was actually "Older" then her by thirty days.
Over many years, Margie touched all of our hearts - never complaining about her plight in life.
I was told that recently, Margie just "wanted to go home."
God took her home, for some much needed rest.

Rest Our Dear Cousin, with peace of mind.

Love,

Ed & Jennie

John, Karen, Kimmy and Erin Keating

16 February 2021

Dear Margie,
Thank you for always remembering all of us, and for showing us how a kind, gentle soul, can also have courage and strength. Love always, John, Karen, Kimmy and Erin.

Julie and George Fourniotis

15 February 2021

Dear Keating Family...

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved sister, Margie.
May your loving memories of her bring peace and comfort to each of you.

Love,
Julie and George

Patty & Mike MacNeill

13 February 2021

To My Dear Sister Margie,
Today is the day I have been dreading - the day I must say good bye to you forever. Try as I might, I don’t know how I can do that. You have been such a loving, wonderful part of me, and I still don’t know how to let you go.
So I won’t. I will keep alive in my heart forever the vision of that beautiful smile of yours, and your hand reaching out for me every time I saw you.
I will keep your voice alive as I hear your words saying “Hi Patty, Hi Mike – I love you guys.”
I will keep the example of your love alive in my heart, as I saw how you touched so many people around you with your love, your kindness and your grace.
I will keep alive the faith that you had in God, and his blessed Mother as at your darkest moments, that faith and prayer sustained you.
I will keep alive the love that you had for us, your loving family, and will never allow that to die, as we go now from caring for you to caring for each other.
You were the spark in all our lives, and now that spark is leading you all the way to heaven, where you will be joined by Mom & Dad, and all our family who are waiting to welcome you there. Heaven is a much brighter place today because you are there.
We will never forget you, Margie. We will love you, and keep you close to us forever. God bless you, and may you rest in peace.

All Our Love,
Patty & Mike

Cathy Keating

13 February 2021

Dear Margie, I love you very much and I will hold you in my heart forever. You won’t need an Angel costume anymore because now you are our real Angel in heaven. Please watch over us and guide us. Your loving sister, Cathy.

Mary Keating

13 February 2021

Sleep in peace, our sweet, angel, Margie. You taught me so much and I miss you terribly. Your little sister, Mary

Ann & John Sheridan

13 February 2021

We just want to say that we miss you and love you very much Rest In Peace Love John & Ann Sheridan

Bernadette Fucci

11 February 2021

Dearest Keating Family,
Losing Margie is a devastating Loss. Where lives pass, Memories live on Forever. Margie, has made a difference in so many lives especially mine. I am grateful to have been a part of Margie’s life. She was a ray of Sunshine and I loved her like I Loved my sister. All my memories of Margie are special since I have so many of them. I looked forward to Christmas Day when I would take Margie back home and drive around the neighborhood so she could see all the pretty Christmas lights or Bringing her to St. Greg’s Bazaar so she could listen to the music and play a couple of games. Going to Disney World and having Breakfast with the Characters and seeing the look on Margie’s face total Priceless. All my memories of Margie will have to last the remaining of my lifetime. God has truly gained an Angel! I Love You All!

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