OBITUARY

Florence M. Keller

July 22, 1925January 3, 2018

Florence M. Keller was born on July 22, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York and passed away on January 3, 2018 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and is under the care of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held on January 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 Southeast Maynard Road, Cary, North Carolina. Funeral Mass will be held on January 9, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 804 High House Road, Cary, North Carolina. Graveside Service will be held on January 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Salisbury National Cemetery, 202 Government Rd, Salisbury, NC.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 8, 2018

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Memories

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January 6, 2018

Memories of my Aunt Florence; First off she's my Godmother and that means we had a special bond with each other. As a child when I visited her on my bicycle she had a corner cupboard displaying beautiful blue glasses I always admired them and told her so. In later years she gave those glasses to me. I have them in my breakfront and still love them and think of her. Aunt Florence was quite a baker. I especially remember her lemon meringue pie. Around Easter she made a standing lamb cake with coconut. Aunt Florence also liked to knit and I thought she finished baby sweaters and hats in record time. She and I communicated often by phone up to a few months ago, and I asked her questions about Brooklyn and Nonni and Popi. Sometimes she would say "I don't know since I was the youngest sister they didn't tell me." So she could not answer me. She did however tell me some things I did not know about my Grandparents. I remember as a child in Brooklyn sitting on her bed and looking at her collection of small glass animals on her mirrored vanity. Aunt Florence's colors were gray and pink. When I see those colors I think of her. I am so glad that Andy and I got to visit with Aunt Florence in November. We were so happy to visit with each other. This will be a lasting memory for me. Ann Carol Warnock (Mechanicsburg, Pa.)

Jodie Skowronski

January 4, 2018

Growing up only two houses away, my memories of Aunt Florence could stretch on and on. She was the youngest of four sisters, my mom the oldest. Neither she nor my Aunt Anna, who lived only a few blocks away, had driver's license's so the two of them would make their weekly grocery shopping trips together with my mom, everyone piling their groceries into the trunk to try and sort out when they returned. I loved to hang around their house because it always seemed so peaceful there and would often walk over just to see what was going on. One year when I went on vacation with my family, I left my cat, Sam, with Aunt Florence for two weeks. She must have made a real hit with Sam because when I brought her home she kept returning to Aunt Florence. This went on for quite some time; I'd bring her home and she'd walk right back over there. Finally, I gave up and she became her cat. Sam lived a long and happy life there and never looked back! Many years later (about 5 years ago) when I moved from one town to another and decided I couldn't keep my cat, guess who came to the rescue? Aunt Florence! So Lucy traveled all the way from PA to North Carolina to find a happy home with her. So much more I could say about Christmas gatherings and family times together but I'll just say that she will be greatly missed and what a happy reunion it will be when we meet again in heaven.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY