Kathleen Irene Keegan
July 8, 1931 – September 29, 2019
Keegan, Kathleen “Irene”, age 88, of Tamarac and Coral Springs passed away on September 29, 2019. Originally from Clonmellon, Ireland, she spent most of her life in south Florida. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, James “JP” Keegan, parents, James and Kathleen McDonagh of Oldcastle, Ireland, brother Dermott (Nora) McDonogh of Chicago, and sister Eithne (Liam) Crerand of Letterkenny, Ireland. She is survived by her daughter, Mary J Keegan and close friend, Lynda Papa of Coral Springs. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Judy Krakowiak, Jim Keegan (Barbara), Kathy (Tom) Reilly, John (Michelle) McDonogh, all of Chicago, and Audrey (Martin) Mc Connell, Carolanne (John) Quinn, Sinead (Paul) Houtsma, and Ronan (Carol) Crerand, all of Ireland. She is survived by many grandnieces and grandnephews. Irene started her career in bookkeeping in Ireland where she worked for the post office. After immigrating to the USA in the 1950’s she worked in a variety of jobs including banking and construction as a bookkeeper/accountant. Irene was a wonderful mother and a fun loving person who was loved by all who knew her. She loved to travel the world, but especially loved to go back home to Ireland to visit her family. She loved to shop and spend time with her family and friends. The day didn’t start till she had her cup of tea. She often enjoyed playing a round of golf with her husband and daughter, and she loved all of the dogs in her life, especially Scarlett. She was a devout Catholic, never missed Mass and loved all of her Emmaus sisters. Mom, you were my best friend and I will truly miss you and I love you so much. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 3, 2019, 5:00 - 8:00pm at Kraeer Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1655 University Drive, Coral Springs. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 4, 2019, 11:00am at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 9950 NW 29th Street, Coral Springs. Interment to immediately follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, North Lauderdale. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in "Irene's" memory to St. Andrew Outreach Ministry.
- Mary J Keegan, Daughter
- Lynda Papa, Close Friend
Nieces - Judy Krakowiak, Kathy (Tom) Reilly, Audrey (Martin) Mc Connell, Carolanne (John) Quinn, and Sinead (Paul) Houtsma.
Nephews - Jim (Barbara) Keegan, John (Michelle) McDonogh, and Ronan (Carol) Crerand.
Mrs. Keegan also leaves many grandnieces and grandnephews to cherish her memory.
- Visitation Thursday, October 3, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, October 4, 2019
- Committal Service Friday, October 4, 2019
Kathleen Irene Keegan
October 4, 2019
Today we say farewell, but not good bye. We are thankful for the many, many memories we have shared and will continue to treasure. Our hearts are sad but we rejoice because of the reunions that are taking place up above.
Mary, we send you our prayers of healing and our love.
Eddie, Wendy, Katie, Joey and Clare Kenny
October 1, 2019