Amelia Ann Keary
December 25, 1943 – February 10, 2019
Amelia "Amy" Ann Keary of Falls Church, VA and Trafford, PA passed away in Inova hospital on Sunday, February 10, 2019 after going into cardiac arrest. She was the oldest child of Max Kushnar and Helen Kushnar. She is survived by her son Brian Shabosky, his wife Kimberly Shabosky, her two grandsons Cole and Nicholas Shabosky, and her younger brother Phil Kushnar. She was known as Aunt “Mickie” to her nieces Dawn Hess and Denise Moses.
Amy grew up in Trafford, PA and graduated from Penn Joint HS in Harrison City, PA. After moving to Washington, DC at the age of 20, she worked for the Dept. of the Interior for over 40 years before retiring in 2005.
She was a devout Catholic, loved all sports especially the beloved Redskins, Orioles, and then the Nats. Even into her 70’s, she attended Redskins games with Brian.
She loved attending all of Brian’s games especially baseball. She was an avid and frequent league bowler and loved a good poker game wherever she could find one.
Her bowling and poker groups were her extended family. Even though she recently came out of a rehab facility, she emphatically wanted to host her annual poker party on New Year's Day.
The viewing will be held on Thursday, February 14 from 4-8 pm at Murphy Funeral Home, 1102 West Broad Street in Falls Church. The funeral Mass will be at 10am on Friday February 15 at St James Church, 905 Park Ave. in Falls Church. The burial ceremony will immediately follow at National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee Hwy in Falls Church.
- Visitation Thursday, February 14, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, February 15, 2019
- Graveside Service Friday, February 15, 2019
Amelia Ann Keary
February 14, 2019
Amy will be missed, We were bowling partners and tournament partners for years. We would ride together to the tournament and enjoyed sharing life experiences, eating out, checking out great shopping places and casinos. Amy was an organizer for a number of the tournaments and she will be so missed with the happiness we all shared as a group on tournaments as well as league players. Thank you, Amy, for being a friend and encouraging us when things were tough. I loved hearing about Brian growing up, your grandsons and your nieces daughter that was a great gymnast .