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Carolyn C. Keating

December 10, 1929November 8, 2021

Carolyn Covello Keating, 91, of Marstons Mills, MA passed away on Monday November 8, 2021. Born in Hartford, CT, she was the daughter of the late Honorable Frank Covello and Bernadine (Neville) Covello.

Carolyn graduated from The Loomis-Chaffee School class of 1947 and later Wellesley College, MA in 1951 with a bachelor’s degree in the Liberal Arts. Later in life she attended poetry and writing classes at Cape Cod Community College.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Keating was predeceased by her husband, William Francis Keating. Mrs. Keating is survived by her brother, The Honorable Alfred V. Covello, wife Carol Santry, niece and nephew Timothy Covello (Diane) and Nancy Murray (Hugh).

Mrs. Keating is survived by her children: William P. Munsell (Debra), Thomas N. Munsell (Susan DeGennaro), Catherine E. Richardson (Stephen), Kenneth W. Munsell, Sr. (Debra) and Carolyn M. Murphy (Gary).

She is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Kelly Lavallee, Cynthia Novak, Stephen Richardson, Jr, Elizabeth Munsell, Katie Munsell, Alyssa Munsell, Kenneth Munsell, Jr., Connor Murphy, Ryan Gravelle, Tori Gravelle; and 6 great grandchildren: Elliot, Levi, Viva Anias, Emma, Sophia, and Isabelle.

Carolyn was an avid poet with a passion for literature, nature, and ornithology. She exemplified courage and sought a world of kindness with a dedication to those in need. She was an animal lover and leaves behind her precious cat Sammi.

Mrs. Keating was an active member of the Federated Church, Hyannis, MA. She enjoyed gardening and travel abroad, along with being a great supporter of public television, radio, and numerous charities.

For those that had the pleasure knowing Carolyn Keating; she never shied away from speaking of the importance of a simple life with goodwill and honor toward each other.

For all of us that were blessed to have known Carolyn Keating; she will be dearly missed and her light shines down upon us.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 1:00pm at the Federated Church, 320 Main Street, Hyannis, MA.

Flowers are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marstons Mills Library.

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    Thursday, November 18, 2021


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David Darling

November 22, 2021

Carolyn Keating and I wrote and share poems as members of Peter Sauders' poetry class at ALL on the campus of the Cape Cod Community College. She wrote about the simple delights of the world around her. I wrote about my experiences living and travelling widely.

We enjoyed each other's poems and the company of fellow poets.

May she rest in peace and be blessed by her many friends.

Pegi Frostholm

November 18, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. She was a dear friend, both from the Federated Church, and through her friendship with my mother, Beth Flanagan. Carolyn was such a comfort to both me and my mother after our husbands died. She was a loving, calming presence who brought joy to all around her. I will miss her very much.

Gail Cohen

November 14, 2021

To know Carolyn Keating was a tremendous honor and a great blessing for our family. One of many great memories is a very early one. Carolyn was still new to the neighborhood and she noticed on Thanksgiving Day that our family car had headed out in a snowstorm to try to cross the bridge and get to my brother’s a couple hours away. Carolyn also later observed that we couldn’t make it through the storm and came back rather defeated. What did she do? She brought over to us turkey with all the fixings! She cheered us immensely. Carolyn was so compassionate, kind, and caring. She was brilliant and sensitive. One of a kind.

Georgie Childs

November 12, 2021

Carolyn was such a beautiful soul.
I was lucky enough to get to know her for many years while at the Federated Church of Hyannis. She was always kind and gracious. I feel I was blessed to have her as my friend. She will be sorely missed. ❤ Georgie Childs