Swan Funeral Home


Julia M. Keith

January 27, 1924February 25, 2021

Julia M. Keith, 97, of Westbrook died peacefully at home on February 25. A loving mother and active participant in charity work, Julia was born in Wethersfield Connecticut to John and Nora McCormack.

After graduating from St. Joseph College, Julie served as an analyst at the Connecticut Development Commission before relocating to Cambridge MA with her beloved husband Harold. After moving back to Connecticut, Harold was elected Mayor of West Hartford, providing Julie the opportunity to serve as the “first lady” of the town.

Throughout her life, Julie was an active supporter of charitable organizations, serving as President of the Women’s Auxiliary of St. Francis Hospital (as well as the Hospital’s first Patient Advocate), and raising funds as Chair of the Lasalette Fathers’ annual debutante ball. Her many charitable works earned Julie the esteemed Papal Award of Knights of St Gregory.

Julie was an accomplished tennis player, and also spent many wonderful years sailing with Harold and their daughters on their sailboat “Liebchen”. Other pursuits included playing piano (and composing music) and duplicate bridge.

Julie is survived by her daughters Jackie Keith of New York City and Barbara Rosengren of Newport Rhode Island.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 1 at 11:00 am at St. Mark’s Church in Westbrook. Burial will take place in Rose Hill Cemetery in Rocky Hill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Women’s Auxiliary of St. Francis Hospital.


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, March 1, 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, March 1, 2021


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Gigi Baldi

March 27, 2021

So saddened to hear of Julies passing!
Such a delightful poised an interesting lady.
Very fond memories of lunches @ Lenny & Joes Fishtale in Westbrook & especially more so when Jackie & Barbara could join her!
You will be missed dear one. RIP

Michael Bohnet

February 27, 2021

My dear Aunt Julie. Such a spirited women filled with love and compassion. I will always remember her.