Keenan - Ann Marie (nee Geelan) on November 7, 2017. Native of Cloonohill, Co. Leitrim, Ireland, died peacefully at home in Riverdale surrounded by her loving family. Marie was born to the late Michael and Elizabeth (Sorohan) Geelan, she is predeceased by her husband, William Keenan and son, William Michael Keenan. Loving mother of Annemarie (Michael) Golden, Bernadette (David) Moore & Deborah (William) Antonopoulos and daughter-in-law Joanne Keenan. Dear sister of Elizabeth Flaherty and Kathleen Sullivan, predeceased by her beloved brothers PJ and Michael Geelan. Marie is also survived by her 11 cherished Grandchildren : Lisa, Sean, Michelle, Jennifer, Becky, Brendan, Christopher, David, Alexis, Marie and Paige; and 7 adored Great grandchildren: Jayde, Camryn, Grayson, Charlotte, Hudson, Mason and Ryan; and many nieces and nephews.
With grandchildren in three different states, Marie was accustomed to responding to different names. She was grandma, Nana and Nanny. These names and other terms of endearment reflect the many caring roles and relationships she had throughout her lifetime. Starting with her father who called her baby, then Mom, Auntie, Grandma, Nana, Nanny, Schotsie, Mimi and Miss Marie. All reflect the many roles she played in her lifetime and all of the people she touched and loved so well who loved her in return.
Marie was a lifelong learner. Way before the internet, she would research the old fashioned way - she had several medical reference books that she referred to and often correctly diagnosed ailments - even before a doctor could. Marie taught all four of her children how to swim without even knowing how to swim herself. But, ever the learner she took swim lessons later in life. Marie was a caring woman who will always be remembered for her dedication to family, a beautiful smile, great sense of humor and looking forward to the next cup of tea shared with loved ones. She will be dearly missed.
Reposing Friday 4-8 pm at Riverdale-on-Hudson Funeral Home, 6110 Riverdale Avenue, Bronx NY. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 9:45 am at St. Margaret of Cortona Church. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.