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Mary F. Keaveney

d. January 31, 2024

Mary F. Keaveney

Mary F. Keaveney (Grant), of Hingham and Hull passed away January 31, 2024 at her daughter’s home in Scituate.

Mary was raised in South Boston. Preceded in death by her parents Francis P and Bridget Grant, sister Patricia Casper, and brother Francis Grant. Mary is survived by her sister Helen Bellacqua.

Mary earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1958 from State Teachers College at Boston and went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Education in 1964 from State College at Boston, today known as UMass Boston. Mary’s teaching career began with the City of Boston before joining the Town of Hull in 1961. In 1963, she married the love of her life John “Jack” Keaveney. They first settled in Weymouth before finding their family home in Hingham. Together they had 6 children. In 1969 Mary stepped back from her teaching career to raise her children until the untimely death of Jack in 1981. Mary’s strength was like none other as she persevered through the challenges of raising 5 children on her own. In 1985, when the time was right for her family Mary went back to her teaching career and built lasting relationships with fellow staff members. Mary retired from the Town of Hull in 2002.

Upon retirement Mary spent her time enjoying her family, walking along Nantasket Beach, attending lectures and traveling by train, boat and air. Mary was always up for an adventure.

Mary is now in her heavenly home reunited with her husband Jack and 2 of their sons Martin and John “J” Keaveney. Mary is survived by her daughters Maureen (Peter) Hunnefeld, Carolyn (Scott) Reynolds, Jean-Marie (Brian) Bleakley and her son Daniel (Donna) Keaveney. Mary also leaves 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The family extends deepest gratitude to Norwell VNA & Hospice for their devotion to Mary’s end of life care.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Thursday 3-7 PM in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (off Central St.), HINGHAM. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 AM on Friday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Parish in St. Ann’s Church, Hull at 10 AM. Burial in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Hingham.

In lieu of flower donations may be made to Norwell VNA & Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061 or to  Friends of the Paragon Carousel, PO Box 100, Hull, MA 02045.

 

 

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Past Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, February 8, 2024

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pyne Keohane Funeral Home

21 Emerald Street, Hingham, MA 02043

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Celebration of Life Service

Friday, February 9, 2024

Starts at 9:15 am (Eastern time)

Pyne Keohane Funeral Home

21 Emerald Street, Hingham, MA 02043

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Funeral Mass

Friday, February 9, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

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