S. Mary Francina Keane, CSJ 1917-2011

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet | Sister Mary Francina Keane | Obituary

January 22, 1917 - February 23, 2011

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Mary Francina Keane, CSJ who passed away February 23 of end-stage dementia at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis. She was 94 years of age.

A native of St. Louis, S. Mary was a Sister of St. Joseph for 74 years. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet on September 15, 1935, and made her final profession on August 15, 1941. She received her bachelor's degree in Latin from Fontbonne College in 1947.

Throughout her 47 year career in teaching, S. Mary taught in Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Colorado, Alabama and Texas. In 1985 she served as a staff member at the St. Joseph Provincial House in St. Louis. She retired to St. Anthony Convent in 1989 and was a volunteer. Then in 1995 she retired to Nazareth Living Center.

Funeral services are Monday, Feb. 28 with visitation at 9:00 a.m. and Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Nazareth Living Center, 2 Nazareth Lane, St. Louis, MO 63129. Burial is at Resurrection Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province, 6400 Minnesota Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111-2899. Make an online donation.

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