Sr. Margaret Keogan RDC

Sr. Margaret Keogan RDC

Sunday, February 26th, 1933 Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

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Obituary for Sr. Margaret Keogan RDC

Sr. Margaret Keogan, RDC, (formerly known as Sr. Mary Beatrice,) a Sister of the Divine Compassion, died peacefully on April 28, 2020.
Sr. Margaret was born in New York in 1933, the daughter of John and Bridget (Leonard) Keogan. She attended Our Lady of Mercy Elementary School in Port Chester, NY and Good Counsel High School in White Plains, NY. Sister received her BA in English from Good Counsel College in White Plains.
Sister began her career in education at St. Bernard’s School in White Plains. In 1962 Sister was transferred to Mt. Carmel Elementary School in Elmsford where she spent many happy years until her retirement.

Sister Laura Donovan, President of the Sisters of the Divine Compassion said, “A talented and loving Catholic elementary school teacher, Sister Margaret shared her compassionate heart with her students and their families. She is remembered by all the student athletes who appreciated Sister Margaret’s (Beatrice) presence and support at all their elementary and high school basketball games.”
Sister is survived by her Sisters of the Divine Compassion, her dear sister, Patricia Almstead, and her husband, Howard; her nephew John Almstead, and her nieces Bridgette Gavioli, Christine Leverich and Katie Rocco as well as many cousins and friends. Sister was predeceased by her sister, Sr. Catherine Keogan, RDC and her brother, John Keogan.

Interment was private. Arrangements will be by handled by McMahon, Lyon and Hartnett Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Sisters of the Divine Compassion, 52 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603.

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    Mount Calvary Cemetery
    575 Hillside Ave
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Kevin Gerety

Sr Beatrice as I knew her made a huge impression on my life. Great teacher, friend, and adviser. Although its many years since we met, on hearing of her passing so many fond memories came flooding back! Thank you!!
Kevin Gerety class of 1973
Comment | Posted at 12:26pm via Condolence

Siobhan Smith

Deepest sympathy to Patty,Howie,and family,also her RDC Community on the death of a much loved and valued person.RIP.
From Siobhan and Terry (Ireland)
Comment | Posted at 02:30pm via Condolence

Brian Queenin

I was so sorry to see the passing of Sr. Margaret. She was an excellent teacher and role model. Her guidance helped to prepare us for adult life and the world at large. I remember she was always at our OLMC baseball games. She will be missed.

Brian Queenin
OLMC Class of 1965
Paradise Valley, Arizona
Comment | Posted at 12:44pm via Condolence

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