Marita Keane

Marita Keane, a resident of Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clearfield, and formerly of 122 Sara Road, St. Marys, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017, at the Mountain Laurel Nursing Home.

She was born in Harrisburg, daughter of the late James E. and Harriet C. Fitzpatrick Keane. She was a graduate of Catholic High School in Harrisburg, St. Joseph’s University, and she attended the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.  She earned her Master’s Degree from Iona College.  She was a resident of St. Marys since 1972.  Marita was a social worker at the former Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital and retired from Dickinson Mental Health as a family counselor.  She was a member of the Queen of the World Church.

She is survived by her nieces, Ann Gahr and Jane Millar; a nephew, Bob Perneski; and by great nieces and nephews, Tim, Sarah, Marta, and Graham.

In addition to her parents, Marita was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret “Peggy” Perneski. She was the last member of her immediate family.

There will be no visitation.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church in New Cumberland, PA. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Harrisburg.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Karen Laird February 20, 2017 at 7:55 am

Anne, Jane, Bob, Chris and families, My deepest condolences on the loss of Marita. St. Marys was a good fit for her and she was an excellent fit for us. Very sorry for your loss.

Judy Bungo February 22, 2017 at 8:17 pm

On behalf of the Volunteers of St. Francis Church in Clearfield, I offer our sincerest condolences on the loss of Marita. We had come to know and cherish Marita in her weekly attendance at our Rosary recitation and Communion services and celebration of the Mass. She was always so appreciative to receive Our Lord. May her soul rest in peace. Judy, Frank, Lois and Karen.

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