Catherine McKeegan, 97, of Las Vegas, formerly of East Islip, NY, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2022.
Catherine (aka Kate, Katie, Kay, Nan, Toodie) was born May 23, 1924, in Brooklyn, NY, and was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Thomas McKeegan. Catherine was born prematurely and required round-the-clock care weighing 1 pound 12 ounces at birth. She was raised and cared for by her paternal grandmother, Catherine Savery, along with her aunt and uncle Ruth and Frances Tierney.
Catherine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, cousin, aunt, and friend. She especially loved children and cherished her role as grandmother.
She worked as a NY telephone operator, a machinist during WWII, a hairdresser, and a cook. She loved to read, shop, walk, drink coffee and ride her bike. Catherine had a feisty personality and always made people laugh. She made friends wherever she went.
Catherine was predeceased by her cousin Gloria Heim and sister Rosemary Terry. Catherine is survived by her children John (Deborah) and Patricia; grandchildren Brian (Crystal) and Zachariah (Sarah); her cousin Muriel Westermann, and many nephews and nieces.
The family of Catherine McKeegan wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff at Inspire Senior Living of Las Vegas and Nathan Adelson Hospice.
Visitations will be held from10:00 AM to Noon, on January 19, 2022, at Davis Funeral Home & Memorial Park., 6200 S. Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119. Burial to follow. A celebration of life will be held at a future time to be determined.
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