Nancy Ann Keane

Nancy Ann Keane

December 07, 1933 - April 01, 2010

Nancy Ann Keane

December 07, 1933 - April 01, 2010


Nancy Ann Dobson Keane was born on December 7, 1933 in Salem, MA to Elmer and Katherine Dobson. She passed away peacefully at home in Mission Viejo, CA on April 1, 2010, with family members at her side, after a long arduous battle with cancer.

She is survived by her loving husband John to whom she has been married for 55 years. She is survived by sons Michael of San Diego, Mark of Cayce SC, Larry of Los Angeles, and daughters Donna Pietsch of Mission Viejo, and Deborah O?Connor of Montclair, VA. She was the proud and loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren.

Nancy was raised in Salem, MA, attended local schools and graduated from Salem High School in 1951. After graduation, she was employed by General Electric as a Comptometer operator. Shortly after graduation she moved with her family to Peabody, MA where she met her husband.

They were married in 1955 and for the next 26 years she was a devoted mother and Marine wife. While accompanying her husband she volunteered for the Navy Relief Society at several Marine bases, and on two occasions became President of the local chapter. For the last 25 years she has been a volunteer in the ER at Mission Regional Medical Center. She is past president of the Volunteer Auxiliary, and at the time of her death was the Chairwoman for the ER volunteers.

Funeral services will be held at St. Kilian Catholic Church on April 10, 2010 at 10:30 AM. She will be interred at Ascension Cemetery in Lake Forest, CA. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in her name to either the American Cancer Society or to Mission Hospital Foundation at 27700 Medical Center Rd., Mission Viejo, CA.

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4 responses to Nancy Ann Keane

  1. Jack
    Very sorry for your loss.
    Best wishes

  2. I never knew Mrs. Keane, but I knew how much her grandaughter, Katie, talked about her and loved her. From what I know from Katie, she was an extremely wonderful woman with a lot of love to give, and a large heart to accomodate it. My heart goes out not just to Katie, and the O’Connor family, but to all the family and friends affected by this inspiring woman’s battle, courage, and death. I’m sorry I never had the change to meet such a wonderful person in this earthly realm. My family and I will be praying for you in your time of grief.

    Love, Morgan.

  3. Gayle Nuffer says:

    Dear Mike, Candy and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
    Sincerely, Gayle and family

  4. Glen Anders says:

    From my few visits to Mission Viejo to get Larry to swim and go out into the wilderness, I knew Mrs Keane was a very special mother. I’ve been keeping in touch through Michael, and believe she had a good life and great family. The choices at the end are always the hardest, so I recall the sunny days by the pool swimming with Larry and having nice times. My condolences to the entire family.

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