Barbara Lee (Barrett) Keaney RN, 91, of Chelmsford, MA died Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was married to the late Hugh F. Keaney, who died on Jan. 17, 1992.
Born in Tewksbury, MA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Yvonne Barrett. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy with the Class of 1947. She graduated from Carney Hospital School of Nursing in S. Boston as a Registered Nurse and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Boston College. She earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from Columbia University of NYC.
During the Korean War, Barbara served in the US Navy Nurse Corp.
Barbara taught at the Lowell General Hospital School of Nursing and retired from Middlesex County Hospital in Waltham. She was a longtime resident of Chelmsford and wintered in Tampa, FL.
Barbara was a communicant of St. Mary Church in Chelmsford. She was a member of the Chelmsford Garden Club, Chelmsford Senior Citizens and Veteran Organizations. She loved line dancing, water color painting and skiing in her younger days.
She is survived by four sons, Thomas H. Keaney of Nashua and Hugh F. Keaney of Hampton Beach, NH, Michael and his wife Caroline Keaney of Tyngsboro, MA, and Daniel Keaney of Chelmsford, MA; a daughter, Mary L. Leverone of Chelmsford; eleven grandchildren, a great grandchild, many nieces and nephews.
Barbara’s visiting hours will be Tues. from 3 to 7pm. Funeral Wed. at 8:00 am at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 am in St. Mary Church, 25 North Rd., Chelmsford. Due to Covid-19 restrictions seating is limited to 60 people in the church. You may attend virtually at https://chelmsfordcatholic.org/watch-via-livestream. Burial in the St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell, MA. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-256-4040. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com