Joan M. Keefe

  • Born: September 26, 1933
  • Died: December 10, 2008
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Joan M. (Mendzela) Keefe, 75, of Manchester died December 10, 2008 at Elliot Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Manchester on September 26, 1933, she was the daughter of John and Stella (Urban) Mendzela. She graduated from St. Casimir Grammar School, St. Joseph High School for Girls and Hesser Business College. She was a lifelong resident of Manchester.

Mrs. Keefe was a member of the Manchester Women's Club where she had many supportive friends.

She traveled throughout the United States, Poland and Ireland. She was an avid reader and enjoyed word games and playing bridge. She also enjoyed traveling to casinos in Connecticut and time spent at the seacoast.

The family includes her husband of 54 years, Francis E. Keefe of Manchester; five children, Daniel T. Keefe of Oklahoma City, OK, Donna Shannon and her husband, David of Barrington, Marcia Keefe and her husband, Glenn Charette of Alfred, ME, David Keefe and his wife, Donna of Manchester, and Paul Keefe and his wife, Lori of Stockbridge, GA; eight grandchildren, Ryan and Kevin Mesick, Tim and Megan Shannon, Erin and Patrick Keefe, and Emily and Molly Keefe; aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, December 15, 2008 at St. Catherine Church, corner of Webster and Hemlock streets, Manchester. Committal prayers followed in Shaw Chapel at St. Joseph Cemetery, 448 Donald St., Bedford.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Frank- I am sorry to hear about Joan. I am saddened by the news. I am visiting my daughter and family in Alaska and will get back to you after the new year when I get back home. Bill

Posted by Bill Donahue    December 22, 2008

Dear Frank and Family: Our prayers are with you and your family at this most sorrowful time. God Bless! Carl & Mickey Higginson

Posted by Carl & Mickey Higginson    December 22, 2008

My deepest sympathies to hear about the death of your mother.
I saw her in August 2007 when she came to pay respects to my mother, Ann Ginal. My parents, Joe and Ann Ginal thought so fondly of her and your family. I had written several letters to her since then. I am so sorry to hear of her passing.
God Bless you all. Joann Ginal

Posted by Joann Ginal - Fort Collins, CO   December 21, 2008

Dear Frank, I was so sorry to hear about your wife's passing. I just got the email from Donna Blanchard yesterday (Dec. 20th). So much time has passed since we've chatted or seen one another, but I want you to know that you are in my thoughts, my heart, and my prayers. Susanne

Posted by Susanne Redlon-Arvidson    December 21, 2008

Dear Frank, Although we have not seen each other for quite a while,our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have many pleasant memories of the past in our work and social events.Joan was a special lovely lady. David and Barbara Hancock

Posted by David C. Hancock    December 20, 2008

It is with deep regret we read of the passing of the love of your life. All the years pass so quickly it seems there is never enough time. My heart skipped a beat as I thought back over the times I was your copilot and we had many laughs together. Please accept our profound sympathy.

Posted by Tom and Deanna Tutton    December 17, 2008

Frank, i have been away and just got home and learned of Joan...I will see you later today

Posted by sheila mcdonough    December 14, 2008

Frank and Family, We are very sadden to hear of Joan's passing. She is an amazing woman and we feel honored to have known her and lived as neighbors for the last 5 years. "Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow." Sincerely, Darren, Meredith, Emma and Owen Hook.

Posted by Hook Family    December 14, 2008

Dave and family ~ Ar Dheis De Go Raibh Hanam....

Posted by Sean    December 14, 2008

Dear Frank & Family, We share in the passing of Joan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you all find comfort in your memories and peace in your faith. May her memory be eternal! With all our sympathy, Georgia & Andrea Zissi

Posted by Georgia & Andrea Zissi    December 14, 2008

David and Family: Please accept my condolences for your loss. I know there will come a time when your happy memories will lessen the sharpness of your grief. Sincerely, Judy Cooper

Posted by Judy Cooper    December 13, 2008

Dear Frank,
I just read of Joan's passing and want to extend my sympathy to you and your children.

Posted by Beverly Loranger - Tampa,, FL   December 12, 2008

my sympathies to your family in this time of sorrow. i graduated from central with marcia..memory eternal.

Posted by natalie macleod - lowell, MA   December 12, 2008

Dear Mr.Keefe & Family, I was saddened this morning after reading of Joan's passing. She and I went to different schools, but always knew each other from having lunch on Elm St. at the Puritan in our working days before our families arrived. Our recent get togethers have been in the waiting room at the Hooksett Clinic ,waiting out turn to be seen. She was a beautiful women and I am sure the family is suffering greatly. Bless You All. Priscilla Jacobson

Posted by Priscilla Jacobson    December 12, 2008