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“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...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Bill Donahue

“Dear Frank and Family: Our prayers are with you and your family at this most sorrowful time. God Bless! Carl & Mickey Higginson ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Carl & Mickey Higginson

“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...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Joann Ginal - Fort Collins, CO

“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...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Susanne Redlon-Arvidson

“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...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: David C. Hancock

“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...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Tom and Deanna Tutton

“Frank, i have been away and just got home and learned of Joan...I will see you later todaysheila ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: sheila mcdonough

“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...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Hook Family

“Dave and family ~ Ar Dheis De Go Raibh Hanam.... ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Sean

“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...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Georgia & Andrea Zissi

“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...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Judy Cooper

“Dear Frank, I just read of Joan's passing and want to extend my sympathy to you and your children. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Beverly Loranger - Tampa,, FL

“my sympathies to your family in this time of sorrow. i graduated from central with marcia..memory eternal. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: natalie macleod - lowell, MA

“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...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Priscilla Jacobson


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.