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Natalie (Whitney) Keogh

August 4, 1934 ~ January 25, 2019 (age 84)

LEOMINSTER----Natalie (Whitney) Keogh, 84 years old, of Leominster, died Friday, January 25, 2019 at Sunrise of Leominster. She is survived by her daughter Pamela Keogh of Leominster, sons Randy D. Keogh and his wife Micheline of Englewood, CO, Kevin R. Keogh and his wife Donna of Leominster and Steven J. Keogh and his wife Marie of Leominster; brother Carlton Whitney of Leominster; sister Marian Bowlus of Hollister, CA; grandchildren Ashley Keogh, Meghan Keogh, Brook Keogh and Nicholas Keogh. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 61 years, Robert C. Keogh; sister Florence Johnson; and grandson Kenneth R. Keogh.

Natalie was born in Concord, MA on August 4, 1934, daughter of Leon and Marian (Howard) Whitney and had lived in Leominster most of her life. She graduated from Leominster High School in 1952 and from Fitchburg State Teachers College. Natalie taught elementary school in Sterling and later substituted in the Leominster school system. She was a longtime member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Leominster and served on many of the church’s boards and committees, where all who met her knew her to be kind and welcoming.Notably, Natalie founded the Church's Rainbow Ringers, a bell choir that invited all to join and play music, regardless of skill or experience. Natalie was a member of the Board of Directors at the former Nancy Patch Retirement Home in Leominster, was certified in First Aid and CPR, qualified as an EMT, and had been a member of the Ski Patrol at the former Pheasant Run Ski Area and Mt. Wachusett Ski Area.

Natalie was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, listening and directing music, sewing, playing tennis, and swimming in her pool. A lifelong teacher, Natalie loved introducing people to the things she was passionate about.

Natalie’s funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 2nd  at 10 am in the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 26 West Street, Leominster. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster. Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 1st  from 5-7 pm in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Pilgrim Church Memorial Fund.

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