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KEAY, Florence M. (Butler), 97, Resident of Holbrook

Florence M. (Butler) Keay, 97, born April 26, 1924, died Sunday, August 1, 2021, at Alliance Health West Acres nursing home in Brockton after a brief illness. She was the widow of the late John H. Keay, Sr. of Holbrook, and the mother of the late Linda Keay.

She was born in Brockton, the daughter of the late Patrick Butler and Nellie (Reardon) Butler, both originally of County Cork, Ireland.

She was an enthusiastic traveler well into her 80s, and was active with the Holbrook Council on Aging into her early 90s. In recent years she remained an avid reader and stayed active in the lives of her children and extended family.

She is survived by her children, John H. Keay Jr. of Cayamant, Quebec; Richard Dionne-Keay of Lakeville; Sandy Keay of South Portland, Maine; and Kenneth Keay of Norton; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews and their children.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Memorial Visiting Hours on Tuesday, August 10th from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM in the Cartwright Funeral Home, 69 S. Franklin St., (Rt. 37), Holbrook. A Memorial Funeral Service will immediately follow at 3:00 PM in the Funeral Home. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Florence’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital;

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