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Mildred Ann Keegan

June 27, 2021

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The funeral will be Saturday, July 3rd, at 1 p.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City with a blessing service at the funeral home by Monsignor Pratico of St. Mary’s Visitation Church.  Interment will take place at Primitive Methodist Cemetery, Dickson City. Friends may call Saturday from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in her memory because of the love for all the dogs in her life, especially her little sweetheart Daisy, Rita, and Luke.  For directions or to leave an online condolence visit the funeral home website.

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Mildred Ann McDonald Keegan RN, 93, of Dickson City, died Sunday June 27th at Abington Manor, Clark Summit.  She was preceded in death by her husband James Keegan, who died March 10th, 1992.

Born in Moosic, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mildred Best McDonald and she was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle church until its closing and then a member of St. Mary’s Visitation, both of Dickson City.  She was a graduate of Moosic High School, class of 1945, and Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1948.  She worked as a nurse in the nursery of Hahnemann Hospital and later as the night-shift hospital supervisor at CMC until her first retirement in 1990, when she left to care for her husband.  After James passed she went back to work at the Laurel Hill nursing home as the supervisory nurse until her second retirement in 2008.

Mildred’s family was her life. When her husband became injured she sacrificed and took care of him for nine years at home until he died so that he did not have to go to a care facility.

She enjoyed her weekly trips to the casino and QVC shopping. She loved her son’s homemade pizza for her birthday every year with the whole family. She loved watching the Wheel of Fortune every night and it was rare that someone guessed the puzzle before she did. She always added paper sprinkles to the inside of birthday cards and was overjoyed when one of us forgot and they flew all over the floor. She called her children and grandchildren on every birthday and sang Happy Birthday to them. Her son-in-law Bob was the last one to receive this special call for his birthday on June 6.  She loved watching football and always cheered for the teams that her children and grandchildren liked, but her favorite was Penn State. She felt truly blessed by her great-grandsons and affectionately called them the “little bucks”.

Mildred survived COVID and we are all so grateful for her granddaughter Kaitie for watching out for her during the year she was not allowed visitors at Abington Manor. Kaitie is an occupational therapist at Abington.

Mildred’s passing will leave a void in so many lives. Her gentle strength, kind heart, and compassion made her loved by everyone whose life she touched.

Her family would like to thank Abington Manor for the wonderful care she received there since her stroke in 2019. Special thanks to the staff, particularly Susan, Debbie, Ryan, Jean, Kristi, Elicia, Mary Louise, Diane, Julie, Justine, Becky, Melinda, Janet, Nicole, Catherine, Brit and Rose. Also, thanks to Allied Hospice for their care in her final days and to Hospice Pastor Gerlin for his compassion in her final moments. Thanks as well to Dr. Ferdinand Manahan for the excellent care he provided to her.

Mildred was preceded in death by her sister Katherine Willard, and her son-in-law Sylvester Urso.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Mecca and husband Joe, Dickson City. Daughter Karen(Urso) Holeva and husband Bob, Scott Township. Son James P Keegan and wife Anne, Moosic. Grandchildren Patrick Urso, Erica Urso, Kaitie Locey and husband Jeff, Dr Kyle Mecca & fiancé Dr Kaylee Pollitt, Matthew Keegan, and Elizabeth Keegan. Great grandsons Lincoln Sylvester Shibley and Chase Anthony Locey. Sisters Joan Meehan and Ann McGraw. Brother Thomas (Tucker) McDonald and wife Joan. Nieces and nephews

The funeral will be Saturday, July 3rd, at 1 p.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City with a blessing service at the funeral home by Monsignor Pratico of St. Mary’s Visitation Church.  Interment will take place at Primitive Methodist Cemetery, Dickson City. Friends may call Saturday from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in her memory because of the love for all the dogs in her life, especially her little sweetheart Daisy, Rita and Luke.  For directions or to leave an online condolence visit the funeral home website.