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Agnes E. Keegan

January 4, 2019

Agnes E. KeeganAgnes Elizabeth Flynn Keegan, 94, resident of Watertown died Friday, January 4, 2019, while surrounded by her loving family. Her last week of life was spent under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Monday, January 7, from 5 - 8 PM. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 8, at 10:00 AM followed by the funeral mass celebrated at Holy Family Church at 11 AM with Rev. William G. Muench presiding. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.

Agnes was born on December 31, 1924 to William James Flynn and Mary Barnes Flynn in Cape Vincent. In 1927 the family moved to Watertown. She attended Sacred Heart Elementary and Junior High School. At that time, she held her first job washing bottles for the family business, Crystal Springs Water. That continued until she graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy in 1942.

On June 21, 1947 she married William Edward Keegan at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church. Mr. Keegan died November 27, 2012. They were life long communicants of Holy Family Church.

She worked at the New York Air Brake until her marriage. In May of 1948, the couple began their family when their daughter, Mary Ann, was born. In 1970 Agnes returned to work part time for George Towsley and The NY Air Brake. In 1976 Agnes obtained a full time position at the Air Brake and retired in 1987.

We rejoice in her long life full of love, joy, and laughter that she brought to her family and friends. Her smile and laugh were contagious. Her happiest moments were spent visiting with family, friends, and neighbors. She reveled in the accomplishments of her children, grandchildren, and nearly everyone she met. Agnes is remembered for her many acts of selflessness. Throughout her lifetime and despite recent infirmities of old age, she always found the strength and determination to attend all of our family picnics, birthday parties, baptisms, weddings, funerals and especially Ted's performances.

She is survived by her five children, Deanne Keegan Jones and husband, Gerold, East Aurora; Timothy John Keegan, Johnstown; Peter Gerald Keegan, Burlington, VT; Sarah K. Morgia and husband, Bruce, Watertown and William Edward "Ted" Keegan and husband, David Thiergartner, New York City; six grandchildren, Benjamin Keegan, Meghan Jones Morello and husband Benny, Graham Keegan, Travis Morgia and wife Molly, Tia Morgia and Jonathan Jones; great-granddaughter, Margot Luna Morgia. Also her sister, Sarah Flynn Palumbo, Watertown and numerous nieces and nephews. Along with her husband, Bill, Agnes was predeceased by their daughter, Mary Ann Keegan, three brothers; John W. Flynn, William J. Flynn, Jr. and James F. Flynn and three sisters; M. Catherine Stiegelbauer, Virginia F. Flynn and Margaret F. Henry.

In lieu of flowers contributions in her name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Disabled Persons Action Organization, 617 Davidson St., or Holy Family Church, 129 Winthrop St., all in Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#12 Dora Bova 2019-01-10 19:30
So sorry to hear about your mothers passing. Prayers to your entire family.
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#11 John Manfred 2019-01-09 17:55
My sympathy and prayers to the entire Keegan family.
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#10 Dick Fox 2019-01-09 07:18
My condolences to the Keegan family for your loss. The Keegans will always have a special place in my memories of my time in Watertown so long ago.
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#9 Bonnie Scott 2019-01-08 09:26
Sarah & Family - I am so very sorry for your loss.

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#8 Tom and Gael OBrien 2019-01-07 10:48
Dear Tim and Family,
Our deep condolences to you and the family on your mom's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

tom and gael
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#7 Anne Kozlowski Delan 2019-01-07 10:41
My sincerest sympathy at the loss of your dear mother. Your entire family has always been a big part of my life and having lost my ow mother, I empathize with your loss. Many kind thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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#6 Douglas Shambo 2019-01-07 10:35
To the Keegan Family,
My sincere condolences on Agnes' death. I met her years ago at a concert Ted and my sister Kim were singing in, and found her delightful. May she rest in peace, and may you all find comfort in your time of grief. - Douglas Shambo, St. Paul, Minnesota
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#5 Betsy Netto Thompson 2019-01-07 08:57
Dear Tim & Families,
Wanting you know you are in my thoughts & Prayers.
Your Mother was a beautiful lady, raising a wonderful family. God Bless!
Betsy Netto Thompson
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#4 Karen Keenan 2019-01-06 21:44
Dear Sarah and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I only met her a few years ago but I could see she was full of life and love. My mother , Betty Riley Keenan, spoke fondly of the Flynn sisters from the Sacred Heart days. May your wonderful memories bring blessings of comfort during these sad days, along with the peace of knowing your mom and dad are together in heaven.
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#3 Rev. Richard Kennedy 2019-01-06 21:40
May Agnes be enjoying the eternal love of the God she worshipped throughout her life. What a great lady!
Fr. Kennedy
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