OBIT MaryConnellKeyes

Resident of Los Altos Beloved wife, mother, Nana, sister, aunt and friend, Mary passed away on Aug. 17th, at home surrounded by her family.

Born in Troy, NY, Mary attended Sacred Heart Church and Catholic Central High School, and worked for IBM during the war.

She is survived by her husband John of 69 years, daughter Barbara (Barry Thompson) of Chevy Chase, MD, son William (Natalie) Keyes of Saratoga, four grandsons: Kyle and Lucas Thompson, and Nicholas and Jonathan Keyes, and by her sister Dorothy Marcil, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her son Lt. Col. John Keyes USAF, lost in service of his country, Nov. 22, 1996.

She was always active in her community including the Federated Women's Club, Los Altos History House, and St. Williams Church. Mary was the epitome of grace, wisdom, and kindness, always with a beautiful smile.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Wed., Sept. 6th at 10 a.m. at St. Williams Church,  611 S. El Monte Ave, Los Altos. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Los Altos.

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