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Joanne Keough

Joanne Frances Keough

Tuesday, January 22nd, 1946 - Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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Obituary

ARLINGTON

Joanne Frances King Keough, 74, a former resident of Arlington, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Brookdale at Fillmore Pond in Bennington where she had resided for the past ten years.

Joanne was born in Bennington at Putnam Memorial Hospital, now Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, on January 22, 1946, the daughter of John T. and Frances (Mann) King. She married Richard Keough on October 2, 1965. Joanne was a 1964 graduate of Arlington Memorial High School.

Survivors include a son, Matthew Keough of Whitehall, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Reginald Jennings Jr. of Arlington, VT and daughter Stacey Keough of SanDiego, CA; five grandchildren, Mallory, Maclain and Jensen Keough of Whitehall, NY, Morgan and Erinn Jennings of Arlington, VT; a sister, Charlotte King Houghton of Poultney, VT and brother, James King of Shaftsbury, VT along with several nieces and nephews.

Joanne was predeceased by her parents, sister Carolyn King and brother John “Jackie” King Jr. and her husband, Richard William Keough.

In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Joanne was a member of the parish of Christ Our Savior of Arlington. She was a member of the Christ Our Savior Sodality as well as the Catholic Daughters of America. Joanne also spent many years with the Arlington Chorale Singers.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Wednesday, August 19, at 9:30 a.m. with a prayer and from Scared Heart St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington at 10:00 a.m. where the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be offered.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Burial will take place in the family lot in St. Columban’s Cemetery in Arlington.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions in Joanne Keough’s memory may be made to either the Arlington Rescue Squad or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    E. P. Mahar and Son Funeral Home
    Address
    628 Main Street
    Bennington, Vermont 05201
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  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church
    Address
    238 W. Main Street
    Bennington, Vermont 05201
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    Officiant
    Rev. Robert Wiseman, csc
  • Interment

    Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 | 11:30am
    When
    Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 11:30am
    Location
    St. Columbian's Cemetery
    Address
    Cemetery Road
    Arlington, Vermont 05250
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Donna Hewess

Posted at 09:28am
Her big smile and happy laugh will always be remembered by everyone who knew her
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Cheryl Hard

Posted at 03:11pm
Thoughts and prayers to Joanne's family. I will always remember our growing up years in Arlington and all the laughs and
fun we had . Joanne was always the center of our get togethers and spread the joy of laughter in whatever we were doing. I will forever remember her and our years at AMHS.
KC

kerry csizmesia

Posted at 12:26pm
I will always remember when we played a softball game at MSJ. After the game we stopped at McDonald's and Joanne got on the bus. She said "I'm here to take Susie to get a Prom Dress. I said "You can pick Susie up in Arlington and bring her back to Rutland to get her dress. Susie was going to the Prom with one of my nephews. The rule was "you ride to and from the game back to Arlington on the bus". Dick came to see me the next day and said "he didn't have a problem with what I did, but it had better stay that way for the remainder of the year. If it didn't, he would be back in to see me." My luck he didn't have to come back in to see me.
KN

Kenneth Nicholson

Posted at 01:30pm
We will always remember Joanne's welcoming giggle and how she and Dick were always the best dancers at the AMHS proms.
Ken & June Nicholson
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kerry csizmesia

Posted at 11:35am
Matt, Susie and Stacey,

Joan and I were so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Your dad and mom were two of the most wonderful friends one could ever hope for, and we felt so blessed to be able to count them as such. The town of Arlington was a much better place because of Dick and Joanne, as they truly represented that beautiful community, and why it was such a wonderful place to live and raise a family in. Please know you are in our prayers, and we thank God for the good fortune to have known and counted them as such truly valued friends. They will be missed. Kerry & Joan Csizmesia
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