SISTER ANN McKEON, SC (Sister Joseph Bridget) Of Mt. St. Vincent, Wellesley Hills, on February 26, 2019. A Sister of Charity for 59 years who was missioned in Brooklyn, Bellmore, Bellerose, Point Lookout and Fresh Meadows, New York, locally in Marillac Residence, Mount Saint Vincent and Elizabeth Seton Residence Wellesley. Beloved daughter of the late Bartley & Bridget A. (Foley) McKeon. Sister of Sister Peg McKeon, SC of Mount Saint Vincent, Wellesley and the late Rev. John (Aedan) McKeon, OP, Martin McKeon and Mary McDonough. Also survived by several nephews and cousins, as well as all her sisters in community. Visiting Hours at Mt. St. Vincent, 125 Oakland St., Wellesley Hills on Monday, March 4, 2019 from 9:30 – 10:15 am, with a Prayer Service at 10:15 am, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:45 am. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment, St. Mary Cemetery, Needham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sisters of Charity, Mt. St. Vincent Community, 125 Oakland St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.
Dear Sr. Margaret,
I am so sorry to read of Sr. Ann’s passing. It is hard to believe so many years have passed since I spent the summer with you and Ann at St. Kevin’s while a small group of you were taking summer classes. The sister bond you two had was so apparent to me, and I always felt so blessed to have shared that summer with you both. Ann was always so full of life, laughter and love that I know her absence in your daily life will impact you deeply. I hope the many happy memories you have and the support of family, friends and your community of Sisters will offer you continued support and comfort as you adapt to life without your dear sister at your side. I am praying for your peace and strength, Margaret, and pray that Ann rests in everlasting peace 🙏♥️🙏. It was a privilege to have known both of you.
With Love and Gratitude,
Lynda M. (Sparks) Volkringer
REMEMBERING SISTER ANN
Monday, March 4, 2019
Sister Ann is an unforgettable person!
I remember the first time that we met, Sr. Ann was searching for friends coming in from New York specifically to come and see her. I was in the Dining Room at that time and I told her that I was the only one who could ask on her behalf. She responded: “Who the hell are you?” I was truly shocked, and it is at that moment that my affection for her was born. Sr. Ann was a very human person, direct and honest in her speech.
I was happy to help her get integrated in her new home. We were friends, even if she never knew my name, but knowing that she had a friend in me, she called me: “Lady!”
Each day, as she arrived on time for the meal, she would be looking for me and when our eyes met she always had a huge smile, asking me for two pieces of chicken, some carrots and a bit of cranberry sauce, while stating: “I’m a chicken person!” This was a joy for me because she knew she could count on me as well as she could count on her own sister.
I am proud to have known a person like Sr. Ann, a person who loved life, music, and dance -an incomparable person.
I give thanks to God who permitted that I bring her joy in the last moment of her life. I profit of this time to offer my sympathies to Sr. Ann’s Community-the Sisters of Charity, to the McKean Family especially her sister, Sr. Peggy, and to all who knew her.
This sudden passing is a sad one for me, however I am consoled in knowing that you, Sr. Ann, are much better on the other side.