Gayle Keenan

Gayle Keenan (Golightly)

Friday, May 31st, 1946 - Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
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Gayle Golightly Keenan, 74, of Frederick County, VA, passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in the Blue Ridge Hospice In Patient Care Center after fighting a year long battle with bile duct cancer.

She was born on May 31, 1946 in Portsmouth, VA; the daughter of Bruce and Laura Golightly. She was a graduate of James Wood Class of 1964, a graduate of James Madison University Class of 1968, and received a Masters Degree in social work from University of Pittsburgh Class of 1970. After a 35 year career with the Veterans Administration in Martinsburg, WV Gayle retired and then continued on as a contract worker for 10 years.

Surviving Gayle is her husband of 51 years, Edward Keenan; children, Dr. Bruce Keenan (Jill), Kristen Renzi (Dr. Randolph Renzi) and Lindsey Garber (Samuel “Chad”); brother, Warren Golightly and eleven grandchildren (8 boys and 3 girls) all of whom she was very proud.

Preceding her in death were two brothers, Robert and Carl and her beautiful grandson, Camden Dray Keenan.

The family will receive friends Monday evening, October 5, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Bridget of Ireland Catholic Church on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. with The Reverend Paul Grankauskas officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hebron Cemetery.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 5th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, October 5th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Jones Funeral Home - Winchester
    228 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
    WINCHESTER, VA 22601
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  • Service

    Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 | 9:00am
    Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 9:00am
    Saint Bridget of Ireland Catholic Church
    1020 West Main Street
    BERRYVILLE, VA 22611
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    The Rev. Paul Grankauskas
  • Interment

    Mount Hebron Cemetery
    305 East Boscawen Street
    WINCHESTER, VA 22601
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Teresa Bowers

Posted at 02:44pm
I worked with Gayle at the VA Hospital. She was very compassionate with veterans and families and a real pleasure to work with. She will be missed by many. My sincere sympathy to her family, Teresa Bowers

Bradford Hoover

Posted at 05:55am
To Ed and family. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. Brad/Wanda Hoover

Neil Donahue

Posted at 07:16pm
To Ted and family,

So sorry to hear of Gayle's death. I have many good memories of our time working together at the Martinsburg VA. Ted, it also was a pleasure to spend time with Gayle and you at different social events. Gayle was a dedicated social worker and a good friend.
You are in my thoughts and prayers,
Neil Donahue

Gloria Goode

Posted at 03:16pm
So sorry to hear of your loss, ED and will always cherish the memories during our visits together. Gayle had always a positive attitude and outlook but her main concern was that you were in agreeance and to support decisions made. This I felt, was the strength of a solid marriage. Never to forget her beautiful smile and please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Gloria and Kevin Goode

The Physicians and Staff of Winchester Cardiology

Posted at 09:56am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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