Mary (Vassallo) McKeough
Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: March 14th, 1925
Passed in: Sydney Forks, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 27th, 2012
It is with sadness that we, the family, announce the death of Mary (Vassallo) McKeough, 87, of Sydney Forks on Aug. 27, 2012.
Born in Sydney, Mary was the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (MacDonald) Vassallo.
Mary was employed with the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board from 1976 until her retirement in 1997. She was active in St. Mary's CWL, East Bay, for over 50 years and a valued member of her community.
Mary is survived by her five children, Bill (Betty), Brian (Joyce Thompson), Donna Axford (Steve), Jean McKeough (Rob Boone) and Joan McKeough (Angie Currie) and her sister Theresa MacLellan, formerly of Ben Eoin. “Nana Keough” is also survived by her grandchildren, Leslie and Daniel Axford and Liam and Erica Boone. Mary will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours.
She will also be fondly remembered for her laughter and love of life.
In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Dan and four siblings, Carmelita (McKeough), Lawrence, George and Frank.
Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, George Street, Sydney. The funeral celebration will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 30 at St. Mary’s Church, East Bay, with Fr. Frank Abbass officiating.
Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Palliative Care of Cape Breton County or to the charity of one’s choice.