Rita B. (Bibeau) Keating, 91, of Hopedale died on September 6 at Genesis of Milford. She was the wife of the late Walter R. Keating who died in 1988.
She is survived by two sons; Edward Keating & his wife Janice of East Greenwich, RI, James Keating & his wife Roseanne of Ft. Myers, FL, a daughter, Gail Johnson-Auger and her husband Ricky of Hopedale and Dennisport, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Rita was predeceased by two brothers, Paul & Raymond Bibeau and a great grandson, baby Matthew.
Rita was born in Chicopee, MA; daughter of the late Arthur & Delia (Marcotte) Bibeau. She was raised and educated there and had been a resident of Hopedale since 1976, previously residing in Bellingham.
Mrs. Keating had been a secretary for many years at Mass Mutual Insurance in Springfield. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Hopedale and loved to volunteer to help others and at the senior thrift shop in Hopedale, she was an avid gardener and loved to go to the beach and play Bingo.
Her funeral mass will be held on Thursday, September 12 at 10:00 am in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 187 Hopedale St. Hopedale. Burial will follow in Hopedale Village Cemetery. there are no calling hours. Donations in Rita's memory may be made to the Genesis Activity Fund, 10 Veterans Memorial Dr. Milford, MA. 01757.
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