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Andover — Mrs. Nancy (Sweet) Keeffe, a 54-year resident of Andover, and beloved wife of the late George R. Keeffe, died at the Academy Manor Nursing Center in Andover, on Friday morning, April 18, 2014, with her family by her side. She was 84 years old.

Born in North Chelmsford, Mass., on May 25, 1929, she was the beloved daughter of the late Nathaniel and Anna Mildred (Ward) Sweet. Mrs. Keeffe was a graduate of Chelmsford High and Lowell State Teachers College. She worked as a teacher in the Andover School System for many years. In her spare time, Mrs. Keeffe enjoyed playing golf, especially at Far Corners in Boxford, reading and being active outdoors. Above all, she loved spending time with her family and friends.

She will be sorely missed by her loving children, Thomas J. Keeffe and his wife, Kathy A. Keeffe of Pelham, N.H., and Ellen K. Regan and her husband, Jeffrey Regan of Methuen; her siblings, Mark Sweet of South Windsor, Conn., and Patricia Sweet of North Chelmsford; and grandchildren, Michael and Sean Regan, and Nicholas and Emily Keeffe; and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Robert Sweet, Janet Connors and Louise Sweet.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Academy Manor for the wonderful care and compassion they gave to Nancy.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 20 Highvale Lane, Andover, on Wednesday, April 23, at 12:30 p.m. Relatives and friends were welcomed. Calling hours were held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover, on Tuesday, April 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in St. Augustine Cemetery in Andover. Donations in Nancy’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

For additional information, please visit www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on  April 24, 2014
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