Mary McKeown Savoie, 88, of Cromwell, formerly of Windsor Locks and Westbrook, died peacefully on September 19, 2019. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Lawrence (Larry) and her brother and sister-in-law, Nancy (Downing) and James Edward McKeown of West Haven. Mary was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and was the oldest child of Bridie (Killeen) and Jim McKeown. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in New Haven and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Central Connecticut State University in 1978. Mary taught Business Education classes for eight years at Windsor Locks Hill School where she also assisted with costumes for their theater production. As a mom raising four children, Mary still found time to be involved in her community. She was a past president of the Windsor Locks Women’s Club, member of the Old Saybrook Lions’ Club, a Eucharistic Minister at St. Mark’s of Westbrook and St. John’s of Cromwell, and a past member of the Westbrook Planning & Zoning Board. She was a devout Catholic who loved singing in Rome with the St. Mark’s Church Choir and with the Covenant Village choral group at their annual Holiday concert. She loved to read, travel and relax at Island View Beach in Westbrook. She and Larry loved family vacations to the Outer Banks, the Adirondacks and a Caribbean cruise with their children and grandchildren.
She was the beloved mother of Martin Savoie of Sevierville, Tennessee, Carol Seredynski and her husband Tom of Hebron, Cathy Holmes and her husband Mike of Ivoryton, and Laureen Borgatti and her husband John of Agawam, Massachusetts. She was also the proud Grandmother to Peter and Mariesa Negosanti, Jeffrey and Glenn Holmes, and Brian and Amy Seredynski. In addition, she leaves behind three step-grandchildren, Jason, Jeremy and Justin Borgatti, as well as six great-grandchildren.
The family will be welcoming friends on September 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00am at St. John’s Church located at 5 St. Johns Court, Cromwell. The Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Wayfinders, https://www.wayfindersma.org/support-us, 120 Maple St., Suite 400, Springfield, MA 01103 or the Alzheimer’s Association of Connecticut at https://www.alz.org/ct . A private burial will take place on a later date. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.
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