Jean Catherine Keating
Jean Catherine Keating passed away peacefully on June 29, 2018 in Lexington, KY at age 82. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Catherine Keating, and her brothers, Clifford and Gerald Keating. Her surviving three nephews, Gerald, Kevin and Michael Keating, and niece, Kathleen (Keating) Frondorf all meant very much to her. Jean was born and raised in Rochester, NY where she earned a nursing degree from Nazareth College. She earned a Master of Public Health degree from University of Michigan and relocated to Lexington. Her career was marked by initiating health programs in Appalachian communities, and she served as Special Advisor to the Chancellor of University of Kentucky Medical Center. Jean cherished her friends from both upstate NY and Lexington, preserving letters and cards received over the years. She loved the horses of Kentucky, the Cincinnati Reds, outings with friends, reading and writing, and attending mass at St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment will take place in Canandaigua, NY at the convenience of the family. A memorial mass will be held Friday, Aug. 17 at 12 noon with a reception to follow at St. Peter Catholic Church, 125 Barr St., Lexington, KY 40507 (859-252-7551). Any tribute gifts to the church are greatly appreciated.