Maureen Anne Keating, 65, of Walpole was freed from her earthly struggles Feb. 2, 2010, in the presence of her family and her best friend. Maureen was born Dec. 30, 1944, a daughter of the late Joseph D. and Delia (Bridget) M Kelly in the Bronx, where she was raised.

She was a 1962 graduate of St. Simon Stock High School in the Bronx and later graduated from the Wood Secretarial School. Upon her graduation she entered the world of advertising. She was employed by Young & Rubicam in New York City as a secretary, account representative and hand model.

In 1972 she married her husband, the late Daniel W. Keating Sr., and relocated to Fords, N.J., where she was active in Our Lady of Peace Parish and School and was an elected Republican Committee Woman.

In 1983 she and her husband relocated to Maine. During her years in Maine, Maureen was employed by Robert Gonyea, M.D., and the U.S. Postal Service in South Bristol and in Walpole. Where Maureen really made an impact was with her volunteerism. She was very active with the Lioness Club, Chimney Point Home Owners’ Association, the Mears Cove Homeowners Association and the Shamrocks of Saint Patrick’s Church. Her greatest legacy, however, was her involvement with The Miles Hospital League, where she spent many hours helping to create the Gift Shop and watching it thrive.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Maureen was predeceased by her sister, Katherine; her brother, Joseph; and her niece and namesake, Maureen.

Maureen will be deeply missed by many, many dear friends, but she will be especially missed by her son, Daniel W. Keating Jr. and his wife, Cathy, of Walpole; her daughter, Anne Marie and her husband, Brad, of Hummelstown, Pa.; and her loving grandsons, Bradley and Brendan McAlester, also of Pennsylvania.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated by the Rev. Fred Morse at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Newcastle on Feb. 6. Maureen was interred beside her loving husband, Dan, at the Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Miles Memorial Hospital League, P.O. Box 503, Damariscotta, ME 04543; or St. Patrick’s Church, P.O. Box 598, Newcastle, ME 04553.

Arrangements are with the Strong and Hancock Funeral Home in Damariscotta. Condolences for the family may be expressed by visiting stronghancock.com.