September 1, 1914 ~ March 2, 2003
In Hamden, March 2, 2003, Kate Hemingway Keefe, 88, of 200 Leeder Hill Dr., wife of the late Donald F. Keefe. She was the daughter of the late Louise Lee and Ruth Alicia Porter Hemingway and sister of the late Louis Lee Hemingway, Jr. She is survived by three children: Sarah H. Keefe of Scituate, MA, Nicholas F. Keefe of San Francisco, CA and Thomas F. Keefe of Middlebury, VT, three grandchildren: Nathaniel, Emma and Asa Keefe. Mrs. Keefe graduated from the Masters School at Dobbs Ferry, NY and from Vassar College, Class of 1937, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She met her future husband in 1940 and was married in April 8, 1942, the first couple to be married in the St. Thomas More Chapel, Yale Univesity. She was active in a variety of community affairs, serving on the Boards of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, The Children's Center, the New Haven Colony Historical Society and the Grove Street Cemetery. She also belonged to the Saturday Morning Club, The North End Club and for many years was an active reader at Recording for the Blind. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN, Thursday, March 6 at 12:30 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Thomas More Chapel, 268 Park St., New Haven at 1:00 P.M. Interment will be held at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Thomas More Chapel, Building Fund, 268 Park St., New Haven, CT 06511 or to the Children's Center, 1400 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517.