Marie Keegan Alley passed away peacefully Monday, December 10th, 2018 in the loving presence of her family. She was a kind, gracious, loving soul, who brightened up the lives of many people.
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Marie was born to Dr. Thomas and Ella Keegan, July 7, 1928, in Deal, NJ and grew up in Jersey City. In 1949, she graduated from nurses training at Jersey City Medical Center. After working as a nurse, she married Phillip Alley in 1958 and pursued education, becoming a teacher. She completed an undergraduate degree in 1963 from Millersville University in Pennsylvania and a masters degree in 1969 from SUNY Geneseo. The family moved to Geneseo, NY in 1964. For years, she taught high school students at BOCES in Mount Morris, NY. In retirement, she has lived in Hamilton, NY and Warminster, PA. People and relationships have always been most important to Marie. She participated in many activities which enriched her life and the lives of others.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Thomas, William, and Edward. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Phillip, four children Anne (Carl) Sergeant of Grand Rapids, MI, Daniel (Julie) Alley of Detroit Lakes, MN, Joan (Jeff) Smith of Redwood City, CA, and John (Mary) Alley of Jordan, NY, and her sister Patricia (Richard) Ferren. Marie’s great joy has been her family and she is survived by 15 grand children, 1 great-grandson, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and their children.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service, Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel at Ann's Choice, 31,000 Ann's Choice Way, Warminster Pa. 18974. Friends will be received from 10:AM until the time of her service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ann's Choice Benevolent Fund, 31,000 Ann's Choice Way, Warminster Pa. 18974 in Maries' memory.
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