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“My profound condolences to Mrs. Burlingame's children and family. Now she is forever young and beautiful. My prayers for peace and love, Caroline ”
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“My deepest and sincerest sympathies to Elizabeth, Susan, Janet and Mary on the passing of your mother. Your hearts will rise again with the memories...Read More »
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“May God bless and comfort grieving family and friends as your beloved mum R.I.P ”
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“Dear Beth and Mary,So sorry for your loss. What a pretty picture of your mother.Dorothy Rondot ”
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“Dear Janet and Jim,We are so sorry for your loss. May memories and love sustain and comfort you. We will keep you in our prayers.Love,Jan and Pete...Read More »
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“Mary, Sarah and Fiona, We're sorry to learn of Gen's death. You're all in our prayers. ”
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Genevieve Keohane Burlingame passed away peacefully at the Meadow Ridge Health Center on January 16, 2017. Born in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of the late Dennis J. and Blanche A. (Rowley) Keohane. She was predeceased by her sister Evelyn Savini, as well as her brothers Jack Keohane, Kenneth Keohane, and Robert Keohane. A 1946 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Teachers College in Boston, MA, Genevieve was motivated by her interest in travel and education to accept a job teaching second grade across the country at the George School in Portland, OR. She returned to Boston in 1947 to marry the late John Francis Burlingame. They moved to Schenectady, NY where she taught first grade at the Franklin School. Ever the teacher, she continued to use her education skills as the mother of four daughters, Susan, Janet, Mary and Elizabeth, moving several times for her husband's career. She was a founding member of the Odd Lots Investment Club in upstate New York as well as the Goodwives Investment Club in Darien, CT. In addition, she served as a board member of the Darien Community Association, volunteered at the Stamford Hospital in Stamford, CT and was a parishioner at St. Thomas More Church in Darien. For many years, she and her husband wintered in Scottsdale, AZ where she belonged to a Scottsdale writing group and played golf. Although a long-time resident of Darien, CT, Genevieve maintained a fondness for her Boston roots. In 1995, she established the Genevieve Keohane Scholarship Fund at the University of Massachusetts to aid future teachers. She is survived by her sister, Blanche Keohane of East Harwich, MA; her four daughters, Susan LeVangia, Janet Burlingame, Mary Burlingame and Elizabeth Burlingame; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien on Friday, January 20, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Genevieve at St. Thomas More Church in Darien on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Darien Community Association (DCA), 274 Middlesex Road, Darien, CT 06820. www.lawrencefuneralhome.com