By the Family
Jun. 12, 2019: Carol S. Keenan, age 88 and lifelong resident of Bronxville, died peacefully in the company of family on June 5, 2019.
Born on April 26, 1931, to the late James Schaefer and Lorraine Cooksey Schaefer, Carol led a full life that was rooted in dedication to her late husband, Graham J. Keenan Sr., and her three children and their spouses, Lesley Keenan Veile (Rick), Graham J. Keenan, Jr. (Barbara), and Craig Keenan (Emory).
Her influence was deeply felt by her grandchildren, Kristen Duncan (Jeff), Derek Veile, the late Graham J. Keenan III, Robbie Keenan, Davis Keenan, Matthew Keenan, and Jake Keenan. Carol also shared a special relationship with her great-grandson Cameron Duncan.
Carol earned a BA from Mills College in 1951, graduating in only three years with summa cum laude honors. She went on to a thirty-year career in law after graduating from Pace Law School at the age of 54 in May 1985. Carol attended Pace at night while working full-time, and her legal work focused on support of the Bronx Realty Advisory Board. She was an admired and respected colleague to those she worked with.
Carol was a longtime member of The Reformed Church of Bronxville and was an enthusiastic vocalist in its Chancel Choir for over 40 years. She took great joy in the church, the choir, and the friendships she had there.
Throughout her life, Carol never lost her sense of optimism or her willingness to take on any challenge. She had endless curiosity and loved to travel to natural wonders across the globe – the Grand Canyon and Egypt’s Pyramids were two of her favorites.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Carol’s honor to The Reformed Church of Bronxville.