Diana Keenan

Diana M. Keenan (Shelinsky)

Monday, October 22nd, 1945 - Saturday, October 17th, 2020
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Diana M. (Shelinsky) Keenan, 74, of Andover and formerly of West Hartford, beloved wife of the late Terry A. Keenan, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born in Hartford on October 22, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Florence (Luzusky) and Stanley Shelinsky and lived in West Hartford for many years, prior to moving to Andover. She attended the University of CT and also graduated from the Morse School of Business with honors. Diana worked at Mt. Sinai Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center starting in 1966 until her passing as a medical transcriptionist. She was a former member of St. Mark the Evangelist Church, West Hartford and a current member of St. Maurice Church in Bolton.

Diana enjoyed country western music, playing the piano and was active in the Lions Club. She loved trips to the casino, playing bingo at the church, socializing with family and friends and traveling with her late husband throughout the country. She played an active role in her husband's produce business, she was kind to everyone and had a beautiful smile.
Diana was predeceased by a sister, Leona Rinehart. She is survived by many family members, in-laws, and friends, including her Aunt Leona Coladonato; niece Susan Rinehart; extended family from Prince Edward Island, Canada; a special cousin Barbara Brown; her close friend Barbara Wisnefsky; godson Raymond Coladonato and goddaughter Kathleen Gibilisco.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, (October 23), at 10:30 am at St. Mark the Evangelist Church, West Hartford. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. Calling hour will be prior to the funeral mass from 9:00 to 10:00 am at the Sheehan Hilborn Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Ave, West Hartford. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 111 Founders Plaza 2nd floor, East Hartford, CT 06108.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home
    1084 New Britain Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06110
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  • Service

    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 10:30am
    St. Mark the Evangelist Church
    467 South Quaker Lane
    West Hartford, CT 06110
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  • Interment

    Mount St. Benedict
    1 Cottage Grove Road
    BLOOMFIELD, CT 06002
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Susan Robbins Namerow

Posted at 10:09pm

I received the sad news of Diana’s passing and I notified all Hall High Class of ‘63. Wanted you to know that I’ve received many thoughtful emails back. Diana was a friend to many - even those who were not hang out buddies in high school - have fond memories (including myself). Diana has a lot of fans. She was always kind, fun, inclusive and very thoughtful of everyone.

On behalf of myself and the class we extend our sympathies to you - her family. And do know that even as classmates pass on, they are always in our hearts. At our reunions we pay tribute to those who are no longer with us.

Peace be with you...stay safe...stay healthy and I know your mom would want you to keep on smiling.

Big virtual hug,

Susan Robbins Namerow
and all of the Hall High Class of ‘63

Steven & Julie Blanchard

Posted at 02:27pm
Diana and Terry were our neighbors in Andover and they will live in our hearts forever. Diana was one of the sweetest and kindest people and we enjoyed so much fellowship with them over the years. Julie and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to all her family and friends.

Sue St.Hilaire

Posted at 01:58pm
Diana was a special person and I use to tease her about being the only woman that could live with my brother Terry. They loved each other so much and she has been so lost these last 4 years without him. I was so shocked to hear of her death as I didn’t even know she was sick. I had mailed her a card to her on Saturday for her birthday tomorrow. I take great comfort in knowing she and Terry are now together and she’s not suffering.
Sue Keenan St.Hilaire

Michael plasha

Posted at 12:14pm
Rest in peace sorry to hear this love from Michael plasha and family sorry I can not be their
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Carol Rosiak

Posted at 11:12pm
Diana was always such a sweet and caring person. I enjoyed receiving her Christmas cards every year. Now she will join my mom, Dolores Shelinsky Sminkey, (her cousin) who recently passed away in heaven along with the rest of the Shelinsky family. Rest in Peace.

Carol Rosiak

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