Visitation will be held at Brandon Funeral Home (Fitchburg, MA) on February 28, from 4-7PM. A Funeral Service will be held at the same location on March 1, at 11:00 AM, with a reception to follow. At a date yet to be determined, there will be a graveside service this summer in East Tawas, MI. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Marilyn and David McKeehan Family Fund at the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts < https://cfncm.org/donate?fn=marilyn-david-mckeehan-family-fund > will be greatly appreciated.
Marilyn Kaye McKeehan (74) passed away, after a brief illness, on February 17, 2022. In her final days, she was lovingly cared for at home by her family. She would have it no other way.
Marilyn was born in Flint, MI to Donna and Marshal K. Lemon. After school, she moved to Detroit and worked as a legal secretary. She was instrumental in rescuing the historic Pewabic Pottery, there. Marilyn volunteered, while raising her family, as it’s day to day manager until relocating to Westminster, MA where she served as Assistant Town Clerk for many years.
Living through 35 years of sobriety, Marilyn was actively engaged in service to Alcoholics Anonymous. She proudly served the program at all levels, including its international governance. As one ‘friend of Bill’s’ put it, “She was an incredible mentor, friend and a force. She made room at the table, held us accountable for our commitments, behaviors, attitudes and still danced her butt off with us on Saturday night.” In recent years, she has enjoyed retirement for half of the year at her beloved Michigan lakeside cottage in East Tawas.
Marilyn was the love of David’s life, her surviving husband of 54 years, and “mom” to her cherished children Sean McKeehan and Brighid Blain (ne´ McKeehan) and their spouses Amy McKeehan and Alex Blain. She dearly loved her grandchildren Tallulah McKeehan and Nathaniel Winders. Her ‘puppy’ Coco and granddogs greatly miss her affection and treats.