Marie Louise 'Mary Lou' Keating, 84, passed away November 26, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bruce Keating; parents, John Damascio and Lucy Napoleone Damascio; infant sister, Jeanette Louise; and companion, Eno Fraterelli. Mary Lou is survived by her son, Robert Michael Keating and daughter, Kathleen Louise Keating Denny (Michael); granddaughters, Rebecca Delores Keating, Elyse Denny Clakley (Matthew) and Allison Denny Manes (Brian); and great-granddaughter, Olivia Elyse Manes. Born on August 4, 1927, in North Denver to a pioneer Colorado family of deep Italian heritage, Mary Lou lived each moment of her life fully. After graduating from Cathedral High School in 1945 she attended the University of Denver where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, served as Mortar board president, gained the nickname 'Meatball,' earned the high honor of 'Miss University of Denver,' and graduated with a degree in Business Administration making many valuable friendships along the way. After marrying Bob in 1949, Mary Lou became involved in the Denver Lawyer's Wives club, Il Circolo Italiano, The Order of the Sons of Italy, Alpha Gam Alumnae group, and served as past president of Denver Area Panhellenic. Upon moving to Pueblo in 2004, Mary Lou became a member of Pueblo Country Club, volunteered at the Rosemount Museum, supported the YMCA, enjoyed playing bridge, and loved spending time with her friends and family. A loving mother, adoring grandmother, and devoted friend, Mary Lou leaves a legacy of strength, courage, and love. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Luncheon reception following at The Waterfront Building, 101 S. Main St., Pueblo. Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 1, 2011, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Denver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation in her memory by mail at 3905 Vincennes Road, Suite 105, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Online condolences,

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  1. Mrs. Keating was a wonderful and kind person. I will miss seeing her smiling face at the Country Club. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  2. I am so happy that you all got to spend so much fun and love with each other. Your Mom and you had a very special bond, that created fond memories that will never be forgotten.
    I am here for you Rob, and God bless your adoring family.

  3. Kathie,
    We are thinking of you and miss you. So glad you got to spend the last couple of weeks with your mom.
    See you soon, Kyle and Sue

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