Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

March 6, 2014

Romayne M. (Cunningham) Keller, 93 Years

Andover, Formerly of Medford — Mrs. Romayne Margaret (Cunningham) Keller, 93, a resident of Andover and formerly of Medford, died at the Parkland Medical Center in Derry, N.H., on Sunday, March 2, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Lewis C. Keller.

Born in Carbondale, Pa., on March 1, 1921, she was the beloved daughter of the late Bernard G. and Thelma L. (Burdick) Cunningham. Mrs. Keller was a Navy nurse and was employed as a registered nurse for many years by the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. In her spare time, Romayne enjoyed bowling with her family and friendsn and playing tennis. She and her husband, Lewis, enjoyed entertaining in their homen and were members of the Couples Club in Medford. Romayne and Lewis were the first in their family to move East from Pennsylvania, and were followed by the rest of their family. Above all, Romayne was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her loving children, Douglas W. and his wife, Joanne T. Keller of Hadley, Randall L. Keller of Bradford, Laraine A. and her husband, Donald J. Cowan of Methuen, Scott A. and his wife, Sandra L. Keller of Methuen, and Kristine L. and her husband Mark L. Sr. Jannini of Barnstead, N.H.;, siblings, William and his wife, Mary Cunningham of Worcester, Janet and her husband, Edward Vaters of Mashpee, Wayne and his wife, Sue Cunningham of Chelmsford, and Karen Ortolino of Dracut; grandchildren, Cynthia, Dwayne, Tanasi, Matthew, Brian, Carolyn, Jennifer, Grant, Joy, Brian, Gregory, Cameron, Colby, Karalee, Mark Jr., and Justin; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late Kenneth L. Keller; and mother-in-law of Barbara J. Keller of Haverhill and the late Janet D. Keller.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service was celebrated in the Beals-Geake-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 29 Governors Avenue, Medford, on Wednesday, March 5, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends were welcomed. Visiting hours were held on Tuesday, March 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, West Peabody. Donations in Romayne's memory may be made to the First Community United Methodist Church, 55 Otis Street, Medford, MA 02155.

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