February 18, 2018

Anne M. Keating

Anne Keating, co-founder of DOVE has passed away.

Anne Keating passed away peacefully, Sunday, February 18, 2018 at her home in Quincy, Mass.

Anne is survived by her loving sister, Jane Keating Latus, of Weymouth, Mass.; brother-in-law, Michael Latus; niece, Kathleen Latus, of San Diego, Calif. and Kathleen’s sons, Kerrick Ryan and Keagan Latus. She is also survived by many cousins and dear friends.

Anne, the eldest daughter of Amelia Mello and Joseph Keating, was born in Lowell, Mass.  Like her father, she was a talented artist. Anne grew up in Boston and graduated from Cathedral High School. After she received a bachelor’s degree from D’Youville College in Buffalo, N.Y., she began her career as a teacher. Anne taught in high schools throughout New England and for the United States Air Force in Europe. She received her master’s in education from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a master’s degree in library and information science from Simmons College. For many years, Ms. Keating was the Adams Shore Library Branch Director. Anne loved adventure, which included car racing and boating. She was a member of The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and served as their secretary. In her later years, Anne returned to teaching and librarianship. She retired at Quincy College in 2014.   Anne had a calling for helping others and performing charitable work. In 1977, while serving on the Quincy Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women, Anne and Joyce Baker created an organization to help battered women and children. In 1978, Anne named it DOVE, an acronym for Domestic Violence Ends. This year, the organization will be celebrating its 40th year in operation. She was a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant for more than 40 years and taught women how to care for their skin, but she also blended her business affiliation with her lifelong altruism. Anne raised a charitable contribution of $40,000 to DOVE from the Mary Kay Foundation.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Saturday 1-4 PM Saturday, November 24th in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY.

Donations in Anne’s memory may be made to DOVE at www.dovema.org.