Carole Cullen Keating a resident of Darien, CT passed away on Sunday January 7, 2024 after a brief illness. Born on April 12, 1939 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Colonel William Joseph Cullen & Alice Cunningham Cullen and grew up in Larchmont, NY.
Carole, also known as Schatzi, graduated from The Ursuline School in New Rochelle, NY and Rosemont College in Bryn Mawr, PA. She was a member of Woodway Country Club and St. Thomas More Church in Darien, CT.
Carole was predeceased by her husband John Charles (Jack) Keating, her sister Claire Cullen Earley and son-in-law Russell Schuck. She is survived by five children; Claire Keating Strupp (Joe) of Asbury Park, NJ, Jill Keating Brannigan (Peter) of Darien, CT, John C. Keating Jr. (Amy) of Darien, CT, Alison Keating Schuck of Mount Pleasant, SC and William Cullen Keating (Sarah) of Mount Pleasant, SC. She had a special and unique relationship with each of her fourteen cherished grandchildren who called her Schmoo; Cloey and Cole Strupp; Owen, Aidan, Patrick and Teddy Brannigan; Charlie and Tess Keating; Trevor, Caroline and Sydney Schuck; McLean, Will and Annie Keating. She leaves behind beloved Earley, Carmody and Keating nieces and nephews.
Carole had a witty sense of humor with a positive and sweet demeanor and was a genuine, loyal friend. She was a lifelong book club member, loved flowers and plants and enjoyed any beach, especially the Woodway Beach Club.
A Mass will be held on Friday January 19, 2024 at 10:30 am at St Thomas More Church, 374 Middlesex Ave., Darien CT 06820. A private burial will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.
Donations in Carole's honor can be made to Darien EMS Post 53 @post53.org.