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Mary Lorraine Kehoe, registered nurse, breast cancer survivor

Aug. 31, 1928 – Jan. 22, 2016

Mary Lorraine “Lorry” Kehoe, of Grand Island, a registered nurse, died last Friday in her daughter’s home on Grand Island after a short illness. She was 87.

Born in Buffalo, the former Mary Lorraine Moran attended St. Paul’s School in Kenmore and was a graduate of Kenmore High School and the Sisters Hospital School of Nursing.

She worked at Kenmore Mercy Hospital for almost 40 years and was a department head when she retired in 1987

A breast cancer survivor, Mrs. Kehoe was an advocate for others as part of the Breast Cancer Association.

A Grand Island resident since 1960, she was active in the Sandy Beach Yacht Club and the Bridgeview Garden Club.

She was a parishioner of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. She was an avid golfer and bridge player.

Her husband of 42 years, John A. “Jack” Kehoe Sr., died in 1992.

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Harding, Maureen Toth and Colleen Romano; two sons, John A. Jr. and James S.; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Stephen’s Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island.

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