Kathryn Dorothy Mouzas Keenan, known by all who loved her as Dottie, was born in Biddeford on January 27, 1933 to Milton and Dorothy Mouzas and passed away January 23, 2018.
Her father, Milton Thomas Mouzas, was the proprietor of The Puritan, a family restaurant in downtown Biddeford, where Dottie eventually worked and met her husband, Charles Albert Keenan of Mars Hill, ME. Her mother, Dorothy Lucy Mouzas, had six children: James, Helen, Dottie, Charles, Thomas, and Michael.
Dottie married Charles A. Keenan, a career Army, moving every three years or so, and raising three children: Dorothy Lucy, Brian Patrick, and Timothy Shawn. The family was transplanted many times, living in N.Y., N.J., Virginia, Georgia, Mass., Kansas, Maine, Italy, and Germany. She created a home again and again.
Dottie was solely responsible for her children while her husband served in two war-time actions in Korea and Vietnam, and while Charles was stationed in Turkey for a year. A devoted wife and mother, Dottie raised three independent, civic-minded children who attended college, married, and raised families.
Upon retirement from the military, Charlie and Dottie raised horses and Christmas trees in Johnville, NB, Canada. In later years they moved back to what had been Dottie’s childhood home in Biddeford, where they cultivated garden vegetables and numerous flower gardens. They also became avid UNE Women’s Basketball fans.
Dottie is survived by two siblings, Helen Stoukides and Thomas Mouzas.
She is also survived by 5 grandchildren:
Shamus Smith, Tara Vighetti, Emily Smith, Alexandra Keenan,
Patrick Keenan, Ryan Keenan, and by four great-grandchildren:
Owen Vighetti, Lane Carmichael, Amelie Vighetti, and Adela Smith.
Kathryn Dorothy Keenan’s siblings, children, and grandchildren will remember her as selfless, energetic, meticulous, and kind. She was devoted to her family. She is leaving a legacy of love, patience, quiet strength, and unbound optimism. Kathryn professed faith in Almighty God and Jesus Christ as Redeemer. Now she is reunited with her husband Charles of 66 years.
God has blessed us with the life of Kathryn Dorothy Mouzas Keenan. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dottie’s memory may be made to: Hospice of Southern Maine 180 Route One Scarborough, ME 04074 866-621-7600 To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com
Donations may be made to:
Hospice of Southern Maine
180 US Route 1 Suite 1, Scarborough ME 04074