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The graveside memorial service and interment will take place on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 11:30am at the Parklawn Memorial Park and Menorah Gardens, located at 12800 Veirs Mill Rd, Rockville, MD 20853.  For those unable to attend the service in-person, you can participate by viewing the live stream of the service (please scroll up to see the video).

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Fay Carrico Keranen, of Montgomery Village, MD, died suddenly and unexpectedly on August 3, 2021, from a brain aneurysm. Born May 15, 1935, in Washington, DC she met the love of her life shortly after finishing Washington Lee High School. The day after Edmund H. Keranen graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1955, the two were married. She soon became “Mom’ to four children and devoted herself to raising their family. Before her youngest had even flown the coop, Fay ambitiously enrolled in college herself and ultimately earned a bachelor’s in nursing. Although she then embarked on a second career as an RN, perhaps an even more impressive undertaking was the 10 years she participated in a Women’s Health Initiative sponsored by the National Institute of Health. Her consistent motivation throughout life was to help others and to leave the world a better place for future generations.

Fay was a devout Catholic and her faith always guided her. Despite her husband’s death late in 2019, she remained optimistic and forward thinking.  Even so, her concern for the public’s safety and health was paramount. The family asks that you celebrate Fay’s life daily, led by her example of kindness and humility. If you are moved to contribute in her memory, the family suggests either a blood donation or a gift to S.O.M.E. .

Fay’s surviving siblings, Ann Axtell, Ginger Steger (John), and Thomas Joseph Carrico (Ellen), and her sister-in-law, Elaine Eckert, will continue to hold Fay close to their hearts in prayer. Fay’s siblings will always cherish the good times they shared together, as will her countless friends from St. Charles grade school, DPG sorority sisters, W-L high school, many military friends, MC nursing school, WHI, Montgomery Village, and Ocala Palms. She enjoyed them all and was a faithful friend.  Fay and Ed’s children, Teresa Hughes (Gene) of Germantown, MD, Daniel Keranen of Iowa City, IA, Kyle Keranen of Williamsburg, VA, and Michelle Heck (Bruce) of Ellicott City, MD; and their 10 grandchildren, survive to carry on the Keranen legacy, emulating as best they can the example set of living each day with kindness of spirit, generosity of heart, and compassion and love for all.

Arrangements in the care of Short Funeral Services, Milton, DE. Online condolences may be left for the family at