Carole A. (Hain) Keating

  • Born: August 5, 1939
  • Died: January 14, 2012
  • Location: Needham, Massachusetts

Eaton Funeral Home

1351 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
Tel. (781) 444-0201

Tribute & Message From The Family

Carole A. (Hain) Keating age 72, died on Saturday January 14, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. Born Carole Anne Hain in West Roxbury Massachusetts she was the daughter of Adam Hain and Elizabeth (Carroll) Hain now deceased. She was the loving mother of four sons Michael Keating, Timothy Keating and his wife Michelle, Brian Keating, and John Keating and grandmother of five Teddy, Adam, Jack, Beth, and Timothy. She is survived by her sister Marie Hey (Hain) and her former husband Kevin M. Keating. Carole was a graduate of Girls Latin School and Boston College School of Nursing. Carole worked for many years as a nurse at Glover Memorial Hospital in Needham. An accomplished pianist, an avid bridge and scrabble player who will be loved and missed by all.
Visiting hours will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home 1351 Highland Ave. Needham on Thursday, January 19 from 4-7 PM. Relatives and friends are kindly invite to attend. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Joseph Church, 1360 Highland Ave. Needham on Friday January 20th at 10:00 AM. Interment is private.
In lieu of flowers the family would like donations made in Carole's name to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center For obit, directions or to share a memory of Carole please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

We have fond memories of Mrs. Keating. She was as a kind and generous neighbor and friend who opened her heart and home to many.

Posted by Dave and Lynne Dimond - Needham, MA - Friend   January 21, 2012

Mike, Tim, Brian and John,
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Remember you all like family. Your mom was such a warm, kind and beautiful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to you all, Debbie

Posted by Debbie Gardner Mitchell - Corpus Christi, TX - friend   January 19, 2012

Mike, Tim, Brian, John and the rest of the Keating Family,

Your mom was one special woman. She let all us Coolidge Hooligans run free in the "canyon" behind your house as well as invade it regularly. She treated us as if we were her kids - that was true of those Coolidge parents in general but you had the space so had way more kids around and your mom seemed to love it. She trusted me to baby sit you and treated me with respect and love. I will never forget her. I've only seen her a few times since leaving MA for Colorado but I will always treasure my memories of her and your family. I am so sorry or your loss!

Posted by Dorsey (Casey) Gardner - CO   January 19, 2012

Tim, Mike, BrIan and John,

Sorry to hear about Carole. She was a mother to so many of us growing up.
I have wonderful memories of her and the way she made everyone feel at home in her house.

She will be deeply missed. I was very blessed to have her in my life and will always remember her smile, empathy and kindness!

The memory that I will remember the most is how much she loved all of you, and of course the last time I saw her the first thing to come out was pictures of the grand kids. She was very proud of you boys.

Posted by TAMER REDA - Solana Beach, CA - Friend   January 18, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about Carol passing. She was one strong woman and an inspiration to all working mom's with kids. She was a very kind lady and you are fortunate to have had her teaching your whole life. My deepest sympathy to you and all your brothers.

Posted by hadeel Reda - Los Angeles, CA - Friend   January 18, 2012

Very sad to hear the news. Carol was such a loving and fun woman.
And Jay's second Mom. Our love and thoughts are with you all.
Hugs, Annette, Jay, Corey, Holly and Shelby King

Posted by Jay, Annette, Corey, Holly and Shelby King - Frederick, MD - Friends   January 18, 2012

Carole and I worked the night shift at Boston City Hospital in the early 1960's and enjoyed each other's company sitting and talking in the kitchen in the wee hours. I remember her being as nice as she was pretty and I have thought of her often through the years. My condolences.

Posted by Margaret A. Kingsbury - Medway, MA - Former co-worker   January 18, 2012