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Dorothy B. Keplesky, 93

Dorothy B. Keplesky, a native of Bayside Queens, NY and a former resident of Westport, died Nov. 6, 2020 in Virginia Beach, VA. She was 93. She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Keplesky, Sr. and parents, Harry and Mabel Bendelow of Bridgeport.

Dorothy B. Keplesky
Dorothy B. Keplesky Contributed photo

She is survived by her four children: Robert Keplesky (Sue) of Mansfield; William F. Keplesky, Jr. (Sharon) of Norfolk, VA; Carol Carbone of Orefield, PA; and James Keplesky of Westport; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was a long-time resident of Westport and worked as an executive secretary at Greens Farms Academy and was one of the first parishioners of St. Luke Catholic Church. While later residing in Wilmington, NC, she was an active volunteer in the community, supporting Meals on Wheels and the New Hanover and Cape Fear Hospitals. She was also a Eucharistic Minister at St. Mark Catholic Church. She and her husband relocated to Hampton Roads, VA in 2015 to be near family.

A private funeral mass and burial next to her husband at Assumption Greens Farms Cemetery in Westport will be held in the future. Donations in her memory can be made to the Norfolk Botanical Garden in Norfolk, VA.

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