Jianny Bianchi Keegan, 76, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was the wife of the late Thomas M. Keegan. Jianny was born in Carrara, Italy on April 7, 1937; daughter of the late John and Lea Passani Bianchi. A retired research chemist, who worked for many years beside her late husband in his gravel business on Valley Service Road. She attended grammer school in Italy, some high school in France and completed high school in the United States graduating from Wilbur Cross High School; obtained a BS in Chemistry and Physics from UCONN in 1958. Jianny worked at Yale for the Country’s Space program until she started raising her family. She served her community on various boards and commissions, was a Master Gardener, Landscape Design Consultant and has long been a Flower Show Judge for the Federated and National Garden Clubs, and was a member of the North Haven Garden Club. Jianny was also a member of the North Haven Rotary Club, the North Haven Republican Town Committee and the North Haven Sons & Daughters of Italy. Mother of Thomas Joseph (Michelle) Keegan of East Hampton, John Michael (Karyn) Keegan of Southington and Keith Bianchi (Kimberly) Keegan of Watertown. Grandmother of Kyle, Thomas M., Kailey, Reilly, Kolin, Connor and Michael JonPaul.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Tuesday morning at 9:30. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Barnabas Church at 10:00. Interment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Monday from 4 to 8 pm.