It is with great sorrow that the College of Staten Island reports the loss of two of its students in the Options Program for Mature Learners.

Carol and Ed Keegan were Brooklyn natives, and cherished members of the Options Program. Mrs. Keegan joined the program in 2009, and Mr. Keegan joined in 2010.

“They were a wonderful couple. They usually came to Options together, always had a smile, a warm welcome, and something nice to say. They were such an important part of the Options Program, and will be so very missed.” Betty Bonczek, Program Coordinator shared of the Keegans. 

Ed Keegan, a retired postal worker, passed away on March 25, 2020 of complications from COVID-19. Carol Keegan passed away in June of 2020. She also contracted COVID-19 in March of 2020. Her official cause of death is unknown.

The Keegans were both very kind, warmhearted, and committed members of the Options program; always willing to help, volunteer, and support events of the program. Mrs. Keegan is survived by a niece and sister-in-law in Florida. 

By Betty Bonczek