Teresa Ann McKee, a long-time teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Malverne, passed away Saturday morning. She was 67.
McKee, a lifelong East Rockaway resident, had graduated from East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School, Molloy College and Hofstra University.
She started teaching at OLL in 1968 and devoted 42 years to the school and its students before retiring in 2010. During that time, she taught nearly every grade in the Catholic elementary school and took students on memorable field trips including Ellis Island.
"... 2/3's of my life was spent at Lourdes and it was a wonderful time," McKee posted on Facebook in April 2010 as she announced she'd be retiring that June.
McKee was the beloved daughter of the late Pauline (nee Ruvolo) and the late Robert McKee. She was adored by her siblings Kathleen (nee McKee) (Ron) Hartling and Robert (Patricia) McKee, and was a beloved aunt to Robert, Bryan, Kevin and Michael.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Jan. 2, and Thursday, Jan. 3, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Perry Funeral Home (118 Union Ave., Lynbrook). Funeral Mass will be Friday, Jan. 4, at 9:45 a.m. at St. Raymond's RC Church in East Rockaway. Interment at Holy Rood Cemetery.
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