Patricia Ann Keech, age 71, of Dundee, died unexpectedly Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, in Penn Yan.

Honoring her wishes there will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of Her Life will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday Nov. 30 at the Penn Yan Moose Club, Elm St. Penn Yan.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary P.O. Box 91, Wayne, N.Y. 14893.

Patricia was born September 8, 1948 in Penn Yan, the daughter of the late John Stanley and Frances Matilda (Bland) Bason. She graduated from Hammondsport Central School in 1966. In 1967 she married Robert L. Keech who died on Jan. 8, 1980. She was the attendant employed by the former Peacock’s Laundromat, in Penn Yan.

Mrs. Keech was a former member of the Wayne Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed NASCAR, and loved Dale Jr. & Bon Jovi. But her greatest joy in life was her grandchildren.

She is loved and will be forever missed by her son Ronald J. Keech and her beloved daughter-in-law and mother of Ron’s children, Tracey Christensen Keech of Penn Yan; her daughters, Karen L. (Shawn Allen) Keech of Hammondsport, Stephanie A. (Shane) Johnson of Dundee; three grandsons, Brandon Allen, Tyler Keech, and Anthony Johnson; three granddaughters Kelly Bray, Hannah Keech, and Megan Allen; great-granddaughter Amelia Fava; a brother, Bill Bason of Wayne; several very special nieces and nephews, and a great-niece she dearly loved, Hayden McAfee.

Besides her parents, and husband she was pre-deceased by a grandson Jordan Robert Keech Sept. 22, 1997.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting