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Renee Bacal Keane, 76, Longtime Westport Resident, Real Estate Agent

Renee Bacal Keane
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FAIRFAX, Va. - Renee Bacal Keane, longtime Westport resident who retired to Florida, died Tuesday, June 21. She was 76.

Keane was a popular real estate agent in Westport for more than a decade, she later worked for 14 years as national meeting coordinator for The Common Fund, a service organization that assisted nearly one-thousand colleges and universities nationwide in the management of their endowments. She and her husband George retired and moved to University Park Florida in 1997, but continued to spend summers in Connecticut with their children and grandchildren.

Keane is survived by her husband, George Keane of Trumbull; brother, Joe Bacal (Anne) of Manhattan; children, Jeffrey Shwartz (Nancy) of Newtown, Robbin Golas (Gary) of Trumbull, and Joshua Kane (Abby) of Manhattan; step-children, Brian Keane of Monroe, Geoffrey Keane of Stratford and Sheila Keane (Valerie) of Lismore, Australia; eight grandchildren. She was predeceased by her grandson, Maximillian Kane.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, June 24 at the Westport Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the All Faiths Food Bank, Sarasota, Fla. at

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