Alba I. Keus, 86

Alba I. Keus, 86

LYNN — Mrs. Alba I. (DiScipio) Keus, age 86, died Thursday, surrounded by her family, at Whidden Hospital in Everett after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Arie Keus. Born and raised in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Bessie (Russo) DiScipio. She had also resided in Hamilton, Wenham, and later in Tamworth, N.H. A graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1947, she then received a two-year business degree.

Alba worked as an executive secretary for T.A.S.C. in Reading, until her retirement in 1995. She was an accomplished concert pianist, a voracious reader and a trivia enthusiast. She loved to debate politics. An animal lover, Alba loved nature and enjoyed spending her retirement in the White Mountains. She was a history buff, with a particular interest in Native American History. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchild.

She is survived by her nine children, Marianne Pronko of Revere, Andrea O’Neill and her husband, Kevin, of Lynn, Robin Keus and his wife, Cynthia, of Wells, Maine, Erwin Keus and his wife, Jean, of Raleigh, N.C., Sue McKinney and her husband, Walt, of Jacksonville, Fla., Marion Mendelsohn and her husband, David, of Middleton, Michael Keus and his wife, Jennifer, of Raleigh, N.C., John Drury and his wife, Sacha, of Savannah, Ga., and Mark Drury and his wife, Chitra, of Singapore, as well as 17 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, her brother-in-law, Jan Keus and his wife Lise, her sister-in-law, Immet Scheelings Keus, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was the sister of the late Wilma Ann Doherty and former wife of the late John Pronko.

Service information: Her visiting hours will be held on Saturday from 1-3 p.m., in the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Route 129) Lynn, with a funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, Alba’s request would be that you do not vote for Donald Trump. Directions and guest book at

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