Vox Populi: The O'Shaughnessy Files

By William O’Shaughnessy | Go to book overview

NANCY Q. KEEFE: A REMEMBRANCE

Nancy Q. Keefe was the preeminent print journalist of her time in Westchester County, in the Heart of the Eastern Establishment.

She would sit at a Gannett typewriter and fashion words into strong, muscular sentences to make people think and reconcile differences.

She championed many worthy, and often unpopular, causes such as homeless shelters, and supported political candidates who got past her “Bozo” meter. And for about fifty years, she wrote for the Berkshire Eagle, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Keefe loved Mario Cuomo and helped persuade him not to run for president, because she believed a good man cannot keep his soul and be president of the United States at the same time.

Nancy Q. Keefe was a brilliant social commentator and had a keen political sense. She stood up for everyday people and would unleash a contagious fury when they were threatened.

I was in Manhattan when our news department called about her passing. I immediately used my cell phone to contact Mario Cuomo, who sat at his desk a block away, looking at a picture of St. Thomas More given to him by Nancy Keefe on Election Day, when he was defeated in his final run for governor.

Cuomo and I make our living with words, he much more artfully than I. But we couldn’t think of anything to say about the woman who used words better than both of us.

Except, we will miss her toughness.

And goodness.

March 12, 2004

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