We are saddened to share the news of Patricia Keating’s recent passing. Providing support and services for people with vision loss motivated Patricia (Pat) Keating to be a long time supporter of Vision Forward Association. As a member and volunteer of Vision Forward Association for 50 years, Pat had stated in an interview in 2015, “It’s my hope that there will always be a supportive organization for people living with vision loss because it’s a good organization and it has meant a lot to me throughout my life.”
Pat, the oldest of 12 children, was born blind. She came to Milwaukee from the small town of Thorpe, in central Wisconsin, in 1968 looking for better employment
opportunities and secured a 20-year career with the IRS. Pat was happy to discover the Badger Association of the Blind and the affordable, safe living options it offered.
She especially enjoyed the social activities and supportive services the organization offered for people who were blind or visually impaired.
Pat will be missed by many who will remember her as a thoughtful, kind friend.