M. Grace (Keegan) Bulger

October 7, 1927 ~ October 3, 2021 (age 93)


Brunswick - M. Grace Keegan Bulger entered into eternal life on October 3rd, 2021, four days before her 94th birthday.

Known as Grace, she was born in Troy, the daughter of the late Thomas Francis (Frank) and Marie McGrath Keegan and the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Bulger, who predeceased her in 2002. She was also predeceased by her brother, Thomas Francis Keegan, Jr.

The 1945 Valedictorian of Catholic Central High School, she graduated cum laude from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York City and received a Master’s Degree in Education from Russell Sage College in 1971. She taught at School 18 in Troy for over twenty years, retiring in 1992.

Grace was a communicant of Our Lady of Victory Church. She also volunteered at the Friday Rosary Group at Van Rensselaer Manor for many years, and enjoyed researching genealogy on the Keegan, McGrath and Bulger families.

Devoted mother of Thomas F. Bulger, Michael E. (Nancy Goldfarb) Bulger, Steven J. (Mary Beth) Bulger, Grace Marie Phelan and Matthew K. (Barbara) Bulger. Beloved grandmother of Claire, Christopher (Asuka Tonami), Laura, Jack, Kevin, Gregory and James Bulger, and Daniel Phelan. Proud great-grandmother of Gina Bulger. She is also survived by nieces and nephews Peggy, Peter, David, and Jeffrey Bulger, Mary Ann Morris, Tim Strife, Cyndi McLaughlin and Bonnie O’Connor.

Relatives and friends may call Thursday from 10AM-12 Noon at the Our Lady of Victory Church  55 North Lake Avenue Troy with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 12 Noon.  Face covering and social distancing are required if not vaccinated.

Interment will be in  St. Mary's Cemetery Troy.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Grace Keegan Bulger to the Our Lady of Victory Church 55 North Lake Avenue Troy, NY 12180. To sign the guest book, light a candle or for service directions, visit 

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October 7, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Our Lady of Victory Church 55 North Lake Avenue

Mass of Christian Burial
October 7, 2021

12:00 PM
Our Lady of Victory Church 55 North Lake Avenue


Our Lady of Victory Church
55 North Lake Avenue, Troy NY 12180

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