403 Forbidden


The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Antoinette Keyes can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle
Antoinette Keyes
In Memory of
Antoinette M.
Keyes (Papianni)
1924 - 2018
Click above to light a memorial candle.

The lighting of a Memorial Candle not only provides a gesture of sympathy and support to the immediate family during their time of need but also provides the gift of extending the Book of Memories for future generations.

Obituary for Antoinette M. Keyes (Papianni)

Antoinette M.  Keyes (Papianni)

WATERBURY CT – Antoinette (Papianni) Keyes, age 94 of Waterbury passed away peacefully on Christmas Day, December 25, 2018 at the Vitas Innovative Care Unit of St Marys Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Robert Keyes.

Antoinette was born on February 10, 1924 in Waterbury the daughter of the late Vincent and Marie (Genova) Pappianni. She was educated in local schools and spent her years as a dedicated homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. Antoinette will always be remembered for her love of gardening. She always had a huge, bountiful garden, loved to can all of the produce and loved cooking and feeding her entire family. She not only loved to garden but she volunteered in many projects revolving around her love as Past President of the Waterbury Garden Society. She also served as secretary for the Cheshire Committee on Aging and she will be sadly missed by all who were blessed to know and love her.

She is survived by her children, sons, Rick Fernandez of Middlebury, Manuel Fernandez of Tarpon Springs FL and Robert Fernandez of Sarasota FL, her daughter, Julie Fernandez of Naugatuck and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She also leaves her forever friend, her dog “Bennie” who was her pride and joy. Antoinette’s family would like to extend their personal thanks and appreciation to the staff and everyone at the Cheshire House for the wonderful care they shared with both their mother and family.

Funeral services for Mrs. Keyes will be held privately, at the convenience of her family with burial in her family plot in Calvary Cemetery, Waterbury. The O’Neill Funeral Home 742 Main St Oakville, CT has been honored to assist the family with arrangements. To honor Antoinette’s memory, donations may be sent to the CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111 www.cthumane.org To extend on-line expressions of sympathy to her family or for more information, visit www.oneillfuneralhome.com

To send flowers to the family of Antoinette M. Keyes (Papianni), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Lit Memorial Candles
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos