Mary Doyle Keefe


Age: 92

Summary: model for Norman Rockwell's iconic 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting that symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the home front during World War II, who grew up in Arlington, Vermont where she met Rockwell (who lived in West Arlington) and posed for his painting when she was a 19-year-old telephone operator, in which the painting appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on May 29, 1943.

Cause of Death: Complications from pneumonia

Born: July 3, 1922

Died: April 21, 2015

Simsbury, Connecticut