Kathryn L. O’Keefe

Passed 02/14/2023


Obituary For Kathryn L. O’Keefe

Kathryn L. (Bye) O’Keefe passed peacefully on Valentine’s Day at home,Mom will be forever remembered as a Heart within our Hearts.

Kathryn was predeceased in life by her late husband Leo E. O’Keefe, son Dennis J O’Keefe and granddaughter Shannon M. O’Keefe.

After the passing of her husband, Kathryn raised their six children in Rockland with the complete support of family & friends. Kathryn is survived by Michael & Brenda O’Keefe of Texas, Patricia & Donald Kelliher of Rockland, Teresa & Patrick Hennessy of Rockland, John O’Keefe of Rockland, Edward & Mary O’Keefe of Brockton, sister Carolyn Brown of Plymouth, sister-in-law Doris O’Keefe of Pembroke. Kathryn had 14 Grandchildren who gave her the joy of being a Great Grandmother to 15 Great Grandchildren. She was loved by many Nieces & Nephews.

Kathryn worked for Linda Mae’s Bakery in Dorchester for many years, her cooking continued working for the South Shore Nursing Facility in Rockland for many years cooking for the patients before she retired.

Kathryn never missed an invite to spend time with her children & grandchildren, the joy it brought to her to be surrounded by family. Loved to play cards after a dinner with the family, many times holding the last hand against Grandson Jack. Playing Bingo at the Rockland Senior Center was the highlight of the week, every Thursday afternoon with close friends Elaine & Jo. Our family thanks. Mom’s dear friend Nancy who always took the time each day to make Mom part of her day, “Nancy was a blessing to our family.”

A grave side memorial service for Kathryn will be at the Pine Hill’s Cemetery, on the morning of April 18, 2023, at 11:00 AM, where she will be laid to rest beside her late husband Leo E. O’Keefe.

Pine Hill Cemetery: 815 Willard Street, West Quincy, MA 02169

Donations can be made in memory of Kathryn to the Rockland Senior Center, 317 Plain Street, Rockland, MA 02370

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  • 03/06/2023

    So very sorry for your loss..She was a very sweet and kind lady..She was a neighbor of my moms..May she fly forever with the angels..

  • 03/03/2023

    Grief. It strikes everybody differently. For me, it started with full on business mode. It's what I know best. Make sure the ones I love are ok. Be strong for them. Stand beside them and hold up them up. Hug them. Wipe away their tears. Tell them it's all going to be ok. We'll get through this, together. But then eventually the feelings flow. The emotions come. The tears escape. The memories flood my dreams each night. Each morning I wake up and my first thought is "wait, is it real or was it a dream?" We knew it was coming. The signs were there. It was time, yet it was still too soon. 89 years young ... and she did it "her way." Nana, I'll love you always and will never forget the times we shared. The laughs we laughed. Your generosity. Your shade of lipstick - because you never left home without it. Your unwavering love and pride. I blame you for getting me hooked on your "stories" at a very young age. I'll miss catching up on Young & the Restless with you on my lunch breaks. Dishing on who's dating who and comments such as "what is she wearing!?" I'll miss your famous whoopi pies, mini cheese cakes and Swedish cake. I hope I can do your recipes justice for many years to come. Rest easy and keep watch over us all.

  • 03/02/2023

    Dear Patty and Family, Sending my deepest condolences at the loss of your Mom. May she rest in peace and your wonderful memories bring you comfort in the days and weeks to come. God bless, Kathy Botelho Kawa

  • 03/01/2023

    Dear Patty, Don, Greg and Brian Sam and I are so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in our prayers. Sam & Eileen Cina

  • 03/01/2023

    Deepest sympathies to all my cousins who will have many, many memories to share about Aunt Kay. Aunt Kay was never one to turn down going out and having a good time. She loved a good laugh, was always thoughtful and kind and I will miss her. Love, Susan

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