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Joseph R. O'Keefe

October 9, 1938 ~ July 23, 2020 (age 81)



Warren - Joseph R. O'Keefe, 81, of Warren died on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family.


He leaves his wife, Marie H. O'Keefe of Warren; his children, Sherron Gaudette and her husband Mark, Karen O'Keefe and her wife Amy Joubert, Kevin O'Keefe and his wife Lisa, Ronald O'Keefe, Kim Bachant-Barber and her significant other, Wayne Brownell and Nichole Knipe and her husband Seth; seven grandchildren, Kelsey Spear and her husband Kurt,  Reilly Magazine and her husband Matt,  Meaghan  O'Keefe and her fiance Richy Redd, Thomas O'Keefe and his wife Cristina, Damien Couture, London Brownell, and  Koryn Beckford; his brother, Robert O'Keefe and his sister, Dorothy Beaudry and her husband Francis.  He was predeceased by his son Timothy O’Keefe.  He was born in Ware, son of the late Joseph and Antonia (Galary) O’Keefe.


Joseph was a computer programmer for American Optical for 30 years before retiring.


Joseph was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He spent many years maintaining and caring for Pine Grove Cemetery in Warren which he loved and took a lot of pride in.  He also enjoyed game shows and sitting in the sun on his front porch.  He was a great handy man and would help anyone who needed it.


A Graveside Service for Joseph will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 1:30PM in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Warren.  For everyone's health and safety, along with the current regulations, masks must be worn along with social distancing.  


Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., in West Brookfield is assisting his family with arrangements. 


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joseph R. O'Keefe, please visit our floral store.


Graveside Service
August 6, 2020

1:30 PM
St. Paul's Cemetery
Maple Street
Warren, MA 01083

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