GREENVILLE – Patrick J. O’Keefe, 77, passed away on Saturday morning, August 27, 2022, at his daughter’s home in Babylon, New York, where he had resided for the last few years.
Patrick was born in New York City on December 2, 1944, son of the late Patrick and Irene Lyons O’Keefe. He was raised and educated in WestchesterCounty. Patrick was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served in the United States Army. He worked as a telephone repairman, employed by Verizon for over 25 years, retiring in 1997. Patrick was a long time resident of Poughkeepsie, New York before retiring and moving to Greenville in August of 2004. He was a communicant of St. John the BaptistChurch in Greenville, and was a member of the Greenville American Legion Post 291. Patrick enjoyed the outdoors, loved fishing, hiking and mountain biking. Minnewaska and NorthLake were favorite spots of his, especially when he’d have a bear sighting. Patrick was proud of his Irish heritage; he even kissed the Blarney Stone on a returning trip to Ireland.
Patrick is survived by his daughters, Tara O’Keefe of Babylon, Lisa (John) Trocino of Hyde Park, and Patricia (John) Emhardt of Patterson; seven grandchildren, Erin, Emma, and John Trocino, Jack and Patrick Emhardt, Angelina and Ava Connelly. Patrick is also survived by his best friend Suzenne Liszt and lifelong friend George Kress.
Calling hours will be Monday, September 5th from 2 until at A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville, NY12083. Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, September 6th at in St. John the BaptistChurch, 4987 State Route 81, Greenville, followed by burial with military honors in GreenvilleCemetery. Memorial donations to American Veterans / amvets.org will be appreciated. Condolence page is available at ajcunninghamfh.com.