Patrick O'Keefe

Obituary of Patrick J. O'Keefe

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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 Westchester County.  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 Baptist Church 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 North Lake 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 6 p.m. at A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville, NY 12083.  Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, September 6th at 11 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church, 4987 State Route 81, Greenville, followed by burial with military honors in Greenville Cemetery.  Memorial donations to American Veterans / amvets.org will be appreciated.  Condolence page is available at ajcunninghamfh.com.

 

Monday
5
September

Calling Hours

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday, September 5, 2022
A. J. Cunningham Funeral Home
4898 State Route 81
Greenville, New York, United States
Tuesday
6
September

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
St. John the Baptist Church
4987 State Route 81
Greenville, New York, United States

Burial

Greenville Cemetery
State Route 32
Greenville, New York, United States