Frances E. (Healey) O'Keefe

Died: Mon., Jan. 2, 2012


Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 14, 2012
Location: Church of the Resurrection


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Frances E. (Healey) O’Keefe, age 80, of Scituate, formerly of Hingham, peacefully at home with family on January 2, 2012. Mrs. O’Keefe was a devoted mother and homemaker; she took great pride in her family. She volunteered at Plimouth Plantation, where she did needlepoint for the historic village.

Frances was the loving wife of 59 years to the late Thomas F. O’Keefe and the beloved mother of Joseph and his wife, Lisa of Glastonbury, CT., Thomas and his wife, Joni of Scituate, Kevin and his wife, Kathy of Scituate, James and his wife, Emily of Hingham, Nancy McElaney and her husband Jack of Austin, TX., Mary Silveira and her husband, Genefson of Plymouth, Maureen Akhouzine and her husband, Mohammed of Quincy, John and his wife, Norma of Scituate, Paul and his wife, Jocelyn of Marshfield, and the late Christopher and his former wife, Janet of Winterville, NC. Mrs. O’Keefe was the loving grandmother of 25 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was the sister of Mary Spezzano, Joseph Healey Jr., Margaret Balboni, and Claire Avery.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 11 am in Resurrection Church, 1057 Main St. (Rt. 228), Hingham, MA. 02043. Visiting hours omitted. Interment at V.A. Mass National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frances’ memory may be made to the Hospice of the South Shore, 100 Bay State Dr., Braintree, MA. 02184.

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Kevin O''Keefe
   Posted Fri January 06, 2012
Mom, we all miss you and we know you are in a better place reunited with Dad.

Kathy O''''Keefe
   Posted Fri January 06, 2012
FranMa...Thinking of you today. Thank you for helping us begin our wonderful lives by giving us Joe, Tom, Kevin, Jim, Chris, Nancy, Mary, John and Paul. We have all been blessed with your 9 gifts and now Lisa, Joni, Kathy, Emily, Janet, Jack, Genefson, Norma and Jocelyn as well as all the grandchildren, great grandchildren and grand dogs!

I leave you with a celtic blessing provided by Aine Minogue

"May the longtime sun shine on you,
All love surround you
And the pure light within you
Guide you on your way"

Love, Kathy

Cathy (Watts) Rood
   Posted Sat January 07, 2012
I will always treasure memories of Mama O''Keefe and her bright smile and love of children and family. She had the most amazing life! Now she is reunited with God and her husband and Chris and his twin! She smiles at us from above! Love you forever Fran!!!

Jackie Cossette
   Posted Sat January 07, 2012
To Fran's wonderful family

My thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this sad time, she and your Dad meant the world to me, I will treasure all the memories from our visits together.

Cindy (Giordani) Ciardello
   Posted Sun January 08, 2012
Thinking of all of your during your time of sorrow. I have many wonderful memories from the "O''Keefe house." Love lives in the heart.

Cindy (Giordani) Ciardello

Lisa O''Keefe
   Posted Tue January 10, 2012
Fran/Nana, we are going to miss your sunny smiles, kind words, great cooking and warm hugs. Thank you for all the wonderful gifts and time you gave while here with us. It comforts me to know you are now in Tom's arms again and able to peacefully rest. We love you. Lisa

Janet Gay
   Posted Tue January 10, 2012
What an amazing woman you were Fran! I will miss your stories and advice, your smiles and hugs, but I will keep you in my heart and memory forever. Thank you for all the memories and for Chris, please hold him in your arms and tell him how much he was loved. Janet

Kevin Delorey
   Posted Tue January 10, 2012
Kevin, Tom and all of the O'Keefe family:

My heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your mom. Second only to my own mother, I probably learned more from your mom than from any other of my friends' moms. I'm sure you will all miss her, but my faith tells me that your beloved mother is indeed in a better place and that you and she will be reunited in the life to come. I wish I could be there with you, but will be thinking of you and remembering you in my prayers.

Your friend,

Kevin Delorey

Margaret Bergsten
   Posted Thu January 12, 2012
I have wonderful memories of Nana,always making me laugh at her stories of bringing up her family. I found her to be so kind, and always interested in my life,never forgetting to ask about me about what I was doing.
She never let me leave empty handed,always sharing a great soup or stew.

I was always moved how much she and Papa loved each other,and can still seeing them sitting on the couch holding hands .
They are together now,still so in love,and together for always.

God bless them both, and the whole Okeefe family.

Love,
Margaret Bergsten

arthur oleary
   Posted Fri January 13, 2012
I am sorry for your loss. I didn't know your mother but she did a wonderful job raising her children, Arthur Oleary

Dave Nelson
   Posted Fri January 13, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to all your family. Regrettably, I never had the opportunity of meeting her, but knowing her sons it's obvious that she was a wonderful person.

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