SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

April 22, 2013

John I. O'Keefe, 78


Danvers — Mr. John I. O'Keefe, 78, of Danvers, beloved husband of Judith (Ganchinsky) O'Keefe, died April 20, 2013, surrounded by his family at Salem hospital following a brief illness.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Robert R. and Christine (Cogan) O'Keefe. He was raised and educated in Revere. He was a graduate of Boston University where he earned a degree in accounting.

An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean War.

Mr. O'Keefe was employed at Blue Cross in the Accounting Department for many years until the time of his retirement. Following his retirement, he was employed with Salem Hospital for 10 years in their Accounting and Auditing Department.

A 30-year resident of the Town of Danvers, Mr. O'Keefe had previously resided in Reading. He was a long-time member of the V.F.W. in Reading. Dedicated to his faith, John was a communicant of St. Richard Parish in Danvers. He was a loving husband, brother and uncle who will be deeply missed.

In addition to his loving wife of 37 years, John is survived by his sister, Christine McCarthy of Wakefield and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Robert R., Joseph M and Edward O'Keefe.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Route 62), Danvers, Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. followed by his funeral Mass in St. Richard Church, Forest Street, Danvers, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Visiting hours Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in John's memory to The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Ste. 1509, New York, NY 10018. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.