Eileen O'Keeffe

Obituary of Eileen O'Keeffe

Eileen O’Keeffe (nee` Sweeney), a lifelong resident of the Bronx, NY, passed away on August 30, 2021, at the age of 84.   She was born on June 4, 1937 to Denis and Anna Sweeney. In 1965 she married Geffrey O’Keeffe of County Cork, Ireland, with whom she built a wonderful life and family. 

Eileen held many roles in life, she started her career as the Executive Assistant to the President of GE before starting her family, then became a dedicated nurse’s aide at Jeanne Jugan nursing home, and finally as Secretary to the Principals of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Anthony schools.   

Eileen’s most important and cherished role was Mother and Grandmother.  She is survived by her beloved six children and their spouses Daniel & Denise O’Keeffe, Geffrey & Mary O’Keeffe, Denis & Maria O’Keeffe, Christopher & Melissa O’Keeffe, Veronica & Michael Lungariello, and Helena & Luis Amador, and her 20 Grandchildren (Catherine, Danielle, Liam, Kerilyn, Jessica, Geffrey, Kevin, Michael, Kyle, Olivia, Christopher, Brandon, Leah, Michael, Vanessa, Sofia, Daniel, Milena, Cameron, and Camila).   She was a cherished sister to Kathleen Naughton, and adored by many nieces and nephews.  She is reunited in Heaven with her other siblings: Anne Hood, Denis Sweeney, John Sweeney, and Margaret Reilly.     

A celebration of her life and viewing will be held Friday, September 3, 2021 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. in Hodder Farenga Funeral Home, 899 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday September 4, 2021 at 10:45 A.M. in St. Barnabas Church, Bronx,  NY 10470

Private Cremation

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Eileen’s memory to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Bronx, NY.

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Friday
3
September

Viewing

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, September 3, 2021
Hodder Farenga Funeral Home
899 McLean Ave
Yonkers, New York, United States
(914) 237-5800
Friday
3
September

Viewing

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, September 3, 2021
Hodder Farenga Funeral Home
899 McLean Ave
Yonkers, New York, United States
(914) 237-5800
Saturday
4
September

Mass

10:45 am - 11:45 am
Saturday, September 4, 2021
St. Barnabas Church
4343 Martha Ave
Bronx, New York, United States
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