Michael Edward O'Keefe
Michael Edward O'Keefe
  • August 11, 1944 - May 10, 2017
  • Illinois

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Michael "Irish Mike" O'Keefe, 72, of Creve Coeur, formerly of Wales, MA passed away at 10:42 am Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Unity Point Proctor Hospital.

He was born August 11, 1944 in Palmer, MA the son of James and Margaret Felton O'Keefe. He married Phyllis Hite on February 19, 1982.

Michael is survived by his wife of 35 years; three sons, Sean (Barbie) O'Keefe, Danny (Joy) O'Keefe, and Eddie O'Keefe all of MA; one step-daughter, Lisa Bridgewater of Peoria; two granddaughters and one great-granddaughter; three sisters, Maureen (Jimmy) Card of MD, Pat Blackwood of MA, and Karen Piemonte of MA; many nieces and nephews; and two fur babies, Dakota and TJ, (the boys).

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Terry and one sister Sheila.

Michael attended Tantasqua Regional High School in Fiskdale, MA. Upon graduation he joined the Navy at 17.

He was a truck driver until his retirement last working for USF Holland.

On February 8, 1991 Mike made the decision to become clean and sober. He got involved with the New Attitudes MC where he had been a member up until he retired.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Remmert Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5-7:00 pm also at the funeral home. Pastor Ben Madigan will officiate.

Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to New Attitudes MC.

To view Mike's memorial page or to leave an online condolence please go to www.remmertfuneralhome.com.