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AGE: 76 • Sea Girt
Dolores "Lori" Margaret O'Keeffe, 76, of Sea Girt, N.J., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at her home with her family by her side. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, Lori resided in Plainfield, N.J. before moving to Sea Girt 13 years ago permanently. She graduated from Northwestern University's Wesley Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and became an RN. She later graduated Summa Cum Laude from Caldwell College with a major in Art. Lori worked as an RN at Muhlenberg Hospital, Plainfield, N.J., and was a School Nurse at Watchung High School and Dunellen High School. She was a person of many interests, including Art, Cooking and Cross Stitching. Lori was a Die Hard Chicago Cubs baseball fan and all other Chicago sports teams.
She was predeceased by her husband, Paul J. O'Keeffe, in 2004, her parents, Paul F. and Vivian Anderson Peterson, and her brother, Robert Peterson.
She is survived by her son John Kevin O'Keeffe, Plainfield, N.J., her son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Linda O'Keeffe, Castleton on Hudson, N.Y. and her brother, Dean Peterson, Austin, Texas. Lori was the beloved grandmother of Christopher O'Keeffe. She is also survived by a niece and many nephews. She leaves behind her Golden Retriever, Sammy.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 11 AM, at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Main Street and Osborn Ave, Manasquan, N.J. Committal will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Lori's name to the Paul J. O'Keeffe Scholarship Fund at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Ave, Cranford, N.J. 07018. The O'Brien Funeral Home, Wall, is in charge of arrangements. For further information or to send condolences to the family please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com
O'Brien Funeral Home
2028 Highway 35 at New Bedford Road Wall, NJ 07719
Published in Courier News & Asbury Park Press on Oct. 20, 2013