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Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2018
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167 Maple Street (Route 62)
Danvers, MA
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Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2018
9:00 AM
Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home
167 Maple Street (Route 62)
Danvers, MA
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Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2018
10:00 AM
St. Richard Parish
90 Forest Street
Danvers, MA
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Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2018
Walnut Grove Cemetery
30 Sylvan Street
Danvers, MA
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ADAM THOMAS O'KEEFE


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ADAM THOMAS O'KEEFE Obituary
O'KEEFE, Adam Thomas Devoted To His Family & The Joy Of Others Mr. Adam Thomas O'Keefe, 35, of Danvers, died Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston surrounded by his loving family, following a battle with cancer. Born in Stoneham, he was the beloved son of Lawrence and Gail (Sardo) O'Keefe. He was raised and educated in Danvers and was a graduate of Danvers High School, Class of 2001. Adam excelled in athletics and was a Captain and member of the 2001 Falcons Boys Hockey State Championship team. He continued his education with a post graduate year at Bridgton Academy and then attended college at Roger Williams University graduating in 2006. A Master Plumber by trade, Adam was the Plumbing Foreman and Project Manager for O'Keefe Plumbing in Danvers. A loving and caring son, brother and uncle, Adam was devoted to his family. He was selfless in many ways and donated his time, passion and energy to the Massachusetts Special Olympics, as a coach and unified partner of the Flag football program, the golf program and as an annual fund raiser. In his free time, he enjoyed motorcycling but above all else he was committed and devoted to his brothers and family. Adam had a great gift of humor and his ability to make others laugh and smile was legendary. He was witty, comical and always the life of the party. He was quick to smile himself and took great pleasure in bringing joy to others. Even in difficult times, Adam could always lighten the mood and he wouldn't stop till he saw a smile on everyone around. To give the gift of laughter is a special talent and Adam certainly had it in spades. He will be deeply missed. Adam is survived by his parents, Lawrence & Gail O'Keefe, his brothers, Michael O'Keefe & his wife Lindsay & Corey O'Keefe all of Danvers, his niece & nephew, Mila & Jonah O'Keefe, his best friends, Peter & Dee Sauchuk, & many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends & extended family. ARRANGEMENTS: His Funeral will be held from the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62) DANVERS,Wednesday, Sept. 19th at 9 A.M. followed by his Funeral Mass in St. Richards Church, Forest St., Danvers, at 10 A.M. Relatives & friends invited. Burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers. Visiting hours Tuesday, Sept. 18th from 4 to 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Adam's memory to Medical ICU at Massachusetts General Hospital, Development Office, C/O Chelsea Morey, 125 Nashua St., Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114; or to Friends of the Special Olympics, 56 Pulaski St., Peabody, MA 01960. www.odonnellfuneralservice.com

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