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MAUREEN O'KEEFE, on May 31, 2015. Beloved wife for 43 years to Bruce S., loving mother of Caitlin (Leonardo) Trasande, Kevin (Katie Eyer) and Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, devoted daughter of the late John and Marie O'Keefe, dear sister of Michael, Gerry and Deirdre O'Keefe, cherished grandmother of Cian, Camilo, Lucas, Ramiro and Declan. Family and friends are invited to Maureen's Life Celebration Saturday June 6, 2015 begin-ning at 1 P.M. from JOHN F. GIVNISH OF ACADEMY ROAD, 10975 Academy Rd., Phila. 19154. Memorial Service at 2 P.M. In lieu of flowers, Maureen would wish for donations to be made to the American Association of University Women, whose mission is to promote women in college and an organization for which she worked tirelessly. Donations can be sent in Maureen's name to AAUW-NOCB, c/o Patricia Baroska, 2 Wisteria Place, Howell, NJ 07731. To share your fondest memories of Maureen please visit

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Published in Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on Jun. 3, 2015.
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22 entries
August 29, 2017
bruce and maureen were classic hosts .and i will miss bruce s better half
john bergman,jR.
August 16, 2015
I attended St. Martin's and Little Flower with Maureen. I remember her as a very gifted student who was kind and encouraging to her fellow classmates. I am sorry for your loss.
Julia Potok Bandholz
Julia Bandholz
June 14, 2015
So very sorry to lose Maureen as a co-worker. She was one of a kind. I loved hearing stories of the children. She will be sadly missed by many. Until we meet again friend...
Deb Held
June 11, 2015
To the family,
I was shocked and saddened to hear about Maureen. I worked with her at IRS. She was intelligent, hardworking and funny. She did it all with class. When she accepted a new position, she recommended me to the Director to fill her shoes. I didn't think I could do it...but she did. And, as it turned out, I loved the job. She will be missed. What a fine person.
Cathy Christi
Cathy Christi
June 9, 2015
To Bruce and the entire family. You have my sincere condolences and prayers. Maureen and I worked together many years ago at the IRS on Roosevelt Blvd., Training. I retired in 2000 and had not talked to Maureen in several years. But she was the nicest and most eloquent lady I had met. She was certainly an asset to the organization and to whatever she committed herself to. She will be missed. May God bless you and keep you and give you peace.
Shirley Officer
June 8, 2015
Our prayers go out to you and your family,so sorry for your loss.
Frank Davis
June 7, 2015
Maureen had a personality bigger than life itself. May she rest in peace.

IRS Colleague
Pat Alford
June 5, 2015
Maureen was a good friend and a source of inspiration to our group in WFS.
Elizabeth Haggerty
June 5, 2015
Dear Bruce, Caitlin, Kevin, Cristin and families: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. May fond memories of your wife, mother, and grandmother forever fill your hearts with joy and ease your loss.
Our sincere condolences,
Carol and Tom Gibbons
June 5, 2015
So very sorry to here about Maureen. She was a lovely women. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Know that she will watch over you and keep you safe. Sincerely, Andy and Joanne Strum
June 5, 2015
Dear Bruce, Cait,Leo,Kevin, Katie,and Cristin,Our sincerest condolences during this difficul and very painful time our herart and prayers.All our love .Leo,D,nancy. R.I.P.Maureen.
leo Trasande
June 5, 2015
I was shocked to learn of Maureen's death. She was a good friend and colleague for many years at IRS, a vital, sharp, funny, and empathetic person who was a wonderful professional. My condolences to her family. She will be missed.
larry leder
June 4, 2015
R.I.P. Maureen
Laura Coratti
June 4, 2015
R.I.P. Maureen
Laura Coratti
June 4, 2015
AAUW ladies
Maureen was such a good person and a wise women. I am in her women's group AAUW and it was an honor to work with her on fundraising projects. My husband and I are so sorry for the loss of dear Maureen, may her family find peace.
Pammi Coratti-Saavedra
June 4, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May Maureen be at peace in God's love.
Cynthia LoCastro and Gregory Switzer
Cynthia LoCastro
June 4, 2015
Maureen was one of those people, who you just knew would be around when she was needed. She was talented and always cheerful and it was a blessing to work with her. She loved her family and was very proud of all of their accomplishments, which she would share with us. I am a better person for having known her. In honor of her Irish background:

May the good earth be soft under you
when you rest upon it,
and may it rest easy over you when,
at the last, you lay out under it,
And may it rest so lightly over you
that your soul may be out
from under it quickly,
and up, and off,
And be on its way to God.
Nancy Farrell
June 4, 2015
I worked with Maureen. She was an excellent communicator. Her article about her travels in the Inquirer was written with panache. She influenced many at the office. Maureen was a Classy Lady. R.I.P.
Bette Netsch
June 4, 2015
Dear Bruce
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers sent.
Paul & Sue Meissner
June 3, 2015
I never did meet Maureen. I do follow the work of her daughter Cristin O'Keefe. I met Cristin once. My condolences to the Aptowicz family during this very difficult and very painful time. I hope that the memories of Maureen stay with them always.
Joshua Rayfield
June 3, 2015
Maureen and I were classmates at Little Flower. We met again when she started working at the IRS. She was the funniest, smartest and most articulate person I've ever met. With all that, her greatest joy was her children. So sorry for your loss.
Patricia Hampson
June 3, 2015
Mr. Aptowicz, Caitlin, Leo, Kevin, Katie and Cristin, Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your beautiful mother, Maureen. I will cherish my memories of her and I hold you all in my heart and prayers. All our love, Carey and Eric
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