Leo Paul O’Keefe of West Falmouth and formerly of Milton, passed away at home surrounded by family on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 13 at 89 years old.
Loving husband, and devoted father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Leo leaves behind his wife Margery (Roche) O‘Keefe; daughter Anne (O’Keefe) Tommasi and her husband John of Windham, NH; daughter Ellie O’Keefe of West Falmouth; son Leo O’Keefe and his wife Ellen (Joyce) O’Keefe of Westwood; son Thomas O’Keefe and his wife Melissa (Slay) O’Keefe of Portage, Michigan; ten grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his two beautiful sisters Rosamond Waters and Irene Melville, Leo grew up in Chestnut Hill on College Road across from his alma mater Boston College. Leo is a double eagle, graduating from Boston College High School and Boston College. He never missed the annual B.C. High reunion and cherished the classmate camaraderie.
A committed citizen, Leo was a Korean War veteran, Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, a church usher, and member of the Bluffs Beautification Committee and North Falmouth Village Association.
Leo was an avid sports fan of all New England teams. Whether at Fenway with his extended family or viewing one or more games at home, he found great pleasure as a knowledgeable sports enthusiast. He also enjoyed tennis and travel and spent many winter vacations with Marge in Fort Meyers, Florida, where he gained a reputation as a formidable ping pong player.
Home was where the heart was for Leo and he reveled in visits from his family to the Cape, as well as gardening and other domestic duties.
We will be forever grateful to the wonderful nurses, home health aides, and others from the VNA Hospice of Cape Cod who lovingly cared for Leo and us.
A wake will be held at Chapman Cole & Gleason, 584 W Falmouth Hwy (Route 28A), West Falmouth, MA from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 20, followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 481 Quaker Road, North Falmouth. Burial will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 11:30 am.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Leo to Boston College High School, 150 Morrissey Blvd., Dorchester, MA 02125 or www.bchigh.edu.