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Mr. Adam Thomas O'Keefe

Obituary for Mr. Adam Thomas O'Keefe

July 11, 1983 - September 13, 2018
Danvers, Massachusetts | Age 35

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DANVERS -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 and Gail O'Keefe, his brothers, Michael O'Keefe and his wife Lindsay and Corey O'Keefe all of Danvers, his niece and nephew, Mila and Jonah O'Keefe, his best friends, Peter and Dee Sauchuk, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and extended family.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62) Danvers on Wednesday, September 19th at 9 A.M. followed by his funeral Mass in St. Richards Church, Forest St., Danvers at 10 A.M. Relatives and 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. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • 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

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Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home
167 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923
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