Anne Marie O’Keefe

O’Keefe, Anne Marie – It is with sadness that we announce the death of a beloved aunt, Anne Marie O’Keefe, age 91, of Shubenacadie and formerly of Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L., on December 3, 2016. She was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Griffin) O’Keefe.

Anne worked as parish secretary for Immaculate Conception Church and, later, for the Roman Catholic School Board of Grand Falls-Windsor before retiring to live with her niece, Caroline (DeLong) and Laurence Hamilton in Shubenacadie. She was an active member of St. Bridget’s Roman Catholic Church and served as parish sacristan. She also volunteered at Shubenacadie Elementary School as well as at the local food bank. In 2008, ill health forced Anne to move to Townsview Estates in Truro and, later, to Cedarstone Enhanced Care where she lived happily.

She was predeceased by siblings, Gertrude DeLong, Mary Frances O’Keefe, Bernard O’Keefe, Marie Shallow, Rose Deighan, Cyril O’Keefe, and Monica McNeill. She is survived by many nieces and nephews who fondly remember her hearty laugh and her generous spirit.

Anne’s life will be celebrated at a funeral mass in St. Bridget’s Catholic Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jose Thomas, Celebrant, and Deacon Wilfred Boudreau officiating. Reception to follow in Campbell Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, 112 Mill Village Rd., Shubenacadie, NS B0N 2H0.

Heartfelt thanks to the dedicated staff of Cedarstone who took such good care of Anne, and to faithful friends and frequent visitors, Sylvia McDougall, Jenny Malbeuf and Joan Tapuska.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

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