Barry F. O’Keefe, a lifelong resident of Monaca 1st Ward, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at Brighton Rehab & Wellness Center. He is now reunited with his loved ones and two cat companions, Fluffy and Dusty.
Born to the late John W. and Margaret Ann (Seery) O’Keefe, Barry was known for his friendly and caring nature.
He is survived by his loving siblings, John O’Keefe, Mark (Linda) O’Keefe, Joe (Diana) O’Keefe, Rosemary (Mark) Guthrie, and Eileen (David) O’Keefe Pasquale. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings Neil O’Keefe and Maureen O’Keefe Meade. Barry’s memory will live on through his numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins who loved him dearly.
He attended St. John the Baptist Catholic School and completed his high school education at Monaca High School, class of 1974, and then went on to attend CCBC. Barry was previously employed at Boscov’s Department Store, where he worked in the maintenance department. He also enjoyed helping his friend Stan deliver The Beaver County Times, an activity that allowed him to connect with his community and stay active.
Barry was an avid sports fan, with a particular love for the Dallas Cowboys and Notre Dame Fighting Irish and he was always eager to cheer on his favorite teams. Barry was also a dedicated member of the Sons of the American Legion, Monaca Post #580.
Those who knew Barry well would describe him as a friendly and kind-hearted individual. He always enjoyed playing the lottery and bingo, and his wins brought smiles to the faces of those around him.
Friends will be received on Sunday, June 11th from 1-4 PM and 6-8PM at SIMPSON FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, (724)728 4000 where prayers will be offered on Monday at 9:30 AM followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10 AM at Mary, Queen of Saints Parish, St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca. Interment will take place at the parish cemetery.
Because of his love of animals, the family has suggested memorial contributions be made, if desired in Barry’s name to the Beaver County Humane Society.
To share online condolences, view his video tribute, get directions and other information, please visit simpsonfuneralhome.com.