Barbara A. O’Keefe of Westford
She was the wife of the late David B. O’Keefe who died March 2, 2000.
Born in Buffalo, NY on May 20, 1942, she was a daughter of the late John Van Johnson and Helen (Steele) Johnson. She went to Altoona High School and graduated in 1960. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education at The Pennsylvania State University.
A resident of Westford for over 40 years, Barbara worked for Chelmsford Public Schools as a School Administrator and Science Teacher for 43 years. During her tenure, she took a sabbatical and earned a Master’s Degree in School Administration from Lowell University.
Barbara loved spending time with family and friends, especially in Wells Beach, ME. She cherished traveling to see her children and adored visits with her grandchildren. Barbara also enjoyed photography, gardening and spending time with friends. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma organization, an educational organization.
Barbara is survived by two daughters, Tara (Day) Barnhart of Gaithersburg, MD and Heather Crowe and her husband, Tom of Dover, DE; a son, Richard Brett Day and his wife, Paula of Lake Oswego, OR; step-son, Scott O’Keefe and his wife, Tricia of Chelmsford, MA and step-daughter, Major Stacey O’Keefe (US Army, Retired) of Nashua, NH; a sister, JoAnn Miller and her husband, Gary of York, PA; eight grand-children, Brandon and Jake Day, Kaitlyn, Emma and Jackson Crowe and Kasey, Matthew and Molly O’Keefe and her dear friend Joe Banafato of Concord, MA.
Visiting hours are Monday 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Funeral Tuesday at 9A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, MA followed by a service at 10 A.M. at the All Saints Episcopal Church 10 Billerica Road, Chelmsford. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association 4601 North Fairfax Dr. Suite 700 Arlington, VA 22203. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.