1921 – 2018
Putnam – William J. O’Keefe, Jr., 96, of Liberty highway formerly of Riverside Dr., N. Grosvenordale, died Wednesday morning at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of the late Jeannette L. (Langevin) O’Keefe. Born in Westerly, RI, he was the son of the late William J. and Bernice (Boothman) O’Keefe, Sr. William was an honorably discharged Army Veteran of World War II serving with Company E 273rd Infantry Division.
Mr. O’Keefe worked for many years as a meterman for the former Northeast Utilities and Connecticut Light & Power.
He was a life member of the American Legion Post 67 in N. Grosvenordale. William was an avid reader, enjoyed playing cards with his friends and going out to dinner with his late wife.
William is survived by his two daughters, Nancy Laflamme and her husband Paul of Putnam and Debbie O’Keefe and her companion Tom Britton of Rogers; two grandsons, Christopher Laflamme and his wife Colleen of Killingly and Aaron Laflamme and his wife Laura of Concord, NH; great grandchildren, Rylie, Tegan, and Ashlyn Laflamme; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Gertrude Leite, Bernice Rivers, and John O’Keefe.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Burial to follow in West Thompson Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of N.E.C.T., P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.