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76 Prospect Street
Rockville-Vernon, CT 06066
Phone: (860) 875-5490
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William O'Keefe

William J. "Bill" O'Keefe

Wednesday, August 9th, 1939 - Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
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William (Bill) Joseph O’Keefe, 80, of Vernon, CT, formerly Tolland, CT passed away November 27, 2019 peacefully at home with his loving wife and soulmate of 52 years, Yolande, by his side. He was born to parents, William Joseph O’Keefe and Kathleen Fleming O’Keefe, on August 9, 1939. As Bill was known to say, “pre-Hitler but still a good year.” Bill was known and endeared for his sense of humor, ability to make others laugh, and to tell a good story. He was a family man through and through, always putting his family first.
Bill graduated from Arch Bishop Williams High School in Braintree, MA and attended college at St. Gregory’s, Shawnee Oklahoma. He worked the majority of his career with United Aircraft, International Division and Hamilton Standard. Bill took particularly great pride in his role as Project Manager for the B2 Bomber.
In addition to his wife, Yolande, Bill is survived by his children Michael and his wife Laura O’Keefe of Wethersfield, CT, Kimberly O’Keefe, of West Warwick, RI, Shannon Caminiti of Tolland, CT, and his most beloved grandchildren, Danielle and Ryan Caminiti. Bill lost his beloved Son-In-Law Jamie Caminiti, Spring 2017. In addition, he leaves his sisters Kay Doherty, of Braintree Massachusetts and Mary Vincent, of Canton, CT as well as many nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his brothers Kevin O'Keefe and Adrian O'Keefe. Relatives and friends may join the family at Tolland Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Merrow Rd, Tolland (Rt. 195) on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 10:30-12:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 1:00 pm at St. Mathew’s Church, 111 Tolland Green Ext, Tolland, CT 06084, burial will follow at South Cemetery, Tolland. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s name may be made to Community Renewal Team/ Meals on Wheels Vernon Chapter, 555 Windsor St, Hartford, CT 06120. For online condolences please visit
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Tolland Memorial Funeral Home
    375 Merrow Road
    TOLLAND, CT 06084
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 1:00pm
    ST. Matthews Church
    11 Tolland Green
    tolland, CT 06084
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  • Interment

    South Cemetery
    Cider Mill Road
    TOLLAND, CT 06084
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Ed Service

Posted at 04:26pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Bill’s family. We still remember visiting the CT cottage on the lake before any of us had children. Personally, Bill and I were good friends at Archy Bills and he was a great guy. Peace be with Yolanda.

Ed and Janice Service. Saugus,


Posted at 10:48am
To the family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that soon God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things (will) have passed away.”(Rev. 21:3,4) May this promise give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathies.

Bill, Kim, Will and John Heffernan

Posted at 09:38am
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