August 4, 1998 ~ November 23, 2021
Born in: Baltimore, MD
Resided in: Durham, CT
Michael A. O’Keefe, 23, of Durham passed away unexpectedly on November 23, 2021. Born in Baltimore, MD on August 4, 1998, he was the beloved son of Christian V. and Ana Maria (Almeida) O’Keefe. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his twin sister, Isabella M. O’Keefe, his grandparents, Manuel and Rosa Almeida of Cumberland, RI and Vicky O’Keefe of North Haven, his aunt and uncle, Cristina and Steven Almeida, cousins Chloe, Max, and Gavin Almeida, and many more extended family members. He was predeceased by his grandfather, William O’Keefe.
A graduate of Coginchaug Regional High School, Michael had also attended Northeastern University and Capital Community College. He was a dedicated employee at SCA Pharma in Windsor and AllerQuest in Plainville. He loved music, architecture, had an affinity for classic cars, and most importantly he loved helping others. His kind, selfless spirit will always live on through those who receive his donated organs.
Friends are invited to visit with Michael’s family from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, November 26th at BEECHER & BENNETT-FLATOW FUNERAL HOME, 48 Cook Avenue, Meriden. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Michael’s life will be held on Saturday at 11:30 AM, November 27th, at Our Lady of Mercy Parish-St. Colman Church, 170 Hubbard St., Middlefield. A celebration of life reception lunch will be held at Dad’s Restaurant, 740 N. Colony Rd., Wallingford on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Donations in Michael’s memory may be sent to The Trevor Project, P.O. Box 69232, West Hollywood, CA 90069 or given online at www.thetrevorproject.org, or to New England Donor Services, 60 First Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451, www.neds.org.
Visitation: November 26, 2021 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Meriden
48 Cook Avenue
Meriden, CT 06451