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, or to New England Donor Services, 60 First Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451,



Visitation: November 26, 2021 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Meriden
48 Cook Avenue
Meriden, CT 06451


Mass of Christian Burial: November 27, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 pm

St. Colman Church
170 Hubbard Street
Middlefield, CT 06455

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  1. We are so very sorry for the deep loss of Michael, and we wish to extend our deepest condolences to each of you 💔

  2. Please receive our most heartfelt condolences ❤ We wish that God provides peace and comfort at this difficult time. We love you Michael.

  3. I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of Michael♥️. Extending my deepest condolences to family and loved ones.

  4. Ana, Isabella and Christian,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Holding onto such fond memories of happy times spent together!
    The Williams Family

  5. With the deepest condolences to you and your family, Ana. Our families are everything. Your pride always shone! Your son Michael and your family are in my prayers. Xo

  6. It is with the deepest sympathy and love that I am thinking of you and your family Ana. May our hearts embrace you all in such a difficult time. God speed.

  7. It is with the deepest sympathy that I am thinking of you and your family today Ana. May out hearts embrace you during this difficult time. God speed.

  8. I remember Michael as a bright, kind, curious and engaging middle school student in my Spanish class. His presence was a gift. His absence is a great loss. May his family and friends find some peace in the love he brought into this world.

  9. My dear Christian, Ana and Isabella,
    I am praying so hard for your pain to lessen and strength to carry on. Please take care of yourselves and be patient with each other. Our Heavenly Father is taking care of Mike now and taking his pain away. Your family was the best and most loving for Michael and he was blessed to have you !! The Tylers are here to help you in anyway possible. Please reach out and allow people to help and support you! Love You

  10. Christian, Ana and Isabella,
    We are so sorry to hear about Michael. Words cannot express the feelings of such a loss. We hope you can recall the wonderful times with Michael in your time of pain. Our prayers are with you. The Ertles

  11. Dear Christian, Ana and Bella,
    We are praying for you.
    Dear Compassionate Father, as Christian, Ana and Bella walk though these days without their beloved Michael, they may feel lost, lonely and so many other emotions. As they pray, be with them as they remember Your promises that You will never leave them, and you will give them strength. Lord of unfailing love, they need You to help them with this profound loss of their loved one, Michael. Your word says blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. The depth of their pain seems too profound to heal, and the loss of Michael is too life-altering to comfort. Lord, I ask that You grant them kindness, peace, compassion, and strength to get through the difficult time ahead of them. Amen.
    With love, Mike, Rhonda, Katie and Nicky

  12. Mr. O’Keefe, our hearts are with you and your family. We are so saddened. Jun remembers the pasta dinner Michael cooked and brought to Mercy robots team during build season when we had to work overtime. Please take care.

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