Paul R. O’Keefe of North Reading, passed away on Saturday, November 13th, 2021, surrounded by his loving and devoted family after a long and courageous battle with cancer and ALS at the age of 47. Paul is the Beloved husband of Michelle (Curran) O’Keefe and loving son of Honora (Murphy) O’Keefe of North Reading and the late William O’Keefe.
Paul grew up in North Reading and was a graduate of North Reading High School, class of 1992. He owned and operated his own landscaping business in the Town of North Reading for over 25 years. Paul was an extremely hard worker and very dedicated to the love of his life Michelle and his loving family. He enjoyed taking warm weather vacations in Naples, Florida, Indian Rocks Beach and Arizona. He visited many islands, trying a new one each time, Aruba being his favorite. He spent his winter months snowmobiling in Island Pond, Vermont as part of the “A” pack. In the summer months he enjoyed camping in Old Orchard Beach, Maine with friends and family. He was a dedicated businessman who took pride in his work and equipment, mentoring many along the way. Although his life was cut short, he built the house of his dreams, ripped around in his 70’ Chevelle, married the love of his life and had the family he always wanted. He fought hard and will be deeply missed by everyone he knew and loved. His contagious laugh will forever be with us.
In addition to leaving his wife Michelle, and his loving mother Honora, he is the devoted stepfather of Emma and Daniel Kiley of North Reading. Cherished brother of Donna Tilton and her husband Marty of North Reading, William O’Keefe of Scituate, Michael O’Keefe of North Reading and Robert O’Keefe of North Reading. Beloved son in-law of Michael and Kathleen Curran of Oldsmar, Florida. Loving uncle of Timothy Gonsalves, Brendan and Shawn Tilton, Taylor Todisco, William and Michael O’Keefe, Mia Gerock, Morgann and Alicia Lane. He also leaves many friends and extended family.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Theresa's Church, 63 Winter St.(Rte 62), North Reading on Saturday, Nov. 20th at 10:30am. Please go directly to church. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to visiting hours at the funeral home on Friday, November 19th, 2021 from 4-8pm. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, North Reading.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923 or Compassionate Care ALS of West Falmouth, at https://ccals.org/donate or mail in CCALS, P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574.
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