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Barbara O'Keefe

Barbara O'Keefe

Friday, February 10th, 1933 Monday, November 18th, 2019

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Obituary

Obituary for Barbara Ann O'Keefe (Hummel)

Barbara Ann O’Keefe, lovingly known as Bibsey 86 of Toms River, NJ died Monday, November 18, 2019 at Community Medical Center, Toms River surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in the Coytesville section of Fort Lee, NJ, Barbara graduated from Fort Lee High School in 1950. She married Robert P. O’Keefe on February 12, 1955 and lived in New Milford, NJ prior to settling in Waldwick, NJ in 1961 where they raised their family. They moved to Sussex, NJ in 1999 before moving to Toms River in 2005.
Barbara was an avid reader and loved playing Scrabble with her neighbors and friends. She enjoyed camping on Martha’s Vineyard and looking for treasures at garage sales. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren, whom she adored. Barbara was a friend and surrogate mom to everyone who entered their home.
Barbara was predeceased by her parents, Charles Peter Hummel and Mae (O’Brien) Hummel, her sisters, Lynn Stokes and Dee Finkel, sisters-in-law Helen and Marilyn, Brothers-in-law William and John, and her infant son Joseph.
Barbara is survived by her husband Bob, her children and their spouses, Robert “Ozzie” and Diane O’Keefe, Timothy and Barbara O’Keefe, Beth Ann O’Keefe and her companion Sandy Bredbenner, Michael O’Keefe, grandchildren David, Daniel and Julie Jacques, Tyler and Connor O’Keefe, and Ryan O’Keefe; sisters-in-law Frances and Janet, brother-in-law Donald O’Keefe, her lifelong best friend Barbara Lee Ottina of Florida and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting will be Friday, November 22, 2019 from 2-7 PM at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, November 23, 2019, 9:30 AM at St. Denis Church, Manasquan, NJ. Committal will be private.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ
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    Friday, November 22nd, 2019
    2:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 9:30am
    St. Denis Church
    90 Union Avenue
    MANASQUAN, NJ
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    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
    9:30am
    Officiant
    Fr. Bill Lago
  • Interment

    Private Cremation
    4201 Rt. 33
    Tinton Falls, NJ
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With love, Tom and Patti McCloy, Kurt Benoit & Family, and other have sent flowers to the family of Barbara Ann O'Keefe (Hummel).
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With love, Tom and Patti McCloy, Kurt Benoit & Family, and other have sent flowers to the family of Barbara Ann O'Keefe (Hummel).
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Diane and Graylynn

In loving memory of a wonderful, funny lady. You will be missed.
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May God's love give you strength during your time of sorrow. Ruth Rodgers
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The Dooley Family

R.I.P. Bibs. My second mother.
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With love, Tom and Patti McCloy

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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