Rose Ann O'Keefe
June 21, 1928 – July 29, 2019
RoseAnn Ciaramitaro O'Keefe, age 91, born June 21, 1928, died July 29, 2019. Beloved wife of Brian Thomas O'Keefe (deceased) since 1952. Daughter of Salvatore and Stella Ciaramitaro of Grosse Pointe and daughter-in-law to Tom and Lu O'Keefe of Grosse Pointe, who all pre-deceased her. Beloved Sister of Richard Ciaramitaro of Rochester Hills, and three brothers who predeceased her: Sam Ciaramitaro, Charlie Ciaramitaro and Frank Ciaramitaro. Her sisters-in-law are Marie Ciaramitaro, Ninfa Ciaramitaro, Mary O'Keefe and Kathleen "Katie" Littman, and those who predeceased her, Carol Ciaramitaro, Patricia Rauss, Jane Hubik, Betty Takala, and Eileen O'Keefe. Brothers-in-law who pre-deceased her are Donald O'Keefe and Robert O'Keefe. RoseAnn O'Keefe is survived by nine children, Thomas O'Keefe, Michael O'Keefe, Diane O'Keefe, Maureen (O'Keefe) Cousins, Stephen O'Keefe, Kelly O'Keefe, Barry O'Keefe, Sharon (O'Keefe) Newlon, and Janet O'Keefe. RoseAnn O'Keefe has 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She has been a life-long resident of Michigan, including Detroit, Grosse Pointe, St. Clair Shores, and Grand Blanc. A graduate of Dominican High School, she attended the University of Detroit and the Catholic parishes of St. Joseph, St. Clare de Montefalco, St. Joan of Arc, and Holy Family. RoseAnn O'Keefe was a volunteer for the Michigan Red Cross, Bon Secours Hospital and Genesys Hospital. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 17, 11 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church in Grand Blanc with reception to follow. Donations are suggested to the Capuchin Mission at TheCapuchins.org and the Flint Public Library at FPL.info
- Memorial Mass Saturday, August 17, 2019
Rose Ann O'Keefe
August 16, 2019
I have so many memories of Mrs. O'Keefe that it is hard to pick out only a couple. I remember so much card playing..oh and parcheesi....I was at the O'Keefe's so much that I remember the carpet colors and wallpapers. My favorite memory is when I was invited to Christmas Eve midnight mass and the after party..so much food prepared by mom O 'Keefe it was breathtaking. And we got to yell " pignolata !!!" Best dessert EVER.
I was always welcomed with that beautiful smile.
Love and miss you my "second mom"
August 5, 2019
Mrs. O'Keefe always welcomed me with open arms & a kiss any time I came over to visit(which was a lot). I always felt welcomed & very loved. Many meals were shared with her & the family, which enriched my life immensely.
One my favorite memories is when the family bought a microwave & called it "the machine that goes ping" to hide the fact there was one in the house from Mr. O'Keefe.