OBITUARY

Major Andreas Brian O'Keeffe

September 17, 1980March 15, 2018

Major Andreas Brian O'Keeffe died 15 March 2018 when his helicopter crashed in Iraq. A 2006 graduate of Georgetown Law, Andreas was 37 years old. Andreas is survived by his parents, Mary Ann and Shan; his sister, Bernadette; his brother, Shan; his nieces and nephew, aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his girlfriend, Allison Denniston. A mass to celebrate Andreas' life is planned for 11 am on 6 April at Incarnation Catholic Church of Tampa, FL. The church will be open at 1010 to 1050 for any who loved Andreas to say a private goodbye at his casket if they wish. There will be a reception to follow at Mary Ann and Shán's home for friends and family. If inclined to send flowers, the church will accept them on the morning of 6 April. Flowers arriving day prior can be sent to Blount & Curry Funeral Home (Oldsmar location). In lieu of flowers those wishing might consider a donation to USO, or the Friends of the Fallen, or the That Others May Live Foundation. There will be a military memorial service to honor Maj O'Keeffe on 3 Aug on or near Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, Long Island, NY.

  • FAMILY

  • Shan O'Keeffe, Father
  • Mary Ann O'Keeffe, Mother
  • Bernadette O'Keeffe, Sister
  • Shan P O'Keeffe, Brother
  • Allison Denniston, Significant Other
  • He is also survived by his nieces, nephew, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

Services

  • gathering Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, April 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Major Andreas Brian O'Keeffe

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Raisy Rodriguez

July 25, 2018

I can’t pinpoint the exact moment I met Andy, but I remember the last time I saw and spent time with him. Laughing.... so much of who he was remains with me. But the ability to pick up where we left off will stay with me forever. He never let distance be a barrier. Thank you for that. Andy lives in my heart and will live there always. Although there will always be moments of regret for not taking more advantage of who and what he was to me, I will forever be thankful to not only have “met” but truly been able to call him my friend!!

Paula Smith

April 3, 2018

To Shán and Mary Ann.
Martin and I are so sorry to hear of Andreas death.
We met Andreas at Aonghus and
Sheilas wedding and were struck with his sweet and courteous manner.
Such a terrible loss for you all .
Please accept our sincere condolences and sadness for you all.
Paula andMartin(Smith ) Katriona s brother and sister-in -law)

FROM THE FAMILY