Eileen O'Keeffe

Eileen O'Keeffe

November 28th, 1950 January 14th, 2019

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Obituary for Eileen O'Keeffe (O'Keeffe)

Eileen O'Keeffe, 68, of Eastchester, NY, passed away on January 14, 2019 after a valiant battle against ovarian cancer. Eileen was born in New York City on November 28, 1950. She grew up in the Bronx and attended St. Barnabas High School where she made several lifelong friends. She is predeceased by her father, Cornelius O'Keeffe; her mother, Matilda Frawley; her brother, John Joe (Suds) O'Keeffe; as well as her sisters, Sheila Wilson and Penny O'Friel. Eileen is survived by her beloved daughters, Erin and Chloe O'Keeffe; her adored granddaughter, Stella O'Keeffe; her sister, Kay O'Keeffe and her brother Cony O'Keeffe as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She also leaves behind many other loving relatives, friends and devoted yoga students.
Eileen loved yoga and was a certified yoga instructor for 25 years. She also loved biking, particularly on the Bronx River Parkway near her home, where she would set up a hammock, read and relax. She also loved traveling, visiting gardens and going to the beach, especially swimming in the ocean.
Eileen was a valued employee of Westchester Day School for 26 years. She also was a member of the Yoga Teachers Association and regularly participated in many yoga seminars and retreats in the Hudson Valley area and beyond.
Eileen's family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her fight against cancer.
Friends and family who wish to pay their respects may do so at the WESTCHESTER FUNERAL HOME (190 Main Street, Eastchester, NY) on Friday, January 18, 2019, from 2-4pm and 6-8pm.
A memorial service will be held to celebrate Eileen's life at the Woolworth Memorial Chapel at WOODLAWN CEMETERY (Webster Avenue and East 233rd Street, Bronx, NY) on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11am. Online condolences can be given at
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Eileen's memory to:
(1) White Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care, White Plains Hospital Foundation, 41 East Post Road, White Plains, NY 10601. ; OR
(2) SmileTrain, 633 Third Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10017. .

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  • Visitation

    January 18th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Westchester Funeral Home, Inc.
    190 Main Street
    Eastchester, NY
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    January 18th, 2019
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    January 18th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Westchester Funeral Home, Inc.
    190 Main Street
    Eastchester, NY
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    January 18th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    January 19th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Woodlawn Crematory
    East 233rd Street & Webster Avenue, Bron
    Bronx, NY
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    January 19th, 2019

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Maureen Rogers-Bouxsein

My belated condolences. Have just now learn of Eileen's passing. Rest in Peace my fellow Barnabite. m
Comment | Posted at 11:38am via Condolence

Patricia Burke Milo

Sending love and condolences to the O’keeffe family. I have many wonderful memories of the times Eileen and I shared on DeReimer Ave, SFR and Barnabas that I will cherish.RIP Eileen. With love and prayers Pat Burke Milo’ 68
Comment | Posted at 01:23pm via Condolence

Joanie Philpot

To the O'Keeffe & Philpot Families

I was so saddened to hear the news that Eileen had passed away. She will be missed by the many people who loved her, respected and counted on her for grace and support. I hope that in the days to come you can remember her laughter, her smile, and the love she felt for you. She's in the heavens now and her journey could still be unfolding.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Joanie Philpot
Comment | Posted at 10:08pm via Condolence

Mick Cockerill

My sincere condolences to
Eileen’s family and friends. Rest In Peace. Mickey ‘68
Comment | Posted at 11:49am via Condolence

Susan Sicignano Crowell

Eileen, you will always be remembered by me for your kindness and easy-going nature through high school. God bless you and keep you, and watch over your class of ‘68. Prayers and condolences for your family. RIP, Eileen.
Comment | Posted at 09:08am via Condolence

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