Dennis Gene O’Keefe ’72 died on November 1, 2006, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Born on November 6, 1949, in Pittsfield, MA, he prepared for college at Wahconah Regional High School and Mount Herman School, both in Massachusetts. Following his graduation from Bowdoin in 1972, he served for three years in the U.S. Marine Corps, with much of that time in Okinawa as a first lieutenant. For more than 25 years, he was an insurance consultant, working for himself and for various insurance and financial firms. He was a member of the Yardley (PA) Country Club and American Legion Post 155 in Dalton, MA, where he was also a member of St. Agnes Parish. Surviving are his wife, Rosalie Leone O’Keefe, whom he married in 1977; three daughters, Meaghan O’Keefe of Philadelphia, PA, Lauren O’Keefe of Boston, MA, and Erin O’Keefe of Lower Makefield Township; a son, Brian O’Keefe of Lower Makefield Township; two sisters, Karen West of Dalton, MA, and Teryl O’Keefe of Crescent City, CA; a brother, Brian O’Keefe of Longmeadow, MA; and his parents, Eugene R. and Marjorie Fuller O’Keefe of Dalton, MA.