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Eleanor M. (Sommer) O'Keefe

October 21, 2023

Eleanor O'Keefe Obituary

Eleanor M. O’Keefe, a Needham resident for 51 years, died peacefully at age 90 on October 21 at The Ellis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Norwood.  Eleanor was born in 1933 in Belmont to the late Estelle (Hagan) and Charles J. Sommer.  She is predeceased by Paul J. O’Keefe, her loving and devoted husband of 43 years.  Also predeceased by her brother Robert Leonard Sommer, and nephew Robert Anthony Sommer. 

Eleanor graduated from Belmont High School and LaSalle Junior College.  She spent her career as secretary to program managers at TV stations WBZ in Allston and WHDH in Needham. 

She is survived by her niece, Elizabeth Harrigan, her nephew, Thomas, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews of the Sommer, O’Keefe and Harrigan families.

Visiting hours at Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham, on Thursday morning October 26 from 9 – 10:30am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Bartholomew Church, 1180 Greendale Ave, at 11:00 am. Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Needham.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Eleanor’s memory may be made to CatholicTV, PO Box 9196, 34 Chestnut Street, Watertown, MA 02471, https://www.catholictv.org/donate.html; or MSCPA-Angell, Attn: Donations, 350 South Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130 https://www.mspca.org/donate-now/

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Visiting Hours
October 26, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Eaton Funeral Home
1351 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Mass of Christian Burial
October 26, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Bartholomew Church
1180 Greendale Ave.
Needham, MA 02492

October 26, 2023

12:15 PM
St. Mary's Cemetery
1 Wellesley Ave
Needham, MA 02494


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