Death Notice: Arthur O’Keeffe, Drishane Road, Millstreet

1984-Cork-20-Rally-Aurthur-OKeeffeO’Keeffe (Drishane Road, Millstreet): On October 28, 2013, peacefully, at his residence, Arthur, loving husband of Peg (nee Tarrant) and dear father of John and Peg, brother of the late Eileen. Deeply regretted by his wife, son, daughter, daughter-in-law Geraldine, granddaughters Nikola (O’Connor) and Alexandra (Roche), great- grandchildren Emma and Jack, brothers John and Jerry, brother-in-law Dick, sister-in-law Bernadette, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.  Rest in Peace.  Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary on this Tuesday evening at 8pm. Removal on  Wednesday at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.


from the Millstreet Mastero documentary - Arthur O'Keeffe working under one of Bily Coleman's rally cars
from the Millstreet Mastero documentary – Arthur O’Keeffe working under one of Bily Coleman’s rally cars
1984 Cork 20 Rally - Aurthur O'Keeffe being interviewed by LTV
1984 Cork 20 Rally – Autie O’Keeffe being interviewed by LTV

Autie O'Keeffe

2 thoughts on “Death Notice: Arthur O’Keeffe, Drishane Road, Millstreet”

  1. For years he lived with his wife Peg where they raised their son John and daughter Peg in Millstreet Town’s Minor Row
    A down to earth quiet fellow though many of him did know
    A family man devoted to his family and to his wife
    Arthur O’ Keeffe lived in Millstreet Town all of his life

    Back in the nineteen fifties Arthur was in his prime
    And that is going back many decades in time
    And eventually time to all of us does become the foe
    As the Seasons to our lives do come and do go

    Arthur’s association with Millstreet Town his lifetime did span
    Though i do remember him when he was a young man
    Tall, well built and handsome his hair was dark brown
    One familiar then to everyone in Millstreet Town

    From his old home in Minor Row just a short walk away
    In St Mary’s by Cashman’s Hill his last remains lay
    From Arthur O’ Keeffe’s mortal body the breath of life may have gone
    But good memories of the good man he was will live on.

    Arthur O’ Keeffe is by Francis Duggan

  2. Thanks for the poem. My grandfather would have loved it! He was a great, witty, loving man and we will miss him very much.

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