East Greenbush - Barbara A. O'Keefe, 79, of East Greenbush, entered into eternal peace Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Van Rensselaer Manor.
Barbara was born January 22, 1940, in Albany, New York, the daughter of the late Stanley J. and the late Eleanor R. (O'Toole) Bialobzeski.
She was a Keyboard Specialist for NYS Dept of Health for many years before retiring. Barbara was a member of the St Bernadine of Siena Secular Franciscan Order, Barb was devoted member of Holy Spirit with a strong faith and prayed often. Barb was devoted to her family and doted on her grandkids regularly. Barbara was first to help any in need and will be eternally missed by all who knew her.
Predeceased by her son Timothy M. O'Keefe,and siblings Stephen "Skip", and Thomas Bialobzeski.
Barbara was the beloved wife of 61 years to Robert O'Keefe, devoted mother of Patricia O'Keefe (Bill) Teiper, Colleen (Russ Bigelow) O'Keefe, Sean (Debbie) O'Keefe, Sharon O'Keefe, and Kelly Dalton. Sister of Joseph (Kristie), Michael "Jerry" (Cindy), Stanley "Murph"(Teresa), Eleanor Nye, Michele "Micki" Grant, Marylyn "Teri" Frank, Antonette "Toni" Johnson, and Elizabeth "Tish" (Nick) D'Agastino. Barbara is also survived by many grandchildren great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her calling hours 4-7 Monday at the Rockefeller Funeral Home, 165 Columbia Tpk Rensselaer. Friends and family are invited to her Funeral services 9:30 Tuesday morning at the Funeral home and then 10:00 Mass at the Church of St Mary Rensselaer. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Barbara’s name to The St Jude's Children's Hospital Charity 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Van Rensselaer Manor for their dedicated care over these many years.