Edith “Edie” O’Keefe (née DiVincent) soared to heaven on March 22, 2021. She was born on November 21, 1939 in Texas to Laurabelle and Arthur DiVincent. She was raised in Hoboken, NJ by her mother and stepfather, John “Bucky” Repetti. There, she would marry her husband of 50 years, Edward “Eddie” O’Keefe, and raise their three children. Edie worked numerous jobs to support her beloved family, to include long stints at the Quality Inn in Jersey City and as Head Teller at the TD Bank on Washington Street in Hoboken. In her later years, she resided at the Gerald A. Calabrese Complex in Cliffside Park, where she called bingo with style and made countless friends who brought her true joy.
Edie enjoyed saying naughty things to make her grandchildren and later great-grandchildren howl with laughter, such as the delightfully inappropriate “see my pinky, see my thumb, see my fist you better run.” Don’t be fooled, though, absolutely no one was more open to the kids jumping right up on them. Her family will especially miss her homemade gravy and lasagna, and keep the blankets she crocheted close. We will never hear Elvis or pass a hot dog stand without thinking of her.
Edith was predeceased by her parents, husband, sister Lucille Racioppi, brother Arthur DiVincent, Jr., brother Arthur “Sonny” DiVincent, and brother-in-law Donald Miller. She is survived by her children Kathleen and husband Peter Kozlowski, Tommy and wife Leesa O’Keefe, and Darlene and her husband Frank Merchand; by grandchildren Melissa and husband John Ziobro; Peter and wife Melanie Kozlowski, and Victoria Merchand; and by great-grandchildren JP, Donovan, Amelia, Olivia, and baby Kozlowski; as well as her cherished sister Laurie Miller, numerous nieces and nephews, and other family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
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