Arlean M. O’Keefe
HAMPTON — Arlean Marie O'Keefe, 61, of Hampton and Hillsboro Beach, Fla., died peacefully on July 20, 2012, after losing her battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Arlean was born in Concord, Aug. 14, 1950, the daughter of the late Lt. Col. John P. Zareas and Dorothy (Peicott) Zareas.
Arlean was a loving Yia Yia who cherished every moment with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was also a savvy business woman who excelled in Real Estate sales and Real Estate development in the Lakes Region; she was never one to back down from a challenge. She enjoyed spending her summers in Hampton and at Newfound Lake, and her winters in Florida.
Arlean is survived by her husband, Paul O'Keefe; her son, David Brown, of Ipswich, Mass., and his wife, Erin; her stepdaughter, Carolyn Hunter, of Hampton; her stepson, Paul O'Keefe of Hollywood, Fla., and his wife, Robyn; her sister, Patricia Hough; brothers Peter Zareas and Paul Zareas; granddaughters Avery (little Yia Yia), Sarah, Elizabeth, Morgan, and Danielle; and her aunts, uncles, and cousins.
In honor of Arlean’s request there will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at St. Rose of Lima Church, 12 Park St., Topsfield, Mass. Burial will immediately follow at Highland Cemetery, 29 Town Farm Road, Ipswich, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House at 360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA, 01830.
Arrangements are by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton. Visit www.RemickGendron.com.