Rosanne M. O’Keefe, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Daughter of the late Florence and Joseph Martone and wife of the late George F. O’Keefe, Jr. She had attended grammar school in New Haven, graduating with honors, and went to high school for 2 years, before leaving to pursue a career in dancing. Rosanne loved dancing and had danced in New York and Florida. When she returned home she met her husband George and married 6 months later, they have a son Michael George O’Keefe. Rosanne’s career was in the clothing business in exclusive stores; she had started as a cashier and worked her way up to Sales Manager and Buyer in New York in the Garment District for Besse Richey and Richard Thomas at the Hamden Plaza. Her hobbies consisted of self taught oil painting, bowling, playing cards, cooking and modeling. She liked traveling with her husband; together they enjoyed Washington D.C., New York, Mystic, Halls of Fame, Concord, sporting events and theatre stage shows. She most enjoyed talking to people and always had pleasant conversations which made her unique and admired by everyone. Aunt of Annette and Frank Marcuccio, Mr. and Mrs. James Rosadino, and the late Florence and Charlie Gray and Robert. Sister of the late Josephine Rosadino, Nancy Rakies and Angelo Martone.

Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., Tuesday morning at 10:30. Family and friends may call from 8:30 to 10:30. A mass of Christian burial will follow in the St. Stephen’s Church at 11:00. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen’s Church, 400 Ridge Road, Hamden, CT 06517 or the Animal Haven, Inc., 89 Mill Road, North Haven, CT 06473.