BRIDGEPORT—Father Bernard A. Keefe died on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. He was 89 years of age.
“Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Keefe and for the consolation of his family,” Bishop Caggiano said in making the announcement.
Bernard A. Keefe was born on April 21, 1933. He served in the United States Navy from 1951-1955. Father Keefe received his priestly formation at Christ the King Seminary in Olean, New York and was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Albany on December 21, 1963.
Following his ordination, he began his priestly ministry at Immaculate Conception Church in Scotia, New York. In subsequent years, he served at Saint Mary Church in Glens Falls, New York and Saint Mary Church in Hudson, New York.
In 1976, Father Keefe came to the Diocese of Bridgeport; his first assignment was at Saint Charles Borromeo Church in Bridgeport. He was transferred to St. Peter Church in Danbury in 1981 and then five years later to St. Maurice Church in the Glenbrook section of Stamford. While serving at Saint Maurice, Father Keefe was incardinated into the Diocese of Bridgeport on April 25, 1988.
In 2004, Father Keefe moved to Saint Aloysius Church in New Canaan where he served until his retirement in 2008.
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will celebrate Father Keefe’s Funeral Mass on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 9:30 am at St. Aloysius Church. The homilist will be Monsignor William Scheyd.