Issa Grace O'Brien June 7, 2013 - March 24, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Issa Grace O'Brien, 9 months old, of South Bend, IN, passed away in the loving arms of her family on Monday, March 24, 2014, after living for nine months with Trisomy 18. She was born on June 7, 2013, to Sean and Felicia (Johnson) O'Brien in South Bend, IN. Issa is survived by her parents, Sean and Felicia O'Brien of South Bend, IN; maternal grandparents, Perry and Helen Johnson of Bernardsville, NJ; paternal grandparents, John and Karen O'Brien of Arlington Heights, IL; her two sisters, Sophia Rose and Lucia Maeve O'Brien, both at home; one brother, Seamus Fitzgerald O'Brien at home; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Issa guided and taught her family all the way through her final breaths. She died as she lived, full of grace. Her family is grateful beyond words to Issa and to all who accompanied them in their journey of love. Visitation will be from 5 7:00 p.m. today, March 27, 2014, at the Our Lady of Mercy Chapel in Geddes Hall at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, where a Wake Service will be held at 5:45 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, at Church of Our Lady of Loretto, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, with Rev. Paul Kollman, C.S.C., officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Notre Dame, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Farm of the Child, please visit, www.farmofthechild.org to donate; or Hospice Foundation, Supporting Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545-5234. Kaniewski Funeral Home, South Bend, IN, is handling arrangements. To send condolences, please visit www.kaniewski.com.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Mar. 27, 2014