Kathleen C. Kay (Cooney) O'Brien of Holbrook, passed away April 29, 2014. Wife of the late Edward F. O'Brien, she was the loving mother of Kathleen Albanese of Holbrook, Marie Procopio and her husband Bob of Abington, retired Holbrook Fire Chief Edward O'Brien and his wife Kathy of Whitman, retired State Police Lieutenant James O'Brien and his wife Elaine of East Bridgewater and William O'Brien and his wife Sharon of Holbrook; dear grandmother of Amanda Smith and her husband Paul Smith of Winthrop, Deana Kelley and her husband Chris Kelley of East Bridgewater, Katie Procopio of Abington, Jeremy and Sarah O'Brien of Whitman, David O'Brien of South Boston, Meaghan, Brendan and Timothy O'Brien of East Bridgewater, Dylan and Maci-Kate O'Brien of Holbrook and the late Joshua O'Brien; loving great-grandmother to Madyson Regan, Tyler Smith and Charlotte O'Brien. Also survived by many caring and loving nieces and nephews and brother-in-law, Ronald OBrien of Braintree. She was the devoted sister of the late Mary Troy and John Cooney. Kay was born in South Boston and was a graduate of Gate of Heaven High School. She was the assistant treasurer for the town of Holbrook for 16 years. Reposing at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 69 South Franklin Street (Rte. 37), Holbrook, until 9:45 a.m. Monday followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church in Holbrook. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours are Sunday 4-8 p.m. Burial at Union Cemetery in Holbrook. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Kathleens name to the Edward and Joshua O'Brien Memorial Fund, c/o Holbrook Cooperative Bank, 95 North Franklin Street, Holbrook, MA 02343. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, please visit www.cartwrightfuneral.com.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on May 3, 2014