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RoseAnn O'Brien

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RoseAnn O'Brien Obituary
Woodford, VT - RoseAnn O'Brien, 68, a resident of Route 9 in Woodford died peacefully Sunday May 7, 2017 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, Vermont surrounded by loved ones.

She was born in Pocatello, Idaho October 22, 1948. She was the daughter of the late Eldon and Edna (Binggeli) Farrens. She married James Edward O'Brien on May 6, 1972 in North Bennington, VT spending 45 wonderful years together.

RoseAnn received her education in Pocatello where she attended Pocatello High School. Upon graduating RoseAnn enlisted in the United States Marines. RoseAnn's enlistment in the United States Marines allowed her to follow her true passion, nursing. While in the Marines RoseAnn attended college and received her Licensed Practicing Nurse degree. RoseAnn was employed at Weston Hadden Convalescent Center, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and Prospect Nursing Home. RoseAnn retired from nursing after more than 42 years of providing loving care to her patients and their families.

Besides her devotion to nursing, RoseAnn enjoyed crocheting beautiful family heirlooms for her family and friends. She crocheted specialty items with her most cherished crocheting being of filet lace that read "Our Family Can be Forever". While crocheting was a passion for RoseAnn, a true love of hers was teaching the word of God to those that were lost, needed guidance or were seeking answers. Her true pride and enjoy was her husband, children, grandchildren and church family.

Survivors include three sons and a daughter, James Ray O'Brien and his wife Holly of Manchester, VT, George Eldon O'Brien and his wife Holly of Woodford, VT, and Anthony Douglas O'Brien and his fianc Megan Marie Wills of Bennington, VT and Rachel Nichols (O'Brien) and her husband Spencer Nichols of South Jordan, UT. Her grandchildren Liam and Ronan O'Brien of Manchester, VT, Amber, Kaity and Emilie O'Brien of Woodford, VT, Avalee and Anthony O'Brien Jr. of Bennington, VT and Brody, Dallin, Jared and Isaac Nichols of South Jordan, UT. Sisters Mary Lee Rush of Pocatello, ID and Gertrude White of Salt Lake City, UT. Brothers Dock Farrens of Pocatello, ID and Don Farrens of Salt Lake City, UT.

She was predeceased by a sister Jannett Farrens and brothers Charles Johnson, Alfred Farrens, Edward Farrens and Eldon Farrens.

SERVICES: Friends may call the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Friday May 12, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and then again on Saturday from 10:00 am until 11:00 am

A memorial service to celebrate the life of RoseAnn will be held on Saturday May 13 at 11:00 am at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home. The burial will follow in the family lot at the Woodford Cemetery in Woodford, VT.

A reception will follow the service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at Houghton Lane in Bennington, Vermont.

If friends desire contributions in memory of RoseAnn O'Brien may be made to the CJD Foundation through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.

Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net

Published in Bennington Banner on May 11, 2017
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