William D. O'Brien, Sr.
SANDISFIELD William D. O'Brien, Sr. (CHIEF) 87, died peacefully, Monday January 6, 2014 at the home of his grandson Robert O'Brien. A native and lifelong resident of Sandisfield he was born September 12, 1926, the son of Alice and Joseph O'Brien. Bill was the chief of police in Sandisfield for many years. He was involved in many types of construction and was a member of the laborers union 473, retiring in 1990 after 25 years. He and his wife, Mabel, were dedicated custodians of the Sandisfield School for 40 years. He was a dedicated father, grandfather, great grandfather and most recently great-great grandfather who above all else cherished spending time with his family and many friends. William is survived by his son William O'Brien Jr. of Sandisfield, his brother Kenneth O'Brien of Lee, five grandchildren Robert, Christina and Patrick O' Brien, Jennifer Crealease, Holly Morawiec, 10 great grand children and 1 great-great grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Mabel I. Spring O'Brien in Sept. 2009, his son Robert H. O'Brien, Sr. in Feb. 2009, and his brother Charles O' Brien Sr. in 1994. FUNERAL NOTICE: The family will receive friends on Monday, January 13, 2014 from 5pm - 7pm at FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. To send remembrances go to www.finnertyandstevens.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 10, 2014