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John J. O'Brien


1929 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
John J. O'Brien Obituary


John J. O'Brien, 85, of Enfield, husband of Shirley (Duncan) O'Brien, died Tuesday (August 5, 2014) at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA. Born in Hamden on April 12, 1929 son of the late John and Delia O'Brien, John was a resident for 45 years. Before retiring he was an underwriter for Aetna Insurance Company, Hartford. Earlier, he was employed with a Catholic School as a history teacher and a principal. He was a member of the John Boyle O'Reily Irish Club. John was a fan of the Boston Red Sox and enjoyed reading and listening to Irish music. In addition to his wife, he leaves his daughter, Laurie O'Toole and her fiancé Ed Lynch of Arizona, two sons, Richard Jerome of Louisanna, and DavidO'Brien of Enfield; brother, James O'Brien and his wife, Joan of Wethersfield; five grandchildren, Ginger Hearn and her husband, Nick of Enfield, Kristen Jerome of Enfield, Kevin O'Toole and his girlfriend, Courtney Edwards of Missouri, Thomas Jerome and his wife, Elizabeth in Enfield and Ian O'Toole of Washington State; four great grandchildren, Brandon Hosig, Isabella and Ashley Jerome all of Enfield and Samantha O'Toole of Missouri and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Frank O'Brien. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield. For expressions of sympathy, please visit us at www.leetestevens.com


Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 12, 2014
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