John F. "Jack" O'Brien

John F. "Jack" O'Brien, 86, the beloved husband of Mildred (O'Donnell) O'Brien for over 62 years, passed away surrounded by his loving family Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.

He was the son of the late William and Helen (Fleming) O'Brien. He was a lifelong resident of Enfield and a graduate of Enfield High School. After serving in the Navy as a corpsman during World War II, Jack went on to graduate from St. Michael's College. Jack retired as principal of Windsor Locks High School.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his three loving children, Kevin J. O'Brien, and his wife, Susan, of New Canaan, Mary Ellen Kempton, and her husband, Fred, of Bourne, Mass., and John P. O'Brien, and his wife, Martha, of Suffield; and cherished grandchildren, Emily Andrew, Daniel, Elizabeth, Patrick, and Spencer. He is also survived by his loving brother, William J. O'Brien, and his wife, Mary; and his loving sister, Helen Cummings, and her husband, Robert. He was predeceased by his sister, Evelyn Trappe, and her husband, John. In addition he is survived by his sisters-in-law, Anne-Marie Woods and Irene Angelica and many cherished nieces and nephews.

His family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Johnson Memorial Hospital for their incredibly kind and compassionate care.

Relatives and friends may gather with his family during calling hours from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Road, Enfield.

The funeral procession will form at the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Church. Interment will then take place in St. Patrick's King Street Cemetery, Enfield.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Society of St. Edmund, St. Michael's College, Winooski Park, P.O. Box 270, Colchester, VT 05439.

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Browne Funeral Chapels
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Feb. 12 to Feb. 16, 2014