Thomas J. O'Brien Sr.

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Thomas J. O'Brien Sr., 78, of South Windsor and formerly of East Hartford, beloved husband of the late Frances (Piccoli) O'Brien (Sept. 2016), passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 3, 2018

Born in Hartford, the son of the late Cornelius and Eliza (Barry) O'Brien, he grew up and lived in Hartford and East Hartford before moving to South Windsor three years ago. He graduated from Bulkeley High School and attended IBM Computer School. Thomas proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. Prior to his retirement in 1994, Thomas was a data center programmer at the Traveler's Insurance Co. in Hartford for 35 years. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and helping them with their homework. He enjoyed watching the Yankees with his wife and going to the casino together. Thomas loved watching Chuck Norris TV shows, movies, and he especially enjoyed meeting Chuck Norris personally.

He is survived by his children, Thomas O'Brien Jr. of East Hartford, Sharon Hubbard of South Windsor, Doreen Junious and her husband, Jimmie, of South Windsor, and Dyan Acosta of East Hartford; and six grandchildren, Joseph O'Brien, Kelsey and Jalen Junious, and Selena, Ramon Jr., and Alex Acosta. He was also predeceased by his granddaughter, Brittany O'Brien; his son-in-law, Ramon Acosta Sr.; his brother, Cornelius O'Brien Jr.; and his sister, Julia "Judy" O'Brien.

His family will receive friends for calling hours Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Glastonbury with military honors.

Memorial donations in his memory may be made to , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 6 to Aug. 10, 2018
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