Joanne Mollis O'Brien, 65, of Ormond Beach, Florida, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at home with her loving family by her side. Born on March 27, 1947, in Kearny, NJ, to proud parents Joseph and Catherine Mollis. Joanne grew up in Laurence Harbor, NJ, and was a graduate of Madison Township High School in Old Bridge, New Jersey. She was employed by Jersey Central Power and Light, Co., retiring in 2002. Joanne was predeceased by her parents, her brother, Donald K. McArthur, and her husband, Michael T. O'Brien. She is survived by her loving son, Timothy M. O'Brien of Ormond Beach, FL; her cherished grandchildren, Travis, Nicole, and Lauren O'Brien, of Ormond Beach, FL; her loving son, Donald P. O'Brien of Jackson, NJ; her loving sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Dennis Henba of Ormond Beach, FL, and Whiting, NJ; and her loving brother and sister-in-law, Joseph J. Jr. and Fran Mollis of Laurence Harbor, NJ. She was also the proud and supportive aunt of several nieces and nephews, Betty Ann Fetta, Tracey Zucatti, Daniel Mollis, Kristy Henba, and Jeffrey Henba. Joanne's talent as an amateur photographer was appreciated and respected by all of her family and friends. Her love of nature and her ability to capture its beauty in photographs is testament to her amazing spirit and zest for life. Her longlasting friendships will live in the hearts of many as we remember her and cherish the memories created over time. A Memorial Service celebrating Joanne's life will be held Sunday, December 30, 2012, at Lohman Funeral Home Ormond, 733 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, at 3:00pm. Family will greet friends from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Details of a memorial service in New Jersey will be announced. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Ormond. Condolences may be shared with the family at


Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Dec. 29, 2012