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William T. O’Brien Sr.

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WOODSTOCK – William T. O'Brien Sr., 61, of Woodstock, died Monday, June 6, 2011, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born May 23, 1950, in Chicago, to Edward and Mildred (Kongsgaard) O'Brien. He married Colleen Joyce on Jan. 22, 1972, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnsburg.
He was proud to have served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing and hunting. He enjoyed woodcarving, watching football, reading and playing the bagpipes. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his loving family, especially his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Colleen O'Brien; his four children, William T. (Amy Goad) O'Brien Jr., Patrick (Katy) O'Brien, Kathleen (Timothy) Flannigan and Maureen O'Brien; five grandchildren, Emma O'Brien, Allison O'Brien, Jack Flannigan, Patrick Flannigan and Liam Flannigan; his siblings, Mary (Patrick) McMahon, Judy Keppler and Kevin O'Brien; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his father and mother in-law, Robert and Marguerite Joyce; and his sister-in-law, Mary Beth Koleno.
The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., in Woodstock. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, June 10, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 15012 St. Patrick Road, Hartland. Burial will be in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Woodstock Food Pantry, 226 Washington St., Woodstock, IL 60098.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-338-1710.

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