Leo T. OBrien, of Braintree, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and friends, Oct. 26 at the age of 86. Husband of the late Laura (Marini) OBrien, the love of his life. Loving father of Denise Gauthier and her husband John of Dallas, TX, Marlene Dacey of Boynton Beach, FL, Karen Curran of Braintree and Lisa Lenzi and her husband John of Hanover. Dear grandfather of Michael and Peter Gauthier, Danielle Overree, Justina and Addison Dacey, Shayna, Riley and Leo Curran and Ashlyn and Andrew Lenzi. Devoted brother of Richard OBrien and Barbara Shields both of Weymouth and the late Madeline Naas. Also survived by several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews. Leo was born in Rockland and had lived in Braintree for 60 plus years. Leo served as a Yeoman Second Class Radio Electrician, during WWII with the US Navy. He served aboard the NTS Sampson, NY, USS Lucid as Commander Service Lieutenant NB Norfolk VA. Leo is the recipient of the WWII Victory Medal and American Theatre Medal. Leo was the former National Retail Advertising Manager for the Patriot Ledger Newspaper and former president of Kents Carpet Land. Leo will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to have known him. Reposing at the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington Street, Braintree, until 9:45 a.m. on Friday followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Braintree. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday 4 | 8 p.m. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made in Leos name to South Shore Hospice, 30 Reservoir Park Drive Rockland, MA 02370. The OBrien Family would like to thank the Staff at the Hancock Park Rehabilitation Center for their loving and compassionate care. For additional information directions or to leave a sympathy message please visit www.cartwrightfuneral.com.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Oct. 31, 2012