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Richard B. O'Brien

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Richard B. O'Brien Obituary
Richard B. O'Brien, of Quincy, died July 25, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Rita M. (Melchione) O'Brien of Quincy; loving father of Kevin O'Brien of Brockton, Kenneth O'Brien of Abington, Kathleen Martinelli of Rockland, Karen Alfano of Marshfield, Richard O'Brien of Pembroke, Susan McLean of Braintree and John O'Brien of Malden; brother of Linda O'Brien and the late Evelyn Giroux and Robert O'Brien; cherished grandfather of 11 grandchildren. Richard was born in Medford and grew up and was educated in Somerville. He was the owner of Commonwealth Typewriter Service in Boston for 35 years, before retiring in 1985. He enjoyed Nantasket Beach and hikes in the Blue Hills with his children, and was a talented painter. Richard proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He will be missed by his family and friends. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 p.m. in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy. A celebration of life service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Thursday prior to the funeral Mass in St. John's Church, Quincy, at 10 a.m. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Donations in memory of Richard may be made to ., MA Chapter, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472. See www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.

Published in The Patriot Ledger on July 29, 2014
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