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Gordon J. OBrien

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Gordon J. OBrien, of Hull, formerly of Arizona and Weymouth, died June 29, 2013. Gordon Obie OBrien was a decorated WWII Veteran of D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, rising to Captain of the United States Army, while serving from 1942-1946. He survived many close calls and received a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, 5 Battle Stars and the French Legion of Honor. After graduating from Boston College and Law School, Gordon served the Commonwealth as a Special Assistant Attorney General and worked as a criminal and civil attorney in private practice for over 50 years. In Arizona, he wrote legal opinions for Sandra Day OConnor prior to her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Quick to tell a good story or pass along lawyer jokes, he enjoyed relating his war exploits with local students and sharing humor with family and friends. Returning to Hull after retirement in 2002, he gathered with a group of gentlemen every Wednesday at the Red Parrot Restaurant for breakfast and hearty conversation. Obie will be lovingly remembered for his positive attitude, easy going manner, generosity, and wonderful sense of humor. Beloved husband of Marjorie E. (Magnoli) OBrien of Hull. Loving father of Mark OBrien of TX, Cindy Castro of Hull, Nancy Berube of ME, Linda Bowes of AZ, Steve Mann of CA, Eileen Robertson of Hanson, Laurie Beals of AZ, and Bonnie McCormick of FL. Brother of Marion Campanelli of Hingham, William OBrien of TX and the late John OBrien of NY. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Saturday, July 6, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. at St. Marys Parish in St. Anns Church, corner of Samoset and Lewis Streets in Hull. Funeral Mass to follow at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gordon may be made to Save the Children, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, CT 06880. See www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.

Published in The Weymouth News from July 3 to July 10, 2013
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