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THOMAS BRISLIN O'BRIEN - ST. ALBANS - Thomas Brislin O'Brien, a resident of this area most of his life, passed away, Sunday, May 11, 2014, in the Northwestern Medical Center with his family at his side. On Feb. 7, 1959, in Holy Angels Church, Tom married Susan Benoit, who survives him. Tom was a longtime insurance man for A.N. Deringer, retiring on Sept. 1, 1996. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a very active life member of Green Mountain Post # 1, American Legion, where he served as commander from 1987 to 1989, and Robert E. Glidden Post #758, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife, Susan of St. Albans; their children, Maureen Coleman and her husband, Tim, of Swanton, and Terry O'Brien and his wife, Ellen, of Swanton; grandchildren, Britain Paquette, Seth Coleman, Kathleen Barnes, Kaili Krupp, Robert A. Krupp, Ian Sylvester, Hillary Sylvester, Rachel O'Brien, Logan Sylvester, Shannon O'Brien, and Kate Sylvester; and several great-grandchildren. Tom is also survived by his brother, Dr. Terrence O'Brien and his wife, Jean, of Montpelier; sister, Dr. Cathleen Capogeannis and her husband, William, of San Jose, Calif.; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, May 15, 2014, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 So. Main St., St. Albans. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 16, 2014, at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Catholic Church, 245 Lake St., St. Albans. Messages of condolence to Tom's family are welcome at Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Parkinson Disease Assoc., VT Chapter, c/o FAHC-UHC - Dept. of Neurology, 1 So. Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05401. Well Well Well

Published in The Burlington Free Press on May 14, 2014
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