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Irene L. O'Brien

AGE: 88 • Hockessin

Irene L. O'Brien, 88 passed away peacefully on December 30, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family.

Irene was born in Bronx, NY, the daughter of the late Alice (Carroll) and Edward Friedle. She was predeceased by her brother, Walter Friedle and her sister, Alice Bryne.

Irene was an active member of St. John the Beloved Church. She served as a Eucharistic Minister, both in church and at Christiana Hospital. Irene loved to sing and was a member of the adult choir at St. John's and she was a lector at many masses.

Irene will be dearly missed by her husband of over 64 years, John J. O'Brien; her children and their spouses, Kathleen and Timothy O'Donnell of Newark, Kevin and Kathy O'Brien of Marlton, NJ and Gerard and Holly O'Brien of Charlotte, NC; her grandchildren, Brendan, Sean, Daniel, Colin, Erin, Corinne, Colman and Celeste and her great grandson, Evan.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday morning at 10:30 AM at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE 19808, where friends may call after 9:30 AM. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John the Beloved Church at the above address.
Published in The News Journal from Jan. 4 to Jan. 6, 2017
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