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Ann O'Brien

Monongahela, Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 1930 – Sep 10, 2019


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Frye Funeral Home, Inc. - Monongahela Obituary

Ann G. O'Brien, 88, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at her son, Michael's home, lovingly surrounded by her family. She was born October 31, 1930 in Donora, a daughter of the late Andy and Petrinia Zidowski Gernat.
Ann was a very active member of The Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Monongahela, where she was a past choir director and a member of the former Ladies Guild. She was a former waitress at Hill’s Restaurant in New Eagle and was formerly employed at the sewing factory in Donora. For years, Ann was a representative for Avon, Bee Line clothing, Dutchmaid and Amway. Ann was very involved with the foster grandparent program at Ringgold Elementary School South, where she volunteered for seventeen years. She was a past member of the Democratic Woman’s Club and loved to play cards.
She is survived by two sons, Ernest D. (Karen) O'Brien of Monongahela, and Michael J. (Joseph Kotelnicki) O'Brien of Pittsburgh; daughter-in-law, Michele O'Brien of Monongahela; three grandchildren, Robert (Jessica) O'Brien, Ehren O'Brien and Keeley O'Brien; three step grandchildren, Kurt (Mary) Mestrey, Kent (Heather) Mestrey and Kreston Mestrey; numerous great grandchildren; sister, Mary (Robert) Behanna of Forward Township; and a very dear friend, Yuza Kikla.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest D. O'Brien, Sr. on July 19, 2003, son, David P. O'Brien on November 14, 2018; stepdaughter, Becky Mestrey on April 6, 2019; sister, Velma Bova; five brothers, Peter, Mike, John and Andy Gernat, and George, who died in infancy.
Friends will be received on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. On Friday, September 13, 2019 at 9:30 AM, there will be a transfer of the body to the church, followed by a funeral service at 10:00 AM in The Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church with the Very Rev. Joseph Fester as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery, Donora. Panachida will be held in the funeral home on Thursday at 7:00 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Nativity of the Virgin Mary Church, 508 High Street, Monongahela, PA 15063 or to St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 211 Cable Avenue, East Pittsburgh, PA 15112.

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We will miss our dear friend. We had some really good times at breakfast with soft scrambled eggs. Lancaster trips will never be the same without you

Our heart goes out to you and your family, I know how difficult it is to lose your mom. I always liked your mom, I was a little afraid of her (haha), but she was always really nice to me. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lots of fond memories of your parents.

Ann was a great friend of our family. I grew up flying with her husband, she will be missed, but she is with her loving husband.god bless the family

Oh Ann, life wont be the same without you. Behave yourself up there. You will be missed.