Estela-O Brien-Obituary

Estela O Brien

Obituary

Estela O’Brien was the mother of television journalist Soledad O’Brien. She passed away just 40 days after Soledad’s father. Soledad shared details of her mother’s life in a touching Instagram post. Estela was an immigrant from a poor Cuban family who left Fidel Castro’s regime to come to America for an education. She attended college and married O’Brien’s father, an interracial marriage at a time when it was still illegal. She became a teacher who taught at the high school that Soledad attended. Estela and her husband put all six of their children through college. Soledad called her mom “a pretty remarkable lady.”

We invite you to share condolences for Estela O’Brien.

Read Full Obituary.

Guest Book

Not sure what to say?

May God bless you and your family.
Peace to her soul
It really touched my heart to read about how your parents came to this country and do their best .
And not only to themselves, but with their kids.
Many Blessings.

My sincere condolences for the passing of both your mom and dad Soledad. I literally just was made aware of this.Having lost my parents as well, I can definitely imagine the how you feel.
However, as you mentioned about your mom in an interview: she's a remarkable lady. After the life that both your parents led, which was a testament to the love that they had for each other and their children, and the unrelenting spirit, strength and conviction to come together at a time that very...

To the OBrien family. I recently heard about your familys loss. I am deeply sorry and I will have your parents in my prayers. I am a son of a Cuban mother and Anglo father. My father met my mother in Havana. Orgullo Cubano!

I am a fan of your work, and I am very proud of you. Keep up the work and keep your parents spirit alive in your hearts and always find time to celebrate their lives always.

To Soladad: Continue to keep yor head up! Peace!

Your mother was the quintessential person of struggle, determination, strength and success.What a wonderful example to all of us.

God bless your dear Moms soul Soledad. I will pray for her and for your Dad.

I'm sorry to hear the passing of your sweet dear mother and your father have been one of my idols to watch on television because you teach so much to the African-American people and to everyone that you speak too, I would have liked to known your mother because she seemed like a very dear sweet special very educated intelligent person, a loving kind person. what else could you ask of anyone of their life, like I said I'm sorry your mother has passed. and I also learned that your father...

I would like to express my deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one, who will be remembered for her contribution to education, being a remarkable teacher. I hope you find comfort and help in God during this time of sorrow.

Youve My Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy, You will cherish the Loving , Precious Memories & Love that You & Your Mom Had Together: May God Bless You & Your Family