Barbara M. O'Brien
Redgate - Hennessy Funeral Home
4 Gorham Place
Trumbull, CT
Barbara M. O'Brien
Barbara M. O'Brien, age 64 of Trumbull, beloved daughter of the late Francis T. and Marie E. McHugh O'Brien, R.N., passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in her home. Barbara was born in Bridgeport, received both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Sacred Heart University and her 7th Year degree from the University of Connecticut. She was employed by the Town of Fairfield School System, currently as a teacher at Tomlinson Middle School. Barbara was a member of the Teacher's Union and a member of the Park City Pride Drum Corp. Survivors include her sister Maureen A. Harrak and husband Walter of Wolcott and her brother Frank J. O'Brien and wife Lori of Georgia, a niece Jennifer Harrak Philpott and husband Tommy, three nephews Matt Harrak and wife Colleen, Rob O'Brien and wife Melanie, and T.J. O'Brien and wife Amber, two great nephews Austin Philpott, and Xander Harrak, and two great nieces Emily Harrak and Lily O'Brien. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11:00a.m., meeting directly in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 1056 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To send online condolences please visit

Published by Connecticut Post on Apr. 7, 2017.
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To Barb's Family: Mine is but a simple prayer. May God bless Barbara and keep her in His care.. Thank you for our talks about Broadway plays and fun times together marching with the Park City Pride !
April 17, 2017
Will always hold dearly our fun time on Block Island truly a good person. Rest easy Barb. Vanessa PCP.
Vanessa Diaz
April 7, 2017
Barbara always had a smile and something positive to say. She was dedicated to her students and a great friend. She will be missed. Our deepest sympathy to her family.
Marie & Tom
April 7, 2017
remembering BARBARA as a very
dedicated teacher ..and very
interactive with colleagues

my sympathy to her family!!
April 6, 2017
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. May the wonderful memories of your loved one continue to provide a measure of comfort to you until God's promises are fulfilled. Matthew 5:5*
April 6, 2017
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