PAULINE H. O'BRIEN, 86 BELVIDERE - Pauline H. O'Brien, 86, of Belvidere passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Northwoods Care Center, Belvidere. Born Feb. 14, 1925, in Crystal Lake, the daughter of Anton and Hedda (Pearson) Nelson. Married Harry E. O'Brien on Sept. 15, 1946, in Crystal Lake. Pauline was former owner for many years of O'Brien & Dobbins Pharmacy with her husband, Harry. Member of VFW John Hugo Kaiser Post 1461 Auxiliary, Women of the Moose Chapter 1052, Bel Mar Country Club and St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary. Survivors include sons, Michael D. O'Brien of Poplar Grove, J. Pat (Lori)O'Brien of Belvidere and Harry "Cubby" (Peggy) O'Brien of Elkhorn, Wis.; and grandsons, Riley and Jack O'Brien of Elkhorn. Predeceased by her parents; husband, Harry; and brother, Ernest Nelson. Special thanks to the staff of Northwoods Care Center and Passages Hospice Services for the care they provided to Pauline and her family. Private family services in Belvidere. Memorials to VFW John Hugo Kaiser Post 1461. Arrangements by Belvidere Funeral Home, 815-544-2121.
Published by Rockford Register Star from Oct. 14 to Oct. 15, 2011.