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Harry O'Brien
  • 76 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 16, 1934
  • Place of birth:
    Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Dec 5, 2010
  • Place of passing:
    Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
Let the memory of Harry be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Harry O'Brien, 76, born on June 16, 1934 and passed away on December 5, 2010. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Terry O'Brien on 5th December 2016

"Harry,

I miss you.
I loved you then
I love you still
Always have
Always will.

Terry"

This tribute was added by HARRY OBRIEN on 5th December 2016

"Six years in paradise, I can't believe it's been that long!

We miss you and think about you every day.

Your wisdom and advice are always remembered and appreciated."

This tribute was added by Edward OBrien on 5th December 2016

"Found you late in Life, but non the less did find you."

This tribute was added by Terry O'Brien on 16th June 2016

"Happy Birthday Harry.

Wish that you were here , but glad you're in Heaven.

Thank you for 52 wonderful years.

All my love always,

Terry"

This tribute was added by HARRY OBRIEN on 16th June 2016

"Happy 82nd Birthday in Heaven Dad.

Miss you and think about you everyday."

This tribute was added by Terry O'Brien on 5th December 2015

"Harry, my husband, my lover and my best friend,   I miss you every minute of every day over these past five years.  You gave me so much love, respect and understanding.  I remember all the wonderful memories of our life together.  Thank you."

This tribute was added by HARRY OBRIEN on 5th December 2015

"Dad you are missed. I can't believe that it has been 5 years since you left us. I think about you everyday and what a great life you had. You did it your way and will always be a hero and inspiration to us all."

This tribute was added by gerald studier on 3rd December 2015

"bushwick buddies, Harry and I , we were into Coney Island.
We shared many stories about Steeplechase, the
parachute where my moth got caught at the top for
some time. and that made for a lot of conversation for
the years to follow. When we follow you to Heaven, hopefully,
please be on the welcoming committee!!"

This tribute was added by Terry O'Brien on 16th June 2015

"Happy Birthday Harry!  We miss you so much.  Your thought of every day.  Love you always,  Terry"

This tribute was added by gerald studier on 16th June 2015

"My great compadre in remembering the sights and sounds
of  1948 Coney Island:  Feltmans German Restaurant,
Luna Park, Steeplechase, the air compressors that lifted
up the skirts of unwaring young ladies, the horse races, etc.
We'll all join you soon!!"

This tribute was added by HARRY OBRIEN on 16th June 2015

"Happy 81st. Birthday Dad - We love you and wish you were here with us. Enjoy your birthday in Heaven!"

This tribute was added by HARRY OBRIEN on 5th December 2014

"I can't believe it's been 4 years now since you left us here on Earth for paradise. Not a day goes by when that I don't think about you and miss you. I remember and share all the wonderful stories of your life with Austin. I could live to be 10,000 years old and I could never meet a better man than you. Dad you still inspire me everyday. I love you. Harry Jr."

This tribute was added by francis cunningham on 5th December 2014

"Harry keep them laughing.  Also look up Artie Graham, he is my most loved cousin and a big Sinatra fan."

This tribute was added by Terry O'Brien on 5th December 2014

"THINK OF YOU EVERY DAY!  REMEMBERING THE GOOD TIMES THAT WE HAD.  THE LOVE YOU SO GENEROUSLY GAVE TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS?  I LOVE YOU?  TERRY"

This tribute was added by Edward OBrien on 5th December 2014

"Say Hello to Jack & Kade for me Harry, Love and Light."

This tribute was added by HARRY OBRIEN on 16th June 2014

"Happy 80th. Birthday - I wish you were here to celebrate it with us. I think of you everyday. I sure you're enjoying a much better place right now. You lived a life that was amazing and great. Enjoy your birthday party in heaven today. Love you Harry Jr.."

This tribute was added by Terry O'Brien on 16th June 2014

"HAPPY  80TH BIRTHDAY!  YOUR MISSED EVERY DAY BY ALL OF US AUSTIN, HARRY, NORA AND ME. ALWAYS LOVE YOU. TERRY"

This tribute was added by Terry O'Brien on 5th December 2013

"I think of you every day and miss you so.  You were my loving husband and best friend.  You were such a good man to me.  With all my love, Your Terry"

This tribute was added by HARRY OBRIEN on 5th December 2013

"It's been 3 years since your passing and I still think about you and miss you everyday. My dad was also the most intelligent and toughest man that I ever met. From humble beginnings as a kid growing up in a cold water flat in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn to becoming  a very successful high level executive in Manhattan. Nothing was given to my father, he was 100% self made man. They didn't have food stamps back when he was a kid in the depression. There were days my father and his sister split a baked potato and my grandparents didn't eat at all. There was no hot running water, you had to boil water to take a bath. They also had to share a one bathroom with 5 other families at that time.

Liz: I'm sorry to hear about your father's passing. My dad loved him like a brother and told me hundreds of amazing stories about his adventures with your father, my "Uncle Tony".  Heaven better look out now that Tony Z and Harry O are up there together along with Dave Judd .Haha"

This tribute was added by NICK GREGORIO on 5th December 2013

"We miss Harry very much,especially his humor on the Bushwick Buddies.  Rest in peace dear Buddy.                              nick"

This tribute was added by liz guarino on 5th December 2013

"thinking of Uncle Harry, now that my Dad is joining you as he passed on 11/22, GOD BLESS, may you have  a great reunion, xxxooo"

This tribute was added by francis cunningham on 5th December 2013

"Harry was a good guy who personified Brooklyn."

This tribute was added by HARRY OBRIEN on 17th June 2013

"Happy 79th. Birthday! I know you're playing 3rd Base on Heaven's All Star Team now and having a great time. I love you and know we'll be together someday again. You are my inspiration and the greatest man and father that I have ever known in my life."

This tribute was added by Terry O'Brien on 16th June 2013

"FOR MY HARRY, A GREAT FATHER, GRANDFATHER AND HUSBAND. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART!  MISS YOU EVERY DAY.  LOVE TERRY"

This tribute was added by Eleanor Stetson on 6th December 2012

"Harry is missed by all who knew him.  I have the pleasure of being a BB friend. We shared an interest in genealogy.  Every time I click onto BB I think of him.  Reading his old posts and remembering all of his kindnesses keeps him alive in our hearts, thoughts and memory. Bless you Harry. Hope you are at peace."

This tribute was added by Terry O'Brien on 5th December 2012

"Harry, Thanks for all the wonderful memories.  Love you always and miss you.  Terry"

This tribute was added by HARRY OBRIEN on 5th December 2012

"I can't believe that it's been 2 years today that you went to a better place. I miss and think about you everyday."

This tribute was added by NICK GREGORIO on 5th December 2012

"WE SURE MISS HARRY ON THE BUSHWICK BUDDIES WEB SITE.  WE WERE NEIGHBORS ON CENTRAL AVENUE AS KID"S .  I PRAY
FOR GOD"S COMFORT TO ALL THE FAMILY MEMBERS.     NICK"

This tribute was added by janis Page Milonas on 17th June 2012

"Happy Birthday, Harry! You are in our thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Eileen Murray Senz on 16th June 2012

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY IRISH BUDDY FROM BUSHWICK...
You were a special man who contributed much to make BB's the site it had become............You are missed.

Fondly, Eileen"

This tribute was added by Terry O'Brien on 16th June 2012

"Harry, You are in our thoughts and hearts every day.  Happy Birthday.  Miss you.  My love always,  Terry"

This tribute was added by HARRY OBRIEN on 16th June 2012

"Happy Birthday Dad. Enjoy Heaven we all miss you!"

This tribute was added by NICK GREGORIO on 16th June 2012

"HARRY , WE ALL MISS YOU AT BUSHWICK BUDDIES,ESPECALLY YOUR DAILY INPUT AND WIT.  GOD BLESS YOU .  YOUR FRIEND FROM BROOKLYN,     NICK"

This tribute was added by ROBERT BROWN on 16th June 2012

"HARRY, YOU ARE MISSED BY ALL, MAY GOD CONFORT YOUR FAMILY, LOVED ONES AND ALL YOUR FRIENDS, AM HAVING TROBLE ACCESSING THE SITE BUT FINALLY GOT ON HERE TO POST THIS, LOVE, PRAYERS AND GOD BLESS,"

This tribute was added by Terry O'Brien on 5th December 2011

"To My wonderful, loving husband, Harry, I miss you my darling.  You are with us always.  Love Terry"

This tribute was added by Edward OBrien on 5th December 2011

"I wish we had more time, my love to you and my son Kade. Always, Edward O'Brien"

This tribute was added by Eileen Murray-Senz on 5th December 2011

"Harry, You are greatly missed on Bushwickbuddies, your presence was always a plus. I like to think that your spirit is with us, as your name has been spoken many times. Who can forget that cute tyke on the infamous Brooklyn horse.
Your "Irish friend" misses you....Rest In Peace"

This tribute was added by HARRY OBRIEN on 5th December 2011

"You were the best father a person could hope to get on this world. I miss you greatly every day. Happy 1st Anniversary in Heaven."

This tribute was added by NICK GREGORIO on 5th December 2011

"I MISS MY GOOD FRIEND HARRY.  I THINK OF HARRY A LOT DURING THE YEAR.  GOD BLESS YOU HARRY.    YOUR FRIEND,  NICK GREGORIO"

This tribute was added by gerald studier on 5th December 2011

"Harry.....you know how we would  share Coney Island stories.
the food, the rides, beach......I bet Heaven is almost
as thrilling. Am I right ?"

This tribute was added by Terry O'Brien on 16th June 2011

"Happy Birthday, Honey.  We miss you and think of you every day.  We remember all the good times we had.  Love You Always."

This tribute was added by janis Page Milonas on 16th June 2011

"Happy Birthday, Harry! May you be at peace with the Lord."

This tribute was added by Eileen Murray-Senz on 16th June 2011

"Happy Birthday in Heaven, Harry
You are missed but most importantly never forgotten

May you Rest in Peace, my Irish buddy..."

This tribute was added by Pat & John Bellissimo on 16th June 2011

"happy birthday uncle harry..... you are forever missed.  we have wonderful memories.  love you.

pattie john and dom bellissimo"

This tribute was added by Eleanor Phillips Coody on 2nd January 2011

"Harry was a friend to everyone ... his wild Irish blarney will be missed by everyone who knew him.  We lived across the street from each other but since he was 8 or 9 and I was only 2, our paths didn't cross until many years later when he joined us at Bushwick Buddies.  He instantly became one of the most popular buddies and returned that friendship to everyone. Catch up with Anthony and David."

This tribute was added by Don Smith on 12th December 2010

"I will always remember Harry for his "Irish" wit.  He had that special gift of making you laugh & see the humorous side of the situation.  I will cherish the times that Harry, Terry, Don & I shared.
Sue Smith"

This tribute was added by Don Smith on 12th December 2010

"Don Smith ... Life Time Friend
Harry and I have been good friends for over 60 yers.  Everyone should have a friend like Harry.  He put a spark of true friendship into my life.  I will never, ever forget him."

This tribute was added by Camille Christie on 8th December 2010

"Harry, we thought we would have you forever on BB's. It seems like yesterday that you were posting about your childhood in Brooklyn, the people you knew back then, your adventure in the Navy, and your beloved family. God bless you, for the good person you were."

This tribute was added by Pat & John Bellissimo on 8th December 2010

"Uncle Harry,
We have such wonderful memories of you.  The laughter, smiles, jokes that you have brought will never be forgotten.  You are at PEACE now.  Our love and prayers to Aunt Terry, Harry and family.
Love, John Pattie & Dominic Bellissimo"

This tribute was added by Margaret Hayes on 7th December 2010

"We are so saddened to hear of Harry's death.  He was a kind and gentle man.  Terry you and your family are in our prayers.  Margaret & John Hayes"

This tribute was added by Joseph Cullon on 7th December 2010

"Our deepest condolences to Aunt Terry, Cousin Harry and the entire O'Brien Family.  You are all in our prayers, Joseph Cullon and Charlotte Haller"

This tribute was added by NICK GREGORIO on 7th December 2010

"I WAS SADDENED LEARNING OF MY GOOD BUDDY'S PASSING. HARRY AND I LIVED ONE BLOCK AWAY FROM EACH OTHER ON CENTRAL AVENUE AND ALSO WENT TO F.H.M. SCHOOL.  WE OFTEN SPOKE OF THE SAME FRIENDS WE HAD ESPECIALLY THE MALONE BROTHERS.  HARRY IS GOING TO BE SORELY MISSED ALONG WITH HIS WIT. MAY GOD GIVE COMFORT TO HIS LOVING FAMILY.       NICK GREGORIO"

This tribute was added by janis Page Milonas on 6th December 2010

"I was so saddened to hear of Harry's passing. It was such a shock as it happened so suddenly. May his soul rest in peace with the Lord in heaven. Terry, God bless you and your family. Much love always.  Mike and Janis"

This tribute was added by carol vilbig on 6th December 2010

"Our dear friend. We will miss you terribly.  May your soul rest with our Lord. And our love to Terry and family.

Bob & Carol Vilbig"

This tribute was added by Gene Marksteiner on 6th December 2010

"Gene Marksteiner lit a candle on 6th December 2010
We are very saddened by the news of Harry Sr. passing. He will be missed dearly in our phone conversations about the days of playing baseball for the N.H.P. Nat'ls and all the other good times back in the 40's & 50's. Harry will always be in "My Hall of Fame."  God Bless. Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Ellie & Ron Barney on 6th December 2010

"We are profoundly sadened by the news of Harry, Sr. passing.  Our most recent memory reflects back to the SHS 50th reunion and the basebal stories we shared with the NHP Nationals in the days of sandlot baseball that we played in the 1940's.

May Harry, Sr. rest in peace and God bless you all.

Ron & Ellie (Lachenmayr)Barney"

This tribute was added by Eleanor Stetson on 6th December 2010

"Rest easy dear friend.
You will be well remembered, and so missed BB pal
Eleanor Stetson"

This tribute was added by Eileen Murray-Senz on 5th December 2010

"Although Harry and I grew up blocks apart in Bushwick, I didn't have the pleasure of getting acquainted with him until we met on BushwickBuddies. We all became family, sharing our life stories, our pictures and just enjoying the comraderie. Harry shared his joy of his home and the fact that his grandson was nearby, the apple of his Irish eye.........
Harry, you will be sorely missed."

This tribute was added by Danny Elsasser on 5th December 2010

"Harry's impact on people is profound. I have been fortunate to know him through the Bushwick Buddies and will not forget his wit, his genuine concern for others and his impish grin! Heaven's gain is our loss. May the O'Brien family receive comfort from the Lord during this difficult time."

This tribute was added by gerald studier on 5th December 2010

"As far away as he wound up in life, he wasn't at
all removed  from his Coney Island haunts.
What a gentleman! A great man...sympatico to a fault.
Harry, I now charge you with a reconnaissance mission
...check out Heaven for us and if you can muster up
the conviction and can-do attitude that you had
in life, see what you can do for your buddies..greet and welcome them. So long buddy!"

This tribute was added by Joe Salvia on 5th December 2010

"God Bless you,Harry.My deepest condolences to your
family and friends."

This tribute was added by Peter Bruder Jr on 5th December 2010

"We have lost an old friend and neighbor and have nothing but fond memories. He will be sorely missed. God bless you Harry, Pete & Cathy"

This tribute was added by Chris Sattler on 5th December 2010

"Harry, it was an absolute pleasure, may you rest in peace....I'll always remember laughing with you about the "Kosciuszko Horse".
At peace my friend."

This tribute was added by francis cunningham on 5th December 2010

"Harry:

God bless you.

Franny"

This tribute was added by john cullon on 5th December 2010

"I am sorry to hear this sad news.  Uncle Harry is in a much better place, without suffering.  He is probably talking baseball  with our good Lord right now!  Aunt Terry, Cousin Harry, and his family, are in our prayers.  John and Carla Cullon"

This tribute was added by Edward OBrien on 5th December 2010

"I'm very sad to learn that a long lost family member has passed. Harry has all the answers now, and is with Harry Sr., Edward, Jack, and all the rest. God Bless his soul, and my condolences to his wife and family.
Edward O'Brien"

This tribute was added by Alan Welch on 5th December 2010

"We were so sad to learn that our Bushwick Buddy Harry has passed. His wit, and his wisdom will be sorely missed. Our deepest condolences to his wife and family. Take comfort in the fact that we will all be reunited in Heaven. Alan and Sandra Welch"

This tribute was added by ROBERT BROWN on 5th December 2010

"MAY GOD GIVE COMFORT TO HIS LOVING FAMILY KNOWING HE'S IN A BETTER PLACE, HE WILL BE MISSED, GOD BLESS YOU ALL,"

This tribute was added by Jim Paget on 5th December 2010

"I was stunned when I learned the news.  Harry was such a gentleman and warm hearted Bushwick Buddy and I thought he’d get past this health problem but it wasn’t to be. I know Harry often spoke of his beloved sister and he will be reunited with her now in their forever home, God speed my friend, you will always be missed."

This tribute was added by fred gerken on 5th December 2010

"harry was a giver.. agiver of his friendship..a giver of a great gameof baseball..nothing but good memories.. i am sorry for his passing.,fred gerken"


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