John F. O’Brien
  • 84 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 28, 1928
  • Date of passing: Jan 2, 2013
Let the memory of John be with us forever

Mr. John F. O’Brien of West Point died Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013 in Valley.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM EST from Holy Family Catholic Church of Lanett with Father Antoo Alappat officiating. Burial will follow at Marseilles Cemetery in West Point.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Michael Grossman, Dr. Joe Downs, their staffs, and the caregivers of Lanier Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home for their excellent support and care. And special thanks also to the many friends who enriched his life and gave pleasure with their assistance, prayers, visits, cards, and thoughts.

The O’Brien family will greet friends at a Rosary on Friday, January 4, 2013 starting at 5:00 PM EST followed by a visitation until 8:00 PM EST at McCarthy Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church Food Bank, 703 North 3rd Avenue, Lanett, Alabama, 36863 or your favorite charity.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Alesia Wessinger on 7th January 2013

"Dear O'Brien Family,
We were saddened to learn of Mr. O'Brien's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. What a fine example and legacy he left for you and all of us. It is a privilege to have known him.
Best regards, Alesia and Louie Wessinger"

This tribute was added by Marjorie Holladay on 5th January 2013

"Dear Cousins,
I was terribly sad to learn of Uncle John's passing.  I truly believe he and Aunt Ann had a very rare gift of making everyone feel special.  I regret I was unable to attend the funeral mass, but please know my prayers are with each of you.  Love to all of you!  Marjorie"

This tribute was added by Clay Westfall on 5th January 2013

"I have so many fond memories of John O'Brien, and he will be dearly missed.  But while I am writing this with tears in my eyes, I will always remember him with love and fondness in my heart.  My love and prayers go out to the O’Brien family.  While I am sorry for your loss, I am very happy to celebrate the life of a great man, John F. O’Brien."

This tribute was added by Paul Ray on 4th January 2013

"Dear O'Brien Clan,
I have fond memories of your Dad. He was a positive influence in my
life. A true gentleman and tough as nails.
I am saddened by the news of Mr. O'Brien's passing"

This tribute was added by Jeff Thompson on 4th January 2013

"Johnny, Mike, Richard, Bob; I wish I could be there tonight and at the mass for your dad. He was certainly a big role model in my life as my little league coach, Sunday School Teacher, fellow sports lover, and "dad" to me for my senior year of high school. What the heck was he and your mom thinking letting me live with ya'll for a year! Like 4 boys weren't enough. So glad to have known him"

This tribute was added by Barbara Lovely on 4th January 2013

"My thoughts and prayers are with the O'Brien family on the passing or Mr. O'Brien.  He was such kind and special man and we will miss him."

This tribute was added by Christine Deriso on 4th January 2013

"It's hard to imagine this world without Mr. O'Brien. His kindness and warmth permeated every room he entered and every heart he touched. How ironic that he died just hours before my mom. I can't help but feel that the consummate gentleman in him wanted to be on hand to usher her into heaven. Love to all the O'Briens."

This tribute was added by Terri Snowder on 3rd January 2013

"I am so saddened to hear of the passing of my sister's father in law Mr. O'Brien. He was a kind and gentle man. I have many fond memories of the annual O'Brien Christmas parties. He made everyone who came into his home feel so special and I'm so glad I got to see him before he became very ill. You'll be missed by so many family members and friends. In my prayers, Terri Lovely"


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