Granny Vita
VITA JOHANNA O'BRIEN
  • 90 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 12, 1922
  • Place of birth:
    Guyana
  • Date of passing: Nov 5, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    BROOKLYN, New York, United States
Let the memory of VITA be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, VITA O'BRIEN, 90, born on April 12, 1922 and passed away on November 5, 2012. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Joan Williams on 5th November 2016

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Sleep on beloved.
Cousin Vita you are safe in the arms of Jesus."

This tribute was added by Yvette O'Brien-Jones on 5th November 2016

"Those special memories of you will always bring a smile
If only I could have you back for just a little while
Then we could sit and talk again just like we used to do
You always mean so very much and always will do too
The fact that you're no longer here will always cause me pain
But you're forever in my heart until we meet again.
Love you Mom. Continue to rest in peace in Heaven."

This tribute was added by PAULINE O'BRIEN-MORGAN on 5th November 2016

"We are sad within our memory.
Lonely are our hearts today;
For the one we loved so dearly
Has forever been called away.
We think of her in silence.
No eye may see us weep;
But many silent tears are shed
When others are asleep."

This tribute was added by Maisie Harris on 13th April 2016

"Happy Birthday Mummy. We miss you dearly, but I am Comforted that you are in a good place, safe in the arms of Jesus surrounded by your loved ones you met on the other side.Love always. Rest in Eternal Peace Mummy."

This tribute was added by Maisie Harris on 5th November 2015

"We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to loose you, you did not go alone, for parts of us went with you, the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories,your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you're always at our sides.
Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
I love and miss you Mummy. Rest in Eternal Peace."

This tribute was added by Yvette O'Brien-Jones on 5th November 2015

"Today marks 3 years since you left this earth to be our guardian angel in heaven. It seems like only yesterday. Your name is mentioned daily in conversations. "Mommy used to say.........., mummy used to do......." Mummy you will be remembered forever. We love you and miss you. Continue to Rest in Eternal Peace."

This tribute was added by Jacquelyn Wharton on 5th November 2015

"I Really miss You
Whilst you were alive you taught me many things.
You taught me how to love unconditionally,
You taught me how to live life to the fullest,
You taught me how to have fun and laugh,
You taught me how to express emotions and cry, but the one thing you never taught me was how to cope without you in my life,
                                      and I'm really missing you!"

This tribute was added by Jacquelyn Wharton on 5th November 2015

""Happy Anniversary In Heaven Mummy"
I miss talking to you about life and our "Family Tree."
Every once in awhile I swear I can feel you coming down from heaven to give me a hug and a kiss."

This tribute was added by Tasha Rosemond on 5th November 2015

"Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of the ones we've lost shines down to let us know they are happy.
Your love still warms our hearts, Granny Vita. Thank you for shining down on us."

This tribute was added by PAULINE O'BRIEN-MORGAN on 5th November 2015

"Reminiscing of relaxing days
spending time in quiet conversation
reveling in the quiet of each other's company.
you have meant more to me
than words could express;
Missing you every single day.
RIP Mummy"

This tribute was added by Yvette O'Brien-Jones on 10th May 2015

"Happy Mother's Day in heaven Mummy. I missed you today.  R I P. Love always ."

This tribute was added by Joan O'Brien on 14th April 2015

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN MS. VITES  

Thoughts of: A loving Heart...........
                     A gentle Spirit...........
                     A beautiful Soul.........
are warm and loving memories that help to ease my sadness.
Continue to Rest In Peace with Daddy, Jolly, Mama , Papa , Saligney and Sandra"

This tribute was added by June O Brien on 12th April 2015

"Happy Birthday Mom. You are always in my thaught.In conversations your name has to be mentioned."If Miss Vita was here she would have made a funny joke. "REST IN PEACE ."

This tribute was added by Maisie Harris on 12th April 2015

"Happy 93rd Birthday to you Mummy in Heaven.You are always in my thoughts. Your memory will live on with us forever.You are truly missed at Birthdays, Graduations,Holidays and all of our family gatherings.My only consolation is that you are safe in the arms of Jesus with Daddy, Jolyon, Mama and Papa.Rest in Peace. I love and miss you."

This tribute was added by PAULINE O'BRIEN-MORGAN on 12th April 2015

"If Roses Grow in Heaven Poem


If Roses grow in Heaven
Lord, please pick a bunch for me.
Place them in my Mother's arms
and tell her they're from me.
Tell her that I love her and miss her,
and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for a while.
Because remembering her is easy,
I do it every day,
but there's an ache within my heart
that will never go away.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN MUMMY!"

This tribute was added by Yvette O'Brien-Jones on 12th April 2015

"Happy Birthday in heaven mummy. The pain never eases, but your wonderful, kind, giving and thoughtful spirit keeps me going. Love you. Continue to Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by PAULINE O'BRIEN-MORGAN on 25th December 2014

"Christmas is not the same without you. Merry Christmas in Heaven to you, Jolly and Daddy. Miss you all much."

This tribute was added by Joan O'Brien on 8th November 2014

"A mother's love is forever
Nothing can take it from you
For it lives in your heart and memories
And is a part of all that you do.
     With Fondest Memories
                                       Joan"

This tribute was added by June O Brien on 6th November 2014

"This tribute was added by JUNE O BRIEN on 5th November 2014."GONE " But will never be forgotten.You will always be remembered as my second Mom. Rest In Peace .Love June"

This tribute was added by Joan Williams on 5th November 2014

"To a wonderful cousin Vita whom I have known for most of my life.
She is fondly loved and deeply mourned by all with whom she came in contact over the years.

Almighty Father, source of forgiveness and salvation, grant that our relatives and friends who have passed from this life may, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of all the saints, come to share your Eternal happiness through Christ our Lord. Amen
May all my relatives be comforted and may her soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by PAULINE O'BRIEN-MORGAN on 5th November 2014

"I think of you everyday and remember the good times we had. ..RIP mom"

This tribute was added by Maisie Harris on 5th November 2014

"Sleep on Beloved. You'll be forever in our hearts.Rest in Eternal Peace. Until we meet again on that beautiful shore."

This tribute was added by PAULINE O'BRIEN-MORGAN on 4th June 2014

"THINKING OF YOU ALL DAY TODAY. MISS OUR TALKS."

This tribute was added by Yvette O'Brien-Jones on 11th May 2014

"Happy Mother's Day to  a woman who was a mother not only to her children, grandchildren and great grands, but to each and everyone who crossed her path. We love you and miss you. RIP."

This tribute was added by PAULINE O'BRIEN-MORGAN on 11th May 2014

"Happy Mother's Day in heaven."

This tribute was added by Shivonne O'Brien on 13th April 2014

"Happy Birthday Granny Vita!"

This tribute was added by PAULINE O'BRIEN-MORGAN on 12th April 2014

"It is so hard on this day
To remember you have gone away
I want to give you a birthday kiss
But I can only remember the things I miss
  
by Margmax 2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN MUMMY>"

This tribute was added by Yvette O'Brien-Jones on 12th April 2014

"Happy Birthday in heaven mommy! I will light a candle today to celebrate your 92nd birthday. Thank you for the comfort you provide when you visit me in my dreams. I will always love you. Sleep on my dearest mommy, sleep on in peace."

This tribute was added by Maisie Harris on 10th November 2013

"It seems as if it was just yesterday,but it is the One Year Anniversary of Mummy's transition to Higher Service. She was my rock, she was my anchor,I miss her dearly, but  I am comforted that she is safe in the arms of Jesus. Rest in eternal peace Miss Vites."

This tribute was added by Irene Bartels on 5th November 2013

"It seems like only yesterday that you went to be with the Lord. Your memory still lives on in the heart of your loved ones. Continue to rest in the arms of your Creator"

This tribute was added by PAULINE O'BRIEN-MORGAN on 12th April 2013

"When this day comes around every year
I think about all the things that we two did share
It makes me happy and it makes me sad
But that you were in my life at all makes me very glad


by Margmax"

This tribute was added by Yvette O'Brien-Jones on 12th April 2013

"As each passing day goes by,a tear falls from my eyes
And a memory comes to mind, without you by my side.
You are my angel, you are my light
Guiding me through my days, and protecting me by night.
You may be gone, but you are not forgotten. Sleep on mummy until we meet again.
Happy Birthday Mummy. Continue to Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Deborah young on 11th January 2013

"To: the children and grandchildren especially Pauline keep the faith knowing that she Is safely resting in the arms of the Lord, may her soul rest in peace   from:Debbie"

This tribute was added by Shivonne O'Brien on 26th December 2012

"Merry Christmas Granny Vita! You were missed today."

This tribute was added by Yvette O'Brien-Jones on 15th December 2012

"Today marks the 40th day since our loving mother went to her final resting place with her Heavenly Father. I miss her so, so, so much. Will I ever stop crying? We loved her so much, but God loved her best. Sleep on dear mommy. I will always love you."

This tribute was added by Joan O'Brien on 6th December 2012

"One month has passed since that sad day,
  When our dear Miss Vites was called away.
  God took her home, it was his will,
  But in our hearts she liveth still."

This tribute was added by Gwenette Blair on 25th November 2012

"Hello Maisie, Dennis & the O'Brien family, having lost my mom a year ago I know the feeling. There is so much you are going to miss but the legacy that she has left will help to ease the pain. Continue in her legacy of love, togetherness & letting God be the head of your lives. May her soul rest in eternal peace. Love & blessings."

This tribute was added by Margaret Humphrey on 25th November 2012

"rest in peace lady vita"

This tribute was added by Monica Hannibal-Ansah on 22nd November 2012

"My dear cousins, Dad-Hewley, Uncle- Festus, Aunts- Bernice and Mavis, Brothers and  Sisters, other relatives,
Sorry that I cannot be in person with you at this sad time – a time of saying farewell to someone we love, someone who has  touched our lives in unique ways.
REV: EVADNE  HANNIBAL /Paulette"

This tribute was added by Monica Hannibal-Ansah on 22nd November 2012

"It was indeed  a privilege, and a blessing having an aunt who love the Lord and sought ways to walk faithfully with Him; Never allowing the adversities of life to impede or  mar her dreams of  a right relationship with Him.
REV: EVADNE  HANNIBAL /Paulette"

This tribute was added by Monica Hannibal-Ansah on 22nd November 2012

"Aunt Vita was a woman who stood  up for what she believed  and let it be known in whatever way was appropriate to her. She endeavoured  to do what was necessary to ensure that there was transparency and fairness in whatever was under her watch. Her demonstration of simplicity radiated a an infectious light that surely made a difference in the life of  those who had an encountered  with her."

This tribute was added by Monica Hannibal-Ansah on 22nd November 2012

"A special light has gone out of this family but that light has gone to continue shining with the others in eternity where no evil or torment can touch her, where she is at peace.  She has fought the good fight, she has finished the race, she has kept the faith and now, there is laid up for her the Crown of Rightousness."

This tribute was added by Monica Hannibal-Ansah on 22nd November 2012

"I give thanks to God for her life, her courage and strength, care and concern and the invaluable lessons learnt from her.  
What we have experience and gained  from her have  helped us to become who were are today. Let us cherish the marks she has made upon our lives and ensure that her legacy of order, discipline, firmness, love for the Lord  and  transparency  live on in and through us."

This tribute was added by Monica Hannibal-Ansah on 22nd November 2012

"Let us be encouraged to know that, ‘Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints’ 1Peter 116:15 . Our beloved  is  at rest , no more sorrow , no more pain, no more sickness and sadness and worry. Good Bye my dear aunt,  Good bye, Goodbye , Good bye, May God’s perpetual  be forever on you as you rest in His loving arms.  
REV: EVADNE  HANNIBAL /Paulette"

This tribute was added by Joan O'Brien on 21st November 2012

""BEHOLD I SEND AN ANGEL BEFORE THEE, TO KEEP THEE IN THE WAY,  AND TO BRING THEE INTO THE PLACE WHICH I HAVE PREPARED."(Exodus 23:20)
  Our Angel has gone ahead of us to guard us along the way and to bring us to the place GOD has prepared for us.  
Rest In Peace Mummy!!"

This tribute was added by Monica Hannibal-Ansah on 19th November 2012

""Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." R I P AUNT. You were one of a kind. Safe Journey......"

This tribute was added by Barbara Forte on 18th November 2012

"Hello Maisie and family, My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the lost of your mother.God bless you and give you the strength to carry on with your lives. Rest in peace Mrs. O'Brien you were blessed."

This tribute was added by deslyn collins on 17th November 2012

"Cousin vita was a nice and loving person..I remember wheni was a child and we use to go to the farm to pick fruits along with my other cousin...you be truely miss may your precious soul rest in piece..love you always."

This tribute was added by Bevaun O'Brien on 17th November 2012

"I can remember how anxious I was as a Child to go for our regular Sunday afternoon visits while Grannie Vita was in Guyana. Like every Grandmother see always had goodies on arrival.
As we mourn her death we must remember that someone is waiting to greet her with open arms.
Rest Easy, Grannie Vita you will always be loved."

This tribute was added by Irene Bartels on 17th November 2012

"Maisie, may you find consolation and peace in prayer, for in God's Word and in His love we can find the comfort and strength we need to see us through our sorrow. Do not fear for I am with you. Do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you - Isaiah 41:10 May your mom rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Magnell O'Brien on 17th November 2012

""A Good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. I have always admired her strength and humility also her  love of family.I know she will not want us to grieve but to remember her for her love of caring and sharing.I will always love you. Rest In Peace."

This tribute was added by Cornelly McAlmont on 17th November 2012

"My condolences to the children, grandchildren, and extended family of the late, Mrs. Vita O'Brien, Matriarch, and devout Christian. Aunt Vita was my grandmother's friend (late Mabel Frank), and I became familiar with her through my friend Yvette.  
May God give the family the strength to heal and move forward, her peacefulness will always be with us.  God Bless! R.I.P. Aunt Vita."

This tribute was added by claudette hannibal on 14th November 2012

"Aunt Vita was a special aunt.  She was thoughtful, caring, loving and had a good sense of humor.  It was always a joy to be around her.  As we mourn her passing, let's remember that God is in charge and all is well.  We love you aunt Vita and will cherish all the good memories. RIP."

This tribute was added by Jacquelyn Wharton on 14th November 2012

""She was a special Mother.  We are grateful for the things she did, the thoughtfulness she showed.  She brought a lot of happiness into the lives she touched."
"Rest In Peace Mummy, you were a blessing to the whole family and everyone who knew you."  I know that Jolyon has his Grandmother.  They are together catching up on all the latest news."

This tribute was added by Afua Danquah on 13th November 2012

"What a beautiful woman with an amazing soul! It was a great pleasure and honour to meet a woman who shined so brightly within her wonderful family. Your everlasting light will always be with them. Forever you will be engraved in the hearts and minds of every you touched and influenced because you were definitely one in million. Rest in Glorious Peace. xox"

This tribute was added by Taneka Toosweet on 13th November 2012

"To the O'Brien's family, may the stars carry ur sadness away, may the flowers fill ur hearts with beauty. May hope forever wipe away ur tears and above all may silence make u strong. From the Caldeira's Family"

This tribute was added by Taneka Toosweet on 13th November 2012

"Cousin Vita was like a precious jewel, she had a special glow and all who knew her gentle ways could not help love her so. She bore each cross so well and prayed until the end that all her loved ones soon will know her Saviour, Lord and friend. May her soul rest in perfect peace. From the Caldeira's Family."

This tribute was added by Joan Hannibal on 11th November 2012

"Blessed be the name of the Lord. In everything give thanks and he is going to give you the strength to carry through every day.
To the family just be strong and stay close to Jesus."

This tribute was added by Cheryl O'brien-Mould on 11th November 2012

"Your life was full of loving deeds
Forever thoughtful of our special needs,
Today and tomorrow,
Our whole life through,
We will always love and cherish you."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Ward on 10th November 2012

"May tender memories soften your grief, and fond recollections bring you relief.   Our deepest sympathy to the O'Brien family from the Murray Family.  May her soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Otance English on 10th November 2012

"Growing up, I knew Aunty Vita to be a happy, loving, kind, gregarious and strong person. She loved her family and relatives a lot. She was always an animator and maintained that personality until the end. God's word said; unless a grain dies it remains just a grain, but when it dies it produces many others and yield a rich harvest. That was her life. Rest In Peace."

This tribute was added by Carol Jordan on 10th November 2012

"Don't think of her as gone away...her journey's just began,life holds so many facets...this earth is only one.May the blessings of hope that a better world waits bring a smile for each tear that you cry.May the blessings of memories lighten your heart when you think of your love one's sweet face.May the blessing of peace carry you through,now as you say farewell for now.May her soul R.I.P."

This tribute was added by Yvette O'Brien-Jones on 10th November 2012

"Heavenly Father, the death of our dear mother has filled our eyes with tears and our hearts with sorrow.  We are distressed by the mysteries of Your providence. As your children we want so much to say, "Not my will, but Thine be done," but at times we find it difficult to do. Forgive us and help us, I pray You, by Your Holy Spirit, to accept your ways as always best.  Amen."

This tribute was added by Beverley Gomes on 9th November 2012

"Hi Pauline and the O'Brien Family, please accept the Mansfield-Gomes  deepest sympathy on your lost.  May she rest in Peace!"

This tribute was added by cloyette Leitch on 9th November 2012

"Sympathy prayer

Dear Lord, please comfort those in grief,
Love them, lift them, give relief
For loss they’ve suffered, sadness felt;
Make this sorrow slowly melt.

Lord, let happy memories ease,
Creating peace like a gentle breeze,
And as you help them make it through.
Draw them closer, Lord, to you.

Sincere condolences on your loss."

This tribute was added by Maple Tomlin on 9th November 2012

"I am so grateful for the privilege to have met this wonderful woman.
What a legacy she has left!!
love and sympathy to all her remaining family and friends."

This tribute was added by Monica Hannibal-Ansah on 8th November 2012

"TO MY AUNT,
MYSELF AND FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU.
They say there is a reason
They say that time will heal
But neither time nor reason
Will change the way we feel.
For no one knows the heartache
that lies behind our smiles,
No one knows how many times
we have broken down and cried.
We want to tell you something
so there won't be any doubt,
You're so wonderful to think of"

This tribute was added by Monica Hannibal-Ansah on 8th November 2012

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.
~ John 14:1-4"

This tribute was added by Cleon Alleyne on 8th November 2012

"Psalm 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed"."Lamentations 3:22-26; 31-32
For the Lord does not abandon anyone forever.Though he brings grief,he also shows compassion according to the greatness of his unfailing love.""

This tribute was added by Cleon Alleyne on 8th November 2012

"In memory of Vita O'Brien,you were so much like a mother to me,Your smiles can brighten any moment,Your love will stay with me forever you have touch my life in precious ways.the values you've taught,the care you've given,and the wonderful love you've shown have enriched my life in more ways than I can count. RIP MUM."

This tribute was added by Shona Rollins on 8th November 2012

"WE GIVE THEM back to you, dear Lord, who gave them to us.
Yet as you do not lose them in giving, so we have not lost them by their return.
Not as the world gives do you give, O Lover of souls. What you gave you do not take away; for what is ours is ours always, if we are yours. And life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only an horizon, and an horizon is nothing save the limit of"

This tribute was added by Maisie Harris on 8th November 2012

"Being absent from the body, she is now in the presence of the Lord.I will always remember her words to us when we were kids. She would say "I'm begging God to keep me until you all pass the worse".Also "you all must stay together, in unity there is strength".God and her ten children complied. We enjoyed, loved respected and pampered  her to the end.RIP Mummy."

This tribute was added by PAULINE O'BRIEN-MORGAN on 8th November 2012

"Vita Johanna O'Brien was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt,great aunt, cousin and friend to many. She was loved by everyone that knew her. If you spent one minute with her, you had to laugh at some point. The unforgettable looks, funny phrases, quirky ways....she was truly one of a kind and will be missed so much. RIP Mummy."

This tribute was added by PAULINE O'BRIEN-MORGAN on 8th November 2012

"To those that knew her best....I think mummy will tell us to not only celebrate her life and cherish her memory but also to go on everyday remembering her words "it is what it is."She would not want us to live in sorrow, but live everyday with her memory by our sides, and strive to live our lives to the fullest.
I love you mummy! Rest in Peace."


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