Let the memory of VITA be with us forever
  • 90 years old
  • Born on April 12, 1922 in Guyana.
  • Passed away on November 5, 2012 in BROOKLYN, New York, United States.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, VITA O'BRIEN 90 years old , born on April 12, 1922 and passed away on November 5, 2012. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Yvette O'Brien-Jones on 12th April 2018
Happy Birthday in heaven mommy. Love you and miss you lots. Continue to RIP
Posted by Shivonne O'Brien on 12th April 2018
Happy 96th Birthday in Heaven Granny Vita!! You’re gone, but not forgotten. You’re still in my thoughts and dreams. RIP❤️❤️
Posted by Kerene Morgan on 12th April 2018
Happy Birthday in heaven, Granny Vita! Though you are missed here on earth, we are blessed to have an angel such as you.
Posted by Yvette O'Brien-Jones on 5th November 2017
It's now five years since you have left this earth Mommy, but to me it still seems like yesterday. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you, call your name or look at your picture. Memories of you are in my wallet, on my wall, in my bible, in my closet.......all around. Even my favorite night gown was one of yours. All worn and battered, but it provides warmth and comfort. I will forever love you. I miss you. Continue to rest in eternal peace until we meet again.
Posted by Kerene Morgan on 5th November 2017
Dear Granny Vita, Today is the fifth anniversary of your death and yet I have never written a wall post. I have added pictures, but I have never written any words. At first, it was too painful and later it felt too insincere. I have always believed that you know what is in my heart and what I feel, but cannot always put into words. Words that sound too forced, too formal, too inadequate or too flowery when spoken aloud. But just in case you cannot read minds, just in case you cannot magically hear my heart, I want to say these forced, inadequate, formal and flowery words to you that have built up for the last 5 years: I love you with all my heart and I miss you dearly. I think about you daily! I think of you for sentimental things like I wish you could have seen this new crop of great grandchildren. I think of you for lucky things like when I barely catch the train in the morning and I wonder if that is you looking out for me. I think of you for embarrassing things like “I hope Granny Vita isn’t looking down on me in this messy room right now.” I think of you for pretty little things like how Vita and Johanna were wonderful names. I also think of you when correcting my petty, angry thoughts (for which no examples are needed). Sometimes, I think of you for no reason at all and I habitually fiddle with the ring you gave me. Overall, I just feel so thankful for the love you have given me and for which you have never asked for any reward. To be honest, if there is an afterlife, I hope you are not spending your days worrying about us, but resting blissfully in your own private paradise with Jolyon, George O’Brien and all the other loved ones you lost, but can now see again. But it might be too much to ask you not to worry about the living because your family was always so important to you. In fact, outside of your faith, it was the biggest influence you had. Your influence in me was remarkable because I cherish my family tremendously. My aunts, uncles, cousins, brother and father (whom you accepted like your own) bring me joy and comfort. But, most of all, I am thankful for my mother. Thank you for giving birth to her, nurturing her and looking out for her, so that she could grow up to be my mother. I have never had the most easy going personality (that is an understatement, I know, haha!), but my mother has always shown me unconditional love and has given me strength. I hope I have shown the same to her. If I haven't, then I will strive to do better because she is a gift you gave me for which I am endlessly grateful. Now that I have finally decided to write something, the words are just flooding out. I can’t remember you with anything other than fondness. Even your casual remarks now suddenly have more profound meaning and any harsh words you have ever spoken now bring humor and understanding. So I hope you are not spending your days worrying about your family because I know that we will be just fine with you in our memories. Rest In Peace Granny Vita. Love always, Kerene.
Posted by Tasha O'Brien-Rosemond on 5th November 2017
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday. Missing you, Granny Vita.
Posted by Tasha O'Brien-Rosemond on 12th April 2017
Dear Granny Vita, As I look back over time, I find myself wondering ….. Did I remember to thank you enough for all you have done? For all the times you were by my side to help and support me ….. To celebrate my successes and accept my defeats? Or for teaching by your example, the value of hard work, good judgment, courage and integrity? If I have forgotten to show my gratitude for all the things you did, I'm thanking you now. And I am hoping you knew all along, how much you meant to me. Love Always, Tasha
Posted by PAULINE O'BRIEN-MORGAN on 12th April 2017
Happy Birthday In Heaven Mom I love you so very much & I miss you more & more each day. I am so sad that you are not here, and it doesn't get easier with time. Sometimes, I still can't believe that you are gone, and the only thing that gives me a bit of comfort is knowing that I will see you again one day. I hope you will have a wonderful birthday in Heaven with Daddy, Papa, Mama and Jolly and baby Joel Happy Birthday Mom Love, Your Daughter Pauline
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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!
Posted 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.
Posted by Tasha O'Brien-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.
Posted 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
Posted 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 .
Posted 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
Posted 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 .
Posted 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.
Posted 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!
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted by PAULINE O'BRIEN-MORGAN on 5th November 2014
I think of you everyday and remember the good times we had. ..RIP mom
Posted 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.
Posted by PAULINE O'BRIEN-MORGAN on 4th June 2014
THINKING OF YOU ALL DAY TODAY. MISS OUR TALKS.
Posted 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.
Posted by PAULINE O'BRIEN-MORGAN on 11th May 2014
Happy Mother's Day in heaven.
Posted by Shivonne O'Brien on 13th April 2014
Happy Birthday Granny Vita!
Posted 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>
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted by Shivonne O'Brien on 26th December 2012
Merry Christmas Granny Vita! You were missed today.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted by Margaret Humphrey on 25th November 2012
rest in peace lady vita
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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.

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