ST. PETERSBURG, FL —
Mr. O'Brien is survived by six children, Michael D. (Karen) O'Brien of Odenton, MD, Colleen M. O'Brien of St. Petersburg, FL, Dr. John J. (Michelle) O'Brien, Jr. of St. Petersburg, FL, Mary C. (Joel Casale) deWysocki of Niagara Falls, NY, James P. (Tomasina Kolbe) O'Brien of Williamsville, NY and Margaret A. (Neil) Lauryssens of Joppa, MD; seventeen grandchildren, Michael Jr., John Nathan and Adam O'Brien, Joseph, Sean, Conor and Grace O'Brien, Maureen and Douglas deWysocki, Jacquelyn and Kara O'Brien, Cal Lauryssens, Alyssa, Courtney and Anthony Casale, Michael Russo and Nick Kolbe; and many nieces, nephews and cousins locally, nationally and in Ireland. In addition to his parents and wife, John was predeceased by one brother, Michael Joseph (Norma of Pekin, NY) O'Brien.
The family will be present to receive friends on Thursday from 3-8 PM in the Chapel of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY (716-297-9007) where funeral services will begin on Friday, May 10th at 9:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM which will be celebrated in St. Raphael Roman Catholic Parish (former St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus), College and Macklem Avenues, Niagara Falls, NY, with Rev. Ivan Skenderovic serving as celebrant. Prayers of committal and interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lewiston, NY, concluding with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094.
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