Barbara M. O'Brien

  • Died: November 25, 2016
  • Location: Millbury, Massachusetts

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Barbara by adding your memories and photos.

MILLBURY – Barbara M. (Dwinell) O'Brien, 90, died Friday, Nov. 25th at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester.

Her husband Thomas F. O'Brien died in 1998. She leaves a brother-in-law, Francis Gaudere of Millbury and 22 nieces and nephews, among which is Jean Crizer, Mary Daniels, Patricia Carlo and William Gaudere; many great nieces and nephews. She was God-Mother to 4 nieces and nephews. She was born in Millbury and is predeceased by her parents, Charles and Sadie (Army) Dwinell, her brothers, Harold, Earl, Richard, and Robert Dwinell and her sisters, Hazel Weldon, Martha Bekier and Bernice Gaudere.

Barbara worked at Shawmut Worcester County Bank for 34 years, retiring as Executive Secretary in 1991. She was a member of St. Brigid Church, the former St. Brigid's Women's Club and was a singer with the Millbury Council on Aging. For many years she made the baptism outfits for the babies being baptized at St. Brigid Church.
She graduated from Millbury High School in 1944 and was married in 1961 and has lived in Millbury all her life. Her family would like to thank VNA Hospice team and the staff at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home.

Her funeral will be held Tuesday Nov. 29th from Mulhane Home for Funerals, 45 N. Main St. in Millbury with a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Brigid Church, 59 N. Main St. in Millbury. Calling hours will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, prior to the funeral Mass in the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Brigid Cemetery in Millbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Brigid Church, 59 Main St. Millbury, MA 01527 or to the Friends of the Millbury Seniors, 1 River St. Millbury, MA 01527.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My sympathy to all of you on the loss of Barbara. She was a wonderful,caring person. I worked with her at the bank for many years and knew Tom when we served in the Fire Dept.

Posted by Leo Boliver - Millbury, MA   December 01, 2016

Very sorry to hear of Barbara's passing.She was truly an amazing person. Will miss seeing her. Prayers for the family at this time. Linda Coons-Ackerman and family.

Posted by linda coons - millbury, MA - Friend   November 29, 2016

Your aunt, Barbara, and your Uncle Tom were great friends of my parents, Paul and Ann Reynolds, and my uncle, , Bill Reynolds. I always admired the humor and courage Mrs o'brien displayed coping with her memory difficulties. She was a great lady. I am sorry I will miss the surgery due to an eye procedure-my thoughts and prayers-Mary reynolds

Posted by Mart Reynolds - Worcester, MA - Family Friend   November 27, 2016

I am sorry to learn of Barbara's passing. She was truly an exceptionl woman, and very kind. She gave a good example to all who were given the privelge of knowing her. I will remember Barbara at Mass and in prayer.
Fr. John Horgan

Posted by A friend   November 27, 2016

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