Michael A. O’Brien Death, Obituary – Michael A. O’Brien, age 81, of Beverly, Massachusetts, passed away on Friday, July 7, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was accompanied by his devoted family. He was the son of Thomas O’Brien, who passed away, and Margaret (O’Connor) O’Brien, who also passed away.
He was born in Dublin, Ireland. Before she passed away, he was the devoted husband of the late Eithne (Gaynor) O’Brien, with whom he had been married for 48 years before she passed away. Before moving to the United States 55 years ago, Michael spent his childhood and his formative years in Ireland, where he also received his education.
Michael had always had a passion for music. It was with the band The Blarney Folk that he initially arrived in the Boston region. Later, he became a member of The McTeggarts alongside James Byrne. Both he and Jimmy took to the road to spread happiness and Irish music to their legion of devoted followers all over the world.
Michael coached soccer in the community of Beverly for a significant portion of his life. Both watching and participating in golf were enjoyable activities for him. Michael is survived by his three daughters and their husbands: Michele Flanagan and her husband Donald of Beverly, Maeve Moore and her husband Jesse of Beverly, and Roisin Viens and her husband Michael of White River Junction, Vermont.
The seven brothers and sisters that Michael had, all of whom currently reside in Ireland, will miss him terribly. In addition, Michael is survived by his cherished grandsons Nolan, Austin, and Cameron Viens, Jack, and Shane Flanagan, and Ciaran, and Lorcan Moore, as well as two great grandkids.
On Friday, July 14, at 10:30 in the morning, a funeral Mass will be held for him at the St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, which is located at 253 Cabot Street in Beverly. Family members and close friends are cordially invited to attend. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 13, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Campbell Funeral Home, located at 525 Cabot Street in Beverly. St. Mary Cemetery in Beverly will be the location of the interment.
You are welcome to make memorial donations to the Kaplan Family Hospice House in honor of Michael.