Kevin was born in Cape Broyle, the first of six children of Lawrence and Madge O’Brien. He died at the age of 89 having lived a good and full life. Predeceased by his first wife, Vera, his sister Eileen, brothers Gene and Ben and sister-in-law Barb, he leaves to mourn his wife Marlene, daughters Valerie Royle and Pamela O’Brien (George), step-children Juanita Condon (Ray) and Robert Condon (Lori), brothers Cyril (Enid) and Jerry, sisters-in-law Verna O’Brien and Carmel O’Brien, many other other in-laws from both marriages, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a wide circle of friends.
Kevin was a strong, intelligent, hard-working, resourceful, quiet, generous, sneakily funny, family man. He retired as Chief Draftsman from the City of St. John’s at age 61 and then went on to run a successful care home business in Holyrood with his wife Marlene until he retired again at age 83. During his time at the City, he often worked a second job as a freelance surveyor and drafter. He served as President of the Newfoundland Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He was a man of great faith; truly a good and faithful servant of God. His life and death were blessings. Kevin was loved and he will be missed.
Visitation will be in keeping with COVID-19 Regulations and will take place at Dunphy’s Funeral Home, Holyrood, on Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
The funeral service will be by invitation only due to COVID-19 Restrictions. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Holyrood on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 10:30 am with inurnment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. For those unable to attend, the funeral mass will be live-streamed with the link available below
Thanks to all the health care professionals at St. Clare’s who took care of Kevin in his final days and a special thank you to Juanita for enabling him to stay in his own home for the past year.
And now for the big reveal…. Many have wondered what the “M” stands for in Kevin M. O’Brien. December 6th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. M is for Mary.
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Kevin O’Brien 2021..
Décès pour la Ville: Holyrood, Province: T-N