Alleva Funeral Home, Inc.

1724 East Lancaster Ave, Paoli, PA


Louise B. O'Brien

4 December , 19211 May , 2019

Louise B. O’Brien age 97 passed peacefully on Monday May 1, 2019 in Devon, PA.

Born is Boston, Ma. in 1921 to George and Lillian Murphy and cherished sister Eileen Rae. She married her beloved husband Thomas E. O’Brien on March 17, 1946. They raised seven children and her greatest joy in life was her family.

She was well known for her humor, love of life, nurturing nature and ability to make everyone she met feel special and loved. She was a published author of popular children’s books and poems. Louise is survived by Patricia Ristine, Deborah Geary, Michael O’Brien, Timothy O’Brien, Rita Tait, Terrance O’Brien, ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband Thomas E. O’Brien and her son Thomas O’Brien Jr.

Visitation will be Monday, May 6th at 9:00 a.m. at Alleva Funeral Home, Inc. in Paoli followed by a mass at Saint Norbert’s parish at 11:00 a.m. Internment will be at the Calvary cemetery at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the Upper Main Line YMCA in Berwyn.


  • Viewing Monday, 6 May , 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, 6 May , 2019


Louise B. O'Brien

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kim biddle

4 May 2019

Went on the cruise with the family a few years back, Had the best time in the casino with Louise.
She had won a jack pot and wanted to take the quarters home to do laundry. Tim said he would
make sure the dollars got back to quarters for her. I the elevators she would grab the first hand
she could and most of the time it was not a family member so she introduced herself and made
lots of friends. So sorry she is gone for she always put a smile on my face.

Jill Ristine

3 May 2019

The most wonderful women, queen of our family, beautiful, funny and loving women in the world! I am so grateful that I got to call her my grandmother, my Nannie! She has touched many lives, and for me, she made me the best person I could be, because I wanted to follow in her footsteps! I am so grateful my son got 14 years with her! We are all truly blessed that we got to call her our own!

Rita Tait

3 May 2019

The most wonderful mom in the world. No words can say how heartbroken we are. Love you forever.