July 31, 1924 – November 4, 2020
Thomas Joseph O’Brien of Raynham, MA formerly of Brockton entered into rest on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at the age of 96. Thomas was born on July 31, 1924 in Boston, MA to the late Joseph J. and Helen (Greland) O’Brien.
Thomas grew up in South Boston and attended Boston public schools. He enlisted in the Navy, where he honorably served his country during WWII. Following his discharge from the Navy, Thomas joined the Boston Police Department where he proudly served the community for 40 years retiring as a detective. Thomas was very active in the Masons and was a member for over 60 years. He was the past District Deputy of the South Boston 4th District and the past Master of the former Loyalty Lodge in Jamaica Plain. He was an associate member of the Paul Revere Lodge in Brockton where he served as their past Marshall and was very active in their Blood Bank drive with the Red Cross. In addition to being a Mason, he was also a member of the Shriners. Thomas was a member of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association and Past President of Shomrim Society of Massachusetts and the past Vice President of the National Shomrim Society. In his spare time he also enjoyed building model WWII Navy ships and was an avid history reader.
Beloved husband of the late Gertrude (Arnold) O’Brien and loving companion of the late Ruth McCourt. Devoted father of Linda. Adored brother of Eleanor Blanco and the late Carole, Bernice, Larry, and Robert. Cherished grandfather of Gabriel Good & his wife Mallory, David Good & his wife Jennifer and great-grandfather of Savannah, James, and Shea. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, especially his nephews Arthur and George Borden.
Due to the restrictions regarding Covid-19, funeral services will be private with burial taking place at King Solomon Memorial Park in West Roxbury. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to a charity of your choice.
Livestream of the funeral service can be viewed on Sunday at 12 Noon.
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Funeral Services and Burial are Private
Sunday, November 8, 2020
November 14, 2020
I had the honor of caring for Mr. O’Brien while he resided at AAAL. He was always so full of life and had the best sense of humor. Most of all he had the biggest heart. He will be so missed and I hope is doing all the fishing he wants now. Sending my love and sympathy to his family.
November 8, 2020
Uncle Tom was bigger than life. He had style, grace and a wonderful sense of humor. He will always be fondly remembered in my heart.
November 8, 2020
I will never forget him, when i was a kid when he would drive up to our building to visit my Mother and grab a bite to eat.... but all the neighborhood kids surrounded him on the bike....he was so kind and tolerant of the crazy kids... Uncle Tom will be sadly missed...he is the last Uncle of our once huge family! Rest in Peace Unc!
November 6, 2020
Now you are reunited with Bubbie.
You will always be in our hearts.
Jeannie (Cooper) & Gus Walsh
November 6, 2020
sending my sincere condolences to you and your family. I feel your pain, really, we had our dads for a long time, but we never wanted to lose them. Another greatest generation, the likes of which we really see these days. Take some solace in knowing he’s reunited with your mom. May his memory be an eternal blessing. You were a fantastic daughter.