Audrey A. O'Brien
September 11, 1939 – September 30, 2019
Audrey A. O’Brien, 80, of Keene, passed away in the comfort of her home on September 30, 2019 with loved ones by her side.
She was born on September 11, 1939 in Keene, the daughter of Mary (Malcom) and Oren Carey. She attended area schools and graduated from Keene High School with the Class of 1957.
On June 4, 1959, Audrey married James “Jim” O’Brien of Keene. The two traveled around the United States and beyond during Jim’s Navy career. Following his retirement, they settled in Cordova, MD where they owned and operated a chicken farm. In the fall of 1983, they relocated back to Keene and shortly thereafter purchased the Fairgrounds Antique Market in Swanzey where they were the sole proprietors. Together they were members of the American Legion and the Italian Club.
Audrey enjoyed tending to her flower and vegetable gardens. She had many adventures with Jim boating and fishing. Family was the center of Audrey’s life. She compassionately cared for and loved her husband, children, grandchildren, and other family members. Some of her favorite hobbies included bird watching, antiquing, and walking the beaches in search of unique shells.
Audrey will be dearly missed by her husband: James O’Brien of Keene; sons: William O’Brien and his wife Robin of Easton, MD, and Scott O’Brien and his companion Mariam of Edinburg, TX; grandchildren: Ashley, Amber, and Joshua O’Brien; sisters: Beverly Champagne and her husband Leroy of Auburn, NY, and MaryLee Seaton and her husband Krail of Manchester, NH; as well as many nieces, nephews, and loving friends.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Jody O’Brien, and brother, Douglas Carey.
Family and friends are invited to a graveside service on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 11:00 am at Monadnock View Cemetery, Park Avenue, Keene, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Audrey A. O’Brien’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (www.StJude.org).
- St. Jude's Children’s Research Hospital
- Graveside Service Monday, October 7, 2019
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