James P. O'Brien

April 19, 1962September 2, 2010

Mr. James P. O’Brien, age 48, of Lynn, died on Thursday, September 2, at Salem Hospital after being stricken at his home. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Louise J. (Porter) O’Brien. A lifelong Lynn resident, he was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1980, and of Salem State College Class of 1985. For the past 32 years he worked at Stop & Shop at various stores, and was an avid member of U.F.C.W. James was also a published photographer, member of the Friends of Lynn Woods, and lifetime member of the Democratic City Committee. He leaves his best friend for 35 years Charles Lambesis, a brother Richard F. O’Brien and his wife Kathryn of Boxford, a sister Mary O’Brien and her companion Glenn Coffman of Walpole, two nieces Anna and Jacqueline O’Brien, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and his extended Greek family including his “second-mother” Koula Lambesis, and his dog Maxine. He was also the brother of the late Robert O’Brien. A funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 10AM in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, Lynn. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours Monday 4-8PM. Donations in James memory may be made to Santa’s Helping Hands, P. O Box 27, Lynn 01903 or to My Brother’s Table, 98 Willow Street, Lynn, 01901.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 7, 2010
  • Visitation Monday, September 6, 2010

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Carole and Adam Miller

September 16, 2010

Dear Jim,
S & S seems empty without you. Oh, how many late-night J.F. tickets did you scan for Adam and me?! Thank you for all your quiet thoughtfulness towards us. I will think of you every time I put on my ski/snowpants! Go with God knowing you touched our lives for the better.

September 7, 2010

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need
you have expressed.

They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with
guidance and support,

To aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.

They may seem like a godsend and they are.

They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,

this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an

Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.

Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.

What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire
fulfilled, their work is done.

The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has
come to share, grow or learn.

They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh..

They may teach you something you have never done.

They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.

Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons,

things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional

Your job is to accept the lesson,

love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other
relationships and areas of your life.

It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

God bless you Jim.

September 7, 2010

My condolences to your loved ones during this difficult time. I will always remember you as a very kind, sweet and gentle person. Rest in peace.

Marie Lambesis

September 6, 2010

I will miss you so much. You were a very special part of our family. I am going to miss everything about you, seeing you each time I came to visit Yiaya and UD, your sense of humor, and your love. I will miss the wonderful calendars you gave me every year. I always thought of you when i looked at them. You were always so thoughtful. It was always great having you with us at Thanksgiving. I know you will always be there. I know that you are in a better place, watching over all of us. I love you. Rest in peace.

Ginny Ruddock

September 6, 2010

Jim, you and your mother were very dear friends. I am so glad I was able to sit and talk with you recently. I always enjoyed sharing memories with you. May you rest in peace. With love, Ginny Ruddock.

Jessica Capodilupo

September 6, 2010

I know that Charlie and Maxine will miss you very much! Sending all our love & sympathy.

Robin Olsson

September 6, 2010

You will always have a place in my heart. I thought of you often over the years and our good times we had in school with you and Charlie and Jim O and Marylin, the whole gang, with regrets we lost touch over the years. You will be sadly misssed

Tom Sadoski

September 6, 2010

Although our paths crossed too infrequently, I always enjoyed Jim's company and felt a close bond with his caring and humorous spirit. I will remember him as a special cousin always. My thoughts and love are with Jim and all of you whom he touched in life. May peace be with us all.

Andrea Lambesis

September 6, 2010

I don't even know where to begin. You have been a part of our family longer than I have! I think first, I would like to thank you for being so great to my Uncle and Yiaya. We all love you so much and think of you as nothing less than family. Living in Vermont, I always worried a little about Uncle Dino and Yiaya. It was always comforting to know they had you as well.
I will miss you very much, Jim. You have been like an Uncle to me. You will always be in my heart and thoughts. I promise to take extra special care of Uncle Dino, Yiaya and Maxine. Rest in peace, Jim, and thank you for everything you have given my family. Love you!

David Toletti

September 6, 2010

Wishing your loved ones my condolences rest in peace Jim ......Dave Toletti Lynn english class of 1980