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Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA

OBITUARY

Thomas B. O'Brien

August 11, 1926September 9, 2019

We are saddened, yet happy, that God relieved Thomas Bernard O’Brien from his battle with cancer on September 9, 2019 at 7:42 am. He joins his mother, Nora, his father, Henry, his wife, Hope, and his son, Thomas in eternal life.

Born in 1926, Tom lost his father at a very young age. He was raised by his mother, Honora (Nora) Prendergast, in Philadelphia, PA. He attended Our Lady of Holy Souls School and Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia. After graduation, he joined the Navy and proudly served his country aboard ship in the Pacific Ocean during WWII. He was honorably discharged in March, 1946, and began a long, successful career with Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company, ultimately making New Orleans his home. He retired from the company at age 58, but did not slow down. He served as a dedicated volunteer for Foster Grandparents, NAIM, and AARP, holding many leadership positions. He was valued for his “can do” attitude and innovative ideas. He was a member of the East Jefferson Wellness Center and walked two miles a day until this summer when he became ill.

Thomas is survived by his son, Robert Glenn O’Brien (wife Joan), his daughter-in-law, Carol O’Brien, his grandchildren, Timothy O’Brien and Kristin O’Brien Yoder (husband Alex), two great grandsons, and his dear friend, Thelma Rees.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral service in the chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. New Orleans, on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 12:00 noon, with visitation beginning at 10:00 am until the time of the service. Interment in Metairie Cemetery will immediately follow the service.

The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.

Services

18 September

Visitation

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70124

18 September

Memorial Service

12:00 pm

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70124

Memories

Thomas B. O'Brien

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Paul & Jane Salos

September 18, 2019

Mr. Thomas B. O'Brien was a statuesque, kind, handsome and wonderful human being. May he rest in peace. Our condolonces and prayers to all the family.

Lucy Lunt

September 16, 2019

I never met Mr. O'Brien, but I heard many stories about him! He left his dear family with great memories and a legacy of service and love. I know that his family and friends will miss him terribly but I know that they find comfort in each other through these difficult days. Love to all....

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY