OBITUARY

Frankie Bland O' Brien

May 22, 1937November 20, 2020
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Frankie O’Brien of Roswell, Georgia passed away on Friday November 20, 2020 at the age of 83. Frankie was born in Metter, Georgia. She grew up in Metter where she attended Metter High school.

Frankie earned a degree in Business Education at Georgia’s Teacher’s College (Georgia Southern University). After graduating, Frankie moved to Atlanta and met her husband, Eugene O’Brien, Sr. They were married for 55 years. Before having children, Frankie taught elementary school for Dekalb County Public Schools.

She and Eugene had two children; a son and a daughter. Frankie devoted her life to serving her family. She supported her husband in his law career while volunteering for numerous organizations. When Frankie’s children were older, she worked part-time for Georgia State Soccer Association where she promoted the growth of youth soccer across the state. Both Frankie and her husband played an intricate role in the development of youth soccer in Georgia. Frankie was an active member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church and was proud of her Irish heritage by marriage. She loved her extended family in Ireland as well as here in Georgia. Frankie enjoyed traveling especially to her favorite beach in Siesta Key, Florida. She also traveled to Ireland, England, Italy, and France.

Mrs. O’Brien is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Annie Margaret Bland and her loving husband Eugene O’Brien Sr.

She is survived by her son, Eugene O’Brien Jr. her daughter; Debra O’Brien Thomas (Kevin), sister-in-law and bother-in-laws; Terry Everson, Robert O’Brien and Tom O’Brien, grandchildren; Lauren, Jack and Ryan Peebles, and two-step grandchildren.

A wake will be held at Roswell Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The memorial service will be held at All Saints Catholic Church Wednesday November 25, 2020 at 2 pm. The Internment will take place on a later date at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA.

Donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in honor of Frankie.

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Roswell Funeral Home & Green Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum

November 25, 2020

The staff of Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the O'Brien Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your love one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.

Lisa Smith

November 24, 2020

I will always cherish our friendship and the times we shared together...
Rest in Peace Dear Frankie

karen OBrien Kiely

November 23, 2020

Sending our condolences on the passing of our beautiful Aunt and sister in law. We all have such fond memories of your many trips over to Ireland, and anytime we made a return visit to Georgia we were always greeted with kindness and a heart felt welcome.
You were so proud of your family, a legacy that will continue to grow through your children, grandchildren and extended family.
Your sweet smile forever held in our hearts. Rest in Peace Frankie
Bob,Paul, Karen, Tracy, Lisa and their families.

Terry Everson

November 23, 2020

Our love and condolences to all the family. We have so many wonderful memories of time spent together. Frankie was a wonderful person and we will miss her...

Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery

November 21, 2020

The staff of Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the O'Brien Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your love one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.

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Frankie in Paris

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Feeding the birds at Notre Dame

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Frankie in Paris

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