Death of a Classmate - Captain John T. O'Brien - 18th Co.

Captain John T. O'Brien, US Navy retired, 85 of Amherst NH passed away on Friday July 29th at the Arbors in Bedford surrounded by his loving family. 

Captain O'Brien was born March 17, 1931 in Manila Philippines, the oldest son of William and Helen O'Brien. He was a 1954 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and went on to serve in the Navy for 31 years on several ships and submarines prior to retirement. After retirement Captain O'Brien continued working for several defense contractors as a program manager of test engineer.

Captain O'Brien is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years Bertha (Watson) O'Brien of Amherst NH, two sons Timothy S. O'Brien of Louden NH, Daniel P. O'Brien and his wife Yoko of San Diego CA, Brothers Daniel P. O'Brien and his wife Barbara of Bryan TX, William J O'Brien and his wife Carol of Kingstown RI, and Captain Michael F. O'Brien retired USN and his wife Patricia of Springfield VA. Sadly, Captain O'Brian was predeceased by his daughter Kathleen O'Brien Doyle who passed away in 1980. 

A calling hour will be held Saturday August 6th from 8-9 AM at the Rivet Funeral Home 425 Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday August 6th at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Church 16 Baboosic Lake Road also in Merrimack. Burial will take place at 2 PM Tuesday August 9th at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk VA. 

Memorial contributions in Captain O'Brien's honor may be made to Our Lady of Mercy Church 16 Baboosic Lake Road Merrimack NH 03054. 

To sign an online guestbook please visit www.rivetfuneralhome.com

George R. Rivet Funeral Home
425 D.W. Highway P.O. Box 86
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-5530 

Published in Union Leader on Aug. 4, 2016


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