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Joseph F. O'Brien

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Date published: 3/18/2012

Joseph F. O'Brien

Joseph Francis O'Brien, 95, of Fredericksburg passed away Friday, March 16, 2012, at his home.

Mr. O'Brien was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II. He retired from the FMC plant after 35 years.

Survivors include his sons, Tommy O'Brien (and Barbara), Ray O'Brien (and Cheryl), Dennis O'Brien and Danny O'Brien (and Abby); daughters Judy Marra (and Michael), June Anderson, Jean Williams (and Robert), Terry Clark (and Ray), Valerie Gantt (and Bruce), Cheryl Morris (and Jimmy) and Mary O'Brien; 36 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mildred L. Vint O'Brien; and three children, Robert James O'Brien, Virginia Busic and Joyce Doggett.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 19, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with a Rosary at 6 p.m.

A service will be held at noon Tuesday, March 20, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, Building Fund, 1009 Stafford Ave., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401; or to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Trudy Clifton, 113 Tallpines Drive, Locust Grove, Va. 22508.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.