Obituary: O'Brien, Joseph E.,WWII and Korean War Combat US Navy Veteran
- Deceased's name: Joseph E. O'Brien
- Date: March 6, 2012
- Hometown: Dedham
Beloved husband of Carol J. (Phippen) O’Brien for 51 years. Devoted father of Michael E. O’Brien and his wife Diane of Loris, SC. Brother of Norfolk County Commissioner Francis W. O’Brien of Dedham and the late Dedham Fire Chief John L. O’Brien and his late sisters Mary Geary, Margaret Weir, Helen Gruberski and Catherine Spada. Also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews. Very dear and close friend of Renee Welby of Roslindale.
Joseph was a World War II and Korean War Combat Veteran, U.S. Navy. He served 14 years in the U.S. Navy and was the recipient of many military awards. He was a member of the Dedham VFW Jacob Jones Post 2017, Dedham American Legion Post 18, Dedham DAV Chapter 42 and the MBTA Retirees Association. Former employee of Lamb Brothers Riggers of Hyde Park, Dedham DPW and Mail Carrier, Dedham Post Office. Retired MBTA Foreman Machinist. Member of the MBTA Machinist Union Local 264.
Funeral from the George F. Doherty & Sons Wilson-Cannon Funeral Home, 456 High St., Dedham, Saturday, March 10, 8 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Dedham, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Friday, March 9, 4-8 p.m. Interment Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joseph’s memory to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445, Attn: Contribution Services or to the Hospice of Boston and Greater Brockton, Attn; Pauline Greenberg, Philanthropy Dept., 1324 Belmont St. Suite 202, Brockton, MA 02301.