Obituaries

Doreen O’Brien

May 28th, 2019

Doreen O’Brien (McLaughlin), age 65, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly at home on May 23, 2019.

Doreen was born on July 31, 1953, in Boston, MA; she was the dear daughter of the late John and Dorothy (Phelen) McLaughlin. Doreen grew up in Dorchester and was a graduate of Roslindale High School. Following graduation, Doreen, attended Suffolk University and earned an additional degree from Middlesex Community College.

Doreen moved to Wilmington over 40 years ago where she raised her children. She was a very devoted and loving mother who was always there to support her family.

In her spare time, Doreen, enjoyed gardening, collecting her wind chimes, playing her games, watching movies and heading of to the casino with her sister just to “try her luck”. She was very crafty and known for her artistic prowess.

Doreen was an avid animal lover and she leaves behind her beloved yorkie Benji (poops) O’Brien.

Doreen was the beloved mother of Kerie O’Brien of Houston, TX, Michael O’Brien and his wife Julia and Matthew O’Brien all of Wilmington. Loving “Grandma” of Michael O’Brien. Dear sister of Paula Redmond and her husband David of Fort Myers, FL, Geraldine Egan and her husband James of Framingham and John McLaughlin and his wife Diane of Myrtle Beach, SC. Doreen is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, May 31st at 11:00 a.m. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, May 30th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

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12 Entries in Guest Book for “Doreen O’Brien”

  1. Denise Donoghue Deziel says:

    I am very sadden to read this … i haven’t seen Doreen in many years… My deepest condolences to her family

  2. Jeanne Felton Macdonald says:

    My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Doreen. My sister June and I grew up with Doreen and we have so many great memories. This is just the saddest news. May you Rest In Peace Doreen.

  3. Lorraine Malerba says:

    My deepest sympathy to Mathew, Michael, and Kerry. and all family of my friend of 45 years. and cousin for 65. we may not always agreed on some things but were there to always talk. So many memories throughout the years good and bad. I cant believe our last conversation was just two weeks ago and now no longer. Many pictures. gifts, to keep our memories alive. May you be reunited with your loving mother, loved ones, friends, and rest in our Lords arms forever.

  4. Patricia Staten says:

    So shocked and saddened to hear of Doreen’s passing.
    She was such a funny and wonderful person and will be missed greatly!
    Fly high my friend, where I’m sure you will continue to look after your Children

  5. Jackson Family says:

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
    Isaiah 25:8

  6. Michele Jodar Stein says:

    The loss of your mom is a shock and it hurts. I am so sorry for the three of you as it happened too soon and with no notice. I have many memories of Doreen over the years. I can still hear her laugh and see her beautiful smile.

  7. Jeanne Brann says:

    I was so shocked and saddened to hear if Doreen’s passing. We didn’t get to see each other to often, but we always had a good laugh or two when we were together. I was a friends with Doreen’s since 1975 it just seems like yesterday.

  8. kelly madden says:

    Kerie, Mike and Matthew,
    I am soo sorry to have learned about your mom’s passing . She and my mom were very close for many many years . Many fond memories in that neighborhood . Just to young and to soon for that loss . Thinking of you all .
    Kelly Madden

  9. Kim Calabro says:

    Mike, Kerie, Matthew, & Family,
    I am deeply saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. I will always remember her contagious laugh and kindnesses. Hold your memories close to your heart and may they comfort you during this difficult time. Many thoughts and prayers to you all.
    Kim & Shawn Calabro

  10. The Burns Family says:

    Aunt Geri and family,
    We were very sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Doreen.
    Please accept our sincere condolences to the family.
    We know how difficult this must be especially when it was unexpected.
    Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.
    Sending all our love.
    Linda & Don

  11. Bruce &Sharyn Devlin says:

    Mike so sorry for the lose of your mother, our prayers are with you and your family. Mr. & Mrs. D.

  12. Karen Crescentini (Ryan) says:

    Keri,Michael and Matt,
    I was so deeply pained to hear of your mom’s Passing. She was one of the first people I became friends with when I moved to Wilmington 32 years ago. We remained special friends ever since. She was such a sweet thoughtful person with a big heart whom we would laugh till we cried. She loved her children with all her heart. She will be watching over you kids from above. I’ll miss her dearly. Fly high my friend hope your dancing in the sky??

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