Obituaries

Joan F. (Green) O’Beirne

August 29th, 2013

Joan F. (Green) O’Beirne, “Joanie”, age 69, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on August 29, 2013 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. Beloved wife of the late Sean O’Beirne, loving mother of Sean O’Beirne and his wife JoAnne of Hopkinton, Maura O’Beirne-Stanko and her husband Jim of Chardon, OH and Clare Brady and her husband John of Wilmington, cherished grandmother of Delaney O’Beirne, Christine and Justin Stanko, and Rosie and Sean Brady, daughter of the late Thomas and Clare (Dinneen) Green, dear sister of Sister Katherine Green of Dorchester, niece of Muriel Dinneen Cosgrove of Malden and cousin of Christine Higdon and her husband Gerald and Thomas Cosgrove and his wife Gwendolyn.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 62), Wilmington, for a funeral on Monday, September 2nd, at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rt. 38), Wilmington, at 11:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, September 1st, from 3-6 p.m. Memorial donations in Joanie’s name can be made to Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

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12 Entries in Guest Book for “Joan F. (Green) O’Beirne”

  1. Jennifer Aguiar says:

    My Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  2. Rosemary Johansen says:

    My deepest sympathy and prayers to you all.

  3. Jimbo McHugh says:

    Clare and the entire O’Beirne Family sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My Families thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  4. Tom Cosgrove says:

    It started 60 years ago by sending me home for the unmade chocolate pudding. It got better with family barbecues in Wilmington and Bristol, CT. The best was a great Red Sox game.

    Know ye well that there will always be a place in the hearts of Tom, Wendy, Vicky and Andy for our wonderful Joanie as well as the great Sean. Forever is not long enough.

  5. Donna Pauley says:

    Clare, John and family…. I was sad to hear of the loss of your Mom, Clare. All of you are in our hearts and thoughts during this painful time.

  6. Cheryl Hanifan Hunt says:

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I went to Girls Catholic with Joan and we were in the same class. I always remember your Mom for being a very “peaceful” person…just a lovely girl.
    My prayers are with your family…and I know Joan is at peace again.
    Cheryl Hanifan Hunt

  7. Vicki Jaarsma says:

    Dear Clare, John, Rosie and Sean

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Art and Vicki

  8. Tony and Maria Hughes says:

    Maria and I regret that we cannot make it for the funeral this weekend. Maria loved Joanie, who always made her laugh and feel so welcomed into our family… even though Maria (who has been speaking English for only 3 1/2 years) had difficulty understanding Joanie’s New England accent … they spoke the lanuage of the heart. Joanie was that way with almost everyone! She had that down-to-earth quality in which she could strike up a friendship with a stranger and it would seem as if they’d known each other their whole lives. I remember witnessing that as a youngster living in San Jose, Califormia. Joanie and two of her friends (Karen was one) drove out to see the Hughes Clan (Jim, Jeanne, Dan, Tim, Lisa, Mike, myself, Kate was still a twinkle in Mom and Dad’s eye). Joanie seemed to know everyone in San Jose, through a younster’s eye’s like mine, but she was just being herself. That made a big impression on me. She and my Dad we very simlilar that way. Mom would light up when Joanie was around, or talking long distance with her. I felt the same way about her as an adult. She always made me laugh and was so much fun to be around. I had the great pleasure of being her house guest when I moved to the Boston area for a job. I’ll always be in her debt for that … it was a lot like living with my Mom … I felt the same warmth and love. She was so thoughtful of others. I hope to be as good an example of a loving person as Joanie. I certainly see that in her children. I know God must be smiling a lot more having Joanie’s company!

  9. Bill Peters says:

    Sean and the O’Beirne Family, sorry to hear of your loss. God bless you all.

  10. Kathy McDowell says:

    Clare,
    It was so sad to hear of your moms passing. I was so shocked. I really enjoyed seeing her when she dropped in to see you. Didn’t know her very long but she was such a lovely lady. I know it will be difficult in the weeks ahead for you, John, Rosie and Sean but you have some great memories that can never be taken from you. God Bless you all.

  11. Patrice Elia says:

    Sean and O’Beirne Family, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. Patricia E. Rice and Gene Degenkolb says:

    My husband Gene and I arrived home last night from a vacation with family in Germany and were shocked and saddened to learn of Joan O’Beirne’s passing. I first met Joan Green (O’Beirne) in 1957 at Girls’ Catholic in Malden. She was a very pretty young girl, smart, cheerful, and generous. She welcomed my husband and me when we relocated to the Boston area in 1978 during the Thanksgiving holidays. We cherish warm memories of Joan, Sean, their three children and all those who loved and were touched by “Joanie!”

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