John Franklin O'Brien

Born: Thu., Jun. 24, 1937
Died: Sun., Nov. 10, 2013

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John Franklin O’Brien, age 76, of Greensboro, Georgia, died Sunday, November 10, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. On June 24, 1937, he was born in Providence, Rhode Island to the late John Joseph O’Brien and Evelyn Mae Franklin O’Brien. He graduated from Aldrich High School in Providence and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Rhode Island. He proudly served his country in the United States Marines. For 32 years he worked for BellSouth Advertising and Publishing as a Sales Executive retiring in 1994. On July 2, 1994 he married the former Laura Jean Snyder. In 2001 they moved from Atlanta, GA to Lake Oconee in Greensboro, where he was very active in the community helping with Habitat for Humanity. He was a member of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church. John had a variety of interest including golfing, reading and boating. He is survived by his wife of nearly twenty years, Laura O’Brien, of Greensboro, GA; sons, Dennis O’Brien of Woodstock, GA, Mark “Beau” O’Brien (Courtney) of Flowery Branch, GA, and Scott Conwell of Plantation, FL; a daughter, Nicole O’Brien of Lucerne, Switzerland; a sister, Joyce Cocroft (Bill) of Warwick, RI; a brother, Paul O’Brien (Sherrie) of Clayton, CA; sister-in-law, Sharon O’Brien of Toledo, OH; six grandchildren, Madison O’Brien, Bailee O’Brien, Mackenzie O’Brien, Baxley O’Brien, Maddox O’Brien and Kendall Conwell; a number of other relatives and many friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother David O’Brien. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, Georgia, 30642 with Father G. Philip Ryan officiating. A reception will follow at Da Corrado Ristorante, 1061 Village Park Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642. The family requests that any memorials be made to Greene County Habitat for Humanity, 1373 Willow Run Road, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Joe Parsons sr
   Posted Mon November 11, 2013
Laura ,so sorry for your loss. O'B was a great guy as you well know . All that knew him loved him.

Tim and Debbyn Milligan
   Posted Mon November 11, 2013
A wonderful man; strong, always joyful and extremely generous. May we all aspire to be more like him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Laura and the family. With Love- The Milligan's.

Chcuk Bagley
   Posted Mon November 11, 2013
Laura, Beau and Dennis, I am so sorry, John and I go back almost 50 years. We have shared so many joys, heartbreaks, success and watched each other's family grow into the people you are today. John is so proud of you and Laura I have watched John's love continue to grow far beyond what one can imagine. All of you and his family I did not know have my prayers as he moves into a better place. Having been there I know words can't express my feeling. I love John as a brother. May he rest in peace.

Julie Curl
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
Please accept my most sincere sympathy in the passing of John. I worked for John in Macon and in Atlanta for a few years. He was always kind, fair and generous to those who worked for him. Blessings to your family.

Adrienne Wages
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Dan, Adrienne, Case and Jackson Wages

vickie pool
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss & ours . John was one of the good guys !!!

Peter Swanz
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
John O’Brien was a true friend and a caring and compassionate man, who will be missed by many. Laura, Dennis, Beau, and the rest of the family; please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. May God’s peace be with you all.

Beverlee Maier
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
Dear Laura, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest." Love, Beverlee Maier

Paulette Greaney
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
Dear Laura and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers, but most of all, in my heart at this very sad time. I am glad that John touched my life and I will always remember him. May the good memories will never fade. Love, Paulette

Joyce O''Brien and Richard Savard
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
Sympathies to Joyce (Rhodes Island) and to all my family which i do not meet again but i know all of you lost a great man. Joyce et Richard

Jane Hood and Jo Hood
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
I know you said no flowers, but just couldn't help it. We will be thinking of you and praying for you.

Ginger Mattiace
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
Laura, I know you are still in shock over all of this. It is still so hard to understand but God understands and controls it all. May God help you during this trying time and help you as you deal with your loss of John. I am thankful he will not have to continue to suffer. God will help to heal your broken heart too. One thing we all know is that John O'Brien loved and adored you dearly. You were his angel and he was so lucky to have you in his life. May his love always help you to be strong.I will always continue to hold you in my heart daily in prayers. God bless you and know I am there in spirit. Love you much, Ginger

Rick Cipullo
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
Cookie, Please accept my condolences and may God give you and your family strength through these trying times. Rick Cipullo

Mimi Gresham Amerson
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
So many of us at BellSouth benefited from John's kindness. He was a great boss. So sorry for your loss.

Stuart & Jill Matthews
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
Laura, Please accept our condolences. May god bless you and your family. Love, Stuart & Jill

Paul. Wolfson
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
With all our heart full condolences and love, The Wolfson

Cecil Tabb
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
O'B always had a friendly hand out to greet or help others. We lost a great friend. May god bless his family.

lynda cipullo
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
Cookie The quote "Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened" is always comforting to me. I hope it will be for you also. Much love to you and your family in this very difficult time.

Barbara Cipullo
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
Cookie, You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Barb

Arthur and Marie Rizzi
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
Lauren and Family: Our sincere condolences ! Art and Marie

Marvin Konertz
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
Laura so sorry for your lost With all our prayers for you and and your family. The Konertz

HENRY & MARIA COLOMINAS
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
To Laura and family, Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. You are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers. John was a good man and will always be missed. May your memeories of him carry you through this difficult time. With love, Henry and Maria

Cheryl Primonato
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you today and always. Love Cheryl

Liza Reinstaler-Oldford
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
Dear Laura and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. It is truly a blessing to have known John and he will always be remembered! My deepest sympathy for your tremendous loss! All my love to you!

BARRY SCHWARTZ
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
Dear Laura, Marcia & I send you are very deepest & heart felt sympathy on the loss of your husband. We were saddened to hear this news & know you will find the strength to bring your continuous beautiful smile back to the world very soon. Miss You, All our Best, Barry & Marcia Schwartz from A. Marinelli

Ralph Haro
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
Laura: May God's Grace bring comfort to your Heart. It is our faith that helps us get through difficult moments like these. John was a great man and you were blessed to have been able to spend 20 years by his side. Someday, you will be together again. With deep sorrow and warm hearts, we extend our most sincere condolences. Many Blessings, Ralph and Helene Haro

Mona Bennight
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
Laura, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of need. You know I love you so and respect you greatly. God has received another Angel. Be strong

Jerry & Deanne Cheadle
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
Laura: We are praying for your peace and comfort during this very difficult time. John was a man of determined courage and tremendous spirit. We will miss him. We are out of town and will not be able to be there to celebrate John's life with you, but will be there in spirit. God Bless, Jerry & Deanne

Michele Quiroga
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
Dear Laura, Our collective thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sincerely, The Italian Shoemakers family

Amelia & Bartow Parkerson
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
Laura, I was so surprised and shocked to hear about our loss of John. He has been so brave & you have, too. Comfort and love to you. If I can help you with the dog or anything else just call. Amelia

John Kurtzman
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
So sorry to hear of John's passing, Prayers to all.

Peter McCumiskey
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
Laura So sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with John on the COKAS golf tournaments. He was the most organized person I ever worked with, and also the best fundraiser. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jack and Jill Press
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
Laura Dear...Our hearts go out to you and your family. We were so glad to see John last week and will keep that memory of him in our minds. If we can do anything, please call on us.

Terry & Teresa Haynes
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
My heart goes out to you and your family. I pray for peace during this difficult time.

John & Jennette Montgomery
   Posted Wed November 13, 2013
Laura, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

john may
   Posted Thu November 14, 2013
Cookie, You have my deepest sympathy. Love you. I did not know John very well, but the time I spent with him was always fun. He was a good man. I loved the stories you told about you two, when you came to my father's funeral. They were so funny - like when you caught him in the car sneaking the ice cream. Hope to see you soon. John May

Dolores Eidson
   Posted Thu November 14, 2013
Worked with John in early 80's in National Yellow Pages (NYPS). He was a good boss and caring person. Condolences to his family.

sandra meng
   Posted Thu November 14, 2013
Dear O'Brien Family, I had the opportunity to meet John by chance. Sweet Kiki escaped from the Vet who is across the street and came to my office. John brought me a scarf that was "in appreciation" for rescuing their dog. He is rejoicing with the Saints now and will be dearly missed by so many. Fondly, Sandra Meng American Pest Control, Lake Oconee

June and Ron Rozniak
   Posted Thu November 14, 2013
Pax Vobiscum

Kurt Marlett
   Posted Thu November 14, 2013
Laura, I was so sorry to hear about John. We always had such a great time whenever we spent time together. You will always have a special place in my heart. All the best.

Carlos Conde
   Posted Thu November 14, 2013
Hi Laura, I'm so sorry for your lost. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

Anne Farnsworth
   Posted Thu November 14, 2013
A lovely man has gone ahead of us. I'll always remember John's lively humor and his kindness to a "newbie" when I joined BAPCO.

Marc Stevens
   Posted Fri November 15, 2013
Peace, Prayers and Blessings.