SOUTH CHINA, ME — Michael O’Brien, 62, died Monday Nov. 12, 2018, after a battle with cancer, with his family by his side. He was born in Wilmington, Mass. on July 6, 1956, the first son to the late Neil and Jeanne (Beliveau) O’Brien.
People liked Mike’s mischievous ways and his ability to always come out like a shining star. As a youngster he loved dogs which continued on throughout his life. There was Butchie, Buddy, Boo and granddog Woody, each filling a special place in Mike’s heart.
He played little league in Wilmington, Mass. which started his love of sports. He loved supporting his two sons through their school years watching them play sports as well as coaching and umpiring. As they grew older his entire family benefited from his love of the outdoors: hunting, fishing, ice fishing, snowmobiling and four wheeling. He loved to teach his boys which had a ripple effect on his entire family. Mike really knew how to enjoy life and he shared it with everybody. His family was his whole life and he was very protective of them.
Mike was a graduate of Belfast High School in 1974. He attended Maine Maritime Academy and went on to become a merchant marine. After shipping out for a number of years, he thought it would be better to stay home with his family and went on to start his own business called O’Brien Oil and Propane which he operated for 29 years. Through all of his success he never lost sight of the less fortunate, he was a very compassionate and giving person.
He is survived by his wife of 35+ years, Judy O’Brien of South China who he affectionately called Jude; two sons, Christopher Michael O’Brien and his fiancé Krystina Foote; a proud Bumpy to his first grandchild, Paisley Ann Marie O’Brien or as Mike called her “Pumpkin” of South China; his second son Benjamin Daniel O’Brien of Windsor; five siblings, Kathleen Weber and her husband Bill of Englewood Fla., Donna O’Brien of Belmont, Daniel O’Brien and his wife Tammy of Searsmont, Judy Douglas and her husband Scott of Frenchtown, Mont., and Patricia Cole and her husband Victor of Tenants Harbor. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. at Plummer Funeral Home, Windsor Chapel, 983 Ridge Rd, Rt. 32, Windsor. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Searsmont.
Condolences, photos and memories may be shared at http://www.plummerfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the: Alfond Cancer Center or to any Humane Society.
(NOTE: The above obituary is from Plummer Funeral Home.)
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