OBITUARY: Doreen (McLaughlin) O’Brien, 65

WILMINGTON, MA — Doreen (McLaughlin) O’Brien, 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) O’Brien. 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.

Doreen O'Brien
Doreen O’Brien

(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)

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