David W. O’Brien, 71

David W. O’Brien, 71, of Weymouth, formerly of Dorchester passed away on Friday January 6,2023. Beloved companion of 40 years to Kate Luddy of Weymouth. In their time spent together they shared a very special bond with her children and grandchildren.

Son of the late Bernard O’Brien and Rita (Morris). Loving brother of Patricia Malcolm of Sandwich, John O’Brien of Norton, and Michael O’Brien of Boston. Dave was predeceased by his brothers William, James and Bernard O’Brien. He was the loving Uncle “Davey” to many nieces and nephews. Dave was born and educated in Boston and was an avid Boston Sports Fan. Throughout his life he was a well regarded residential and commercial painter.

Dave will be remembered for his remarkable one liners and his continuous sense of humour. His commitment and exemplary care of Kate will forever be cherished by her family. 

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure. 

In Lieu of flowers,donations may be made in Dave’s memory to the Dana-Farber Cancer Society PO Box 849168 Boston, Ma 02284 or www.dana-farber.org/gift A Memorial Celebration will be held at a later date. 


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  1. Jeffrey Reese on January 9, 2023 at 11:39 am

    Dave was the most simplest man you could ever meet, he cared for my grandmother immensely and acted almost as a second grandfather to me. From watching tv with him and laughing at his jokes, he was such an amazing man. I will love and miss him with all my heart. ❤️

  2. Jackie on January 9, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    I will miss you every day. I am so thankful for the time we had together and the bonus grandfather I was lucky enough to have. You and Nana really showed me what true love is and how to take care of one another. You always kept things simple and to the point, while cracking us all up! I can still hear you doing all the imitation voices. It was an honor to have been by your side while you fought a fight that no one should ever have to. Just like we said before- We will see each other on the other side ❤️ I love you!
    “Shave Ezra?”

  3. Katie Luddy on January 9, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    I don’t know how to say thank you to you for all you’ve done for our family. I don’t want to say goodbye. You and nana against the world forever 💕. I am so thankful for every moment we shared. You never stopped trying to put a smile on all of our faces and you loved and cared for my Gradmother better than any of us could have ever asked for. You were one of the best of the best 💚 and you will be gravely missed. See you on the other side 💚

  4. Jim O'Brien (nephew) on January 9, 2023 at 3:23 pm

    Uncle Davey is one of the funniest, sharpest guys ever. Whenever our Dad said we’d see Uncle Davey, well that meant it was gonna be a fun time. Especially when you would mind Tammy and I in Hull. You’d tell us tomorrow in school is needle day or that you hear something weird upstairs to scare us. We loved it. You treated all of us nieces and nephews like your kids. You were happy with whatever life threw at you and never expect more, even though you deserved so much more. A kind and gentle soul with that “O’Brien” humor we all loved. RIP Uncle Davey. – Jim, Catherine, Paris & Chase O’Brien

  5. John O'Brien on January 10, 2023 at 11:34 am

    So sorry to hear your gone.
    Your were an amazing fun loving guy. Always had us laughing and smiling in your presence. You were a true friend always willing to help. Especially with carpenter and painting projects. You will always have a place in our hearts. We love you Davey.
    John and Barb O’Brien

  6. Paul Luddy on January 26, 2023 at 2:43 am

    Dancing dave ,will miss you dearly! Always bunch of fun &
    Great laughs 😆 your the best
    And its going to be hard not having your smiley face around ,
    I will see you on that 3rd rock
    From the 🌞 sun! RIP
    My frnd 4ever!

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