Johann P. O’Brien

Johann P. O’Brien entered into rest in Salem, Massachusetts on May 22, 2016. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 15, 1937 daughter of Evangeline (Qualey) O’Brien and James R. O’Brien. She attended Lynn, Public Schools and resided in Lynn, Massachusetts most of her adult life until entering adult foster care where she resided with Veann and the late David Campbell, with whom she became close friends. Most recently due to failing health, she resided at a Bridgewell Residence in Wakefield, Mass.

Johann worked for many years at the Triangle Sheltered Workshop in Malden, Mass., where she was at one time awarded Worker of the Year for her outstanding work and participation, as well as for a short period, at a Morgan Memorial Workshop in Beverly, Mass. She was well known and loved at the Peabody Senior Center where she enjoyed playing games and passing out and eating the daily donuts!

Johann loved bingo, making cards on her computer, crocheting lovely afghans and clothes hangers, doing crafts and playing games on her computer. She loved going to many different restaurants and watching the Lynn Christmas Parade on Christmas Eve.

Johann leaves her brother James O’Brien and his wife Carolyn, of Lynn, Massachusetts who cared for her for many years, her brother John O’Brien of Orlando, Florida, four nephews, Matthew, Andrew, Jeremy and Jeffery and several great nieces and nephews.

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  1. Nancy Fox on May 24, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Remember Johann well. Very sorry for your loss

  2. Denise Levy on May 24, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your sister Johann.

  3. Jeff O'Brien on May 24, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    She looks exactly as I remembered her. I praise God that she is in heaven with the King. Love you Big Auntie!

  4. Ann Marie and Paul on May 24, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Jimmy and Carolyn Paul and I send out love and prayers to all of you. The mcevoy’s

  5. Joyce and Brendan Reen on May 24, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    You were a devoted sister all her life and she loved you ,God bless.

  6. John & Jan Donovan on May 24, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Jim and Carolyn, so very sorry for your loss. Johann was well taken care of and loved by all of those who knew her.

  7. Yvonne Butler on May 25, 2016 at 12:46 am

    I will always have a treasured memory of Johann and sharing an Oklahoma visit!! It is never easy to say goodbye to ones that are loved so much!! Prayers for all her family!!
    May God give comfort and peace to all

    Yvonne Butler

  8. Betty Nagy on May 25, 2016 at 12:47 am

    So sorry Carolyn and Jim, you always took wonderful care of her.
    In my prayers, love,
    Betty Nagy

  9. Kenneth & Alene Carlson & Family on May 25, 2016 at 1:41 am

    James and Carolyn O’Brien: Your Kindness and Deep Concern for Johann will always be remembered by those who knew how much you both cared about her. Our Love and Prayers. Ken & Alene

  10. Jane and John McWane on May 25, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Every time I saw Johann she was so welcoming and friendly to all who around her. She will be one of the ones who will be missed for her lovely way of looking at events going on around her with such sweet happiness …
    I am sorry for you all with the struggle she had these last few months.

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