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“I am so very sorry for your loss and I am sorry I was not there for a friend who I deeply miss. Much love and prayers to you all. Frank Manning ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Frank Manning - Burlington, MA

“Our condolences to Margaret and the entire O'Brien family. Bill was a great man and a good friend. Many laughs were shared and many happy...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Christine and Eric Rosenberg - FL

“My deep condolences to Mrs O'Brien and The whole O'Brien family.I am deeply so for your loss.I always remember staying with you down in Florida.We...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Mark Bulger - Boston, MA

“Mrs. O'Brien, Bryan & Family - Wishing you all deepest condolences during this huge time of loss - you are all in my thoughts & prayers. I will...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Debbie Maples - Pinole, CA

“To Margaret and family,We extend our deepest sympathy to you all on the death of Bill.On my first visit to Mass. in 1978 Bill took me to see the...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Renee Nigel - Kerry

“Rest In Peace, Willie ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Bob - South Boston, MA

“Rina and family sorry for your loss Bill will be greatly missed and always be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Eddie McLaughlin - Milford, MA

“Rina and family sorry about your loss he will be surely missed,Bill will always be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Eddie McLaughlin

“Our prayers go out to the O'Brien family from Bill and Margaret's neighbors in Hillsboro Shores. We will miss Bill very much. ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Paul Schlegel - Pompano Beach, FL

“Rina and family, so sorry for your loss may you father rest on peace. Keeping you in my prayers. Peggy Donnelly Campbell ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: peggy campbell - Dedham, MA

“Sincere condolences to Margaret and family at this very sad time. In our thoughts and prayers. ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Gerardine O'Rourke - Norfolk uk

“In loving memory of a wonderful uncle. We loved when Uncle Willie came home to Ireland on holidays. I have fond memories of being taken out on trips...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Cecilia Lavery - Family

“Sharing in your sadness as we fondly remember Bill. Our love and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. We loved Bill and will forever carry...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear John & Kristen,We are so sorry to hear about your loss during an already this already difficult period of time. I recall how close all of you...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Lisa Wilcox - Plymouth, MA

“Our heartfelt sympathies and deepest condolences to the O'Brien family on your loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Tom Tretter - Bradford, MA

“Sending peace comfort and hugs to the family in this grief sticken time.Love to you all.God's speed ❤ ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Shelley Lawrence - Northville, MI

“So very sorry Carolyn! What a nice rich life!!! ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Joe Previtera - Westwood, MA

“To the O'Brien Family, Please have a bit of comfort knowing that you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers during this most...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Jeff Winslow - Bluffton, SC

“Bryan to you and the rest of your family Billy and I are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Thinking of you. Bonnie and Billy ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Bonnie Russell - Billlerica, MA


O'Brien, William M. "Bill", of Foxborough, formerly of Westwood, MA, and Pompano Beach, FL, died April 24th, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Margaret M. (Maguire) O'Brien for 59 years. Loving father of Marina O'Brien of Foxborough, Bryan O'Brien and his fiancée Stephanie Giannaros of Weymouth, John O'Brien and his wife Kristen of Mansfield, Una Lawrence and her husband Mike of Salem, and Daniel O'Brien and his wife Jennifer of Walpole.

Cherished grandfather of Jack, Mitchell, and his wife Samantha, Coleman, Liam, Caitlin, Morgan, Abby and Sean.

Loving brother of the late Bernie O'Brien of Dublin, Nell Kelleher of County Kerry, Ireland, Mary Leary and her husband Jerry of St. Augustine, FL, Michael O'Brien and his wife Mary of County Kerry, Ireland, Morgan O'Brien and his wife Anna of London, Ted O'Brien and his wife Margaret of San Francisco and Celia O'Brien of London. Bill is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Son of Bryan O'Brien and Celia (Rae) O'Brien of Keel House, Castlemaine, County Kerry, Ireland, Bill left his home in Castlemaine, County Kerry, Ireland, at age 15 to provide for himself and relieve burden from his family. He took a job and in England working on the installation of high voltage electrical line. In 1959 he immigrated to Ellis Island, via the Queen Mary, seeking better opportunities. While there, he met the love of his life, Margaret, at an Irish Social Dance in the Bronx. They were married in 1961. He eventually moved to Boston and settled in Westwood with Margaret and his five children. Bill worked for the MBTA for 32 years, retiring in 1986 and relocating to Pompano Beach, FL, where he and Margaret lived for 26 years.

Bill's family would also like to thank Dr. Marlise Luskin and her team at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the staff at Old Colony Hospice for the loving care they provided. Due to present health concerns and restrictions, a celebration of Bill's life will take place at a later date. Funeral services and interment will be private at this time.
Donations may be made in Bill's memory to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (www.danafarber.org/give).

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