Obituaries

Crystal Strachan
B: 1993-02-06
D: 2019-10-21
View Details
Strachan, Crystal
Paulina Texidor
B: 1951-06-22
D: 2019-10-21
View Details
Texidor, Paulina
Lawrence Morehouse
B: 1942-05-25
D: 2019-10-19
View Details
Morehouse, Lawrence
Valentine Tella
B: 1923-03-12
D: 2019-10-14
View Details
Tella, Valentine
Amber Pinkerton
B: 1931-04-08
D: 2019-10-11
View Details
Pinkerton, Amber
John William Suttmeier Jr.
B: 1931-01-31
D: 2019-10-09
View Details
Suttmeier Jr., John William
Robert Griffin
B: 1931-05-08
D: 2019-10-08
View Details
Griffin, Robert
Theresa Pawlowski
B: 1930-11-14
D: 2019-10-06
View Details
Pawlowski, Theresa
Mary Bush
B: 1945-10-07
D: 2019-10-06
View Details
Bush, Mary
Daniel LeHerissier
B: 1976-11-14
D: 2019-10-06
View Details
LeHerissier, Daniel
William Pappas
B: 1951-06-01
D: 2019-10-06
View Details
Pappas, William
Anthony Zavaglia
B: 1986-05-28
D: 2019-10-01
View Details
Zavaglia, Anthony
Delmar Burdick
B: 1932-05-04
D: 2019-10-01
View Details
Burdick, Delmar
Dora LaFlamme
B: 1930-02-11
D: 2019-09-29
View Details
LaFlamme, Dora
Camila Lorenzo
B: 1925-02-10
D: 2019-09-29
View Details
Lorenzo, Camila
Lee Stockman
B: 1947-03-20
D: 2019-09-29
View Details
Stockman, Lee
Patricia Conroy
B: 1935-09-12
D: 2019-09-23
View Details
Conroy, Patricia
Marie Smithausler
B: 1940-12-09
D: 2019-09-22
View Details
Smithausler, Marie
Jennifer St. Arnauld
B: 1972-07-11
D: 2019-09-21
View Details
St. Arnauld, Jennifer
Paul Marnalse Sr.
D: 2019-09-19
View Details
Marnalse Sr., Paul
Genevieve Damm
B: 1927-09-22
D: 2019-09-18
View Details
Damm, Genevieve

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
88 East Main St.
Meriden, CT 06450
Phone: (203) 235-3338
Fax: (203) 686-1676
Thomas O'Brien

Thomas F. O'Brien

Sunday, August 16th, 1942 - Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Thomas O'Brien, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family of Thomas O'Brien with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Obituary

Thomas F. O’Brien, 77, husband of Betty (Blume) O’Brien, died Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a battle with Lewy body dementia. Born in Meriden on August 16, 1942, he was the son of the late William and Elena (Cattaruzza) O’Brien.

Formerly of Meriden, Tom had resided in Old Saybrook for the past 13 years. He graduated from Maloney High School, Class of 1960, and from Quinnipiac College, Class of 1964. He had a long career as an investment advisor and Certified Financial Planner with various brokerage firms in Connecticut. Tom was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the Army National Guard. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Old Saybrook, a past member of the Meriden Elks Club, and a current member of the Westbrook Elks Club.

“Tommy O” was an athlete and coach for many years. He was on the Meriden Boys Club state championship basketball team as a teen. He played baseball at Maloney, and later played softball in Meriden with Del Favero Builders. He coached Meriden Junior Football and Jack Barry Little League and enjoyed watching all of his children and grandchildren play sports as well.

Besides his wife of 51 years, he is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Novicelli and husband Ed of Cheshire and Lori Barton and husband Tom of Meriden; a son, Graig Thomas O’Brien of Tampa, FL; six grandchildren, Max and Thor Novicelli, Will and Allie Barton, and Lovella “Lovie” and Graison O’Brien. He is also survived by a brother, Paul O’Brien and his wife Debbie, his best friend and brother-in-law, Skip Cammarata, and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Nancy Cammarata.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 1 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 56 Great Hammock Rd, Old Saybrook, CT. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Saturday, September 21st at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St, Meriden, from 2 to 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Meriden, 15 Lincoln St., Meriden, CT, 06451 (bgcmeriden.org). For online condolences please visit jferryfh.com.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Thomas F. O'Brien, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
    Address
    88 East Main Street
    MERIDEN, CT 06450
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Address
    56 Great Hammock Rd
    OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Thomas here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Thomas
A proud partner of Honoring a Life
1 tree has been planted in memory of Thomas F. O'Brien
JC

Juan Carlos Cardet

Posted at 06:18am
Graig, my condolences to you and your family. May you find peace and consolation in these times.
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Thomas O'Brien — Plant a Tree Now
LR

Linda Rinaldini-Head

Posted at 10:29pm
Many happy memories of playing Set Back at the O'Brien home. Cards united our families in more ways than one.
LR

Linda Rinaldini-Head

Posted at 10:26pm
I also clearly remember how much fun he was at our 4th of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day picnics in the back yard on Wilbur Avenue. I also remember the time he broke his nose in the Bartholomew pool. We have so many wonderful fun memories.
LR

Linda Rinaldini-Head

Posted at 10:25pm
I remember clearly a story my Mom, Nini, told me over and over again. She got the name of Nini, by Tommy as a child, because he couldn't pronounceTonena, and so he named her, "Nini". It stuck and all her nieces and nephews called her that name from then on. But Nini, who cared a lot for Tommy a lot when he was little, had misplaced, she thought, her car keys. No one could find them. Yet slowly, Nini kept saying to Tommy (a 2 year old or so at the time)..."Tommy, did you see the car keys? Did you play with the car keys?"...he soon figured out and understood what she was trying to convey and slowly he took her hand and walked her to where he had hidden the keys. He was such a good boy...that's all my Mom used to say of Tommy when he was young. But as we all knew him throughout his life...that goodness carried through all of his relationships, with friends, family, clients and acquaintances. He will be missed by so very many people.
LR

Linda Rinaldini-Head

Posted at 10:19pm
I must have been 8 or 9 years old when Tommy my oldest cousin was 18 or 19 and he had just purchased a convertible. He personally sought me out to take me for a ride with the top down on a beautiful summer night. I was in heaven, that my big cousin, who I looked up to would so generously treat me to a fantastic drive in Meriden...we went to Greenbacker's for ice cream.
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album