Mary F. (McCann) O’Brien, 85, a resident of Easton and summer resident of Hull, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Edward P. O’Brien, MD, for 40 years.
The daughter of the late William J. and Anna (Johnson) McCann, she was raised in South Boston and was a graduate of St. Augustine High School and Catherine Laboure School of Nursing. She was a dedicated Registered Nurse at the Carney Hospital in Dorchester, where she met her husband and offered her kindness and compassion to all patients.
She was a founding member of the Holy Cross Church in Easton and an active member and volunteer. She was a community member of the Oliver Ames High School Council well into her 80s. Her greatest joys in life were her six children, 13 grandchildren and extended family and friends.
She treasured her lifetime of summers in Hull, enjoying long days at the beach and beautiful sunsets with family and friends.
Mrs. O’Brien is survived by her children, William J. O’Brien, his wife Joan, and their children Siobhan, Caitlin, and Anya of Milton; Mary C. Leder, her husband Benjamin, and their children Jacob, David, Sarah, and Eli of Westwood; Kathleen M. O’Brien, Patrick Horgan, and their son Teddie of Brookline; Christopher L. O’Brien of Boston; Joseph E. O’Brien, his wife Kim, and their children Mason and Mackenzie of Bolton; and John P. O’Brien, his wife Sarah, and their children Edie, Nina, and Mirren of Dedham.
She was the dear sister of William McCann of South Boston, Kathleen Neal (General Richard I.) of Washington, DC, and Rita White (Paul) of Hull, and the late Nancy, Leo, Sister Helen (CSJ), Paul (Patricia), Joseph (Anne), Michael (Jeanne), and Frank (Paula), and 25 loving nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington St. (Rte.138), Easton, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Holy Cross Church, Easton, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Hull Village Cemetery.
Visiting hours on Monday from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. O’Brien’s memory may be sent to Champions Fighting Cancer Walk, c/o Brockton Hospital 680 Center St., Brockton, MA 02302 or to Wellspring Multi-Service Center, 814 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA 02045.
For directions or condolences visit www.kanefuneralhome.com.