Patrick H. O’Brien, formerly of Bluffton, SC and Sandwich, MA, died on January 6, 2020, in West Springfield, MA, surrounded by his loving family. Pat was born in Boston, MA on July 17, 1947, to the late Atty. J. Leo O’Brien and Johanna Hayes O’Brien. He was a graduate of Thayer Academy and Norwich University, class of ‘70. He was employed as a Tax Auditor for 32 years by the MA Department of Revenue. Pat was an avid reader and enjoyed golf and traveling. He was a loyal fan and supporter of the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics and NE Patriots. He is survived by his wife, Doris LaRose O’Brien of West Springfield, his son, Sean of Dorchester and three daughters: Kaitlin of Fort Lauderdale, Fl, Kiara of Springfield and Meghan Sullivan, her husband, Daniel and their daughter, Clare, of West Springfield. In addition, Pat is survived by his brother, John, of Newton and two sisters: Atty. Paula O’Brien Killion of Milton and Mary Caprio of Melrose. He was predeceased by his sister, Judith Bottiggi. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. All services are private and arrangements will be handled by the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home of Holyoke. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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