Mike O’Brien died SundayMike O’Brien, front, died of cancer Sunday, August 16. He was a member of The O’Brien’s, who are pictured before they performed their annual Christmas concert last December.
Mike O’Brien, front, died of cancer Sunday, August 16. He was a member of The O’Brien’s, who are pictured before they performed their annual Christmas concert last December. Clockwise from Mike are Pat, O’Brien, friend Bill Jenkinson and brothers Sean, Chris and Tim O’Brien. Accompanist Bobbi Pominville is in the center.
A longtime Hudsonite, O’Brien was the son of Judge Thomas J. and Elizabeth (Dodge) O’Brien and a 1974 graduate of Hudson High School. He and his wife, Mary (Stepan), have three children, Martha, Michael Jr. and Maggie.
Mike worked as an insert specialist/plant ambassador at St. Croix Press Inc. in New Richmond for many years.
He has six brothers, Thomas Jr., Patrick (Theresa), Tim (Ellen), Dan (Kathy), Chris (Paula) and Sean (Cathy), and a sister, Ann. The brothers have sung together for several years, appearing throughout the area, including at this year’s Relay For Life.
A Mass of Christian Burial is at 11 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 20) at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with The O’Brien’s providing music Mike chose.
Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
Visitation is Wednesday, August 19 from 4-8 p.m. at O’Connell Family Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.
A complete obituary appears on page 4C of this week’s Star-Observer; it will also be available online this Friday.