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Loretta O'Brien

Loretta O'Brien

February 29, 1924 September 5, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Loretta Catherine O'Brien (O'Brien)

It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of their mother, Loretta O’Brien on September 5, 2020. She was the treasured partner and soul mate of Clifford for 70 years before his death on April 21, 2011. Clifford was waiting for her with open arms to welcome her home.
She was the loving mother of John, Marie (Vernon) Swant, Fr. Ken, Matt (the late Marlene), and Gerard (Colleen). Cherished grandmother of Julie (Peter) Connelly, Cliff O’Brien, Marilyn Verloop, Lisa (John) Torkos and Mike O’Brien. Special great-grandmother to Ryan and Justine Verloop as well as twins Keira and Caylin O’Brien.
A wonderful baker and gardener, Loretta was born in Esmonde on February 29, 1924 the youngest daughter of Ellen Valiquette and John R. O’Brien. She was predeceased by all of her siblings; Earl, Emmett, Carmel Valiquette, Basil, Leonard, Helen Eaton and Willard. She was also predeceased by all of her in-laws.
Friends may call at Zohr Family Funeral Home, Eganville (Covid precautions are in effect) from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Thursday. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. James the Less Catholic Church, Eganville and Live Streamed via the Zohr Family Funeral Home Facebook Page at 11am on Friday September 11, 2020. A private family interment will follow.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    September 10, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Zohr Family Funeral Home - Eganville
    194 Jane Street
    Eganville, Ontario
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    September 10, 2020
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    September 10, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Zohr Family Funeral Home - Eganville
    194 Jane Street
    Eganville, Ontario
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    September 10, 2020
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Funeral Mass

    September 11, 2020 | 11:00am
    St. James the Less Catholic Church
    78 Wellington Street
    Eganville, Ontario
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    September 11, 2020
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Rev. Fr. Ken O'Brien
  • Interment

    September 11, 2020 | 12:30pm
    St. Joseph's on the Opeongo R C Cemetery
    Opeongo Road
    Bonnechere Valley, Ontario
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    September 11, 2020
    12:30pm
    Following the Funeral Mass

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Jim ("Jimmy") Valiquette, Rachel Pettigrew, and other have sent flowers to the family of Loretta Catherine O'Brien (O'Brien).
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Jim ("Jimmy") Valiquette, Rachel Pettigrew, and other have sent flowers to the family of Loretta Catherine O'Brien (O'Brien).
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Eunice Chennette

Dear Marie, So sorry to hear about your Mom's passing … please extend my condolences to all your family … Love and Prayers !! Eunice
Comment | Posted at 12:16pm via Condolence
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Hilary & Marcel Guindon

HiLary & Marcel
To all the O’Brien family our sincere condolences. During this difficult time you are in our prayers. It was
a real blessing to have known Aunt Loretta she was always so kind and I have many fond memories of summers passed at the farm in her summer kitchen.
Rest In peace.
Hilary & Marcel Guindon
Hilary & Marcel Guindon
Comment | Posted at 11:35am via Condolence
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Marg and Ray Chapeskie

praying for the peace of Christ for Fr Ken
, Matt and all the O"Brien family. I did not know your mom, but she sounds like a gem of a woman. God bless you all.
Comment | Posted at 08:47am via Condolence
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Bill Dellaire..

Sorry for your loss Father Ken!, From Sharon & Bill Dellaire
Comment | Posted at 09:26am via Condolence
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Bev Johnston

To all the O'Brien family
Bryan & I were sadden to hear of the lost of your mom. May all your memories bring you peace at this time. You are in our prayers.
Bryan & Bev Johnston & family
Comment | Posted at 08:54am via Condolence
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