Barbara M. (Drew) O’Brien, 90, of Centerville, died at Cape Cod Hospital on February 7, 2019. She was the loving wife of Stephen B. O’Brien, Jr. of Centerville for 68 years. Barbara was born in Hyannis, MA on May 2 1928 and was a graduate of Barnstable High School, Class of 1946.
Barbara worked after High School at New England Telephone up until her marriage to Stephen on October 7, 1950, and began raising their family. She was a past president of Our Lady of Victory Women’s Guild as well as a longtime parishioner. She was also a past president of the Women’s golf league at Cummaquid Golf Club. Barbara played golf well into her 80’s. At home she enjoyed her yard and gardening, knitting, and especially spending time with her family. Barbara also had a love of Naples, FL, where she and Steve spent many winters, her daily drives around Craigville Beach, the Centerville Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast & Parade, Fourth of July fireworks and of course, happy hour with the love of her life, Steve.
In addition to her husband, survivors include her daughter, Kathleen O’Brien Johnson and Joel Padova of Centerville, and her son Kevin R. O’Brien and his husband Brian J. Cabral of both Centerville and Provincetown. Barbara was predeceased by her sons Stephen B. O’Brien III and Michael D. O’Brien. She also leaves behind five grandchildren, Kaitlyn Beard and her husband Andrew of Centerville, Alexandra Johnson and her fiancé Michael Riley of Barnstable, Erin Hulme and her husband Jason of Marshfield, Conor O’Brien of Hyannis and Griffin O’Brien of Hyannis, as well as her great grandchildren, Riley Beard, Cole Beard, and Harrison Hulme, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 4-6 PM in the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Rd., Route 28, Marstons Mills, MA. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday February 13, 2019 at 11:30 AM in Our Lady of Victory Church, 230 S. Main Street, Centerville, MA, Burial will follow in Mosswood Cemetery, Putnam Ave. Cotuit, MA.
Memorials in her memory may be made to Our Lady of Victory Church, 230 S. Main St., Centerville, MA, The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, www.alzfdn.org/, The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or the charity of one’s choice.