Father O'Brien was ever present for all events in the "Piano" extended families in sad and happy times, giving advice, comfort and understanding to those in need. He was indeed a dear friend of us all. Our deepest sympathies to all whose lives he touched. Mary Dignard and family; Frank and Sandy, Michael and Ann and Linda and Steve.

Posted: 02/20/2011 by Linda Cadenelli of Harwich, MA, USA

Fr. George, Another angel in heaven to help us. Thank you so much for being part of our wedding. We will pray for you. Dave, Alicia, Nathan, Mary, David and Anna Brooker.

Posted: 02/20/2011 by Alicia Brooker of Rockledge,, FL,

Please extend my condolences to the O'Brien family. George was a classmate of mine at St.John's and at Holy Cross Jim Cullen - St.John's '50 HC '54

Posted: 02/20/2011 by James G. Cullen of Pittsfield, Vermont, USA

Dear Friends and family of Fr. O'Brian, I so remember the baptism of our youngest child Sara Elizabeth Kropf at the Easter evening service. It was a beautiful night and such a awesome time to be Baptized. I will miss his presence...his humor. I remember the Women's Club Dinners at the old Franklin Manor Restaurant and all the times we worked together on projects for Our Lady of Good Counsel in West Boylston. He was so kind and giving and loved to come over on Monday nights to watch Football with us!! May he rest in peace. Love, Gail Kropf

Posted: 02/19/2011 by Gail Kropf 14537 Carona Dr SILVER SPRING of Silver Spring, MD, USA

My heart is so sad for the loss of our dear friend Fr.George I`ll miss him alot, as will all of us at Kay`s. Again my deepest sympathy to all. Love Pam

Posted: 02/19/2011 by Pam Morabito of Worcester, ma.,

Such a wonderful caring Priest. He was such a leader of the teenagers of St. Leo's Parish in Leominster in the mid-60's. When my Father died in 1966, Fr. O'Brien returned to Leominster to help our Family deal with our sadness. He was like that, if there was need, he was there. We all oved and respected him greatly.

Posted: 02/19/2011 by Sharon Kinsella-Finkle of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA

Fr. George You will be missed I have so many fun memories of times shared with the Reid family at the Cape and recently as you were our Cape neighbor going to miss you driving by and beeping when we were there!

Posted: 02/19/2011 by Melissa Roy of Leominster, ,

Thankyou Rev. George O'Brien for praying for me that day. I heard you & I thank you once again! Purple Power! Love You FF :>) Laura L. Senecal HolyCross Dispatcher #57

Posted: 02/18/2011 by Laura L. Senecal of Rochdale, Ma, Worcester

Father George was one of the finest priests I ever had the pleasure to know. He was always so positive and full of joy. He cared so much about his work and always gave 100% at all times. He will be greatly missed by his friends at Holy Cross.

Posted: 02/18/2011 by James David Christie of Worcester, MA,

I will never forget Father O'Brien at St. Leo's parish in Leominster. He was so involved with young people, and although I was not a member of the CYC, I always looked forward to Father O'Brien's homilies. He was the first priest I remember that connected with me as a real person. I loved St. Leo's so early life there was almost magical...those memories have sustained me through all the problems of my life and kept me wanting to continue being a Catholic through all the scandals, etc. God bless you Father O'Brien...I know you're with God now...thank you for making my faith come alive as a kid and sustain me to this day. Candace Comerford Fisher

Posted: 02/18/2011 by candace fisher of sarasota, florida, usa

Father O'Brien was a wonderful man. He was a friend to all Crusader football players.He always had time to visit and talk...he always made me feel like I was an important part of his day. He took so much pride in the mission of Holy Cross Football...especially proud of his boys from Leominster! May God Bless him....Mozes HC'82

Posted: 02/18/2011 by Terry Malone of Covington, La 70433,

The pre-game masses and the "I Live for Saturdays" Garfield hat are among my fondest memories of playing Holy Cross Football. He will be missed.

Posted: 02/18/2011 by Jack Lavalette, HC '91 of South Glastonbury, CT, USA

Father George was such a kind and loving soul. I will miss him dearly and am glad that he was able to unite Josh and I on Aug 14, 2010. He was a very special friend to us. Peace to Father George's soul in heaven and lots of love to everyone whose life he touched here on earth!

Posted: 02/18/2011 by Amie Medeiros of Yarmouth Port, MA,

Please extend my sympathy to the O'Brien family. Father O'Brien was such a special person.

Posted: 02/17/2011 by martha mcguane of Lowell, mass, use

Father O'Brien, a wonderful man with a kind Heart and a great friend to us and our extended family. He will be tremndously missed! God Bless You Father George! The Campagna's Pelino, Ellen, Francesca, Jonathan and all our grand children

Posted: 02/17/2011 by Pelino & Ellen of Leominster, MA, USA