David L. O’Brien Jr. of Winthrop passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on September 22, 2022. He was 79 years old. David was the beloved husband of 54 years to Paulette A. (Sirois) O’Brien. Born in Winthrop, David was the cherished son of the late Margaret (Hynes) and David L. O’Brien Sr.
David graduated from Winthrop High School, Class of 1961. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1962-1966. David worked at Verizon for 42 years and retired as a manager. David was a life member and past Commodore of the Cottage Park Yacht Club, past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus-Winthrop Council #162 and a life member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078. David enjoyed boating throughout his life and his many vacations in Aruba and Maine.
David was the devoted father of the late David L. O’Brien III and his surviving children Christopher J. O’Brien and his wife Kristen of Reading, Matthew P. O’Brien and his wife Lisa of Topsfield, Paul M. O’Brien and his wife Elizabeth of Winthrop, Meghan E. Verdaguer and her husband Alejandro of Winthrop and Mark A. O’Brien and his wife Allison of Braintree. David was the beloved “Grampy” to Maeve and Mary-Kate O’Brien, Devin, Kaleigh, Shauna and Colin O’Brien, Brendan and Jack O’Brien, Tomás, Sean, Aidan and Julián Verdaguer and Maxwell O’Brien. He was the dear brother of Mary O’Brien of Winthrop, Frank O’Brien and his wife Lorraine of Mashpee and the late Alice Helm and her surviving husband John and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop on Saturday, October 1, at 9AM, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Michael’s Parish - 320 Winthrop St, Winthrop, MA at 10AM. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4-8PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn. 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA. 02452 or to a charity of your choice.