Evelyn M. O'Brien

Evelyn M. O'Brien

October 21st, 1931 November 9th, 2019

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Obituary for Evelyn M. O'Brien (Sparks)

O'Brien, Evelyn M. (Sparks), longtime resident of Arlington, November 9, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Leonard J. O’Brien. Loving mother of Patricia Fitzgerald, her husband Donald of Melrose, Sondra Ticcony, her husband Michael of NY, Gail Centrella and her husband Steven, of North Andover. Also survived by 8 loving grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Sister of the late Elaine, Claire, Catherine, Edmund, George and Paul Sparks. Sister in law of the late Mary, John, James and George O’Brien. Retired employee of 30 plus years of the Symmes Hospital of Arlington. Visiting hours will be held in the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., Rt. 60 (adjacent to St. Agnes Church) ARLINGTON on Thursday, November 14th from 10 to 11 AM with her funeral mass being celebrated in Saint Agnes Church at 11:30 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Services will conclude with burial in Cambridge Cemetery. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Evelyn’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. For directions or to send a message of condolence please visit

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 14th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Keefe Funeral Home - Arlington
    5 Chestnut St.
    Arlington, MA
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    Thursday, November 14th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, November 14th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Saint Agnes Church
    51 Medford Street
    Arlington, MA
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    Thursday, November 14th, 2019
  • Interment

    Thursday, November 14th, 2019 | 12:30pm
    Cambridge Cemetery
    76 Coolidge Avenue
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
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    Thursday, November 14th, 2019

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Chuck Carnell

Dear Obie!
Your entire Symmes Family sends you prayers! May God reward you for all the good you did for others for many many years!

The Entire Symmes Hospital Family!
Comment | Posted at 05:07pm via Condolence

Joanne Sliney

Patty, Gail and Sondra, I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. I saw her a few times recently at Brightview and she looked so good, I will miss her. She was a great neighbor in the old hood! Joanne Larkin Sliney
Comment | Posted at 01:56pm via Condolence


I don't know you I'm so sorry to hear about your mother passing she is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family always remember the good times you had with her
Comment | Posted at 12:10am via Condolence

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