2010-03-11 / Obituaries

Kay O’Brien Remembered as a Devoted Mother and Grandmother


Kay O’Brien has passed away at the age of 84. ERIc GROSS Kay O’Brien has passed away at the age of 84. ERIc GROSS Cathleen “Kay” O’Brien is being remembered this week as a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.

O’Brien passed away on March 4 at the age of 84.

Kay was born to Elizabeth and Patrick Buckley in the Bronx and worked for many years before relocating to Carmel.

After retiring from the Grand Union in Carmel and Prudential World Homes in Carmel, O’Brien devoted her life to both her family as well as the Ladies Auxiliary of the Carmel Fire Department, where she was appointed as a life member. O’Brien was also an active parishioner at St. James Church in Carmel.

Cathleen was predeceased by her first husband, Andrew Moriarty, in 1962, and by her second husband, William O’Brien, in 1987.

She is survived by her children, Elizabeth Grant of Maine, Patrick O’Brien and his wife Nancy of Carmel, and William O’Brien and his wife, Nicole, of Patterson.

Grandchildren surviving include Scott Sebastian and his wife, Laura, of Burlington, Conn.; Jan Marie Coverty and her husband, Anthony, of Bristol, Conn.; and Cathleen O’Brien of Patterson and Christopher O’Brien of Carmel.

Two great-grandchildren—Samantha and Sydney Sebastian—also survive along with several nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass was held Monday at St. James Church in Carmel with interment following at Raymond Hill Cemetery in Carmel.

The family has asked in lieu of flowers that donations be made in O’Brien’s memory to the Carmel Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

At a service Saturday evening at the Cargain Funeral Home in Carmel attended by dozens of family, friends and firefighters, Billy O’Brien remembered his mom as a “caring and loving woman who had a great sense of humor and was devoted to her family.”

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