Edward G. Oâ€™Brien, 93, of Kensington, husband of the late Lillian M. (Pac) Oâ€™Brien, died on Thursday at his residence surrounded by his family. Born on July 29, 1924 in New Britain, son of the late Edward and Mary (Roman) Oâ€™Brien. Edward had been retired from the Fafnir Bearing Co. where he worked for 40 years. He was a member of St. Paulâ€™s Church, Kensington, for 57 years and was a World War II veteran in the U.S. Army serving with Company C 38th Armored Infantry Battalion, 7th Armored Division in E.T.O. where he also received the Good Conduct Medal, the Purple Heart, the Victory Medal, and European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon.
Edward is survived by his loving family, three children, Michael and daughter-in-law, Judy Oâ€™Brien, of Bristol, Thomas and daughter-in-law, Madelyn Oâ€™Brien of Canada, Maureen and son-in-law, Jim Branciforte of Cheshire, as well as three grandchildren, Chaela Branciforte and Joseph and Crystal Oâ€™Brien. He was predeceased by his brother, Francis Oâ€™Brien.
A memorial mass will be held Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. in St. Paulâ€™s Church, Kensington. Burial with full military honors will be in the family plot in St. Maryâ€™s Cemetery, New Britain. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 188, North Haven, CT, 06473. Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Kensington, is in charge of arrangements.