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Ann MacEachern O’Brien

Ann MacEachern O’Brien

Ann MacEachern O’Brien, 94, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on September 21, 2020. Ann was born in Boston, Massachusetts on July 4, 1926 to Nora Sullivan and Frank D. MacEachern. Ann graduated from the Ursuline School in New Rochelle, N.Y. in 1943. She earned her B.S. degree from Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart in 1947 and her M.S. degree from Fordham University in 1954.
Ann married John Emmett O’Brien in 1953. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband and her sisters, Mary (MacEachern) Maloney and Jean (MacEachern) O’Friel. She is survived by her eight children – Catherine (Dennis) Tezber, of New Port Richey, FL, Elizabeth Hamel, of South Salem, NY, Eugene (Shelley) of Billerica, MA, Patricia of Durham, NH, Emmett (Carolyn) of Billerica, MA, Jean, of Katonah, NY, Vincent (Carrie) of Valley Village, CA and Tom (Michelle) of Needham, MA. Ann is survived by her twenty grandchildren John, Chris, Ryan, Sara, Chris, John Emmett, Rebecca, Daniel, Steven, Sven, Michaela, Liam, Robert, Trevor, Meghan, Molly, Tara, Kate, Maggie and Ann and nine great grandchildren – Sophia, Charlotte, William, Beckham, Tyler, Parker, Mac, Riya and Brien and several nieces and nephews. She was a wonderful, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who instilled in all the value of family and our Irish heritage. For the last 35 years Ann served as Founder, Matriarch, and Master of Ceremonies for the O’Brien O’lympics, an annual event held July 4th for her family and friends to gather for competition and the joy of each other’s company. The time spent surrounded by those she loved – both official and honorary O’Briens – was the highlight of her year.
She was employed as a teacher and worked in the insurance industry before leaving to raise her children. Later she worked as an editor at Harris Publishing. After retiring from Harris Publishing, she volunteered at Northern Westchester Hospital for thirty years. She loved her time there and the staff became a second family to her. In 2009, she was named Volunteer of the Year and received The Mary B. Robbins Beacon of Light Award for her giving spirit and dedicated service to the hospital.
Ann was a lifelong member of Orienta Beach Club, Mamaroneck, N.Y. and was a parishioner and Eucharistic Minister at Saints John and Mary Church, Chappaqua, N.Y. Aside from doting on her grandchildren and great grandchildren she enjoyed reading, watching football and was an avid Notre Dame Football fan. Go Irish!
Visiting hours will be Friday 3-7pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel Inc., 16 Shea Place New Rochelle. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Saturday morning, 9:30am at The Church of St John and St. Mary, 15 St. Johns Pl., Chappaqua, NY 10514. Interment will follow at Holy Mount Cemetery, Eastchester, NY.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice Care of Westchester & Putnam (www.vnahv.org).

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