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James J. O’Brien

March 19, 1921 - October 1, 2019

U.S. Veteran

In keeping with Mr. O’Brien’s wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no services.

Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.

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James J. O’Brien, 98, of Gassaway, passed away October 1, 2019 at home.

He was born March 19, 1921 in Roane County, WV a son of the late James and May Hamric O’Brien.

James was a retired welder for the Portsmouth Naval Yard, Portsmouth, Maine. He was a WWII Marine Corps veteran. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He dearly loved his family.

He is survived by children, Ronald L. O’Brien and James W. O’Brien both of Gassaway and Nancy Gregory of Cary, NC; grandchildren, Ronnie O’Brien of Spencer, Peggy Curtis of Maine , Amy O’Brien of Rochester, NH and Jeffery Gregory and wife, Amy of Cary, NC; several great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Germaine O’Brien; son, Albay J. O’Brien; Grandson, William Gregory, Jr.;several brothers and sisters. He was the last surviving sibling.

In keeping with Mr. O’Brien’s wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no services.

Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.

Service of Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.