John Brien Obituary, Death – We would like to express our sincerest sympathies to Carolyn Miller on the passing of her loving father, John O’Brien, who passed away in a manner that was unexpected and devastating. The members of our committee and the volunteers that aided us would like to express our sincere condolences. John was brimming with vitality, and he liked to share that vitality with the rest of us, whether it was through his artistic side, decorating the Stalks & Stems Flower store window front for Christmas, or participating in conversations at the Together Farmer’s Market.
John was a man who was overflowing with vitality, and he liked to share that vitality with the rest of us. John was the kind of man who was always smiling and laughing, and he was always eager to share his joy with the rest of us. The presence of John in our group will be sorely missed by all of us. Even though it was a very chilly day, several people said that seeing his kind grin helped them feel warmer inside. John was enthusiastic about the Tidy Towns idea and engaged in the organization whenever and however he could, particularly in its earlier years. This was especially true of John’s involvement in the organization in its formative years.
This was especially true in the first years of the organization when it was just getting started. The love that he had for his grandkids will be the thing that we will remember him for the most. His grandchildren were so fortunate to be able to spend so much time with dad and have so much fun with him. We will remember him for the love that he had for his grandchildren. This affection will always be at the core of our recollections of him. Also, we would like to send our sympathies to his grandkids, Amanda and Ian, as well as the rest of his extended family. The loss of John will create a yawning chasm in each of our souls. Ar dhéis Dé go raibh an anam dílis.