Barbara J. O'Brien (nee Moon)
was born on November 21, 1930 and passed away peacefully from this life to Heaven at the age of 90 on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020. In her later years, Barbara trusted in Jesus Christ alone for her salvation.
Barbara was the devoted, loving wife for 67 years, of John W. O'Brien. She was the beloved mother and a creative homemaker of her nine children; Sharon Neubecker (Mark), Patricia Hodous (David), Barbara Snyder (Fred), Kevin O'Brien (Margie), John O'Brien (deceased) (Amy), Mary Spurrier (Charles), Robert O'Brien (Michelle), Edward O'Brien (Michele) and Donna Waldron (Douglas). Barbara was loved by her 19 grandchildren; Jessica (Curtis), Jennifer (Darnell), Sam (Mary), Joseph (Whitney), Luke, Aaron (Emily), Adam (Heather), Kate (Ryan), Valerie, Mark (Britt), Lauren, Shane, Meagan (Michael), Carter (David), Liam, Amelia, Hunter, Patrick and Bridget. Barbara was the cherished and proud great grandmother of eleven.
Barbara grew up in a loving, close family, with seven siblings, all of whom predeceased her, as well as their spouses; her only brother, Robert Moon (Rosemary) and sisters, Virginia Campbell (Bill), Annette Gaidrich (Ferd), Rita Dutton (Bill), Alice DeNunzio (Dom), Leona Mazey (Jack) and Beverly Hemann (Bill). Her sisters-in-law include; Mary Agnes O'Brien (deceased), Helene Z. Martin (John) (deceased), Elizabeth Otters (John) (deceased), Patricia O'Brien (Carmelite Order) and dear brother-in-law Robert J. O'Brien (Kitty) (deceased). Barbara had 58 nieces and nephews and was a great friend to many.
Barbara and Bill were parishioners of St. Timothy's Church (Garfield Hts.), St. Ann's Church (Cleveland Hts.) and St. Dominic's Church (Shaker Hts).
They lived at Little Sisters of the Poor on Richmond Road for many years, enjoying great fellowship and ministering to the elderly. Later they found a new home in Marymount Village at Marymount Place and later at Villa St. Joseph where they shared their days with new friends of their generation.
The family would like to thank the administrators, the medical staff, the support staff, the custodial and the food service staff at Marymount Place and at the Village of St. Joseph for the tender care for Barbara and her loving husband, Bill. We appreciate the many kindnesses over the past years.
Barbara was truly a woman of noble character; a Proverbs 31 woman. In verses 10 through 12, the scripture says, "A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband is full of confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life." We close with this 28th verse from Proverbs 31, "Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her."
Private Interment Lake View Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to watch the Funeral Services live on our Facebook page at 6pm Monday at www.facebook.com/MaherMelbourne. Friends may call at THE MAHER-MELBOURNE FUNERAL HOME, 5236 MAYFIELD RD, LYNDHURST (E OF RICHMOND RD) 4-6 PM MONDAY.
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