Edward C. O'Brien Sunday, March 5, 1939 - Monday, March 13, 2017
Edward C. O'Brien, 78, of West Grove died Monday, March 13, 2017 under the care of Neighborhood Hospice with his family by his side. Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late John J. and Emma McGovern O'Brien, Sr. and the husband of Barbara Rubincan O'Brien with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Ed was a life member of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, West Grove where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council # 3858. Ed was a 1957 graduate of Avon Grove High School. He served in the US Navy during Vietnam. Along with his brother, Ed owned and operated O'Brien's Garage in New London for many years. He also owned O’Brien’s Hauling for the mushroom industry. In addition to his wife, Barb, Ed is survived by his five children: Michael O'Brien and his wife Lisa of West Grove, Donna DeMichiel and her husband Jeff of Lincoln University, Kimberly Houser and her husband Rick of Lakeland, FL, Victoria George and her husband Les of Oxford and Dana McFadden and her husband Neil of Oxford; 10 Grandchildren: Michael and Matthew O'Brien, Shannon DeMichiel Richardson, Paul Houser, Lyndsay George Nicholls and Brittany George, Benjamin and Aidan McFadden, and Landon O'Brien and Jared Stout; 4 great-grandchildren: Josh, Brayden, Gunnar, and Emma, and a baby girl due in August; daughter-in-law, Kim Fuller; one brother Daniel O'Brien of Quarryville; four sisters Margaret Lord (Keith) of Hockessin, DE, Elizabeth Monger of Elkton, Rosemarie Adams of West Grove, and Sue Atkinson (Fred) of Lincoln University; and many nieces and nephews. Ed was predeceased by his son, Jason O’Brien, his brother John J. O’Brien, Jr. and his sister Patricia Rubincam. Ed's funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:00am at Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary 300 State Street, West Grove, PA 19390. Visitation will begin at 8:45am at the church. Interment will be at St. Patrick Cemetery, Kennett Square. Memorials in Ed's honor may be made to American Lung Association 630 Churchmans Rd, Suite 202 Newark, DE 19702.