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Lynne M. O'Brien

April 09, 1958 - January 20, 2022

Lynne M. O'Brien

April 09, 1958 - January 20, 2022


Obituary For Lynne M. O'Brien

PEABODY - Lynne M. (Clougherty) O’Brien, 63, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 20, 2022 with family by her side after a brief stay at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. Lynne was diagnosed with ALS in 2011 and battled this disease bravely for over a decade. She was the beloved wife of Bob O’Brien, her primary caretaker until her passing. They shared 41 years of marriage together.

She grew up in Burlington, MA and attended Burlington High School (c/o ‘76) and Southeastern Massachusetts University (c/o ‘80), where she met lifelong friends. Lynne worked as a font designer for nearly 30 years at Monotype Imaging (formerly AGFA).

Bob and Lynne were Peabody residents since 1985 where they raised their two children, Stephanie and Michael. She loved her kids more than anything and was deeply involved in their lives. The O’Brien’s were surrounded by loving neighbors who they made lasting memories with and supported her throughout her illness.

Lynne lived life to the fullest. She was always active and could commonly be seen on her daily walks around West Peabody. She was an avid photographer and knew exactly how to coerce her family and friends into group photos at every event. She loved baking and hosting family gatherings – no birthday was complete without a well-planned party and a cake baked by Lynne. Lynne and Bob spent many memorable summers together at Bow Lake in Strafford, New Hampshire.

Nothing mattered more to Lynne than family. She was the devoted daughter of the late Patrick and Claire (Minichiello) Clougherty and daughter-in-law to Ida Mitten and the late Bill O’Brien; a loving sister to her brother, Thomas Clougherty and his wife Martha, David Clougherty and his late wife Ann Marie, Robbie Clougherty and his wife Krystal, and the late Debra and Cliff Sharpe and a loving sister-in-law to Susan and Ken Ryan and Cheryl and John Burnett; and a beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements: Lynne’s funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Adelaide’s Church, 708 Lowell Street, Peabody Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, Monday January 24th from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassionate Care ALS, PO Box 1052 West Falmouth, Massachusetts 02574 or online at ccals.org.

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  • Bob, Stephanie and Mike, My deepest sympathy to you and your extended family. I worked with Lynne over 25 years ago at Agfa and she was always pleasant and a joy to work with. She always spoke lovingly of the three of you. I am sure that you were always there to comfort and care for her when she needed you most. Hopefully your memories of her love will comfort you in the days ahead...... Ann Marie Simeone

  • Bob, my deepest and heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  • My deepest sympathy, Bob, to you and your family Katie (Kathy) Williams Dinning

  • Forever in our hearts, free at last, rest in peace lovely Lynne. With so much love from your Florida sister and brother -in law, Cheryl and John

  • Bob, Stephanie and Mike our thoughts and prayers to the entire Family during these most difficult times. May you keep the warm memories of Lynne in your Hearts forever. Tina and I are sending our Love your way. ~John & Tina West

  • Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Lynne. May her family take comfort in the wonderful care they gave her over the years, on her journey home to God. She is at rest and free of her earthly restraints, soaring with the angels and watching over her loving family. Rest in Peace Lynne......Rose and Jack DiRuzza

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We are so sorry for your loss. Lynne was a beautiful lady inside and out. She will be forever missed . May God keep her in his arms and let her Rest In Peace. The Trahan Family

  • Bob, Mike, Stephanie We are so incredibly sorry an saddened to hear if Lynn's passing. She was a beautiful woman and we were so lucky to gt to know her. Our most heartfelt condolences to all of you. She is at peace now. May God Bless Love Cheryl Hynds & Paul Wilder (Bow Lake)

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