Lawrence E. O'Brien
HARRISVILLE - O'Brien, Lawrence E., 67, of Harrisville and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013, a son of the late James and Cecile (LaPlante) O'Brien, and brother of the late Roger O'Brien.
Larry leaves his loving wife, Kathleen, his sisters, Jocelyn and Claudia O'Brien of Pawtucket, brothers Byron O'Brien of Pawtucket and Gary O'Brien of Niantic Connecticut.
He served in the Rhode Island National Guard. He was employed by the Woonsocket Call and the Pawtucket Times for forty-five years, and served as president of the Woonsocket Newspaper Guild for ten years. Larry is also survived by two step-children, eight step-grandchildren, two nieces, three nephews, one great niece and five great nephews.
His funeral will be held at the Brown Funeral Home (1496 Victory Highway, Oakland R.I. www.brownfuneralhomes.com) on Saturday, December 28. Calling hours Saturday 9-11 a.m. Funeral service 11 a.m. followed by burial in Riverside Cemetery, Harrisville. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society or the Oncology Department at Miriam Hospital would be appreciated.