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Gerard P. "Gerry" O'Brien

Obituary for Gerard P. "Gerry" O'Brien

January 2, 1954 - November 9, 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Age 67


Gerard P. "Gerry" O'Brien passed away peacefully on November 9, 2021. He was 67.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son to the late Thomas J. and Margaret A. O'Brien, and brother to the late Denis O'Brien, Anne Marie Harris, and Maggie Hyland.

Gerry is survived by his loving siblings Thomas J. O'Brien Jr., (Gail), Teresa Thoman (David), Kevin O'Brien (Bernadette), Michael O'Brien, Susan Ivey (Robert), Joseph O'Brien (Meg) and Beth Ann Kane (Bill), as well as his 18 nieces, nephews and 19 grandnieces and grandnephews.

Gerry was a long-time recipient of services through Special People in the Northeast, Inc. (SPIN) and performed work at PATH Industries. Both SPIN and PATH are organizations serving individuals with special needs and provided Gerry with a life full of purpose, friendships and happiness.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154, and again on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 10:00 AM until his Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM at St. Jerome R.C. Church, 8100 Colfax St., Philadelphia, PA 19136. His interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gerry's name may be made to the SPIN at .

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10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
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