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NEWBURYPORT, MA - Mark Edward O'Brien passed away at Anna Jacques Hospital on March 9, 2018.
Mark was born on January 5, 1947, in Newburyport, to the late Mary E. O'Brien and William J. O'Brien Jr. He graduated from Governor Dummer Academy and received degrees from the College of the Holy Cross and Suffolk Law School. Growing up, he worked at his family's furniture store, O'Brien Furniture, and enjoyed spending time at Hampton Beach.
A lifelong resident of Newburyport, he was a proud member of the Newburyport Rotary Club, and a former City Solicitor. He worked as an attorney for many years, as well as in real estate.
Mark was a devoted Holy Cross Crusaders fan. He loved keeping up with the teams and attending sporting events on campus. Known for his great sense of humor and generous spirit, Mark cherished his time with family and friends and will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his three children, Conor, Trevor and Kerry; his brother and sister-in-law Bill and Susan O'Brien; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Family and friends may call on Wednesday March 14, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950. Parking available behind the funeral home. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Church, followed by burial at St. Mary Cemetery, both in Newburyport.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mark's name to the National Kidney Foundation at National Kidney Foundation Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016, or online at www.kidney.org/donate.
For directions, or to offer online condolences, please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 12, 2018
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