Michael L. O’Brien, age 66, passed away July 28, 2016 after a period of declining health.
He was the son of the late John and Alice (Norton) O’Brien. He was the beloved father of Oliver, Molly, and Katherine and grandfather of Sophia and Lola. He is also survived by his brothers Kevin, Sean and Peter; his sister Jane; and his former wife Nancy L. O’Brien.
Born in New Bedford on May 10, 1950, he graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School and UMass Dartmouth. He taught at Rochester Memorial while earning a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Suffolk University. He worked at SRPRED for several years and then earned his J.D. from New England School of Law. He served as an assistant district attorney in both New Bedford and Fall River before entering private practice.
Michael spent most of his life in Mattapoisett, a town that he loved and the place he felt most happy. He served for many years on the Finance Committee and as an assessor. He took pleasure in coaching his children’s MYAA basketball teams. A lifelong Democrat he worked on many area political campaigns and served on the Town Democratic Committee for years.
Visiting hours Tuesday, August 2nd from 4-8 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Mattapoisett Recreation, P.O.Box 435, 16 Main St. Town Hall, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.