Frederick M. O’Brien, Jr., 68, of Lowell, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Lowell General Hospital after a long period of declining health.
Born June 7, 1954, in Lowell, he was a son of the late Frederick M. O’Brien, Sr., and the late Emma E. (Nash) O’Brien, and was raised in the Belvedere Section of the City. He received his education in the City, graduating from Lowell High School, Class of 1972. He then attended ITT Technical Institute.
Mr. O’Brien made his home in the Highlands Section of the City, and was the owner and operator of Major’s Pub for most of his lifetime. He then worked as an independent truck driver until his retirement in 2010.
Fred was an avid Boston Sports fan and loved his cats, but the thing that brought him the most pleasure was spending time with his family, especially his grand nephews.
His survivors include his siblings, Sally Hunt and her husband, Brian, of Litchfield, Mary Ellen Quigley and her husband, Kenneth, of Phillipston, MA, and Elizabeth Cannon and her husband, Glenn, of Lowell; his nieces and nephews, Megan Hunt, Ryan Hunt, Sarah Quigley, Kenneth Quigley, a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army, and his wife, Teresita, Daniel Quigley formerly of the U.S. Marine Corp, both of whom Fred was extremely proud, and Benjamin Cannon; his grandnephews, Jonathan, Jeremiah, Brayden, Christian and Brody; his three dear cousins, Sue Howe of Concord, NH, Patty Downing of Londonderry, NH and Ann Schneiderheinze of Bedford, NH; along with the many friends and acquaintances he made through out his lifetime.
The Family would also like to thank the staff at Fersenius Dialysis Center of Lowell for their kindness and compassion toward Fred over the past ten years.
You are invited to His Calling Hours from 4 until 8 p.m. on Monday, June 27. On Tuesday, June 28, His Funeral Service will be held at 12 noon at the MAHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 187 Nesmith Street, 978-452-6361 followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery. Memorials in His name to Dana-Farber, 450 Brookline Ave., SW120, Boston, MA 02215. To leave the family a message of condolence, find us on facebook or use the form on our site.