Dennis M. O'Brien, Sr., 79, of Staten Island, New York, loving husband, father, and grandfather, peacefully passed away on Friday, May 10th, 2019.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Diane O'Brien (née Mathieson), his children Dennis M. O'Brien, Jr., Susan DaQuila (née O'Brien) and husband Dominick, and Denise O'Brien and Gregory Melillo, grandchildren Dorothy, Dennis, Susan and husband Jared, Emily, Allison, Abaigael, and Gwendolyn, great-grandson Alexander, great-granddog Hercules, and many beloved relatives and friends.
Dennis was predeceased by his father George O'Brien and mother Marion O'Brien (née Amann).
Dennis was a proud retired police sergeant with the NYPD. He was honored to serve his local parish, Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, as a Eucharistic Minister. He was also a choir member for many years. He loved spending time in the sunshine of South Carolina and Florida, particularly with his grandchildren at Walt Disney World. A favorite pastime of his was spending time with his son-in-law Dominick at local casinos, as well as scratching off lottery tickets.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 14th, at Matthew Funeral Home, 2508 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10314, from 4pm-8pm.
A funeral mass will be held at 10am on Wednesday, May 15th, at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 366 Watchogue Road, Staten Island, NY 10314.
Interment will follow at Moravian Cemetery, 2205 Richmond Road, Staten Island, NY 10306.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Tara Hall Home for Boys, PO Box 955, Georgetown, SC 29442, an organization that he donated to, which was near and dear to his heart.