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Carol H. O'Brien

November 29, 1938 — December 12, 2023

Manchester

Surrounded by loved ones, Carol Helen (Reno) O'Brien, 85, of Manchester, passed away on December 12, 2023, at the Elliot Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born in Worcester, MA, on November 29, 1938, to Doris and Edward Reno. During most of her young life, Carol lived between Brooksville, ME and Worcester, MA. After graduation, Carol trained to be a licensed practical nurse at Aroostook State Teachers College (now University of Maine at Presque Isle) and met her husband of 54 years, John O'Brien, whom she married in 1961.

With John in the United States Air Force, Carol moved around the country, including New York, Nebraska, Mississippi, California, and back to Maine. With two children in tow, Carol settled in Manchester, where she lived for her final 48 years.

In Manchester, she was a loving mother who was also a respected nurse, working at Villa Crest Nursing and Retirement Center much of her career. After retirement, she loved gardening, maintaining her home, and spending time with her younger sisters, Connie and Gail.

Carol is predeceased by her husband, John O'Brien, and sister, Gail O'Neill-Merchant. She is survived by two children: Edward O'Brien of Manchester, and Patricia Laliberte, and her husband, Mark, of Candia. Carol also loved her four grandchildren: Joseph and Benjamin O'Brien, and Emilie and Jared Laliberte. She is also survived by her sister, Constance Smith, and her husband, John, of Branford, CT.

The family would like to thank the Elliot Hospital for the care they have provided Carol throughout the years.

SERVICES: Services will be held on Friday, January 5, 2024, at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH. Visitation will be from 4-5PM with a service in the funeral home chapel at 5PM. She will be laid to rest next to John at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH on Monday, January 8, at 10AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol’s memory may be made to St. Peter Parish, 567 Manchester Road; Auburn, NH 03032; or https://stpeteraub.org.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Gathering

Friday, January 5, 2024

4:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover

243 Hanover St, Manchester, NH 03104

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Memorial Service

Friday, January 5, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover

243 Hanover St, Manchester, NH 03104

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Interment

Monday, January 8, 2024

10:00 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery

110 Daniel Webster Hwy, Boscawen, NH 03303

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