Geraldine A. O’Brien, 79, of Concord, NH, died suddenly on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at her residence in Concord, NH. Her husband of 48 years, the late Edmund C. O’Brien, passed in 2011. Mrs. O’Brien was born November 2nd, 1942, in Lynn, MA, the daughter of the late George & Rose (O’Callaghan) (Hogan) Stickney.
Geri loved golfing. She was as a member of Loudon Country Club, and most recently Beaver Meadow Country Club. She enjoyed talking about golf, taking lessons, and participating in the league. She also enjoyed her time shared with friends before, during, and after bowling league at Boutwells Bowling Center. She was a lifetime ski pass owner at Gunstock Mountain and skied with friends for many years before a knee injury prevented her from continuing on the slopes. As decades-long members of the North Shore Organ Society, she and her husband Ed attended countless organ concerts throughout New England. She fondly reminisced of learning about and listening to the amazing organs they visited. Traveling was another passion. She and Ed vacationed across Europe, wintered in the Canadian Rockies, and cruised as a family aboard the Queen Ann Maria. Recently, she and her best friend of 10 years, Christina Gaudet-Pelletier, travelled to Maine for golf lessons, South Carolina to golf, and took a Malt Shop Memories Cruise where she brightly revived her poodle skirt from her past. Most importantly, she loved a good meal with friends and/or loved ones!
She loved spending time with her family. She had such trust, respect and love for her stepson Eddie and daughter-in-law Karen. She would do anything for her son Ken. She was so proud of her children’s and grandchildren’s accomplishments, thoroughly enjoyed watching her grandsons Stevan Jr and Danato play hockey and looked forward to every family gathering. She treasured the year and a half that she was able to live with her daughter Patty and son-in-law – and especially Steve’s cooking – while building her new home in Concord. She was fiercely independent and took pride in managing every detail of its completion. She loved her new home for the brief time she had it, and even hosted her first Thanksgiving with her son Ken. She looked forward to many more.
She had such fond memories of her and Ed’s property in Pittsfield, NH and talked about all the wildlife that she would see daily in the field. They worked hard to maintain their 26 acres of land while chopping wood and mowing the fields. She loved to tour friends on the golf cart through the woods, over the brook and across the field.
Geri was a long-standing, cherished member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Pittsfield, NH, and a current member of Christ the King Church in Concord, NH. She volunteered often to visit with members of the congregation that could not make their way to services. She even became a Lay Eucharistic Minister so she could pass the Eucharist and wine during church service. She was passionate in her faith, and proud to perform her duties.
She leaves behind a daughter, Patricia “Patty” (O’Brien) and her husband Steve Tempesta, of Bedford, NH; a son Kenneth O’Brien of Concord, NH; a stepson Edmund O’Brien, Jr. and his wife Karen of Holmdel, NJ; two grandsons Stevan Jr. and Danato Tempesta.
SERVICES: A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 12:00 Noon at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover Street, in Manchester. Calling hours will follow from 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Interment will take place at a later date at St. Joseph Cemetery, in Lynn, MA.
While Geri loved flowers, she was deeply charitable. She donated generously and often to too many charities to name. The family requests, as an alternative to flowers, that those wishing please choose a charity of their choice and make a donation in her honor.
Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium assisted the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information please go to www.phaneuf.net