Irene O'Brien

April 7th, 1917 to April 1st, 2010

Irene O'Brien, 92, died Thursday, April 1, 2010 in Port Huron Hospital following a short illness.

She was born April 7, 1917 in Bloomfield Hills and has lived here most of her life.

She married James T. O'Brien on May 7, 1949 in St. Joseph Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on April 30, 1994.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Christian Mother's. She volunteered at the Mid City Nutrition Center.. Her best accomplishment was being a great Mother. She was also an avid gardener and enjoyed sewing.

She is survived by her daughter, Julie (Larry) O'Brien-Smith of Houston TX; daughter, Terry O'Brien of Midland; son, Martin (Julia) O'Brien of Lexington; grandchildren, Eric O'Brien, Jennifer O'Connor, Andrew J. Foley, Christina (Eric) Holmes and Brandie (Freddie) Breshears; 8 great-grandchildren and brother Karol (Helen) Petho of Port Huron.

She was preceded in death by parents, Louis and Julia (Keszei) Petho, Sr; brother, Louis Petho, Jr and sister-in-law Yolanda Petho.

Funeral services are 10am Monday in St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. Brian K. Cokonougher will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Visiting hours are 3-5 and 7-9 pm Saturday in the Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home and 9 am Monday at the church. A rosary will be recited at 5 pm Saturday evening.

Memorials may be given to St. Joseph Catholic Church and Mid City Nutrition Center.

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