ROCHESTER/HORNELL-John A. O’Brien, 56, formerly of Hornell, passed away unexpectedly on Friday (July 1, 2016) at his home in Rochester.
Born in Hornell on June 17, 1960, he was a son of the late Richard and Alice (Brewster) O’Brien. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by his brother, Richard O’Brien.
A resident of Hornell for most of his life, John has resided in Rochester for the past year. He was a graduate of Hornell High School and proudly served his country with the U.S. Navy from 1980 to his honorable discharge in 1983.
John was a very talented welder and had been employed by the former Morrison-Knudson Co. (M-K) in Hornell and for the Millwright Union in Addison.
His loving family includes his four children, Erin O’Brien (Jean Pierre), Shannon (Kevin) Fridd, Sean O’Brien and Melissa Nieto; his three grandchildren, Shane ad Kaylie O’Brien-DiCecco and Lila Fridd; his three siblings, Kathy (Bob) Greeley, Craig O’Brien and Paula (Tony) Giglio; also the mother of his children, Carol Coleman.
The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to serve the family of John A. O’Brien.
There will be no calling hours. A private service will be held in his memory at the convenience of the family.
Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life on Friday (July 8, 2016) from 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Hornell V.F.W. Post, 245 Canisteo St. in Hornell.
Online condolences or remembrances of John are welcomed at The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home.