Ethelyn (Conley) O'Brion

Ethelyn (Conley) O'Brion, 92

FALMOUTH - Ethelyn (Conley) O'Brion, 92, passed away on Dec. 5, 2017, at Falmouth by the Sea, where she was residing.

Ethelyn was born on Oct. 16, 1925, the daughter of Patrick and Alice (MeLaugh) Conley, in Portland. She lived in Maine all her life and grew up in Libbytown. She graduated from Deering High School in 1943.

She married the love of her life, Harold "Obie" O'Brion, on March 3, 1945, and she never loved another.

She worked at Porteous until starting her family, and at Fairchild for a while after they were older, until retiring from Brighton Avenue Pharmacy as a data input technician.

She is survived by her three children, Judith Doyon, Susan and her husband James Macfarlane, and Martin Sr. and his wife Deborah O'Brion; seven grandchildren, Daren Hotham, Stacie (David) Nielsen, Krista (David) Doherty, Jay Macfarlane, Martin (Kelley) O'Brion Jr., Kara (Ryan) Sullivan and John (Jennifer) O'Brion; 11 great-grandchildren, Christopher, Michael (Samantha), Alexander, Nathaniel, Cody, Ashleigh, Robert, Shannon, Patrick, and twins Hadley and Roslyn; two great-great-grandchildren, Jessica Lin and Alan Harold; her brother, John (Jeanette) Conley; three sisters-in-law, Carolyn (Fred) Fuller, Elizabeth (Louis) Conley, and Laura (Raymond); as well as many nieces, nephews and friends, all of whom she loved dearly. She was predeceased by her brothers, Louis, Harold, Raymond and Charles Jay.

The family would like to invite you to offer your condolences and share memories Sunday, Dec. 10, from 4-7 p.m. at
Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland; 207-775-3763. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua, 268 Brown St., Westbrook, on Monday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m., followed by a committal service at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland. You may share your stories and offer your condolences at:

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 8, 2017