1952 – 2018
Putnam – Robert J. “Bubba” O’Brien, 66, of Farrows St., passed away Monday, September 24, 2018 at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London, CT. He was the husband of the late Diane (Gerardi) O’Brien. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Thomas and Anita (Bourdia) O’Brien, Sr.
Mr. O’Brien worked in construction, including paving. He enjoyed going to Dunkin’ Donuts, listening to the band “The Cars,” and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan.
Robert is survived by his son, Patrick O’Brien of Taftville, his daughter, Jennie O’Brien of North Grosvenordale; his brothers, Thomas O’Brien of Canterbury, and Michael O’Brien of Hamden; his grandchildren, Griffin O’Brien, and Tatina and Nathen Alicea; his step-children, Vicky and Christopher Blanchard; and his former wife, Cindy (Bessette) O’Brien.
Funeral arrangements are private and under the direction of the Gilman and Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.