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Robert J. O’Brien

Posted By Wendy On September 26, 2018 @ 12:41 pm In Obituaries | 26 Comments

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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.

Condolences for the family of “Robert J. O’Brien”

Condolence from Jo Ann & Joe on September 26th, 2018 1:32 pm

Thoughts and prayers to Jennie and Patrick. He has now been welcomed home in the arms of our loving Father in Heaven. Rejoice because we long to be there one day.

Condolence from Larnie sarette on September 26th, 2018 2:05 pm

Bob was a great man he will be missed. R.I
P bob

Condolence from Linda LeBlond on September 26th, 2018 2:38 pm

Bob was well loved and a good man. I thoroughly enjoyed him as a brother in law. Condolences to the rest of his family. Gone way too soon.

Condolence from Alan and JoAnne Joslin on September 26th, 2018 3:20 pm

Patrick and Jennie
So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you.

Condolence from Brenda Stebar on September 26th, 2018 3:27 pm

May you rest in peace Bob. You will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Cyn Lewis on September 26th, 2018 4:52 pm

My deepest heartfelt sympathy to his family. .R.I.P…Nuffy….truely will be missed..

Condolence from Susan A Caron on September 26th, 2018 4:57 pm

Jennie I am so sorry about your dad , I lost my mom may 25 of this yr and my dad last yr in feb so I know how you feel It will get better

Condolence from Lisa racine on September 26th, 2018 5:14 pm

He was a great guy my heart goes out to Cindy and his family much

Condolence from Larry on September 26th, 2018 5:36 pm

My heart breaks for you ❤

Condolence from Shannon Clark on September 26th, 2018 6:38 pm

I am leaving this message for His former wife Cindy : I am sorry for your lose and i know he loved you and what you have brought into his life if there is every anything i can do just message your sister Linda and she will get a hold of me , May He rest in peace with our lord above and become our angle

Condolence from Cindy on September 26th, 2018 10:40 pm

Bob( my loving husband) I miss you every second of the day. Our love was true and always will be in my heart. I wish his family members my deepest condolences. CINDY O’BRIEN

Condolence from Catrina Vanasse on September 26th, 2018 10:51 pm


Sending my deepest condolences to you and Patrick. Please reach out to me, I have been looking for you for the past 30 years!
Catrina (Tetreault) Vanasse

Condolence from Thomas OBrien on September 27th, 2018 9:30 am

RIP little brother.Going to miss our meeting at d d.

Condolence from Tena on September 27th, 2018 11:14 am

My prayers and sincere condolences are for you and your family during a most difficult time….

Condolence from Judy Taylor on September 27th, 2018 2:11 pm

Cindy : I never met Bob but have heard you speak of him fondly
My condolences and a hug for you and Godspeed to Bob O Brian

Condolence from Theresa and James chiras on September 27th, 2018 7:54 pm

My thoughts and prays go out to the family. Rest In pease Bobby! ❤️

Condolence from Brenda Stebar on September 27th, 2018 9:16 pm

May you rest in peace Bob.

Condolence from shawn bates on September 28th, 2018 1:02 am

patrick and jenn,
my condolence ! he helped my mom out when he lived over on gilman st ! good man he will be missed.

Condolence from Jennie O’Brien on September 28th, 2018 8:30 am

An Irish Blessing… “May the road rise to meet you, and the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm on your face. and the rains fall softly on your fields.

I will forever miss you Dad…I love you

Your Pumpkin

Condolence from Eugene brouwer on September 28th, 2018 2:27 pm

Bobby was one of my best freindsIn this world he will be missed by so many people , I lived across the hallway from him for sometime in putnam, had so many good times !

Condolence from Stephen congdon on September 28th, 2018 5:37 pm

Bobby and I were friends from shortly after his first wife died we have been good friends all all this time I’m going to miss his company watching ball games with him and just having him around rest in peace my brother

Condolence from Pam Rodgers on September 29th, 2018 8:57 am

I’m so sorry to hear about this. Bobby was my neighbor in Putnam for years and years. Good neighbor and one of those guys who helped out the whole neighborhood in a snowstorm. He was a great neighbor to me. I’ve missed having him around these last few months after he moved out. May he Rest In Peace. Cindy, my very best to you.

Condolence from Sacramenta Landrum on September 29th, 2018 9:01 am

To the O’Brien family and friends please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one Robert. Very soon Jesus Christ will resurrect the loved ones we have lost in death back to life Acts 24:15; John 5:28, 29, right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21: 1-5.

Condolence from Duane Higgins on September 29th, 2018 9:58 am

Bobby, Bobby, Bobby…. Never called you “Bubba” but I certainly did call you “Nuffy” and “Bobby” and Bob” and “My Friend”… And my friend you were… If I had only known it was as serious as it turned out to be, my friend, I would have been there in a heartbeat to share a last moment with you… To tell you that I’ll always remember and cherish you and our friendship here on earth….. A lot of people are gonna miss you Nuff… I know I will and do……”Fare thee well until we meet again and if never we meet again, fare thee well”… May GOD speed and rest your soul…

Condolence from Paula Kaseta on October 1st, 2018 9:02 am

RIP Bobby , You were a great help to me when your cousin and I went thru divorce always trying to make me laugh.We both went on with life .You will be missed by all who knew you.

Condolence from Sue Molina on October 25th, 2018 11:42 pm

Rest In Peace Bobby you will always be remembered with love by Crystal and I.

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