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“I am so sorry for your loss. Claire was a poised, kind woman. My love to all the O'Brien's. Donna ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Donna Zanni-Washburn - FL

“My sincere condolences to Fran, Kathy and Paul Bard and all the other family members. Faith, Love and Hope ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: John Layton - Jacksonville, FL

“So sorry to hear the news thinking of you all ....We have had some great times together lots of memories love Rosie & Cilla ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Priscilla Rose - Reading, MA

“To my god mother auntie Claire,I'll miss your warm accent when I talk to you,and all the laughing when we spent together when I was young.tell my mum...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Noreen Grimm - Macedon, NY

“Dear Fran, Kathy and Paul, and extended O'Brien family, Our hearts are with you as we mourn the passing of Claire. Heartfelt prayers for her and each...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“My brother Laurie says Claire was a year ahead of him at WHS, but she was known and liked by everyone. My memory is now saying that she was a...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Ronald Lengyel - New London, NH

“To Claire's devoted husband Fran, her children and grandchildren: how lucky you were to have this warm,fun loving,mischievous woman in your lives. ...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Bobbie Botticelli - Reading, MA

“Fran and Family -I was very very sad to see Claire's lovely face in the Boston Globe this morning. This is one of the worst experiences anyone can...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Ron and Dorene Lengyel - NH

“My condolences to the O'Briens. I remember Claire sitting in the bleachers at our baseball games with her lovely daughters back in the early 70s...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Mike Royal - Raleigh, NC

“R I P Aunt Claire. I will gladly give to the charity of your choice! I'll be thinking of Uncle Chubby and all my cousins! I Love You Forever! ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Lianne Moore (Sliney) - Penfield, NY

“We pray the memories of Claire and the love of family surround you all and give you strength in the days to come. Many Blessings, Steve & Jan Hall ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Offering our sincere condolences. May the God of love comfort your heart and make you firm in your time of grief. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“May the God of all comfort strengthen the family of Claire O'Brien during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on God keeps in his memory because...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: J B


Claire A. (Sliney) O'Brien, age 84, a longtime resident of Reading, formerly of Wakefield, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital

Claire grew up in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. During her years in school, she was a Wakefield High School Cheerleader. For many years, she worked at the Reading Light Department as the Credit Manager. Claire was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Church in Wakefield and an active volunteer at the Mission of Deeds in Reading. Claire was also an avid sports fan. She took pride in her husband's coaching career through his years at M.I.T., Tufts and Holy Cross College and also took great pride in her grandchildren's athletic accomplishments. Claire's greatest joy came from being with her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend to many.

Claire is the beloved wife of 63 years to Francis O'Brien. Devoted Mother of Kevin O'Brien, Kathy Bard and her husband Paul, Karen Andreoli and her husband John, Kelly O'Brien and Kristine Ross and her husband Dave Reinhart Cherished Grandmother of Daniel Bard and his wife Adair, Jared Bard and his wife Courtney, Kait Ross, John F. Andreoli, Luke Bard and his wife Taylor, Molly Ross, Kaila Gottlick, Kathryn Andreoli, Shaelin Gottlick, Jake Ross, Khloe O'Brien, Owen Gottlick, Liam Gottlick and Colin, Garret and Whitney O'Brien. Great Grandmother of Davis Bard, Graham Bard and Sykes Bard. Beloved daughter of the late Edmund and Catherine (Dingle) Sliney. Loving Sister of Roy Nickerson, USMC and the late David Sliney and aunt to many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass Celebrating Claire's Eternal Life will be held at St. Joseph's Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield, on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:30am. An hour of visitation will be held prior to the mass at St. Joseph's Church from 9:30am-10:30am.

Interment will be at Wood End Cemetery, Reading.

.In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Claire's Memory to the Mission of Deeds, 6 Chapin Ave, Reading, MA 01867.

For further information www.facebook.com/BarileFamilyFuneralHome.