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Mr.  Raymond  C.  O'Brien , Jr.
  • Chelsea Solider Home
    91 Crest Ave
    Chelsea, MA 02150

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“I met Ray back in 1978 when I joined the Boston Crusaders. He took me under his wing and taught me alot about being a crusader. He was a good man and...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Bill Costa - Somerville/Brockton, MA

“So sorry to hear of the passing of our cordial neighbor Ray. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Bonnie and Rod Rup-Hewick Reading

“Val & family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending comforting thoughts & prayers your way. Best, Marissa at MB ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Marissa Babin - Malden, MA

“Val...xoxoxo Im so sorry <3Hold your memories close when you are feeling down. Thinking of you and your son. xoxo Love, Jen from Market Basket ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Jen Gelvez - Woburn/Reading, MA

“Our prayers and love go out to Val, Tim, Kathryn and the families. Ray had a wit about him and he will be sincerely missed. So very sorry for your...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Ralph and Aly From North Reading Moose

“O'Brien family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Charles Culhane - MA - Friend

“Praying that memories of sweeter life events with your husband, will, in time, offer comfort during this profound loss for you and your family. Peace...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Lana Melnik - Reading, MA


Raymond C. O'Brien Jr., of Reading formerly Stoneham, passed away on Tuesday April 4th, 2017 at home. He was 57.

Beloved husband of 34 years to Valerie (Terravecchia) O'Brien. Devoted father of Timothy C. O'Brien and his wife Kathryn Lynch. Adored brother of Anne Marie Nelson and her husband Paul, Kevin O'Brien and his wife Claire, Terrence O'Brien and his wife Sandra, and the late Gerard O'Brien and his surviving wife Lisa. Loving son of Raymond C. O'Brien Sr. and Rita (Lawlor) O'Brien. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Born in Somerville, Raymond was retired from the MBTA Accounting office. He was a former member of Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corp. He loved to go fishing and travel to the White Mountains. He loved to go to the beach when it rains.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home 482 Main St. RT28 (STONEHAM) Friday April 7th, 2017 at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Raymond's Eternal Life in St. Patrick's Church 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10am.

Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share remembrances with the family on Thursday April 6th from 4-7pm. Parking attendants and elevator available. Interment St. Patrick's Cemetery Stoneham.

Please consider donations in memory of Raymond to be made to the Chelsea Soldiers Home 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150.