Atkinson, NH — Marion A. (Miners) O’ Brien, 92, a resident of Atkinson for the past 10 years, died on November 7, 2013, at Hannah Duston Healthcare Facility in Haverhill.
Born in Bucksport, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Alton Miners and Ruth (Spinney) (Miners) Hunter.
She was raised in Maine and New Brunswick, Canada. She graduated from Jamaica Plain High School and the Boston Clerical School.
As the wife of the late Reverend Richard Lawrence Nathan O’Brien, she served as a church secretary and director of youth programs in the various United Methodist churches served by her husband in Derry, N.H., and Medford, Wilmington and Hamilton, Mass., and East Hartford, Conn. She and her late husband also raised 12 foster children in their home.
A member of the Cheerful Christian Collators, she also enjoyed knitting and raising roses.
She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Bennett of Whitinsville, Mass., Carol and Mark Boudreau of Atkinson, Dawn O’Brien of Weymouth, Mass., and Jackie and Paul Gleason of Orlando, Fla.; six grandchildren, Catherine Boudreau, Laura Boudreau, Robyn Jewett, Melanie Davis, Tommy Vasquez Jr., and Megan Pavlicek; a sister-in-law, Barbara Frazier; and nephew, David Frazier.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main Street, Plaistow, NH. Her funeral will take place on Wednesday, at 10 a.m., in Atkinson Congregational Church, Main Street, Atkinson, with a reception following the service in the Fellowship Hall. A family burial service will take place on Wednesday, at 2 p.m., in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody, Mass.
To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com.