James J. O’Brien “Jim”, age 81 years of Pennsauken, formerly of Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2019. Beloved husband of Rosemarie C. (nee Umile) for 57 years. Devoted father of Rosemarie Loughlin (Kevin), James J. O’Brien Jr. (Jennifer) and Maureen O’Brien-Wagner (David). Loving poppop of Emily, Kyle, Abby, Jenna, Megan, Kathleen, Erin, Molly, Matthew and Maggie. Dear brother of the late Peggy Courchain, Rosemary Schumacher, Thomas O’Brien, Kathleen Donaher, Nancy Buckley and Joseph O’Brien. Also survived by sisters in law, Bernadette O’Brien and Trudy Cottler as well as many loving niece and nephews.
Jim was a proud graduate of North Catholic High School class of 56. Prior to retirement in 2008, he was the owner/operator of Jim O’Brien Decorations for 20 years. Jim liked playing pinochle, was an avid Philadelphia sports fan, liked to travel and enjoyed spending time on the beach. He loved 50’s Doo-Wop music, but most of all Jim was present for all of his grandkids activities and never missed a milestone or achievement.
Relatives and friends are invited to the Visitation and Funeral on Saturday from 9-10:30 AM at the Falco/Caruso & Leonard Pennsauken Funeral Home, 6600 N. Browning Rd. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 236 E. Main Street in Maple Shade. Interment will follow at New Cathedral Cemetery in Philadelphia. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Recovery Chair P.O. Box 465 Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054.