Phillip F. O'Brien, Jr. Print E-mail

Phillip F. O’Brien, Jr.

 Phillip F. O’Brien, Jr., 73, a well known resident of Tyngsboro, died Wednesday, April 22nd at Lowell General Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Phyllis V. (Gilchrest) O’Brien who died May 13, 2006.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 7, 1941, the son of the late Phillip F. O’Brien, Sr. and the late Eileen E. (Nichols) O’Brien, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1959.
 After retiring from General Motors in Framingham, Phil established and was owner and operator of Borough Sewer Service and O’Brien Transportation both in Tyngsboro. Most recently he worked as a school bus driver with North Reading Transportation based in Dracut.
 An active member in his town government, he was also currently employed as an Assessor with the Town of Tyngsborough for over 30 years. He was also on the Board of Directors for the Tyngsboro Senior Center.
 Among his many enjoyments, Phil was an avid New England sports fan, especially of the Bruins and Patriots. He also loved traveling, in particular to Marco Island in Florida. He was a member of the Tyngsboro Sportsman’s Club as well as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels in town.
 Phil is survived by a daughter Darleen A. Charland and her husband Roland of Dracut, MA; a son Daniel M. O’Brien and his wife Lynn of Tyngsboro, MA; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister Patricia A. Ciampa and her husband Joseph of Merrimack, NH; an aunt Virginia Gattenby of Lowell, MA; and several nieces and nephews.
 He was also father of the late Colleen M. O’Brien who died September 7, 2008.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. from 2 to 6 P.M. Sunday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Monday morning at ST. MARY MAGDALEN CHURCH in Tyngsboro at 9 o’clock. Burial in Tyngsboro Memorial Cemetery.  E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to S.T.E.P. (Special Teams for Exceptional People), P.O. Box 8857, Lowell, MA 01853. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768. 
Condolences (8)
  • Donna Brown
    So so sorry to hear about Phil! One of the better ones for sure
  • Liz Rifkin
    I will always remember Phil as man with a heart of gold. He took me under his wing as I became one of his school bus drivers. He treated us all like family. He will be deepest sympathies to all his family. RIP Phil
  • Debi Hayes, and family
    We are so saddened to learn of phil's passing. It comes as a shock and I feel I have lost a family member. Phil and Phyllis made us feel like family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Cathy Lamarche
    We were very saddened when we learned of Phil's passing. He was my daughters bus driver for the Campbell school. She so looked forward every morning when she would see the bus coming down the street and would say "here comes Phil". He was the kindest and best bus driver that she have ever had. He will be greatly missed by us. We are truly sorry for your loss. The Lamarche Family.
  • Arthur and Leslie Liakos  - Friend
    We are so sorry to hear of Phil's passing. He was the greatest guy ever! His smile and laughter always lit up any room he walked into. Phil had a great gift for making everyone feel welcomed and loved in his life. We especially loved his parties when he was the owner and bus coordinator in Litchfield. Phil was generous with every aspect of his life. He truly made a difference in the lives of everyone he knew. His laughter and varied stories will live within our hearts and memories for ever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God bless Phil, for he truly was an angel here on earth! Arthur and Leslie Liakos
  • DeMoura
    Dear Pat and Family, We're sorry to hear of the loss of your grandfather. Know that your in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Tony, Patti and Joey DeMoura
  • Riopelle Family Ruth Joe Bob C  - We Mis you
    Phil We could always plan on when we came for our ride to beach for a nice evening to all of us. Fun excitement for all We love you Phil and we never forget the good times we had and our breakfast's together at diner. We also enjoyed the family gathering's You are a good friend. Love from all of us Riopelle's
  • donna evans
    RIP Uncle Obey. So sorry about your loss, my prayers are with you and the family. He will b greatly missed
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