Andréa O'Brien
1927 - 2022
Andréa O'Brien
Visitation Information
Pas d'exposition / No visitation
Service Information
Service Date
Monday, September 26, 2022
Service Time
16h00 / 4 pm
Service Location
Église St-Joseph R.C. Church, 415 rue Main Street, Shediac
Burial Information
Burial Location
Cimetière St-Joseph cemetery, Shediac
Requested Charity
Résidence Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur Nursing home (activité/activity)
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Andréa O’Brien, wife of the late Alfred O’Brien, at the age of 94 years, on Friday September 16, 2022, at the Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur residence, Dieppe and formerly of Shediac. Born in Cape-Pelé, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Louise (Léger) Bourque.

Andréa worked for the town of Shediac as assistant to the Town Manager for many years. Prior to that she worked as administrative assistant for the Honourable Roméo LeBlanc, Fisheries Minister.

Following her retirement, she was actively involved with the Shediac Golden Age Club and a member of the Ladies Auxiliaries.

She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother to her large family. She had many talents; she was a great cook and seamstress. Her home was always open to anyone. Her hobbies were crossword puzzles, reading the news and watching her favorite game shows, "Wheel of fortune" and "Jeopardy". When she was in her mid-eighties, she was gifted with an IPad and enjoyed it immensely. She followed all her family on social media. During the Covid lockdown, it gave her great comfort to be able to facetime with her family when unable to visit in person.

We wish to thank the personnel of NDSC for the excellent care they provided to our Mom.

She is survived by seven children: Rose-Marie (Mike Vautour) of Grand-Barachois, Paul (Edna) of Ottawa, Raymond (Pauline) of Cocagne, Danny of Scoudouc, Ernie (Nathalie) of Shediac, Pauline Gaudet (Maurice) of Shediac and Sandra Vienneau of Shediac Cape; two brothers: Camille and Hervé (Dorine) all of Shediac; one sister, Ernestine Targett (Arnold) of Shediac; four sister in-laws: Edith Bourque, Marina Bourque and Bella Bourque all of Shediac, and Émerise Bourque of Quebec; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Roland and his late wife, Shelley O’Brien; four brothers: Aimé, Oscar, Bernard, and Louis; one sister, Thérèse Rhéaume.

As per her wishes, there will be no visitation at the funeral centre. The funeral mass will be celebrated at the St-Joseph R.C. Church, 415 Main Street, Shediac on Monday September 26, 2022, at 4 pm. Interment will be in parish cemetery. In memory of Andréa, a contribution to the Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur Nursing Home, Dieppe (activity department) or to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.

Funeral arrangements are in the professional care of Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, Shediac (532-3297).

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Andréa O'Brien