Thomas F. OBrien, 70, passed away at his home, once owned by his cherished Uncle Tom, on Saturday, February 8, 2020. He was born February 26, 1949 in Bangor, the son of Ralph and Gail (McDermott) OBrien.
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In Tom’s younger years he worked at Harcourt Newspaper offices in Malden, MA, where he developed his strong work ethic.
Tom graduated with an Associate’s degree from Wentworth Institute in Boston, MA. He also graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Kent State, Ohio. He held various positions of increasing responsibility in the Computer and Logistics Division for New England Life/MetLife of Boston; eventually becoming the 2nd Vice President for IT Technology. Tom then accepted a position as Senior Vice President for IT Strategy and Platform Management at Capital Holding Company/Providian Life, from which he retired. He then acted as a private consultant until fully retiring in Winterport, Maine.
Tom enjoyed making people laugh. Nothing made him happier than spending time with his family and friends. He liked spending time in his RV visiting the ocean with his wife and dog, Eddie.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his uncle, Tom McDermott; and his dogs, Big Nick and Chuckie.
Tom is survived by his wife, Diana; his beloved dog, Eddie; son, David OBrien; daughter, Gail OBrien; sister, Cornelia “Connie” MacQuarie and her husband, James; brother, Ralph OBrien; step children, David Sands, Christine Turgeon, Crystal Paradis, and Jeremy Guerrette and six step grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 1 PM Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Bangor Advent Christian Church, 2141 Broadway, Bangor, Maine 04401.