January 1, 1929 - October 30, 2018
Maxine I. O’Brien, 89, of Taylor Mill, KY, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Maxine retired from the I.R.S. in Covington, KY as a Processor. She was a member of Holy Cross Parish, a member of Women of the Moose #985 Covington Lodge and she held many degrees in the Moose Lodge. Maxine loved traveling, playing cards and playing the slot machines. She also enjoyed fishing and bowling. Maxine was preceded in death by her beloved husband: Barton “Lefty” O’Brien. She is survived by her son: William “O.B.” O’Brien; grandson: Bryan Patrick O’Brien, U.S.M.C. and her 2 loving sisters-in-law: Theresa Hanlon and Marie (Earl) Berryman. A Visitation will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 10:30 A.M. until the Catholic Blessing at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015. Interment: Mother of God Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Women of the Moose #985, 5247 Taylor Mill Road, Taylor Mill, KY 41015. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at ConnleyBrothersFuneralHome.com
As I think of Maxine, a smile comes to my face. What a beautiful lady! She loved life and lived it to the fullest.
And, what a giving person. She and her beloved Lefty were instrumental in beginning the annual Christmas gathering for residents of what is currently Rosedale Green. They also had involvement with Mooseheart in the Chicago area. That was what personified Maxine always caring and helpful.
I remember her humorous side too. I recall times when she didn’t hesitate to tell someone to GO POUND SALT if she didn’t like what you did.
Among my most vivid memories are younger days when she and Lefty would show us how to dance. Jitterbug they could and the greatest part was when he ‘dipped’ her.
Then there was her singing. My how she enjoyed the old southern country songs. In the recent years, she was always happy when Marie or someone would persuade her to sing IN THE PINES.
These are just a few of my remembrances of beautiful Maxine. In these last few years when we know she seemed to struggle at times, I would look into her eyes and Maxine was right there. It was difficult for those of us on the outside looking in on her world, but my consolation is that wherever she was she was happy. That was our Maxine.
We know that right now she’s enjoying the reunion with Lefty and her family. We will miss her and remember her always. May peace be with her, Bill, Bryan and the O’Brien and Morris families.
Maxine was a very special person. I have so many fond memories of our times together.
Maxine was one of the MOST gentile and funny ladies we knew…. Always a good time when she was around. WE will forever see her flitting around the Moose on those “special” occasion’s. She has been missed and will always be in our hearts and memories…. Prayers for her family