Mick Obrien
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Michael Obrien (1940 - 2019)

Michael (Mick) "peaceful" Obrien
Born in Dungarvan, Dungarvan, County Waterford, Irelandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of , , , , [private sister (1930s - unknown)], [private sister (1930s - unknown)], [private sister (1930s - unknown)] and [private sister (1940s - unknown)]
Husband of [private wife (1940s - unknown)]
Husband of [private wife (1940s - 2000s)]
Descendants descendants
Father of [private daughter (1960s - unknown)], [private son (1970s - unknown)], , and [private son (1970s - unknown)]
Died in Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Sep 2017 | Last significant change: 6 Dec 2021
15:01: Steph (Obrien) Meredith edited the Biography for Michael Obrien (1940-2019). (Bio improvement. ) [Thank Steph for this]
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Ireland Native
Mick Obrien was born in Ireland.
Mick Obrien has Irish ancestors.
This profile is part of the O'Brien Name Study.
Mick was a Roman Catholic

Please click here to view this kind and wonderful man's (my dad) Memorial page. Michael Obrien was born on 25 Nov 1940 in Dungarvan, Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland. [1] His parents were Michael Obrien (1895 - 1956) and Johanna (Murray) Obrien (1902 - 1947).

His siblings were...

  1. Patrick Joseph Obrien (1922 - 1995)
  2. Sean Obrien (1924 - 2006)
  3. Augustine Obrien (1925 - 2000)
  4. Mary Bridget (Obrien) Fitzgerald (1929 - 2017)
  5. Johanna (Obrien) Labonte (1933 - living)
  6. Theresa (Obrien) Cain (1936 - living)
  7. Catherine (Obrien) Morrison (1938 - living)
  8. Vera (O'brien) Noonan (1946 - living)

He is Pictured aged 6 months with his eldest sister Mary who was aged about 11 years

Mary and Michael Obrien

In 1945(age 5) he attended school in Ballinacourty

my dad at school

whilst he was growing up in Ireland he was always known as Peaceful and on moving to England in about 1965 he dropped the nickname and never mentioned it again as he did not like being called this so dropped it when he moved to England,

Michael married Doreen Mcgough (1947 - living).

Their daughter was Jill Margaret Mcgough (1968 - living).

Michael married Susan Gwendoline Giles (1944 - 2007) on 15 Nov 1974 in Gipping, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.[2]

Their children were...

  1. Michael Anthony Obrien (1972 - living)
  2. Stephanie Susan Joanne (Obrien) Meredith (1973 - living)
  3. Katherine Obrien (1975 - 1975)
  4. Vincent Charles Obrien (1976 - living).

In 2006( Age 66) Michael and Susan in about 2006

Michael and Susan Obrien

He has spent a lot time working for Balfour Beatty and working as a Plant Operator across the country and abroad where he spent 6 months in Tanzania and Lybia and he was always a hard grafter and took work wherever it was going even if it meant moving with the family and always thought about others all through his life until he passed away

He was always happy sat at the wheel of JCB's, he loved his job, family and life to the full and always went without himself if needed

Back cover of Service Booklet

Michael died on 17 Mar 2019 in Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex, England aged 78.[3]

He was buried on 2 Apr 2019 Sunbury Cemetery, Green Lane, Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex, England

Front cover of Service booklet
Remembering Michael


  1. "Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F1H8-NNY : 16 March 2020), BIRTHS entry for Michael O'Brien; citing Dungarvan, Jan - Mar 1941, vol. 4, p. 348, General Registry, Custom House, Dublin; FHL microfilm 101,235.
  2. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVFY-2RV5 : 8 October 2014), Michael O'Brien and null, 1974; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1974, quarter 4, vol. 10, p. 2033, Gipping, Suffolk, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  3. O'BRIEN, MICHAEL 1940 GRO Reference: DOR Q1/2019 in Surrey (759-1A) Entry Number 518758995


  • A page in his memory has been set up by his daughter Stephanie Steph Meredith


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