Anne Marie O'Brien (nee Mullaly)

June 15, 1935 to September 28, 2021


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful Mother and Nanny, Anne O’Brien (nee Mullaly), on September 28, 2021, with her family by her side and surrounded by love. Predeceased by her devoted husband, Mike, and her daughter, Beverly. Loved and cherished by her children Michele (Len Coughlan), Mike (Shelley) and Chris (Adele). Nanny O’Brien will be forever in the hearts of her grandchildren Zac, Matty, Ben, Alex, Nicolas and Julie. Also leaving to mourn her sister in Halifax, Lillian Brown, and many special nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Special thanks to the nurses and doctors in Special Care on 4 North B of the Health Sciences for their kindness and care. Mom loved her family with all her heart and has left us with so many wonderful memories. She will be missed more than words can ever express. Mom will be resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Friday, October 1, 2021, from 2pm-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. Pius X Church on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations can be made in Mom’s memory to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation, Power of Life, or a charity of one’s choice. To send a message of condolence or sign the memorial guest book, please visit



2-9 p.m. on October 1, 2021

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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9:30am, Saturday October 2nd

St. Pius X Church


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Michele, Mike , Chris and families
Our heartfelt condolences to you all for the loss of your wonderful mom. She was a beautiful soul inside and out.
Keep your memories close to your hearts to help during this sad time.
Love to all
Rose Mary and Dan

Michele I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing

Please accept these condolences , thoughts and prayers from all the Ryan Family to yours.


Mike, Michelle and Chris and all your families,

Sincere condolences on the sad loss of Mrs. O’Brien. She really was a special person whose love for you all was abundantly clear. Her energy, positivity, and zest for life was really something to behold. She will be fondly remembered by many many people.

Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She always welcomed us when ever we dropped by unexpectedly when we made a trip to town with mom. She was a special aunt to us all. She will be greatly missed by many. Love and blessings to you all.

My deepest condolences to brother in law Chris( Adele) and his families.. Your mom was always a wonderful woman to have around and a wonderful mother in law to my sister and nanny… Keep all your special memories close to the heart..

Michelle, Mike and Chris
Our deepest condolences to you all at this difficult and sad time your mom was loved beyond measure by all her nieces and nephews ,she was a gentle soul may she rest in peace
Love Annette, Gil and Megan

To all the O Brien Familys and extend family my deepest condolences CV Lilillian Browm

Sorry to hear about your mother-in-law Lenny

Mike, Chris and Michele,
Saddened to hear of your mom’s passing.
Condolences to you and your family.

Chris and all the O’Brien family sorry to hear of your mothers passing. .She was such a kind and sweet lady. I hope all the memories of the good times keep you all going through this time of sorrow

Mike and Shelley,
My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother and mother-in-law. Please know that I will keep you and your entire family in my thoughts and prayers.

Chris, Mike, Michelle and families- my heart is broken over hearing about your mother’s passing. I have so many fond memories of Anne in my life. She’d often tag me so I could watch “live” Irish music from George St. via Facebook. I will miss your mother’s positive attitude, loving nature and zest for life. She was a special person to so many people. May she Rest In Peace. My condolences to you all during this time.

My condolences to you, Len and family on the passing of your mom.
Mother’s hold a special place in our hearts and I hope the love and fond memories you have of her get you through the sadness you are feeling now.

Michele and families,
So very sad to hear about the passing of your mom. She was a wonderful, kind soul who was a joy to be around. A special lady.

I just read about your mother’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brian Higgins

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all from the Janes family..

From John,Betty, Jon and Lisa.

Michelle ,Micheal and Christopher
We are thinking of you and your families during this difficult time.. Your mother was all was kind , thoughtful, generous and loving. She was quick witted and lit up the room. . She made us feel welcome every time we crossed paths. She will be missed


Sending my condolences to you, Len and your family. Mrs. O’Brien was so gracious and welcoming. Many weekend nights in the 80’s she would see us out the door, laughing while reminding us to be careful.. Her passion and commitment to her family never wavered even in the face of a parent’s worst nightmare. The picture chosen for her obituary is a beautiful reflection of the lovely lady she was.

Take care,

Mike and Family,

We are so sad to hear of the passing of your mother. Our thoughts are with you and your family and we hope you all find peace and comfort in a lifetime of cherished memories.
Love Deidre and Donal

Michelle, Zach, Matt and the O’Brien family
So sorry to hear of Mrs. O’Brien’s passing. Sincere condolences from all the Hickmans.

Michele, Mike, and Chris,

So sorry for the loss of your wonderful mother. I remember your Mom as such a warm, welcoming person when I used to go to your home to hang out with Bev when we were growing up. I hope that she, your Dad, and Bev have found each other in a new way that will give them everlasting happiness.

Catherine Craig, “one of the girls”

We just read about your moms passing. What a beautiful woman she was. She always had a smile on her face every time we saw her. She loved cheering on her grandsons at the rink which makes her a true grandma for standing there for hours in the cold !! Our thoughts are with you,Len, Zack, Matthew and Ben.
Love to all of you
Donna and Wally Bray

Michele so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was an amazing and kind woman. She’ll be missed deeply but your loving memories will sustain you. Love from Lucy and Jim

Chris and all the O’Brien Family, just hearing of your sweet mother’s passing as I’m out of Province, there is so many nice things to say about your Mother Chris and so many great memories to when we were young kids to adults and so many stories, your Mom and my second Mom that I always called her was so outgoing and approachable to talk to, and times I receive good advice from her as I remember she was there for me a few times, my deepest condolences Chris as your Mother will always be remembered and hold a special place with me and our childhood memories take care and all the best to you and all your family.

Chris Lee