Dennis "Den" Francis O'Brien

August 12, 1940 to February 15, 2020


Passed away at the family home in Logy Bay on February 15 at the age of 79.  Predeceased by his parents Dennis Sr. and Mary and his loving wife Rowena.  Left with fond and precious memories his children Barbara (Dean Dauncey) and Donna (Tim Cox); siblings fraternal twin Frank, Rose, Shirley, Paddy (Dorothy) and John (Linda); nieces and nephews and their families: Kevin, Karin, Eddie, Evelyn, Dennis, Jody, Paddy Jr. and Christina and large circle of extended family and friends.

Den enjoyed his retirement from transport trucking and spent a lot of his time at Cloverdale Stables tending to the horses.  He will be remembered and missed by those whose lives he touched.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Tuesday, February 18 and Wednesday, February 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be held from St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Outer Cove, on Thursday, February 20 at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Den’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 



2-4 p.m. on February 18, 2020

7-9 p.m. on February 18, 2020

2-4 p.m. on February 19, 2020

7-9 p.m. on February 19, 2020

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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9:30am, Thursday February 20th

St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Outer Cove


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Our thoughts and prayers are with the O ‘Brien family at this ad time so sorry for your loss.
Jim and Maisie Gollop.

So sorry to hear about Dennis’ passing. I remember him well from
Cloverdale. I had lots of good chats with him. It was only some time last week I spoke about him and wondered how he was getting on. Sincere condolences
Christine Gallant

I was very sorry to hear the news of your father’s passing.
I know how close you were to your dad. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Sheila Normore

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Simone and Andrew Caddigan

Our deepest condolences to the O’Brien family. As far as I can remember, Den would beat the end of the driveway or walking up the road and he would always drop over to have a chat, when he had the plow on his truck he would plow our driveway for us.
We will certainly miss having those little visits, God speed Den, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family, especially Barbara and Donna.

To a wonderful brother

We had fun growing up, went rolling skating, ice skating and good times with “Billy” the horse. My beloved husband Kevin could tell you that. Plus all the times we had shoveling snow. I will miss our Sunday afternoon talks on the phone, but you will be forever in my heart.

Your loving sister

Childhood memories came back of summers spent in Logy Bay with Nanny, Poppy Uncle Frank, Uncle John Uncle Denny, Aunt Row Barbara and Donna. Visiting Uncle Patty and Aunt Dot, then Aunt Shirley and Uncle Ed. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Uncle Denny was a good man may he rest in peace.
The Schroeder Family (Rose’s daughter)
Jeff, Karin, Jeffrey, Sydney, Samantha and Jack

Our thoughts and prayers are with the O’Brien family at this sad time.
Sincerely, Roy and Betty Gollop

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the O’Brien Family.

Deepest sympathy to the O’Brien family. May Dennis Rest In Peace.

Deepest condolences to the O’Brien family.Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Please accept our deepest condolences, may he Rest In Peace

Sending deepest sympathy to the O’Brien family.
We were lucky to have had Gus under Dennis’s care for many years at Cloverdale. We enjoyed many laughs and great chats with Dennis during that time.
Thinking of you at this very sad time.

Amy, Jeanie, David Baird

Donna, very sorry to hear of your loss & my most sincere condolences to you and all the O’Brien family. May your Dad rest in peace and God Bless.

John & the O’Brien Family
So sorry to hear of the passing of Dennis. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Brian & Sandra Churchill

Donna, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Father! I know how close you were with him. May your many memories keep him close always! RIP Mr O’Brien!

So very sorry for your loss,condolences to the family. Godspeed Mr. O’Brien.