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OBRIEN, James M. "Jim"

O'BRIEN - James M. "Jim"
Age 73, died peacefully November 21, 2014 in his Holland, NY home with his wife of 52 years and best friend Bonnie (nee Joslin) by his side. He was son of the late Hugh and Joan O'Brien and devoted father of Scott Joseph O'Brien, Christopher Hugh O'Brien , and KellyAnn (Joseph) Gallagher. His legacy continues through his grandchildren Kaetlin and Kerick O'Brien, Brandon Emmick, Airman Joslin Downey (Gallagher), Seaman Justin Downey (Gallagher) and Bryce and Carson O'Brien. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Jim became a member of Carpenters' Union 1701/355 as a floorcovering mechanic. With his wife and family he operated O'Brien Floor Covering in East Aurora for over 30 years until retirement. Jim and Bonnie were members of Gowanda Country Club for 25 years where he scored his first lucky (but not so pretty) hole-in-one. He scored his second, perfect hole-in-one at Tobacco Road Golf Club in North Carolina, though hard to convince others as the date was April 1. Arrangements by COMFORT FUNERAL HOME, INC. No prior visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 AM Saturday, November 29, 2014, at St. Joseph's RC Church, Holland followed by full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Legion Post 607, Holland NY. Condolences and directions may be made at

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