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O'Brien, Alicemarie T.

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July 30, 1955 - July 11, 2020

O'Brien, Alicemarie T.

Services for Alicemarie T. O’Brien, of Kingwood,  are pending with Darst Funeral Home.

Mrs. O’Brien was born July 30, 1955 Staten Island, NY to the late Alice Joan (Lorenz) and Raymond Charles Lorenz, and died Saturday, July 11, 2020 at her residence with complications from dementia.

Mrs. O’Brien was married on June 21, 1986 at Blessed Sacrament Church, Staten Island, NY to the love of her life Joseph O’Brien.

She graduated from St. Joseph by the Sea H.S. Staten Island NY 1973 and graduated from St. Peter’s College, Jersey City, NJ 1982 with a B.A. Theology Studied for Masters in Theology at
St. Joseph Seminary, Dunwoodie, NY and was Director of Religious Education at St. Joseph Hill Academy High School Staten Island, NY 1982 – 1988

She and her family relocated to Howell, NJ 1996 and then relocated to Kingwood, TX 2015.

Mrs. O’Brien is survived by her husband Joseph O’Brien; son Christopher Patrick O’Brien; daughter Erin Marie O’Brien; brother Raymond C. Lorenz Jr. and his wife Teresa; nephew
Raymond C. Lorenz III; sister-in-law Marguerite O’Brien-Ferraro and many cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Her greatest passion were her children and was the epitome of the perfect mom to her special needs son and realized her dream in 2004 when she and Joseph travelled to China to adopt their infant daughter.

A special thanks to caregivers at Hospice Plus who cared for Alicemarie in her final weeks and

a very special thank you to the “special angels” friends from St Martha’s Catholic Church community who cared for her needs these past two years

In lieu of flowers contributions to United Cerebral Palsy or Children’s Hope International Adoption Agency, St Louis, MO will be appreciated.

Darst Funeral Home, Kingwood, directors.

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Donna Fitzsimmons

July 29, 2020 3:17PM

Dear Joseph, sorry for the delay in sending this. I am Matt Fitzsimmons’ wife some 31 or 32 years ago we spent the day together with our new babies Matthew and Christopher. we were in Staten Island visiting Matt’s parents. We took so many photos that we still have and had such a nice time. Several times after I was with Alice Marie at weddings or other occasions. I want you to know you are a hero for giving Alice Marie the loving care and attention all these years and Christopher too. Reading her obituary and all the online comments gave me such joy to learn of her joy and sense of humor. Together you turned something difficult into something so beautiful. You have a special angel in heaven. God Bless you.Love, Donna Fitzsimmons


Jeanne Romanovsky

July 16, 2020 2:17AM

Many fond memories of Alicemarie, but the first was the day I moved into my home in Howell, across the street from her.Alice, Joe and Christopher were the first to come over and welcome our family to the neighborhood. We instantly became friends and made many great memories over the years. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed so much, may she rest in peace. My sincere condolences to Joe, Chris and Erin❤


Peggy O,Brien-Ferraro

July 15, 2020 6:37PM

Alice loved to have a good time and you could not be around her and not be happy. She was the only one who got Joseph's best man (our brother) Buddy to dance "The Last Dance" with her at her wedding.

Christoper was born and then another addition to the O'Brien family arrived via China and her name was Erin Marie and Alice said her family was now complete.

Now Alice will enjoy all the memories that were lost to her.
Your "favorite sister" Peggy


Dorothy Carola

July 15, 2020 12:58PM

Alice brought joy into the world through her lovely singing voice, her humor and especially through her giving, loving heart. I am privileged to have known her as my friend. My prayers are with Joe, Christopher, and Erin at this difficult time.


Peggy Angelino

July 15, 2020 12:53AM

Alice made me laugh. so often with her wit and humor. I am honored to have been a part of her life these last 4 years.


Helen Lorme

July 14, 2020 11:35PM

I knew Alice when Christopher was just 5 years old and she enrolled him at Lehman School in Lakewood and I was the lucky one to be his teacher then. Alice was always happy and had a smile on her face and she truly loved her son. She will be in my thoughts and prayers With deepest sympathy. Helen Lorme


Peter G Siuzdak

July 14, 2020 11:15PM

So many good memories of Alice and the Lorenz family on Floyd St SI. May she Rest In Peace.


Marion Fitzsimmons

July 14, 2020 4:10PM

Rest in peace Alicemarie. Prayers for Joseph, Christopher and Erin
She has gone home but her love and devotion lives on in your hearts.
Cousin Marion