Obituary of Virginia O’Brien

December 18, 2020

Virginia M. O'Brien, 98, of NYC passed away on December 18, 2020 after a brief illness. She was the wife of Vincent M. O'Brien, who predeceased her in 2013. Virginia was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 8, 1922 and moved to Stuyvesant Town in Manhattan when she married Vincent in 1949. Virginia was the eldest of four children of Henry T. and Alice Mundy (nee Mullin), both deceased. Virginia is a direct descendent of Samuel Fuller, a passenger on the Mayflower.

Virginia was beautiful, smart, and talented. She loved reading, travel, and watching classic movies. Virginia was a devoted Catholic and patron of Immaculate Conception Church. As a working professional, Virginia worked for Travelers Insurance Company and American Express, among others, until her retirement. Her most endearing legacy was love of family and friends, especially her four children, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was generous with her time, talent, and her thoughtful gifts.

Virginia lived a very long and full life and will be sorely missed by everyone. Virginia is survived by her four adult children, Kathy Brullo and her husband Anthony, Kevin, Tom and his wife Francine, and Barry and his wife Patricia; grandchildren, Robert Brullo, Alyssa Ours, Christopher Brullo, Laura, Eric, Sean, and Michael; great grandchildren Natalie and Anthony.

The O'Brien family wishes to extend its deepest gratitude to the staff at Bellevue Hospital for their exceptional care and support in Virginia's final days.
Due to the COVID pandemic, the family will be receiving only family members on Monday, December 21, 2020 from 2:00PM until 7:00PM at the Andrett Funeral Home, 199 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012; phone 212-475-2024. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am on Tuesday, December 22 at Immaculate Conception Church, 414 East 14th Street, Manhattan. Interment to follow at Saint Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations in Virginia's memory may be made to American Red Cross.

Funeral Services


December 21, 2020

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Andrett Funeral Home

199 Bleecker St.

New York, NY 10012

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Funeral Mass

December 22, 2020

10:30 AM

Immaculate Conception

414 E. 14th St.

New York, NY 10009

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December 22, 2020

12:15 PM

St. Raymond's Cemetery

2600 Lafayette Avenue

Bronx, NY 10465

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Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Sending you abundance of prayers and well wishes.

Posted by: Cheryl Garrison - Manalapan, NJ - December 20, 2020

The O'Briens were dear friends of my father Jay Riefe, when he passed away I kept in touch with them for many years. Virginia had a full and happy life, I am glad she is at peace with her kind and funny husband.

Posted by: Pamela Riefe Snell - Harrisonburg, VA - February 1, 2022