Charles Robert O’Brien Sr.—Waterbury Roundabout
MORETOWN/WATERBURY – Charles Robert O’Brien Sr., 81, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his home in Moretown, Thursday, July 21, 2022. Born in Moretown on October 20, 1940, he was the son of the late Harry and Alice [Grace] O’Brien. On June 22, 1968, he married Georgia Dodge at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Waterbury.
Charlie graduated from Waterbury High School in the class of 1958. He served his country in the United States Army, 1963-1967. He worked several construction jobs locally as a young man, including building Interstate 89 in Waterbury, Bolton and Richmond. He managed facilities at Waterbury Elementary School and the Karl Suss Company for many years. He later started his own cleaning and maintenance business, O’Brien’s Cleaning Service, with his wife and sons. He also owned several properties in Waterbury and was a landlord for over 40 years.
He is a member of the Blush Hill Country Club of Waterbury, the Harry N. Cutting American Legion Post #59 of Waterbury, the Knights of Columbus of Waterbury and the Montpelier Elks Club.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Georgia O’Brien of Moretown; three sons, Patrick O’Brien of Claremont, New Hampshire, Peter O’Brien of Waterbury Center, Charlie O’Brien Jr. and his wife Meesha of Waterbury Center; seven grandchildren, Michaela O’Brien of Waterbury Center, Zachary O’Brien and Nicholas O’Brien of Claremont, New Hampshire, Jonathan O’Brien, Gage O’Brien, Greyson O’Brien and Gunner O’Brien of Waterbury Center ; his brother Harry O’Brien of Waterbury; one sister, Kathleen “Tippy” Lumbra of Waterbury Center. He was predeceased by a brother, William O’Brien, a sister, Mary Magee, two brothers-in-law, Robert Magee Sr. and Joe Lumbra, and a sister-in-law, Louise O’Brien.
A reception to celebrate Charlie’s life will be held Sunday, August 7 at the American Legion Post #59 in Waterbury from 1-4 p.m. from the soul of Charles R. O’Brien Sr.
For those who wish, memorial gifts would be appreciated at Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641, or online at cvhh.org/donate.
Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Services are helping the family. To send your condolences online, please visit perkinsparker.com.