Michael O’Brien

Michael O’Brien, 62, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at the Center For Hope in Scotch Plains.

Born in South Plainfield, Mike had been a resident of North Plainfield since 1996.

Mike was a volunteer at the St. Theresa’s Religious Education Program in Kenilworth for many years and also had various hobbies including photography and hiking. In addition, he enjoyed reading, go camping and spend time with his family.

He is predeceased by his father Donald Sr. and his brother Donald Jr.

Surviving are his son, Sean O’Brien and his wife Stefanie of South Plainfield; his mother, Virginia also of South Plainfield; his life partner, Joan Merlo of North Plainfield; his sisters, Catherine O’Brien of Green Brook and Susan Mason and her husband Robert of Odessa, FL.; his brother, Mark O’Brien and his wife Joan of South Plainfield; his sister-in-law, Mary Karen O'Brien of Palm Coast, FL. and grandchildren, Madison, Ethan and Peyton O’Brien. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.

Cremation Services were held privately.

The O’Brien family will be gathering to receive relatives and friends on Monday, October 11, 2021, from 5-8pm in the McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals 2425 Plainfield Ave. South Plainfield, NJ 07080.

A Funeral Mass of Mike’s cremated remains will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 10am at Our Lady of Czestochowa RC Church, South Plainfield.

Following mass Michael’s cremated remains will be laid to rest at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery, Colonia.

In Lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to further benefit the Pulmonary Hypertension Association www.phassociation.org