Barbara Rosemary O'Brien of Vernon Hills, formerly of Mundelein A Mass of Christian Burial for Barbara Rosemary O'Brien, 75, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Mary of Vernon Church, 236 Route 45, Indian Creek, Ill. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. Visitation is Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kristan Funeral Home P.C., 219 W. Maple Ave. (two blocks west of Route 45 on Route 176), Mundelein. She was born May 17, 1936, in Chicago, and died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at home in Vernon Hills. Barbara is survived by her children, Colleen Maguire, Kathleen (William Ferguson) Maguire, Maureen Maguire, Mary Ellen (Robert Crowe) Maguire and Brian (Susan) Maguire; her sister, Kathleen (James) Reeves; her grandson, Ian Maguire; stepgrandchildren, Kate and Jilly Ferguson, and Melissa, Kyle, Rob and Sean Crowe; and several nieces, nephews and cousins here and in Waterford, Ireland. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Mary Ellen (nee Long) O'Brien; and her brother, John Michael O'Brien. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607. For information, visit www.kristanfuneralhome.com or call 847-566-8020.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on January 10, 2012