Alice O'Brien

June 21, 2024 - December 11, 2011

Alice E. Greer O’Brien, a teacher of life and love, went quietly into the hands of the Lord Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, surrounded by family at her home at Grace Manor of North Park. Alice was born April 6, 1927, in Butler, to the late Robert and Matilda (Eiffler) Greer. She met the love of her life, Samuel J. O’Brien, while working at the A&P Tea Co. Sam and Alice were married Sept. 13, 1949, in St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church. Their 62 years of married life lives on in their children, Juanita (late Austin) O’Toole, of Erie, Samuel (Rosemarie), of Ross Township, Karen (Tim) Pugh, of Butler, David (Cheryll), of Loyalhanna, and Stephen (Arlene), of Ross Township; sister of Mary (Keith) Burtner, Catherine (late William) Hutchison and Lauretta (late Benjamin) Phillips; sister-in-law, Della (the late Robert) O’Brien; grandmother of Kimberly, Amy and Brien Gulish, of Erie, Christopher (Kim) O’Brien, Kelly (Mike) Stanton, Carey (Chris) Skelton, Erin Oliver and Matthew Pugh; great-grandmother of Anna Gulish, Cody, Kayla and Kadence O’Brien, Autumn Ford, Michael and Patrick Stanton and Nathanial and Noah Oliver; and great-great-grandmother of Julian and Jordan Gulish. Alice and Sam made their home in Butler and then moved to Baden in 1962. There, Alice was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, where she was an active member of the Christian Mothers. Alice worked in sales at Troutman’s in Butler and retired as a sales associate at Sears at the Beaver Valley Mall. After moving to Cranberry, she was active in the St. Ferdinand’s prayer line. Alice always was surrounded by a circle of women friends, loved dancing with Sam, was a excellent seamstress, home decorator and cook, was known for her quick wit and great faith. Most of all, her love was to be with her family and friends. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at DEVLIN’S FUNERAL HOME, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Ferdinand’s Church, 2535 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. Interment will be private.

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  • Dorothy McBride

    You Have my deepest sympathy

  • Kathleen Gavin Riley

    So sorry for your loss. Just wanted to let all of you know we are thinking of you. Kathleen & Dan Riley

  • Jim & Mary Wright

    I have so many fond memories throughout the years of the O’Brien’s from Baden. May your memories of Alice comfort you. I like to believe that when we lose someone close to us they still live through us and give us strength. The time we have spent with those we’ve lost makes them part of us.
    Our condolences.
    Jim & Mary Wright

  • Julie Wetzel


    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers…

    Julie Wetzel

  • Pete and Kendra Hixson

    We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Dave’s mother. Know that we are praying for and thinking about you during this difficult time.

    Pete and Kendra

  • Bernie Smith

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I know she will live on in your heart.

  • Joanne Sheehan

    Karen & Tim – Keep hanging in there. Praying for you and yours. Joanne


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