- April 19, 1962 - June 18, 2013
- Melrose, Massachusetts
of Terri's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Servants Heart Food Pantry
Servants Heart Food Pantry
200 Franklin St.
Melros, MA 02176
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“Dear Annie, Brenda, James and Brendan, Our little group of friends from NEHM just heard today of Terri's passing. We all have lots of fond memories...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Jan Duggan - Wilmington, MA
“I just learned of Terri's passing yesterday. My heartfelt condolences to Jimmy, Brendan, Anne and the entire Wortman-O'Brien family.
2 of 28 | Posted by: Dianne Bentley - Everett, MA
“I will always remember Terri's spirit and sharp wit. She had a heart of gold, too.
I pray for God to comfort Jim, Brendan, and all of her loved ones...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Debbie Lackey - TX - Friend
“My prayers go out to Jim,Brenden and all of Terri's family. Rest in peace.Joe Curro
4 of 28 | Posted by: A friend
“We were so saddened to hear of Terri's passing and sending you our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. May all of your wonderful...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Jim & Lynn Hughes - Melrose, MA
“I will always remember Terri's spirit and sharp wit. She had a heart of gold, too. I pray for God to comfort Jim, Brendan, and all of her loved ones....Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Debbie Lackey - TX
“Dear Anne and family,
I will always remember how much you meant to my mom and dad. So, so, sorry you had to relive ALS. You are a true blessing to...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Bates (Scanlan) - Haverhill, MA
“Prayers are with the O;Brien and Mac Millan family at this difficult time. R.I.P. Terri. Ann, I am a son of Murdock and Mary from east lake.
8 of 28 | Posted by: Malcolm and Killy Mac Dougall
“My deepest sympathies on the passing of your wife and mother. May your memories and love carry you through the difficult days ahead.
9 of 28 | Posted by: Gerry Mahoney - Medford, MA
“My warmest condolences to Ann's family and the O'Brien family in this most difficult time. Debbie MacDougall (daughter of Murdock MacDougall of East...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Deborah A. MacDougall Nash - TX
“Sincerest condolences to Jim, Brendan and other family members. May your cherished memories make this difficult time a little more bearable - Jim,...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Marie Ryan
“Rest in peace Terri
12 of 28 | Posted by: Nicole Barbeau - Tewksbury, MA
“I am so sorry! I am very proud to be a friend of Terri and her family;Jim and Brendan! I was especially proud to be in there swinging and praying as...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Vinnie Baldwin - Melrose, MA
“Jim and Brendan, Please accept our deepest sympathies at the loss of your beautiful wife and mother. May she find peace on the other side and may...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: The Bolton Family - Melrose, MA
“To Jim and Brenden...I have been praying for Terri since my sister Katrina Villandry told me Terri was sick. I feel for you both very much, and I...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Donna Hennessey - Nashua, NH
“Jim and Brendan, and your entire family,
Please know that we all pray that comfort can find you. Having been witness to your faith, strength, and...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: Mark DeCroteau - Melrose, MA
“Jimmy & Brendan, our hearts ache for you! Please know that you are in our thought and prayers, with much love and peace to your wife and mom!
John,...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: John & Maryellen Cotter - Melrose, MA
“Dear Anne, Brenda, Brendan and Jimmy-
So sorry to hear of Terri's passing- You all did your best to
comfort her. She is at peace now - Love...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Cheryl Burns - Nashua, NH
“My heartfelt sympathies are extended to all of the O'Brien family. A family that is bound in Faith. You're an inspiration to me and to all you have...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Brian J. Sullivan - Melrose, MA
“Our condolences to Jim Brenden and all Family and Friends....Terri was a rare example of how we all should live out lives. Full of faith, strength...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Scott and Ann Marie Thistle - MA
“My sincere condolences go to you both Jim & Brendan. Terri was a fierce competitor when we played softball on Moms on the Mound. She loved baseball...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Terri Fitzgerald - Melrose, MA
“Brendan and Jim, my sincere condolences to you both now that Mom has gone home to God. I will always remember how supportive she was of me and the...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Mark Flint - Melrose, MA
“I am so sorry for your loss, to all the family and friends of Terri, Jimmy, Brendan, & Ann.....so many thoughts and prayers for you all at this...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Laura - everett, MA
“Deeply sorry for lost. Terri was childhood friend who will be dearly missed.
24 of 28 | Posted by: Steven Gonzalez - North Reading, MA
“Jimmy and Brendan, I am so sorry for your loss. The two of you have been through so much these past years and remained true to family. Terri was...Read More »
25 of 28 | Posted by: Deb O'Brien - Springfield, MA
“I'm at a loss for words. I remeber when jimmy first brought her to Norman rd i was like wow she has a jetta like jimmys weird the things you remeber....Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: DAN OBRIEN - SPRINGFIELD, MA
“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague
“Great times at GBA with Terri. All my thoughts and prayers to her family.
28 of 28 | Posted by: Dawn Ruvo Patterson - Knoxville, TN
Terri Ann (Wortman) O'Brien, of Melrose, died at home on June 18, 2013 at the age of 51. Terri was born & raised in Melrose and a graduate of Greater Boston Academy. She went on to earn her nursing degree from Regis College and her B.S.N from the University of Massachusetts. Terri was a lifelong Melrose resident and member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose. She was an avid runner and her son Brendan was the love of her life. She was the beloved wife of James B. O'Brien for 23 years. Loving mother of Brendan F. O'Brien of Melrose. Cherished daughter of William Wortman of Sandwich & Anne (MacMillian) Wortman of Stoneham. Caring niece of Brenda Roy of Melrose. Also survived by members of "Terri's Team" and many nieces, nephews & cousins. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Friday, June 21st at 9AM. A Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, Herbert St., Melrose at 10AM. Relatives& friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours on Thursday from 4-8PM. Burial in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Terri's name to the Servants Heart Food Pantry, 200 Franklin St., Melrose, MA 02176.