Margaret M. (Corcoran) O'Brien

April 30, 1938 ~ September 1, 2021 (age 83)


Margaret O’Brien, 83, of Scituate, MA passed away on September 1, 2021, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of 41 years to the late Paul J. O’Brien, and devoted mother to Paul O’Brien, Jr. of Hull, Lisa O’Brien Bates and her husband Kevin Bates of Sandwich, and Michael O’Brien and his wife Elke O’Brien of Hull. 

Margaret was the proud grandmother of Abigail Bates, Jake Bates, Sam Bates of Sandwich, and Sydney O’Brien of Hull. Margaret is survived by one sister, Kay Trask of Scituate, and numerous nieces and nephews whom she adored.

Margaret was a graduate of Emmanuel College and she was a lifelong teacher spending decades at the Wompatuck School in Scituate. Dedicating her life to children, in retirement, her grandchildren became her passion. Margaret was blessed with many friends and stayed in touch with them throughout her life. She never missed a sunrise or the chance to be with her family. The consummate baker, her legacy of “squares” and volumes of recipes will live on in the hearts and stomachs of friends and family.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 1 Summer Street, Cohasset, MA. from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am across the street at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. A lunch reception will follow immediately, at Cohasset Lightkeepers, 15 Lighthouse Lane, Cohasset and all are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in memorial of Margaret O’Brien to the Cape Cod Children’s Museum, 577 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee, MA 02649. 

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September 8, 2021

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home
160 South Main Street, P.O. BOX 431 (actual 1 Summer St.)
Cohasset, MA 02025

Mass of Christian Burial
September 8, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Anthony
10 Summer St.
Cohasset, Massachusetts 02025

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