Cartwright Funeral Homes


O'BRIEN, Stephen J. “OB”, lifelong resident of Braintree, passed away unexpectedly, on January 14, 2023, at the age of 64. Born in Malden, Stephen grew up in Braintree and graduated from Braintree High School, Class of 1977. He went on to have a 40 plus year career with the Town of Braintree DPW Department, retiring as superintendent in 2019, a job he truly loved. In his free time, Stephen enjoyed driving his car around town and spending time with his family and friends. A devoted son, brother, uncle, and friend, Stephen will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known him. Stephen was the son of the late Raymond and Anne (Dulong) O’Brien. Devoted brother of Dana O’Brien and his wife Michelle of Duxbury, his twin sister Susanne O’Brien – Bonin of Braintree and the late Denis O’Brien. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and his special friend, Wendy Wells of Weymouth. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, January 22nd, from 3:00 – 7:00 PM in the Cartwright – Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, January 23rd, at 10:00 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Braintree. Burial will follow in the Braintree Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the K9 Kitt Foundation, P.O. Box 850413, Braintree, MA 02185. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit

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