Frank Flynn O’Brien - July 26, 2009

RAVENA – Frank Flynn O’Brien, 73, passed peacefully July 26, 2009, his kind heart finally gave out.  He was born in Fall River, MA, raised his family in Marcellus, NY and lived in Liverpool and Ravena, NY.  In Ravena, he was on the Village planning board, a prior owner of Oakbrook Apartments and an unofficial foster grandfather to many.  He was the general contractor who built many family homes, and later, Breaside, Willows, Pine Crest Manor and Kimbrook Apts in CNY.  His passions were collecting antique tins and constant renovation projects.

     Frank is survived by his children Frank and Mike O’Brien and Sharon Saunders;  their mother, Carol O’Brien;  grandchildren, Matthew, Shannon, Kelsey and Erik O’Brien, Elijah and Lillian Saunders;  sisters Joyce McNally, Eleanor Mayo, Mary O’Brien and Jane Massion;  many nieces and nephews, the countless people he helped get back on their feet and his many cats.  Frank was predeceased by brother William Jr. and parents William and Helen Flynn O’Brien.

     Calling hours will be held Saturday, August 8th from 5 to 7 PM at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.  A memorial service will be held Sunday August 9th at 12 Noon at the funeral home.  Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204, 518-434-8128.