Patricia A. (Swiger) O'Brien

South Portland, ME - Patricia A. (Swiger) O'Brien, daughter of Walter and Sarah (Goddard) Swiger who was born on March 1, 1932 of South Portland, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side.  


Patricia was well-known in Ferry Village where she lived her whole life, 80 years of which was on the same street. Patricia married her beloved husband James J. O'Brien in 1956, and together they had four children. Patricia was a homemaker and also worked packing sardines, and on the line at Fairchild Semiconductor.

Patricia enjoyed music, walking the neighborhood, Bingo and spending time with her family.  


Patricia was predeceased by her husband, parents, one sister, five brothers, nieces and a nephew. She is survived by her daughter Kathy O'Brien, son Kevin O'Brien, daughter Sarah and husband Richard Jones and daughter Tracy and husband Paul Tuttle. She also leaves behind four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many other family and friends.   


At Patricia's request there will be no Services.  Patricia will be laid to rest alongside her husband James at Brooklawn Memorial Park in Portland. 


0 #4 Darcy Delano 2018-01-30 06:47
she will be missed. sending prayers out to family.glad to hear she was surounded by her children. she loved you all very much. she will alway be remembered by all of the villiage children she touched us all
0 #3 Cat Swift Eastman 2018-01-29 21:10
First I want to send out my condolences to Sarah and your whole family! I loved your mom! After high school I continue to see her either on the green belt or at one of the millcreek stores, She will be missed by a lot of people and I will be one of them.Love Cat
0 #2 Mark & Barbara Rand 2018-01-29 19:18
Pat was a true neighbor in every good old-fashioned sense of the word, not just to the folks next door but to all of Ferry Village. She was the neighborhood's neighbor and embodied The Village as it once was, friendly, connected and as real as it gets. Over the years as we went in her words from 'back fence neighbors to like family' we came to appreciate what a true original with a heart of gold she was not just for what Pat brought to others lives (and they to hers) individually but for how she connected us to so many of the folks around us. She would stop and talk to so many of us during her walks & we'd often find out that we needed to congratulate, commiserate or lend a hand to someone. The Village has lost one of it's true originals and we are all just a little less for it. Our condolences and heartfelt sympathy go out to Kathy, Kevin, Sarah, Tracy and her beloved and oft discussed grand and great-grand children.
Until we all meet again, goodbye dear friend.
0 #1 Rinette Babine 2018-01-28 18:52
She will be missed terribly. She always looked to see if I was sitting on my back porch to chat. I'm gonna miss that

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