Thomas D. O'Brien

January 4, 1934 - April 10, 2020
Krause Funeral Home Brookfield
21600 West Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53072
Friday 7/30, 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Krause Funeral Home Brookfield
21600 West Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53072
Friday 7/30, 6:00 pm

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Thomas D. O’Brien, age 86, was called Home to the Lord on Good Friday, April 10, 2020, at Luther Manor Health Center in Wauwatosa. A man driven by faith who had a brave and beautiful soul. He had an innate ability to captivate the hearts of strangers and friends alike through poetry, song, and wisdom.Continue Reading

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Jeni left a message on April 10, 2024:
In February, 2019, you dictated this to me and had me share it with our family. I find it comforting on the anniversary of your passing. file:///var/mobile/Library/SMS/Attachments/74/04/2A28C641-76FE-4E88-B8B9-69F599BAC2A6/IMG_1984.png
Jeni left a message on March 31, 2024:
Your lessons are still being shared! “I always think of pops on Easter. I can hear his voice saying it's the most important day in Christianity, beyond even Christmas. Because it's proof of who He was and why He was here. Happy Easter Fam, those here and in heaven.”
Jennifer left a message on March 23, 2024:
From your roots, to Lor’s branches, to her blossoms: I love you to the moon & back, Pops. Your legacy of love lives on in each of us. ❤️ Precious & Your Renoir Blue
Jeni left a message on January 4, 2024:
Happy 90th Birthday Popsiopsi! Love you to the moon and back!
O'Brien Family left a message on September 6, 2022:
Leave a light on for us...
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Daughter Jennifer left a message on September 4, 2022:
Hi Dad, Since Pat came here and left you a message, thought I'd do the same. I hope he is finally at peace and wrapped in the arms of you, mom, and Lor. I like to imagine you all sharing the "O'Brien Special" and telling stories of those of us still down here. We miss you all so much. Leave the light on for us (not anytime soon, please). :) Love you to the moon and back! ❤️🌙
Pat Obrien left a message on December 27, 2020:
Thinking of ya Pops! We had our family Christmas today thanks to Jeni and I certainly felt you with us. Love ya Popsiopsi!!!
Lisa Murray left a message on April 14, 2020:
Tom fathered a wonderful family that through Jennifer’s marriage to my son, Ian, I have been introduced to. At Jen and Ian’s wedding Tom shared some of the poems he has written over the years as part of a conversation with me. I don’t remember the exact words of one of the poems he recited, but he told me it was inspired by his love for his wife Marilyn, a fitting poem to share on the wedding day of their daughter. He held my hand as he remembered it and I can still recall the brightness of his eyes and the velvet in his voice as he shared it with me. I felt very close to him on that day and in that moment. I am sorry I will not have another chance to hear those poems or see those eyes or swaddle in that voice but I thank him immensely for that moment and for his daughter Jennifer in my life. I am so sorry for your loss O'Brien family.
Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Services left a message:
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