In Memoriam Gene O’Brien

Brothers it is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of Gene O’Brien a member of All Irish Martyrs Division Two Cape May.
In a tremondous example of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity the members of Gene’s divsion recently visited his house with a large
contingent of members complete with division flags in division wear and led by a piper. Gene pictured here with cane was able to receive his brothers one last time. To Pat Jockel and all the members of Cape May 2 well done brothers !!!

To Gene may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

O’BRIEN, EUGENE JOSEPH 75 – of North Cape May passed away after a battle with cancer on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 with his wife by his side. He was born July 13, 1936 to William J O’Brien and Josephine A (nee Orr) O’Brien in Holmes, PA. The family relocated to North Wildwood where Eugene attended St Ann Regional School and graduated from Wildwood Catholic High School in 1955. He received his Bachelors of Science in finance in 1961 from Villanova University in Pennsylvania. Gene was also a Certified Public Manager from Rutgers University. He retired from Woodbine Developmental Center in 1991 after holding the title of Director of Personnel for 26 years. Gene then became employed by the Cape May National Golf Course for the next 21 years. He co-hosted the Celtic Hour Radio Show at WCFA Center for Community Arts with his dear friend Harry Patterson, also of the same Hibernian division, every Saturday afternoon for five years. Together they shared their love of all things Irish. Gene was very active in his community; and was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Division #2 All Irish Martyrs of Cape May County where he was a past vice president, recording secretary, and sentinel. He was also a past president of the Wildwood Jaycees; a life member and past Exalted Ruler (1970-1971) of North Wildwood Elks Lodge #1896, a past member of the Cape May Emerald Society; and a past member of the North Wildwood Rescue Squad. Gene is survived by his wife Phyllis (Moncher) O’Brien; has daughters: Kelly O’Brien-Baker (Nick Herman), Tracy O’Brien (Victor D’Andrea), and Louise O’Brien-Marshall (Phillip). Also surviving are his grandchildren: April, Jamie, Maxine, Mary Beth, Daniel, Jason, and Dara