Margaret O’Brien, a longtime political pressure for Trumbull County Democrats, died about 4:30 p.m. Christmas Day, based on her son, former state Rep. Michael J. O’Brien. She was 94.
Margaret O’Brien was the primary girl elected to Warren Metropolis Council. After two failed makes an attempt working for council, she broke the boy-club barrier in her subsequent race and commenced serving in 1972. After 10 years on council, O’Brien was elected as county clerk of courts, and held that workplace till she retired in 2004.
O’Brien was born Might 6, 1928, in Yonkers, N.Y. She obtained her nursing certification and enlisted within the U.S. Girls’s Military Corps in 1948. The Korean Warfare broke in and out 1950, she was assigned to Osaka Military Hospital in Osaka, Japan.
It was throughout her service in 1951 in Osaka that she met Francis J. O’Brien, a Marine sergeant from Warren. They married in 1952 in Osaka, Japan, earlier than settling in Warren. Frank O’Brien died in 2008.
“My mom and father had been married 55 years (two months shy of 56 years), and my father was disabled for 50 years with a number of sclerosis,” Mike O’Brien stated.
That they had seven kids — Colleen, Kathleen, Michael, Patrick, Terrence, Frank and Margaret.
Throughout her ninetieth party in 2018, numerous native politicians talked about O’Brien’s affect on their careers, serving to quite a few Democrats get elected to native and county workplaces. She particularly was hailed as opening the doorways for girls in politics.
O’Brien’s daughter, Margaret March stated on the social gathering, “She cherished to assist new politicians get began. They nonetheless come to her for recommendation.”
O’Brien as soon as stated, “Girls are an asset. They’re extra inquisitive, extra detail-oriented. We do extra analysis. And we’re suspicious.”
Providers for O’Brien are pending. Extra about her profession will probably be printed within the Tribune Chronicle on Tuesday.