Catherine (Moroni) O’Brien, 76, dies

Catherine (Moroni) O’Brien, 76, beloved of Pat, went to God’s Glory on June 10, 2014. She was born November 1, 1937 to Peter and Frances Moroni and grew up in Ely. She graduated from The College of St. Catherine (now St. Catherine’s University). She married Patrick O’Brien to whom she was married for 53 years. She was pre-deceased by Patrick as well as her parents.
She is survived by her children Peggy Prall (Rob), Amy Turnquist (Rob), Mitzi Larson (Randy), Patrick O’Brien (Anne), Peter O’Brien (Diane), Andrew O’Brien (Francie), Joseph O’Brien (Heather) and Matthew O’Brien (Kristi) as well as sister Mary Carolyn Farrell (Ken), Barbara Johnson (Fred) and Christine Moroni and brother Peter G. Moroni. She and Patrick had 33 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. She worked with her husband in their business, Actuarial Consulting Services for 32 years.
She was a strong Catholic and devoted mother who loved family get-togethers. She will be dearly missed. Mass of Christian Burial Wed., June 18) at 1:30 p.m. at Church of St. Peter, 2600 Margaret Street, North St. Paul with visitation one hour before the Mass. Visitation also Tuesday (June 17) from 4:00- 7:00 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. all at church. Interment Calvary Cemetery.