The death has occurred of

Tony (Dodger) O’Brien

Killure Bridge Nursing Home and St. John’s Park, Waterford.
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Date Posted
Date of Passing
19 March 2024
Date of Funeral
22 March 2024
Funeral Venue
Sacred Heart Church, The Folly

Tony (Dodger) O’Brien,

Killure Bridge Nursing Home

and St. John’s Park, Waterford.

Tuesday 19th March 2024

Co-Founder of Johnville Football Club.

Predeceased by his brothers and sisters.

Tony will be sadly missed by his loving wife Mary, sons Paul and Wayne, daughter Shelley, grandchildren Nathan and Emily, daughter-in-law Gemma, sister Angela and Ursula, brother Raphael, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.


May He Rest in Peace


Reposing at Killure Bridge Nursing Home on Thursday (21st March) from 6 pm to 8 pm with vigil prayers and rosary at 7:15 pm.

All are Welcome.

Walking from the Centra Shop on Lower Grange (weather permitting) on Friday to the Sacred Heart Church, The Folly for Requiem Mass on arrival at 10 am followed by burial in Dunhill Church Cemetery.

Mass will be live streamed at 10 am by following the Funeral Service link below:

Funeral Mass Link

No flowers please, (in keeping with Tony’s wishes) donations, if desired to Dementia Ireland by following the link below:

Donation Link

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Mary and all the Staff and Carers in Killure Bridge Nursing Home who looked after Tony so well. Your dedication and compassion brought comfort to his family, your kindness and support were greatly appreciated.

Book of Condolence: A message of sympathy can be left in the condolence section below:

Book of Condolence Link

The O’Brien family appreciates your sympathy, support and understanding at this difficult time.

Sympathy cards can be posted to Robert Thompson Funeral Directors, Barrack Street, Waterford.

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