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Kevin O'Brien

September 13, 1948 — January 18, 2023


Kevin O'Brien, 74, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023. 

Kevin was born in Newton, NJ on September 13, 1948 to Bridget and Charles O'Brien. He was the youngest of 6 children. He graduated from Pope John XXIII High School in 1966 and attended college for 2 years before joining the U.S Air Force. He worked in military logistics for 22 years, traveling around the world before retiring in December 1999 where he was stationed at Keesler Air Force base in Biloxi, MS. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked for L3 Logistics working on Aegis destroyers until 2014. He had a passion for hunting, fishing, football, and anything relating to yard work. Kevin met his wife, Sheila in Charleston, ME, at Charleston Air Force Station in 1969. They married on March 14, 1970 surrounded by friends and family. In 1973, Kevin and Sheila had their first child, Tara. In 1979, they welcomed their second child, Shannon, into the world. 12 years later, Kevin and Sheila happily adopted their grandson, Lance, as their own. Kevin worked hard to make sure they were taken care of and felt loved every day. 

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sheila O'Brien; his children and their spouses, Tara Nichols, Kernie Nichols, Shannon O'Brien, Ryan Capps, Lance O'Brien Deleon-Dingli, Kim le; his grandchildren, Christopher Smith, Alyssa Smith, Austin Capps, Morgan Capps, Mackenzie Capps, & Kaelynn Deleon-Dingli; and his sister, Katie Mast; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his mom, Bridget O'Brien; his dad, Charles O'Brien; and his brother and sisters, Donnie O'Brien, Peggy Streeter, Patsy Baltjes, and Robert O'Brien. 

A service to celebrate his life will be held Friday, January 27, 2023 at 1:00pm at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home on 2511 Pass Rd. Interment will follow immediately at the Biloxi National Cemetery.
Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Kevin O'Brien.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Friday, January 27, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Pass Road

2511 Pass Road, Biloxi, MS 39531

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Friday, January 27, 2023

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Biloxi National Cemetery

400 Veterans Ave., Biloxi, MS 39531

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