Mary E. O’Brien

March 21, 1955 - May 7, 2018

Mary E. O’Brien, age 63, of New Prague, died suddenly in her home on Monday, May 7, 2018. Mary was born on March 21, 1955, in New Prague to Raymond T. and Pauline R. (Lexa) O’Brien. She attended St. Wenceslaus Catholic School and graduated from New Prague High School. After high school, she was hired by Mala Strana Rehabilitation Center and remained there for 43 years, most recently as Maintenance Director. She loved the interactions and friendships she made with the residents throughout her years there. In addition, Mary enjoyed antiquing, auctions and real estate sales, especially going to Turek Auction Barn. Crafting, card making, scrapbooking, and gardening filled out leisure activities. Time with her family and friends and the love of her cats were her biggest priorities in life.

Mary is survived by her niece, Jennifer (Brad) Flicek of Lonsdale and their children, Kailey and Blake; aunts, Helen Wolf and Marge Lexa both of New Prague; uncle, Jerome O'Brien of Isle, MN; several cousins and good friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Timothy O’Brien.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, May 11, 2018, at 11:00 AM at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church with Father Kevin Clinton officiating. Visitation will take place Friday morning from 8:30 – 10:30 AM at Bruzek Funeral Home. Burial will occur at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, followed by lunch at the Legion Clubroom.

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Diane M Johnson

Mary was truly and angel. She had a smile on her face all the time. She was loved by many people. She was a very hard worker and loved what she did. The residents loved her at the Mala Strana. Heaven gained a another great angel. Rest in peace Mary you will be missed.

Carolyn Borgen

Mary was not only our neighbor, she was family. We loved her, she was “our Mary” she was our dogs very best friend and spoiled our dogs so so much. From the day we moved here years ago I knew she was going to be special to us. She was funny, kind, full of information, giving, and a heart of gold. It will never be the same living here. Our hearts are broken I would always tell her after our many chats in our yards, “ we’ll see you tomorrow Mary, we love our Mary”

Bruce Halloran

Mary was my cousin and I worked for her in maintenance for 8 years at Mala Strana. She was especially nice to me and we worked well together. May she rest in peace.

Morgan Hinkley

Mary was such a kind woman. She helped me plan my wedding decor and got me into stamping and scrapbooking. She sure will be missed; I am grateful to have shared a friendship with her! May her kind, hardworking soul be blessed and rest in peace with her family and kitties by her side.

Margaret Sullivan

Our family loved Mary and her care of our parents at Mala. She could, and did, anything needed for the residents.

Dawn Chiabotti

She will be missed by many. May you rest in peace in the arms of God.

Ryan Hauser

Mary cared about everyone! She looked after everything! And made things run smoothly! We all lost someone truly special, and heaven is a better place tonight!
She will never be forgotten, and always loved!

Barbara Hamer

I got to know Mary 17 years ago at Mala Strana. She was a joy to know, a very hard worker and always there when you needed her. We will miss her little visits in the Assisted Living office. Heaven has gained a real angle.