O’Brien, James P. “Jim”,”Bud”, 86, of Milton, formerly of Dorchester, passed away March 15th 2018. Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret “Peg” (Goggin) O’Brien. He was the son of the late James J. and Mary (Sullivan) O’Brien and siblings Nora and Patricia. Jim was a long time resident of Milton and will be sadly missed by his many loving neighbors, especially Jean and Kent Lamere and their children, Drs. Kathleen Patton and Ned Barden and their son, and Maria Elisa and Rick Connelly and their children. He is also survived by his cherished beagle, Vicki.
Jim attended St. Gregory’s in Dorchester and was a graduate of B.C. High School. He proudly served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. Jim was a graduate of Suffolk University where he received both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Education. He was a devoted high school English teacher as well as an administrator at Brighton High School for his entire career. Jim was a well- known figure in his Milton neighborhood, always walking his dog, chatting with neighbors and tending to his garden. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday March 23 at 11 AM in St. Gregory’s Church Dorchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit the McMaster Funeral Home 86 Franklin St (Rt 37) Braintree prior to the mass from 9:15 to 10:15 AM. Interment Milton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s name can be made to St. Gregory Church, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton or the Milton Animal League.