David O'Brien

  • Died: December 8, 2012
  • Location: Davnport, Iowa

Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home

614 Main Street
Davenport, IA 52803

Tel. (563) 322-4438

Tribute & Message From The Family

A memorial visitation for David B. O'Brien, 44, a resident of Davenport, will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, downtown Davenport. Cremation rites have been accorded. David died Saturday, December 8, 2012 at his home.
David Blair O'Brien was born on September 4, 1968 in Davenport, a son of John Michael "Mike" and Patricia (Stolley) O'Brien. He worked for a time as a computer tech for State Farm in Bloomington, IL.
David enjoyed new technology especially interacting with his Ipad. He was an avid Chicago Bears and Iowa Hawkeye fans, and loved his nieces and nephew.
He is survived by his mother, Patricia O'Brien, Davenport; brothers: John (Jolene) O'Brien, Rockwell, IA and Andrew (Melanie) O'Brien, Davenport; nephew and nieces, Gunnar, Finley, and Kiara O'Brien; a special cousin, Pat Stolley; and numerous loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.
David was preceded in death by his father in 2001, and an aunt, Jackie Stolley. May they rest in peace.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Patty, John Tom and Andy,
I am so very sorry to hear of David's passing. I have many memories of time spent hanging out at your house.
Andy, you, Rich, Shawn and I always had a blast with JT, David, Bob and Anita. My heart goes out to your entire family and my prayers are with you all. May the comfort of Christ's love be with you all.

Posted by Theresa Minnick-Ressen - Atkinson, IL - friend   December 15, 2012

Patty I'm so sorry for your lose. My best childhood memories come from all the weekends I would spend at your house. Andy and I were Best friends but when I think back it's always David I recall he would pick on Andy and when John got home and John would lay down the law, David ate that up. Patty life hasn't been fair taking 2 great men from you but I know one thing you still have 2 great ones left life's to short, and the next time you see your boys tell I said hi and give them a hug for me. Best wishes love you Bruce Jr

Posted by Bruce Lingle - York, PA - Cousin   December 13, 2012


I will always remember fishing & camping on the banks of the mighty Cedar with Dave & the Boyz, Mark McGivern & Tom Gripp..

Posted by Gary Hughes    December 12, 2012

Dear Aunt Patty, John Tom and Andy,
I was so saddened to hear about David's passing. We are thinking about you in Texas. I pray that God's grace will cover you during this difficult time. We love you guys!

Posted by Kim Stolley Bacchus - Arlington, TX - cousin   December 12, 2012


One of my first memories of John Tom and David was sliding (and) rolling down the stairs at Grandma and Grandpa's house. (Don't wake up Denny!) Priceless little moments in time that will last forever. After you catch up with your Dad, say "Hi" to my mom. Hang in there Patty, John Tom and Andy. (and wives and children).

Posted by Bill - cousin   December 11, 2012


Patty, I am so sorry to hear about David. I remember the times when I use to see him at your house. He was always so kind to me. You probably don't remember me but we used to hang around with you and Mike. I used to be Karen Huffman, Carl's wife. I know how heart broken you are because I too have lost my son Dave recently. My prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

Posted by Karen Miller (Huffman) - Davenport, IA - friend   December 11, 2012


I have said many prayers in the hopes that you are now in a better place. My condolences to all the family & loved ones. God bless, rest in peace.

Posted by Jenny Bock - friend of extended family   December 11, 2012


I am so sorry to hear about dave's passing!! he was such a part of our family for as long as I can remember! He will be greatly missed. I am keeping you all in my prayers.

Posted by becky olson heckert - davenport, IA - friend   December 11, 2012

To the O'Brien Family and to John and Jodie, you have my sincere condlence, I am praying for your family during this time of bereavement. May God Bless You.

Christmas In Heaven

I see the countless Christmas trees
Around the world below
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Reflecting on the snow.

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Jesus Christ this year.

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With the Christmas choir up here.

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To hear the angels sing.

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So have a Merry Christmas and,
Wipe away that tear.
Remember, I am spending Christmas with,
Jesus Christ this year.

Posted by Ben Cox - Evansville, IN   December 11, 2012