Inez Menezes O’Brien, 73


Leominster – Inez Menezes O’Brien, 73, formerly of Hudson, died at her residence Monday June 14, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. She leaves her husband of 52 years, Ronald Francis O’Brien.

    Besides her husband, she is survived by her two children, Thomas R. O’Brien and Sharon D. Smith and her husband, Raymond. She is also survived by her sister, Aida O’Brien; her two grandchildren, Zachary O’Brien and Joshua Smith; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was the sister of the late Antonio Viegas and Maria Freitas.

    Born and raised in Santa Maria, the Azores, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Jose S. and Maria M. (Chaves) Viegas. She moved to Hudson from the Azores at age 17 with her family and shortly after married her husband, Ronald, at St. Luke’s Church in Hudson. She had resided in Leominster the past 40-plus years and spent many years as a health care provider for the Ramson Healthcare Company. She also took great pride in the raising of her children and the care and love she shared with her grandchildren.

    A funeral service was held June 19 at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home of Hudson, with burial at Forestvale Cemetery in Hudson. Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, Boston, MA-NH Office, 330 Congress St., 5th floor, Boston, MA 02210.


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