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Updated: 03/05/2014 08:00:04AM

Donald J. O’Brien

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Donald J. O'Brien

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Donald Joseph O’Brien was 76 years old when he passed away at Tidewell Hospice House, in Sarasota, Fla., Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Donald was a loving husband of 42 years to Margaret Marie. He was a dear father to Colleen (John) and Patrick (Karen). Mr. O’Brien was an adoring grandfather to Megan Kate Buscemi, Madison Laine Buscemi, Jillian Paige Buscemi and Nolan John Buscemi. Donald was a brother to Dennis O’Brien (Beth), John O’Brien (Judith) and Kathleen McCue (Pat); brother-in-law to Georgia McLain (Pete), Barbara Harrison (Donald), Linda Wolfer and the late Alice Flood. He was an uncle to many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Marie O’Brien; his parents, John and Helen O’Brien; his sister Kathleen McCue; brother John O’Brien; sister-in-law Mary Louise O’Brien; and nephew Mark Harrison.

Donald retired from General Motors in 1991. Soon after retirement he found a seasonal home in Venice, Fla., where he spent much of his time in recent years with many friends at the Costa Brava condo community.

Services: Visitation will be Friday, March 7, 1-9 p.m., at Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave., Dearborn MI 48124. Sign the guestbook at: