Obituaries 02-09-2022

Theresa O’Brien

Her Memory and Values Will Live on in All the Lives She Touched

On Saturday, January 29, Theresa ‘Terri’ (Freelove) O’Brien, loving mother, aunt and grandmother “(Mimi”) passed away peacefully at the age of 69, beside her cherished children.

Terri was born to the late Joseph Reid Freelove and Mary Theresa (Cianciolo) Freelove in Everett in 1952. She is survived by her two children, Sean O’Brien and his wife, Gina of Revere and Kathleen (Katie) O’Brien, her husband Ronald Ramsdell, and their two children, Al and Oliver of Everett. She is also survived by her devoted sister, Patricia Raso and her children, Christopher and Brandon of Everett; loving siblings include: Grace Authier and her late husband, Norman of California, Joseph Freelove (deceased); Vincent Freelove and his wife Mary (both deceased); Maryanne Poppe and her late husband, Larry of California; Anthony Freelove and his wife, Deborah of Salem, and Edith Nicoli of Nashua, New Hampshire. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Terri was a lifelong Everett resident, growing up down the Lynde and graduating from Everett High School in 1970. She worked at the phone company for 35 plus years, making lasting friendships along the way. Terri loved hosting family and friends and her door was always open. Her home was a second home to many, and it was always filled with laughter, love and oldies music. She loved playing cards and games, solving puzzles of all kinds, and especially playing with her grandchildren. She was very active in the community and volunteered her time and expertise to many organizations over the years. 

Terri was an incredibly caring, compassionate and selfless person and an inspiration to so many. She will be missed by all, and her memory and values will live on in all the lives she touched. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Terri’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, today, Wednesday, Feb. 9 from 4 to 7 p.m.  Her funeral will be from the funeral home on Thursday at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 600 Pleasant St., Malden at 10 a.m.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Terri’s name to the Mass Commission for the Blind, 600 Washington St., Boston, MA, 02111 and Bread of Life, 214 Commercial St., Ste. 209, Malden, MA 02148.  Parking with attendants on duty.  Masks or facial coverings are requested by her family during visitation and church service.

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