Joyce Elaine O'Brien

September 07, 1928, December 31, 2018

Joyce O'Brien

Joyce Elaine O’Brien, 90, of Beaumont, died Monday, December 31, 2018, at Rosemont Assisted Living, Humble. She was born on September 7, 1928, to Mathilda Fruge and Joseph E. Johnson, in Eunice, Louisiana. Joyce was an avid card player who loved to play bridge. She was a longtime member of St. Jude, where she faithfully served since its inception.

Survivors include her son, Dennis O’Brien and his wife, Linda, of Humble and grandsons, John O’Brien and his wife, Avanna and Shaun O’Brien.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul O’Brien and sons, Kelly O’Brien and Toby O’Brien.

A gathering of Mrs. O’Brien’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Sunday, January 6, 2019, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 7, 2019, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Sunday, January 06, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
6825 Gladys Beaumont, TX 77706
Monday, January 07, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (15)

  • Tom Burke

    29 January 2019 at 14:26 | #

    Sorry to be so late in sending condolences. Knew Mr & Mrs O'Brien through my folks (John & Mary Burke) since 70s. Mrs O'Brien was a lovely lady. Enjoyed seeing her at St Jude.


  • Kay Stewart

    09 January 2019 at 16:19 | #

    What a beautiful lady. She was my client for several years and I always admired her strength, determination and ability to make growing older not look so bad. She will be sorely missed. Prayers for family and friends. God rest her beautiful soul.


  • Kathryn Malley Hinojosa

    06 January 2019 at 18:38 | #

    God called his Angel home. I loved Joyce so much and she was a "Beautiful Lady" . Joyce was a very active member of the community of St. Jude Church as well as a charter member. I met Joyce at a meeting of the "Ladies of St. Jude and worked on many reception with her. I will never forget the time I asked her to address all the special invitation for Msgr. Richard DeSteffano reception. Joyce asked that I get the envelopes to her as early as possible as she could only due just so many a day. I brought her the envelopes to her and she said it was an honor to do them but, the real honor was Joyce addressing them. Joyce had a beautiful handwriting.
    May the family of Joyce kind peace and comfort with the help of Our Heavenly Father. Joyce you will truly be missed by all. Joyce, you touched so many people and Joyce you touched my heart in a very special way. I thank God for you being in my life Love you, my dear sweet lady and always will be in my heart. Kathryn Malley Hinojosa


  • Kitty and Jim Seim

    06 January 2019 at 17:14 | #

    Joyce welcomed us when we joined St. Jude Parish by coming to our home with gifts and information. She was such a precious person. Rest In Peace, Dear Joyce. I pray her loved ones will be comforted


  • Bill Abler (nephew)

    06 January 2019 at 04:43 | #

    I grew up experiencing Aunt Joyce as elegant, gracious, thoughtful, and enormously kind during her visits to Michigan. She was such a special presence to me--from a different place; a different time--where qualities of character and spirit endure, forever.
    I wish comfort and peace for my cousin, Denny, and his family.


  • Marjorie (Abler) Olepa

    05 January 2019 at 21:14 | #

    Rest in peace, Aunt Joyce. I have always enjoyed your visits.
    You were a wonderful person, and I will miss you.


  • Alice O'Brien Balavitch

    05 January 2019 at 20:22 | #

    Joyce, may you rest in peace. with my dear brother Paul and your boys. Terry and Kelly. Dennis, I will always remember your mother as the lovely person she was. May God bless you and your family. Aunt Alice


  • Alice (Abler) Eldred-DuPont (niece)

    04 January 2019 at 21:55 | #

    Oh noo! She was such a nice, beautiful lady/Aunt. I used to love her coming to visit (in Michigan).


  • Julie Abler (niece)

    04 January 2019 at 21:52 | #

    So very sorry to hear this news! I have fond memories of my visits (from Michigan to Texas). My 93 year old mom is also very saddened - a lot of history with their long lives! Sending a big hug to Dennis and family from your Michigan cousin.


  • Carl Hardee

    03 January 2019 at 20:25 | #

    A well loved, Dear Friend, who will be missed. A chapter has ended may her soul be still and rest in peace.


  • Diane Cannon

    03 January 2019 at 18:35 | #

    A very nice lady!


  • Mary manuel

    03 January 2019 at 01:08 | #

    Will miss you Joyce you have been a good friend for our family
    We were so happy to receive your Christmas card


  • Shannon Garrod

    02 January 2019 at 19:42 | #

    Dennis and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss! She was a wonderful woman! Praying for you and your family!
    God bless,
    Shannon Garrod


  • Maureen Gorsich

    02 January 2019 at 16:12 | #

    Such a sweet “Lady”.


  • NL

    01 January 2019 at 18:22 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


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