Veteran and former Hoboken resident dies at 75

first_img× HOBOKEN — Thomas Patrick O’Brien died Wednesday Dec. 6 at his home at the age of 75.O’Brien was born on April 19, 1942, in Hoboken, N.J., to Thomas J. and Marion Soldati O’Brien.He was raised in the Hoboken area and attended local schools, graduating from Demarest High School in 1960 and then joined the United United States Marine Corps where he served for four years before joining the New Jersey State Police and retiring as captain after 28 years. After retirement he worked for the Drug Enforcement Administration.O’Brien and his wife Joanne Biel lived in Harvard Idaho and he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joanne; daughters Shelly (Joe) Michalak and Tara O’Brien; son Tom O’Brien and fiancé Kyla Drumm; grandchildren Sara, Hannah, Dustin, Patrick and Gracie; his brothers, Dennis and Ritchie O’Brien; and sister Colleen DeCandia.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Princeton Church of the Nazarene, 1008 Gold Hill Road, Princeton, with Pastor Kathy Kramer presiding.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in Tom’s memory be made to Palouse Care, 1515 W. A St., Moscow, ID 83843; or First Responders Outreach/Gary Sinise Foundation have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel of Moscow and condolences may be left at read more