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October 4, 2012

William J. "Bill, Buff" O'Brien, Sr., 94

Bradford — Mr. William J. "Bill, Buff" O’Brien, Sr. 94, a lifelong resident of Bradford, passed away on September 30, 2012. Bill was the husband of the late Florence (Hodgdon) O’Brien, and is survived by his two sons and their wives, William J. Jr. and Diane of Hampton N.H., Mark A. and Cindy, of Las Vegas; three daughters and their husbands, Susan M. and her husband William Pittman of Gloucester, Va., Kathleen A. and her husband Robert Jakubasz of Kingston, N.H., Terri M and her husband Michael Finn of Stratham, N.H.; a son-in -law, David Apitz of Haverhill, ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren as well as two step-grandchildren and seven step-great grandchildren.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral on Friday, Oct 5 at 10 at H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 Main St. Bradford, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 at Sacred Hearts Church, Bradford. Interment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery, Bradford. Calling hours at the Funeral Home will be Thursday October 4 from 4-8 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave. Haverhill, MA 01830. To view his complete obituary or to send a condolence to his family, please visit