Louise Mary O’Brien

August 9, 1934 - September 16, 2021
Louise Mary O’Brien


Louise Mary O’Brien, 87, of Wilmington, NC passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021 at her home with her family by her side.

Louise was born in Providence, RI on August 9, 1934, the daughter of the late Nicholas Peter Damos and Mary Vieira Damos. She was a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School, Providence, RI and attended Barrington College. She was a life-long learner and world traveler.

Louise had a long and stellar career in banking, most notably many years as a new account supervisor and investment counselor with Baltimore Federal Savings & Loan (Baltimore Federal Financial) in Randallstown, MD, where she and her family lived for 33 years. Her customers loved her, and on busy days when another staff member attempted to help, customers often remarked, “That’s ok. I’ll wait for Mrs. O’Brien.”

She was a very prayerful person and devout Catholic throughout her life.

Louise is survived by her husband of 63 years, Joseph P. O’Brien; daughter Mary Louise Sullivan and husband Edward of Wrightsville Beach; son William J. O’Brien of Lexington, KY; sister Ramona Marrier of Fall River, MA; five grandchildren Patrick Sullivan, Colin Sullivan, Katherine (Kate) Mary Elizabeth Sullivan, Matthew O’Brien, and Stephen O’Brien; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at St. Therese Catholic Church Wrightsville Beach. Burial service will follow the Mass at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

The family will see friends from 4:00 – 6:00 PM Monday, September 20, 2021 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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  • September 18, 2021
    Clare T. Nadolski says:
    Mary Louise, Ed, Bill, Patrick, Colin and Kate. I send you warm thoughts and special prayers on the passing of your mom and my “Auntie Lou”. Although I chose to attend Kindergarten instead of their wedding, she soon forgave me as we enjoyed good times at family gatherings in Worcester, summer vacations at Hampton Beach and as I got older, long phone calls at night to “catch up on the rels” or hear about the latest trip to the “Old Sod”. Those phone calls always included stories of each of you as she spoke with such pride of your latest accomplishments and adventures. My wish for you all is that memories of those fun times together with your mom/grandmother will remain in your hearts forever and pop out and bring a smile to your face when you need it most. God Bless! Hugs, Clare Tee

  • September 19, 2021
    Nita says:
    She is up there with my sweet man watching over you. You are all in my prayers and I love you.

  • September 21, 2021
    Wendy & Eric says:
    Marilou, Ed, Patrick, Colin,Kate, and Pop. Eric and I send you our sympathies. We formed a special bond with Grammie and Pop when you all stayed with us during the hurricane. Her cheerful exuberance and love of life and family was so evident and she treated us as her own. She even gave us her special butternut squash recipe! She and I continued texting over the years and her happy notes and emojis always brightened my day. She was a very sweet lady. Our prayers are with you.