WARREN — Annabel O’Brien, 74, entered into eternal life at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in the Intensive Care Unit at St. Joseph Warren Hospital.
Annabel was born Sept. 18, 1942, in McKees Rocks, Pa., the daughter of the late George A. and Alice M. Witkowski Sable and was a lifelong area resident.
Annabel was a 1960 graduate of St. Mary’s High School and attended Akron University School of Nursing.
She worked for the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Department as a secretary in the detective’s office for 17 years before retiring in 1994.
Annabel was an active member of St. John Paul II Parish in Warren, where she was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society. Annabel also was church secretary and bookkeeper for last seven years. She also was church secretary and bookkeeper for eight years at the former Christ Our King Catholic Church under the leadership of Father James P. Walker.
Annabel enjoyed doing crafts, especially painting. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She will be sadly missed by her two children, Leann O’Brien of Warren and John (Nicole) O’Brien of Cortland; a brother, George V. (Joyce) Sabol of Aztec, N.M.; a brother-in-law, George Hall of Niles; and two grandchildren, McKenzie L. and Alex J. O’Brien.
Besides her parents, Annabel was preceded in death by her sister, Susan Hall.
Calling hours will take place 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at the Sinchak & Kaszowski Funeral Home, where closing prayers will be recited at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday prior to leaving for the church. A Mass of Christian burial, with the Rev. Christopher Henyk officiating, will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at St. John Paul II Parish, 420 North St. NW, Warren, Ohio 44483. Burial will follow in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions take the form of donations in Annabel’s name to St. John Paul II Capital Campaign Fund, 1401 Moncrest Drive NW, Warren, Ohio 44485.
Caring and professional arrangements for the O’Brien family are under the direction of the Sinchak & Kaszowski Funeral Home, 330-392-5691.
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