Charlotte C. O’Brien, 83, St. James Catholic Church member, worked at Fulton Bank, movie lover

By on August 31, 2016

Charlotte C. (Costella) O’Brien, 83, of Lancaster, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Brethren Village Retirement Community after a long illness.

Born Aug. 29, 1932, in Overbrook, Philadelphia, she was the wife of the late J. Raymond O’Brien; and the daughter of the late Leo and Mildred (Wheatley) Costella.

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Lititz, and St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Lancaster.

Charlotte was a 1950 graduate of Mater Misericordiae High School in Philadelphia, and retired from the trust department at Fulton Bank where she made many life-long friends.

She enjoyed dancing; music; movies; vacations at Ocean City, N.J.; and traveling to many places; but most of all, she treasured her time spent with family and friends.

Charlotte is survived by her children: Ray O’Brien, husband of Mary, Malvern; Mike O’Brien, husband of Ann, Lancaster; Matt O’Brien, husband of Debbie, Middletown, Del.; Chrissie Kemmler, wife of Doug, Lancaster; and Tim O’Brien, husband of Beth, Lancaster: 12 grandchildren: Erin, Liz, Martin, Kevin, Christopher, Tommy, Amy, Katie, Colleen, Sean, Allie, and Paul; and six great-grandchildren: Grace, Jameson, Dermot, Finn, Brody, and Kiah.

She was preceded in death by a brother: Leo J. Costella; and a great-grandson: Emmet Michael O’Brien.

Services were held Aug. 27 at St. James Catholic Church, Lititz, with the Rev. Robert Pagliari as celebrant. Burial will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield.

Memorial contributions in Charlotte’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.

To place a condolence online, visit snyderfuneralhome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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