Maurice “Mo” J. O’Brien Jr.

Maurice “Mo” J. O’Brien Jr., 68, of 23 Donaldson Road, Lake Clear, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.

Born in Eugene, Ore., on March 17, 1945, he was the son of Maurice and Anna May (Wurtzburg) O’Brien Sr. Mo married Lorraine Valley on Aug. 28, 1995, at Sekon Lodge on Upper Saranac Lake.

Mo graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Manhasset in 1962 and later attended St. John’s University. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force serving from 1966 to 1970. Mo had been employed as a police officer for Glen Cove in 1971 and in Nassau County from 1972 to 1996. He is the past president of Glen Head Rod and Gun Club, past secretary of the Matinecock Rod and Gun Club, member of the Saranac Lake Moose Club, Saranac Lake Rod and Gun Club, president of the Veterans Memorial Association and member of the American Legion Post 447.

He is survived by his wife Lorraine of Lake Clear; one son, Christopher O’Brien and his wife Christy of Amityville; one granddaughter, Lonnie Finn O’Brien of Amityville; one grandson, Brandon O’Brien of Glen Cove; one daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Fitzpatrick of Glen Cove; and one sister, Bernadette Miller and her husband Fred of Glen Cove. He was preceded in death by one son, Sean O’Brien.

Calling hours will take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3. A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Harrietstown Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Muench officiating. Burial will follow at Town of Harrietstown Cemetery in Saranac Lake.

Friends wishing to remember Maurice J. O’Brien Jr. may make memorial contributions to North Country Life Flight in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at