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In Memoriam

November 18, 2010

Thomas M. O’Brien, a former dealer of Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, and Lincoln-Mercury lines in Bourbonnais, died of cancer July 25 at age 65.


Mr. O’Brien was general manager and partner of Napleton Auto Werks in Bourbonnais and former owner of the O’Brien Auto Group. He started in the auto business in 1970, with Bergeron Ltd.


Mr. O’Brien had battled cancer for several years and was in remission until about 6 weeks ago. He retired from the business to try to overcome the disease.


Surviving are his wife, Judith; two sons, Shawn and Scott; one daughter, Sally; and 14 grandchildren.


Donations can be made to Bishop McNamara High School in Kankakee, 815-932-7413.