MOUNT VERNON — Eugene Martin O’Brien, 94, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Deland, Florida. Eugene was born April 26, 1925 in Mount Vernon to Martin and Mabel O’Brien, nee Boling. He was married to Marilyn A. O’Brien, nee Davies until she passed away Oct. 23, 2013. He and his wife lived in Mount Vernon until moving to Deland in 2001.

Eugene was the owner of O’Brien Sheet Metal in Mount Vernon and then worked at the Mount Vernon Developmental Center until his retirement in 1995. He joined the United States Army at the age of 18 and served in World War II until he was honorably discharged in 1945.

Eugene will be deeply missed by his son, Scott E. O’Brien, of Deland, FL; as well as his many nieces/nephews, great-nieces/great-nephews and friends.

Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, siblings and wife.

Friends may call Saturday from 12-2 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home-Mount Vernon Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Deacon Tim Birie officiating. Burial will be at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens, where military rites will be held. Online tributes may be made at


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