Raphael O'Brien, Former Waterford Crystal Employee, Passes Away at Age 78

Raphael O'Brien, a 78-year-old former Waterford Crystal employee, passed away on May 5, 2024, and was laid to rest on May 8. He is survived by his loving family and will be remembered for his dedication to Waterford Crystal and the local community.

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Raphael O'Brien, Former Waterford Crystal Employee, Passes Away at Age 78

Raphael O'Brien, Former Waterford Crystal Employee, Passes Away at Age 78

Raphael O'Brien, a longtime former employee of Waterford Crystal, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at the age of 78. He was laid to rest on Wednesday, May 8, in St. Nicholas' Church Cemetery, Ballyduff Lower, Kilmeaden, following a Requiem Mass held at Sacred Heart Church, The Folly.

O'Brien is survived by his loving wife Hannah, sons Patrick and Glenn, daughter Cathy, grandchildren Jack, Sarah, Shane, Charley, and Tommy, son-in-law Paul, daughter-in-law Alison, sisters Ursula and Angela, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbors, and friends. "Raphael will be sadly missed by all his family, relatives, extended family, friends, and neighbors," his family shared in a statement.

Born in Waterford in 1946, O'Brien dedicated over four decades of his career to Waterford Crystal, one of Ireland's most iconic brands known worldwide for its exquisite crystal glassware. He was a respected figure among his colleagues and in the local community.

The Requiem Mass celebrating O'Brien's life took place at Sacred Heart Church, a historic Catholic church located in The Folly area of Waterford City. Following the service, he was laid to eternal rest in the picturesque surroundings of St. Nicholas' Church Cemetery in Ballyduff Lower, Kilmeaden.

Raphael O'Brien's passing marks the loss of a dedicated employee, loving family man, and cherished member of the Waterford community. His legacy and contributions to Waterford Crystal will be remembered by those who knew him and worked alongside him over his distinguished career.

Key Takeaways

  • Raphael O'Brien, 78, former Waterford Crystal employee, passed away on May 5, 2024.
  • He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, and extended family.
  • O'Brien dedicated over 40 years to Waterford Crystal, a respected figure in the community.
  • A Requiem Mass was held at Sacred Heart Church, followed by burial in St. Nicholas' Church Cemetery.
  • O'Brien's legacy and contributions to Waterford Crystal will be remembered by those who knew him.