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Kevin M. O’Hara

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, September 11th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), REVERE for Retired Revere Fire Captain Kevin Michael O’Hara, who passed on Tuesday, September 5th at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital, following a brief illness. His funeral will be conducted on Tuesday, September 12th from the funeral home at 9:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), REVERE at 10:00 a.m.

Kevin, although being born in Winthrop, lived his entire life in Revere. He was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1966. He entered the U.S. Army in January of 1968 & served until September of 1969 as a SP-4. Captain O’Hara was the recipient of several decorations and commendations at the time of his discharge. His commendations included; the Combat Infantry Badge, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Viet-Nam Service Medal, Viet-Nam Campaign Medal, a Bronze Star & two overseas bars. A true & selfless individual, he seldom, if ever, spoke of his time in Vietnam. Kevin joined the Revere Fire Department in the early 1970s & gave 35 years of service, rising to the rank of Captain, retiring in 2005. Cpt. O’Hara was a member of the National Association of Disabled America Veterans, a member of the Revere Post #61- American Legion and the Retired Revere Fire Captains’ Association.

He is the very proud father of Revere Fire Lt. Kevin M. O’Hara, Jr. (President of Local 926- Revere Firefighters Union) of Saugus, Jennifer M. O’Hara of Lynn, Revere Fire Lt. Michael S. O’Hara & his wife, Gina of North Reading, Anne A. O’Hara of Providence, R.I., Leina G. Okamura of Revere & the late Ken F. Okamura. He is the cherished brother of former Revere City Councilor Edward L. O’Hara of Revere, Maureen K. Butler & her husband, William of Stoneham, Mark O’Hara & his wife, Marcelle of Peabody & the late Marcella M. Dion and the late Brian V. O’Hara. He is also lovingly survived by his 3 Grandchildren; Angelina N., Michael L. & Giana R. O’Hara. Many dear nephews, nieces, grandnieces, grandnephews & cousins also survive Kevin. He was the very devoted son of the late Edward T. & Mary V. (Calo) O’Hara. The O’Hara family have enjoyed a long & legendary place within Revere’s annals of history.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, September 11th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, September 12th at 10:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England center & Home for Veterans, P.O. Box 845257, Boston, Ma. 02284-5257.

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  1. Taylor Crouch
    Sep 20 2017

    Hi I’m Roberts neighbor below him, I would interact with him on a few occasions running into him as I was leaving my apartment. I just want to say he impacted my life for a few moments and he will forever leave a positive strong impression on me in my life. May you Rest In Peace good neighbor and friend. Thinking of you and you right family at this time.

  2. Bruce Martel
    Sep 11 2017

    Mere words cannot adequately convey my shock and profound sadness upon just learning of Kevin’s unexpected passing from this world he loved and endeavored constantly to comprehend and improve upon with all the love, compassion, empathy, kindness, selflessness, generosity and forgiveness he exemplified every day of his honorable and full life. I’ll see you tonight but dinner at Demaino’s will never be the same knowing I’ll never see that big smile again

  3. Judy O;Hara Violette
    Sep 9 2017

    Love + miss you Kevin say Hi to my sister Liz while you are in heaven. You will be missed. Love JudyO

  4. Linda Borgeson Beglrey
    Sep 8 2017

    So sorry to hear the sad news of Kevin’s passing. Knew Kevin many years ago thru cousin Judy. I hah Hoped to see you again someday..Payers to the family. Rest in Peace Kevin. Linda

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