Nancy Louise O’Brien

February 23, 1935 - December 12, 2011

02/23/1935 - 12/12/2011

Past Services

Monday January 23, 2012
10:30 am
Naval Academy Chapel
Annapolis, MD

Nancy L. O’Brien

Virginia Beach – Nancy L. O’Brien, 76, passed away on December 12, 2011 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born in Iowa to the late George and Harriett Hogan. Nancy belonged to the Virginia Beach Duplicate Bridge Club and the American Contract Bridge League in which she was a Golden Age Master. A graduate of the University of Maryland, she was a member of Alpha Omega Pi. She retired as a elementary school teacher after serving 30 years in the Va. Beach Public Schools. Nancy was an avid cruise ship traveler where she and her husband, George, visited almost every major port in the world.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 55 years, George, Captain U.S. Navy-Retired, her two daughters: Kathleen and Victoria and her five grandchildren: Shannon, Joshua, Alexander, Jacob and Nancy.

Services will be held on Monday, January 23, 2012 at the Naval Academy Chapel, Main Chapel, in Annapolis, MD at 10:30AM, with a reception to follow at the Officer’s Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Virginia Beach Duplicate Bridge Club, in care of Nancy Cook, 620 Old Field Arch, Chesapeake VA 23320.

Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd, Virginia Beach VA 23462, is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

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8 years ago

Ann and I are saddened by your loss. May she rest in the peace of the Lord.

Heyward ’16

Ken and Sandy Craig
8 years ago

Dear George, It was with great sadness that we read about Nancy’s passing. It has been ages since we have had the pleasure to be with you. Our home is always open to you for a hot meal or beer or both. We would love to see you! Again we express our deepest condolences to you and the family. Most sincerely, Sandy and Ken Craig

8 years ago

Deepest sympathies from Tom and me upon Nancy’s passing.

She was a good friend and my favorite bridge partner. I will miss her.

Joan Mason
8 years ago

I fondly remember my years teaching grade 6 at Plaza Middle School with Nancy and learning to put grades into the “new” computer grading system. My condolences to her family.

Sandra Adams
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy to all of Nancy’s family. While teaching at Plaza Middle School with Nancy, she often spoke of visiting her daughters and grandchildren. Thanksgiving was always a “family holiday.” Nancy was a wonderful person, and I am truly blessed to have known her. May you feel God’s peace and presence at the this time.

Debbie Logan
8 years ago

When we moved to this area in 1984, all three of my sons had the great priviledge to be taught by Mrs. O’Brien. They all have grown to be good men and having her as a teacher in the formative years aided in that. Heaven needed her skills. Blessings to the family in this time of loss.