Mary Jane O'Brien
June 14, 2014


Life Legacy

O'BRIEN, MARY JANE, 73 of Sebring, Fl died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Good Shepherd Hospice. She was born in Coral Gables, FL, daughter of the late, Curtis Emmett Haley and Loretto Bolger Haley. She move to Sebring in 1979 from Coral Gables, FL. Mary Jane was President of Brake Service of Central Florida. A member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority, University of Miami Alpha Chi Chapter; a founder of the Alumni Association in Hampton Roads, VA; Past President's of D.A.R., Coral Gables Country Club of Coral Gables; Past Presidents of Woodlawn Elementary and Sebring Middle Schools, Guardian Ad Litem for Highlands County Courts and former President and Director of the Ridge Trails Association. She was active in the Statewide Human Rights Advocacy Committee and former Chair for the Committee on Childrens Rights. Mary Jane is survived by her loving family, husband, Merritt; children, Annlynn Harris, Marietta, GA, Robert J. Lefiles, III, Tallahassee, FL, Denise S. Lefiles, Sebring, Merritt F. O'Brien, Jr., Gainesville, FL, Alison M. Phillips, San Antonio, TX and Karen Ann Alexander, Miami, FL; brother, Col. Curtis E. Haley, USAF, ret, WV and sister, Loretto Murphy, Vero Beach, FL; eleven grandchildren. A mass will be celebrated, 10:00 am, Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at St. Catherine Catholic Church. Memorials are requested to Sebring Sunrise Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 1363, Sebring, FL 33871-1363.

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Preceded In Death By

Curtis Emmett Haley, Father
Loretto Bolger Haley, Mother

Survived By

Merritt, Husband
Annlynn Harris, Daughter
Robert J. Lefiles, III, Son
Denise S. Lefiles, Daughter
Merritt F. O'Brien, Jr., Son
Alison M. Phillips, Daughter
Karen Ann Alexander, Daughter
Col. Curtis E. Hales, Brother
Loretto Murphy, Sister
Eleven GrandChildren


Place Of Birth: Coral Gables, FL
Place Of Death: Sebring, Fl
Date Of Death: June 14, 2014.
A mass will be celebrated
10:00 am, Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
at St. Catherine Catholic Church.


06/15/2014 - Tony Chavis

To The best boss in the world and to my best friend that i will never forget. I'm so sorry that you had to leave this world at such a young age. We love you and miss you very much. And to Merrit we love you too... just remember life still goes on.



06/16/2014 - 4G Staff

Annlynn, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.


06/17/2014 - T. Michael Bolger

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of my dear cousin, Mary Jane. She was a good friend and inspiration to me and to those who knew her well She was taken too soon and will be sorely missed. My deepest sympathies and fervent prayers are with her immediate family as the cope with this loss.
May God rest her soul.


06/18/2015 - John Nachazel

I am very sad to hear of Mary Jane's passing and remember the fun times we cousins had in Wisconsin many years ago. My very best wishes are with the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.