CALAIS - Byron G. "Bunny" O'Brien, 73, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2016 at a Bangor hospital with his family by his side. Bunny was born in Calais on December 5, 1942, the youngest son of Clarence "Cuddy" and Christine (Olson) O'Brien.
After attending school in Calais, he worked for Beckett's Warehouse, operated his own Mobile service station, worked at Georgia Pacific, delivered oil for JD Thomas, and eventually started his own business, Bunny's Septic Service. Bunny operated this business for over 30 years, retiring in 2012. He enjoyed antique cars and trucks, and spending time at his camp on Cathance Lake where he loved fishing.
Bunny was predeceased by his parents, Cuddy and Christine O'Brien. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Betty (Belyea) O'Brien; two children, Brenda O'Brien and companion Chris DelMonaco of Hermon, and William O'Brien of Calais; two brothers, Gilbert O'Brien and wife Louise of Calais, and Wilfred O'Brien and wife Maryann of Calais; brother-in-law, William "Bill" Belyea and wife Edith of Scotch Ridge, NB; sisters-in-law, Barbara Belyea of Olympia, WA, and Della Hastey of Milltown, NB; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and many treasured longtime friends.
A special thanks to the staff of EMMC in Bangor and Calais Regional Hospital, the doctors, nurses, and EMS for safely getting Bunny to Bangor in the storm; also to the special people for their help.
A celebration of Bunny's life will be held at Calais Cemetery in the spring. Donations in Bunny's memory may be made to PAWS Brave Hearts, 368 South St., Calais, ME 04619, or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com