01/17/1954 - 02/09/2022
Service Date: 03/04/2022
Service Time: 10 AM
Service Location: Gilbert Memorial Park 2100 East Queen Creek Road Gilbert, AZ 85297

Cathy Colleen O’Brien, of Maricopa, AZ, passed away on February 9, 2022 at the age of 68.

Cathy is survived by her husband Patrick O’Brien; her children Holly Petrilli, Ashley Hancock, and Tony Bailand; her brother, Tom Nofzinger, and (5) grandchildren, Bailee, Ethan, Landon, Everleigh, and Greyson. She is predeceased by her parents; and her sister, Betty Russell.

Cathy was born in Monroe, MI on January 17, 1954 to Edward and Fern Murphy. A devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she spent much of her life as a caregiver, running her own in home daycare. She later went on to love and build a successful career in the field of Credit/Accounting Management. She adored her family, and especially her grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 10:00 am on March 4, 2022 at the Gilbert Memorial Park. Flowers, donations, and condolences may be offered at 2100 E Queen Creek Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85297.


  • I have many fond memories of Cathy. She was responsible for me getting a job working with her at Michigan Oven. I stood up with her when she and Mike got married. My most sincere condolences ?.

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