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Barbara B. O'Brien, library worker

Barbara B. O'Brien, library worker

Barbara B. O'Brien, a retired Baltimore County Public Library cataloger and an avid baseball fan, died Sunday of complications from Parkinson's disease at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. She was 88.

Barbara Burnham was born and raised in Hartford, Conn., where she graduated in 1941 from South Windsor High School.

She was a 1945 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Vermont, where she earned a bachelor's degree in economics. She was working in Washington as a secretary when she met and married Edward J. O'Brien Jr., a salesman, in 1947. He died in 1988.

The couple moved to Silver Spring in 1952 and settled in Stoneleigh in 1958. Mrs. O'Brien lived in Stoneleigh for...