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Cornelius F. 'Con' O'Brien


Con O'Brien

Date of Birth: May 8, 1898, in Boston, Massachusetts

Date of Death: December 1, 1993, in Stoneham, Massachusetts (95 years old)


Boston Globe - Published 12/02/93

Con O'Brien was a Boston police captain for 45 years before retiring in 1966.  He died of

congestive heart failure in New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham, Massachusetts.

He attended St. Francis de Sales School in Charlestown, graduated from Boston

High School and then he served in the United States Army during World War I.



1921 New York Brickley Giants (APFA)

1926 Boston Bulldogs (AFL I)


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