O'BRIEN--Ellin C., of Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey, after a brief illness. Beloved wife of the late Francis J. O'Brien, loving mother of Dr. Francis (and Thomas Fazio), Paul (and Polly O'Brien), Matthew, and Christopher (and Donna Farina) and devoted grandmother of Robert and Ellin. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Leo and Irene Amorosi, cherished sister of Dr. Angela Bennett, Dr. Edward Amorosi, and the late Dr. Leo Amorosi. Dear aunt of many nephews and nieces. Born in Brooklyn, Ellin attended Fontbonne Hall Academy, Marymount College and Fordham University where she earned an MS in mathematics. She was an esteemed mathematics teacher at Regis High School in New York City for 25 years. Ellin loved her family and friends, she was an avid bridge player and she was a fabulous cook. Her optimism, quiet grace and dignity were an inspiration to all who knew her. Visitation at O'Brien's Funeral Home, 2028 Route 35, Wall, New Jersey on Sunday, October 16 from 2-5pm and 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mark's Church, 215 Crescent Pkwy, Sea Girt, New Jersey on Monday, October 17 at 9:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Regis High School, 55 East 84 Street, New York, NY 10028 in honor of Ellin O'Brien.
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