Nicholas A. O’Brien, 30

WINDHAM — Nicholas “Nick” Anthony O'Brien, 30, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 16, 2016.

He was born in Bridgton on April Fools in 1986 to parents Charles A. O'Brien, Sr. (deceased) and Darlene D. Soule. Nick, as a lover of anime cartoons, video gaming, and snowboarding, spent his free time with his friends and family enjoying these activities as well as engaging in long philosophical conversations about the world, the universe, and any other topic he felt inspired by or frustrated with. He enjoyed spending time with Kaleigh, his fiancée Tanya's daughter, gaming and playing. As an adult he followed his brothers into the family business, installing and finishing hardwood floors, until he found his passion in the kitchen. He spent his last years cooking at The Galley in Naples and Rustlers in Windham. He loved the atmosphere of the kitchen, the hustle of trying to organize the chaos of a kitchen on a busy night.

Nick loved his family, his friends, and his fiancée Tanya and her daughter Kaleigh, and spent the majority of his life making sure the people around him were enjoying theirs.

He is survived by his fiancée Tanya Berry and her daughter Kaleigh of Casco; mother Darlene Soule of Casco; brothers Charlie, Corey, and Daniel of Casco; nephew Leo O'Brien of Casco; grandmothers Barbara O'Brien and Judith Soule of Casco; aunts and uncles Edward and Sharon O'Brien of Portland, Stephan and Carmella LeBrun of Shapleigh, and Chris and Deane Vasiles of Moyock, N.C.; as well as many cousins. He was predeceased by his father Charles O'Brien Sr.; and both of his grandfathers Donald Soule and Edward O'Brien Sr. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 23, at 10 a.m., at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street in Bridgton. Family and friends may attend visitation on Friday, July 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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