James F. O’Brien, age 82, of Zagreb, Croatia, died on October 6, 2022. Born in Princeton, New Jersey, he attended the Lawrenceville School, and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1962. He lived for a time in Putney, Vermont, but resided in Europe most of his life.
James’ career spanned journalism, teaching linguistics, and collecting and trading rare books. He was a championship bridge player.
Son of the late Charles Russell and Anne Callan O'Brien, brother of the late Mary Russell O’Brien, he is survived by his siblings, Carol Desmond, Charlotte Kenney, Charles O’Brien.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am on November 8, at St. Paul's Church, 216 Nassau Street, Princeton. Burial will be in the family site at St. Paul's Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.