I feel very fortunate to have met Margaret O’Brien by mere chance, when she moved to the apartment upstairs from mine. I knew that she was a musician who enjoyed performing at the Farmer’s Market, but I had no idea of her incredible musical voice until I found her ReverbNation page. As her neighbor, I witnessed her go through the impossible situation of being suddenly diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, and how she met it with such incredible grace and love. She lost her battle with cancer earlier this month, but I hope her music – her unique, thoughtful, sensitive and powerful artistry – will live on.
Margaret, you are an inspiration. I wish I had known you longer.
Margaret M. O’Brien’s music on ReverbNation
News Gazette article: Studio Visit: Margaret O’Brien
Margaret’s Facebook page
Tributes, photographs, and messages to Margaret on Facebook