Elaine O'Brien

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Elaine O'Brien
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
from the 61st district
In office
January 2011 – February 21, 2014
Succeeded by Tami Zawistowski
Personal details
Born (1955-08-01)August 1, 1955
Medford, Massachusetts
Died February 21, 2014(2014-02-21) (aged 58)
West Hartford, Connecticut
Political party Democratic Party
Children 3
Alma mater Pennsylvania State University (bachelors)
Westfield State University (masters)
Occupation flight instructor

Elaine Catherine Corrigan O'Brien Donnelly (August 1, 1955 – February 21, 2014) was an American flight instructor and politician.

Born in Medford, Massachusetts, O'Brien received her bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University and her masters from Westfield State University, She was a flight instructor. She served on the local board of education and as town clerk. She then served in the Connecticut House of Representatives, from Suffield, Connecticut, as a Democrat from 2010 until her death in 2014.

She died in West Hartford, Connecticut from glioblastoma at the age of 58. She is survived by her husband and three sons.[1][2]


  1. ^ Votesmart.org-Elaine O'Brien profile, votesmart.org; accessed March 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Elaine O'Brien, 58, a youthful flight instructor turned Conn. lawmaker", Bryan Marquard, The Boston Globe, February 27, 2014; accessed March 1, 2014.