Who is Patricia O’Brien?
Patricia O’Brien is the wife of Bill Freehan.
Bill Freehan, an 11-time All-Star catcher who was a key member of the Tigers’ World Series-winning club in 1968, died on Thursday.
William Ashley Freehan was a professional baseball player in the United States. He spent his entire 15-year Major League Baseball career with the Detroit Tigers as a catcher.
Bill Freehan was 79 years old and his wife Patricia O’Brien is 65-67 years old.
The couple has 3 children named Corey Sue, Kelley, and Cathy.
Bill Freehan And Patricia O’Brien
On February 23, 1963, Freehan married Patricia O’Brien. She was Dan O’Brien’s sister, and the two met in high school.
During his later years, he and his wife moved to Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
How Did Bill Freehan Die?
He died of the illness on August 19, 2021, at the age of 79.
On Thursday, the club acknowledged his death and issued the following statement: “It’s with a heavy heart that all of us with the Detroit Tigers extend our condolences to the friends and family of Bill Freehan. An all-time great Tiger, the Olde English ‘D’ was the only logo he wore over his 15-year Major League career, during which he was named to 11 All-Star teams, won five-straight Gold Glove awards and played a key role on the 1968 World Series Championship team. Off the diamond, Freehan made a positive impact in the southeast Michigan community, including as a player and then coach at the University of Michigan, where he changed the lives of many for the better. Our thoughts are with Bill’s wife, Pat, and the entire Freehan family.”
After a long struggle with dementia, Freehan passed away. Pat, his wife, cared for him at home with hospice assistance, a labor of love she chronicled a few years ago. Those who followed and adored Freehan will never forget what the condition took away from his memories.