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Marion I. Fabian, longtime secretary for St. Martin's Catholic Church in South Buffalo, died Monday (Dec. 29, 1997) in Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. She was 84.

Mrs. Fabian was a 1930 graduate of South Park High School and a 1934 graduate of Bryant & Stratton Business Institute. After graduation, she worked as a secretary for Allied Chemical Corp.'s National Aniline Division, leaving in 1942 to raise a family.

In 1955, she became secretary for St. Martin's Church and retired in the mid-1980s after almost 30 years of service.

A parishioner of St. Martin's, she was a member of the church's Altar and Rosary Society and served as president of the Women's Friday Night Bowling League. She also was active in the church's Mothers Club, served as a den mother for the church's Cub Scout pack and was a Catholic Youth Organization adviser.

Mrs. Fabian enjoyed bingo, often playing four and five nights a week at various South Buffalo locations.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Paul J.; a daughter, Donna Ende of Kenmore; and four sons, Paul J. of Minneapolis, Joseph D. of Lewiston, Robert of Hamburg and Thomas J.

A Mass of Christian of Burial will be offered at 9:45 a.m. Friday in St. Martin's Church, 1140 Abbott Road. Prayers will be said at 9:15 in McMahon Funeral Home, 982 Abbott Road. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna.


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