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Marie E. O'Brien, a retired nurse, died Monday (Jan. 24, 2000) in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, after a lengthy illness. She was 88.

The former Marie Cramer was born in Lockport and was a graduate of Middleport High School and Bryant & Stratton Business Institute, Buffalo.

She lived in Northgate Manor Health Care Facility, Wheatfield, at the time of her death. She also had lived on 83rd Street.

Mrs. O'Brien worked at the former Norton Chemical Co., Lockport, for several years and then enrolled in the former Mount St. Mary's School of Nursing.

She worked as a registered nurse at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston. From 1943 to 1945, while her husband was in the armed forces, she worked at the National Carbon Division of Union Carbide as a plant nurse. She also held that position at the former Harrison Division of General Motors in Lockport.

In 1945 she returned to Mount St. Mary's Hospital, where she worked until 1973, when she was forced to retire due to illness.

A member of St. John de LaSalle Catholic Church, she was a member of its Altar & Rosary Society. She also contributed her time to the American Red Cross and Meals on Wheels.

Her husband, Jerome, died in 1991.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Haick of Lewiston; two brothers, Willis of Middleport and Justin of Williston, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. John de LaSalle Catholic Church, 8469 Buffalo Ave., with prayers at 9 in Otto Redanz LaSalle Park Chapel, 2215 Military Road, Town of Niagara. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston.


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