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Dorothy O’Brien


Port Leyden- Dorothy (Doody) O’Brien, 80, of the River Road, a long time town Historian and wife of the late Robert W., passed away on Monday December 10, 2012, at Lewis County General Hospital.

She was born in Lowville, on August 19, 1932, a daughter of Edward and Florence Marmon Doody, where she graduated from Lowville Academy with the Class of 1950. Thereafter she attended and graduated from House of The Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in Watertown.

Dorothy was united in marriage with Bob W. O’Brien, Jr. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville, on April 24, 1954. Mr. O’Brien died on July 28, 2001.

Dorothy is survived by two sons and a daughter in law, William T. and Susan and Timothy J, all of Port Leyden; one daughter and son in law, Nancy O’Brien-Dailey and Ward, Port Leyden, nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one brother, Richard (Joann) Doody, Fredrick, MD; and one sister, Helen (Peter) Paige, Cicero. She was predeceased by a daughter in law, Pamela J. (McLaughlin) O’Brien, on June 29, 2001.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 14, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Martin’s Church, Port Leyden, with interment in the spring in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. Calling hours are Thursday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis Co. Hospice, Inc. P.O. Box 266 Lowville, NY 13367, Port Leyden Fire Company, or to the Port Leyden Library Canal St. Port Leyden, NY 13433.

Dorothy’s family extends a special thanks to Diane Brinkerhoff, Gladys Reese, Jim & Chris Chauftey, Tammy Camidge, Dr. Birg, the staff of the second floor east wing at the Lewis Co. Hospital, and many others who have shared their kindness with her.

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