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Marian A. O’Connor

Posted By Hans Funeral Home On December 23, 2020 @ 3:54 pm In Obituary | 12 Comments


SCHENECTADY – Marian A. O’Connor, 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 21, 2020 at Ellis Residential and Rehabilitation Center.  Born December 14, 1930 in Albany to John G. Wemple, Sr. and Marian (Van Deusen) Wemple, Marian graduated from Blessed Sacrament School and Vincentian Institute, Albany.   After raising her six children, she graduated from Schenectady County Community College with an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies. She worked as a legal assistant with the NYS Attorney General’s Office and the Schenectady District Attorney’s Office.

Marian was married to Frank C. O’Connor, Jr. at Blessed Sacrament Church on September 23, 1950. After a joyous marriage of 63 years, Marian was predeceased by her loving husband Frank.

Marian was a Religious Education Teacher and member of the choir at St. John The Baptist Church, Schenectady.  She was a Eucharistic Minister and member of the Rosary Society at St. Joseph’s Church, Scotia.  Marian was a proud member of the Dutch Settlers Society of Albany and served as their corresponding secretary for many years.  She enjoyed cross country skiing, swimming and dancing with her husband, Frank, and they loved to travel and delighted in many ocean cruises together.  She especially loved their trips to Ireland and Hawaii.  Most of all she loved celebrating with her family.  Marian and Frank retired to Port Orange, Florida for several years before returning north to be with their family.

Marian was also predeceased by her son, Joseph P. O’Connor (Margaret Janeski) and her daughter, Deborah A. Marino (Robert). She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen M. Ryan (Frank) and Judith M. Dixon and her sons Frank C. O’Connor, III (Carol Kirk) and Thomas J. O’Connor (Kimberly Usas).  She is also survived by twelve grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, her brother John G. Wemple, Jr. and her sister Joan Burns.  She was predeceased by her sister Carolyn Payne.

Due to the current virus pandemic, Marian’s funeral mass will be live-streamed only (no in person attendance) on December 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM from St. Kateri Tekakwitha church.  Arrangements by Hans Funeral Home, and please see their website www.hansfuneralhome.com to leave condolences and for a link to the services.  Interment at Park Cemetery, Scotia will be held at a later date.  Her family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to the staff at Ellis Residential and Rehabilitation Center for their compassionate care. Marian’s family requests, in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in her memory to ALS Association, Dana Farber Cancer Institute or Rett Syndrome Research Trust.

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Condolences for the family of “Marian A. O’Connor”

Condolence from Noelle Russell on December 23rd, 2020 7:14 pm

Sending love and prayers to the O’Connor family, love Ed,Noelle and Erin Russell…

Condolence from Mary Ann & John Kuhn on December 23rd, 2020 7:27 pm

We send you our deepest sympathy and send our love to all of you. What a beautiful life and so many wonderful memories. God bless you and keep everyone safe.

Condolence from sally horan on December 23rd, 2020 7:50 pm

Will miss you always Marion!!

Condolence from Amy & Scott Zahn on December 24th, 2020 5:35 am

A lovely tribute to a beautiful women. Sending you all much love and sympathy.

Condolence from Betsy Payne Cook on December 26th, 2020 7:46 am

Sending love and hugs to all of you. May all your memories and shared stories help to soothe your sorrow.
Love xo
Betsy and Steve
Eli and Zoë

Condolence from Jeff and Reena Linkinhoker on December 26th, 2020 9:00 am

We send our deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire O’Connor family. She will be missed…

Condolence from Mary Ann Arcesi on December 27th, 2020 1:27 pm

Marion was a fellow resident here at Cambridge Manor in Scotia. She was a vibrant lady who enjoyed life to its fullest. I remember her at the pool here at our complex in the afternoons, with her cocktail and sun hat. She was a lovely woman and will be dearly missed. My sincere condolences to her family at this sad time.

Condolence from E. James Schermerhorn on December 28th, 2020 9:06 am

So sad to hear of Marian’s passing. To the entire family please accept my deepest sympathies. I knew Marian as a member of the Dutch Settlers Society of Albany.

To Joan, John & the entire Wemple Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep the entire family in my thoughts & prayers.

Condolence from Carol Conyers on December 29th, 2020 3:31 pm

Thinking of the Dixons at this difficult time, and sending our love and support.
Your neighbors,
Carol, Tom and Will

Condolence from Pier Bruno on December 30th, 2020 11:25 am

Frank, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Jennifer & Dave Dobson on December 30th, 2020 11:52 am

Our sympathies to all the O’Connor family. Many happy memories of Marian, may she rest peacefully with all her loved ones.

Condolence from LInda Dingman on January 4th, 2021 9:38 pm

My deepest sympathy to Marian’s family, as well John and Joan. I enjoyed seeing her at the Dutch Settler’s Society events. She was such a lovely woman and I enjoyed talking with her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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