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Susan Elizabeth "Ducky" (Kane) O’Brien

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Susan O’Brien

Susan Elizabeth “Ducky” (Kane) O’Brien, RN, 57 of 1110 South Church St. North Adams, Mass., died Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 28, 2006, as a result of an automobile accident on Route 8 in Cheshire, Mass.

She was born in Bennington on Aug. 25, 1949, a daughter of the late John J. Kane and Julia M. (Elwell) Kane. She attended schools in Bennington including the St. Francis de Sales Academy and graduated from the former Bennington Catholic High School with the class of 1967. She also graduated from the Fanny Allen School of Nursing in Burlington in 1969. She later received her nursing degree.

O’Brien was first employed as an emergency room nurse at Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington. She later worked as an emergency room nurse at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Mass., and at Hillcrest Health Center. She was a nurse at Valleyhead School in Lenox, Mass. She was last employed as a nursing supervisor at Willowood Health Center in Williamstown, Mass.

She enjoyed working out at Curves. She was devoted to her two dogs, “Belle” and “Rascal.”

Survivors include her longtime companion Anthony Girgenti of North Adams, with whom she made her home; five brothers Daniel J. Kane, and his wife, Susan of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; Michael J. Kane and his wife, Betty, of Meador, West Va; Peter J. Kane and his wife, Linda, of Bennington; Anthony J. Kane of Jacksonville, Fla.; James G. Kane and his wife, Victoria, of Kennesaw, GA; two sisters, Patricia A. Mongiat, and her husband, Anthony of Flagstaff, Ark., Kathryn M. Hayes, and her husband, Steven of Williston, Vt; nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; several special friends

A private funeral for Susan O’Brien will be held at Flynn & Dagnoli Montagna Home for Funerals Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St. in North Adams. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society in care of the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 2, 2006
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