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Marie O'Brien 1918 - 2008 CLARKSBURG Marie O'Brien, 90, of 742 East Road and a winter resident of Dunedin, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 18, at Providence Care Center in Lenox. Born in North Adams on July 4, 1918, daughter of John and Marie LePage Fountain, she attended schools there, including the former Notre Dame Parochial School, and graduated from Drury High School. She began working at the J.J. Newberry Store on Main Street in North Adams and also worked at the former Sprague Electric Company during World War II. She worked for many years at the JC Penney Store in North Adams in the dress department until her retirement. She was a communicant of the former Our Lady of the Incarnation Church in North Adams. She belonged to the LeCercle Francais. She enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Taconic Golf Course in Williamstown. Her husband, Richard J. O'Brien, whom she married June 9, 1941, in Notre Dame Church, North Adams, died Aug. 16, 2000. She leaves one son, Dr. Michael O'Brien and his wife, Eileen, of Williamstown; one daughter, Kathleen Conry and her husband, Thomas, of Pittsfield; seven grandchildren, Julianne O'Brien-Pederson of Ann Arbor, Mich., Kathleen Simo of Simpsonville, S.C., Eric O'Brien of Matthews, N.C., Meghann O'Brien-Brody of Cambridge, and Liam Conry, Matthew Conry, and Bridget Conry, all of Pittsfield; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Phyllis Spofford of Clarksburg, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother and one sister, John Fountain, who died in World War II, and Frances Hurley. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Marie Fountain O'Brien will take place Friday Sept. 26, 2008, at 10 a.m. at St. Mark's Church, Pittsfield. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery, Williamstown. There will be no calling hours. Donations in her memory may be made to the through the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME for FUNERALS, CENTRAL CHAPELS, 74 Marshall St., North Adams.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Sept. 23, 2008
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