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Floranna "Midge" O'Conner

Floranna "Midge" O'Conner, age 81, of Erie, died Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Abington Crest Nursing Center, due to complications of Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Centerville, Pa., July 31, 1931, a daughter of the late Gail and Maybelle Faulkner Bidwell. Many wonderful memories and life-long friendships were made during her employment at Kmart East on Buffalo Road, she retired after 25 years of service. She was preceded in death by a son Dale, who died in infancy; a sister, Eloise Dingfelder and two brothers, Leonard and Donald Bidwell. Survivors include her husband, Robert P. O'Conner of Erie; a daughter, Doris O'Conner of Erie; two granddaughters, Erica Buchholz husband Nick and their son, Henry Buchholz of Baltimore and Kristin Ashley, husband Christopher and their children, Jacob and Emily of Waterford, Mich., a grandson, Andrew Robinson and his children, PJ and Guinn of Sterling Heights, Mich.; a brother, Theodore Bidwell, wife Jennifer of Centerville, Pa., a sister in law Daisy Bidwell of Centerville, Pa. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Friends may call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, LLP, Pine Avenue Branch, 845 East 38th St., Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and Monday 11a.m. until the time of a service at the Funeral Home at 12 noon. Burial will follow in Riceville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Abington Crest Nursing Center, 1267 S. Hill Road, Erie, PA 16509. Condolences and photos at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com


Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 2, 2013
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