WELLSVILLE - Monique M. Brownell, 37, of Bolivar Road, passed away Wednesday (Jan. 30, 2013) at the Wellsville Manor Care Center.
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She was born Nov. 26, 1975, in Wellsville, to Gary and Judy Kiefer Brownell.
Monique graduated from the St. Mary's School for the Deaf in 1994, majoring in culinary arts. She was employed as a baker in Addison, Ill., before moving back to this area.
Monique enjoyed roller skating, watching NASCAR and football on TV and attending the races at McKean County Raceway.
She is survived by her father, Gary Brownell Sr. of Rochester; her stepfather, Lou (Jane) Hurd of Belmont; her paternal grandfather, Hartick Brownell Sr. of Wellsville; her maternal grandfather, Kenneth (Irene) Kiefer of Beaver, Pa.; two brothers, Gary Brownell Jr. of Pennsylvania and Jerome (Andrea) Hurd of Painesville, Ohio; two sisters, Terrina (Richard) Santiago of Aurora, Ill., and Tammy (Bob) Scharet of Ocala, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She is also survived by her loving family at the Wellsville Manor Care Center.
Monique was predeceased by her mother, Judy Kiefer Hurd; a sister, Sonya Hurd; and her grandmothers, Nancy "Gramma K" Kiefer and Virginia Brownell.
There will be no prior service. A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date to be announced.
Memorials in Monique's name may be given to the Wellsville Manor Activities Fund. To leave online condolences, visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Feb. 1, 2013