Darla S. OBrien

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Darla S. OBrien
Darla S. Toad OBrien, 56, of Brothertown Rd., passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family after a brief battle with cancer. She was born January 26, 1956, in Utica, NY, the daughter of Alice Way Budlong and the late Charles T. Budlong. She married her childhood sweetheart, Patrick J. OBrien on August 11, 1984. They shared a blessed union of 21 years until his passing in August 2005. She was a graduate of Waterville Central High School, and worked many years at Joseph & Feiss Co. She was currently employed by Dielectric Laboratories in Cazenovia, NY. Toad had a lifelong love of animals, especially horses, which began at an early age. She enjoyed spending weekends trail riding with her friends and family. Although the youngest of 3 children, it was always Toad who was the first one to be there to help any one of her family members in need. She was predeceased by her husband Patrick J. OBrien on August 22, 2005; her father, Charles T. Budlong on February 21, 2010; and her father-in-law, Francis Red OBrien. Surviving are her mother, Alice Budlong, Waterville, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Gary Kingsbury, Waterville, NY; sister and her partner, Jean Budlong and Ann Clark, Utica, NY; nephew, Charles T. Kingsbury, Waterville, NY; niece, Melissa S. Kingsbury and fianc, Jerry L. Ray and great-niece, Leeanne S. Ray, Waterville; mother-in-law, Mary Lue OBrien, Waterville, NY; brothers-in-law and their spouses, Robert and Joyce OBrien, Harrisburg, PA; Edward and Elizabeth OBrien, Sauquoit, NY; Daniel and Robin OBrien, Dillsburg, PA; Joseph OBrien, Waterville, NY; sisters-in-law, Susan Mulata, Oneida, NY; and Penny OBrien, Waterville, NY. Per Toads request, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. The family would like to extend a sincere thanks to Toads cousins, Bettyann Zyla, RN, and Kim Cook, for all of their love and support during this most difficult time. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Stevens-Swan Humane Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, NY. To send a condolence or sign the Book of Memories online go to www.kloster northropbentz.com
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Jan. 13, 2013
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