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Margaret Ann O'Brien

February 15, 1941 — May 22, 2023


Margaret Ann O’Brien, 82, of Syracuse, passed away Monday after a brief illness, surrounded by the love of her husband and family near and far. Margie worked for Syracuse University until retirement. For many years, she volunteered her time by leading the Valley Southside cheerleading group and the fieldhouse refreshment stand for the Valley Broncos football team, where her son participated on the team while her daughters cheered the team on. Margie and her husband lived in Vero Beach, FL, for many years after retirement where they truly “lived life” with many dear friends. She always enjoyed the family visiting them.

Margie was predeceased by her parents, Herbert and Emma Fuller; brother, Richard Fuller; and sister, Marilyn Dietrich.

Margaret’s memory is cherished by her husband of 63 years, Howard E.; children, Patricia (Jeff) Griffin, Howard (Judy) Jr., Colleen (Patrick) Spiddle, Michelle (Jeff) Jones, and Kathy O’Brien; grandchildren, Michael (Shauna), Brittney, Courtney (DJ), April (Dan), Logan (Taylor), Sean, Gregory, Jeffrey, and Joey; great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Owen, and Veda; sister, Rosemary Houseman; and extended family members.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 8 at 1 p.m. at Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 4069 Howlett Hill Rd., Syracuse, where Margaret will be laid to rest.
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Thursday, June 8, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery

4069 Howlett Hill Rd., SYRACUSE, NY 13215

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