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Margot H. O'Brien

September 1, 1939 — May 2, 2020

Margot H. O’Brien of Kerhonkson, NY, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Health Alliance Hospital. She was 80 years old. Margot was born on September 1, 1939 in Staten Island, NY; she was the daughter of the late Joseph H. and Helene K. (Huber) Dannecker and the widow of Thomas D. O’Brien.

Margot graduated from St. Joseph’s Hill Academy in Staten Island in 1957. Following her High School graduation Margot worked for JP Morgan until 1962 when she married Thomas D. O’Brien. While living in Staten Island Margot attended St. Christopher’s Roman Catholic Church. In 1999 Margot and her husband retired to their summer home in Kerhonkson.

Margot enjoyed traveling with her family, arts and crafts such as needle point, ceramics and painting.

Surviving are her son, Thomas J. O’Brien of Kerhonkson and her daughter, Margot K. Higgins of Staten Island and her grandchildren, Clare and Julie Higgins.

A memorial service with ashes burial in Palentown Cemetery will be held at a future date.

Arrangements are under the guidance of Humiston Funeral Home, Kerhonkson. 845-626-3331.

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