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Margot H. O'Brien

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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Dear Margot and Tom, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. It brings back so many memories of my grandparents (Brunkhorst) and your grandparents as well. May she rest in peace and my condolences to you both.

Ann Lautner May 10 2020 12:00 AM

Tom & Family, We are so sorry for your loss of your mother .. RIP Members of the Rondout Valley Rod & Gun Club.

rich1200hd@aol.com May 8 2020 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss! May your happy memories with Mom help get you through this rough time!

Dawn Harkenrider May 7 2020 12:00 AM

Tom & Family , So sorry for your loss. My she rest in peace .

Richard Demorest May 6 2020 12:00 AM