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Margaret "Marnie" O'Brien O'Connell Keenan

May 31, 1926 — December 5, 2020

HUBBARD — Margaret Mary “Marnie” O’Brien O’Connell Keenan, 94, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020.

Marnie was born in Warren, May 31, 1926, daughter of the late Leo M. and Josephine Loney O’Brien. She moved to Hubbard in 1957. She graduated from Villa Maria High School, received her RN from St. Elizabeth Health Center School of Nursing, and received her BSE from Youngstown State University.

She worked at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren, St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown and Visiting Nurses of Hubbard. She also worked as director of nursing and health services of the Mahoning chapter of the American Red Cross and as executive director of the Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Marnie retired in 1980.

She was executive board member of St. Elizabeth Health Center School of Nursing Alumni Association, executive board member of Trumbull Chapter Catholic Nurses, board member of Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross, board member of Hospice of Youngstown, and president of St. Elizabeth Health Center Auxiliary. She was a member of the Youngstown State University Alumni Association, Trumbull County March of Dimes, the Alumni Association of Villa Maria High School, the Alumni Association of St. Elizabeth Health Center School of Nursing and St. Elizabeth Health Center Auxiliary.

Marnie enjoyed many activities including golf, tennis, sewing and bridge.

Her husband, John C. O’Connell, whom she married Sept. 17, 1949, died Sept. 8, 1960. Her husband, John J. Keenan, whom she married March 18, 1967, died Jan. 30, 1978.

Marnie is survived by her daughter, Colleen O’Connell of Nashville, Tenn.; her son, Brien O’Connell and his wife Cindy of Perrysburg; her daughter, Janet Hovey and her husband Tom of Dayton; her sister, Jo Ann Dalessandro and her husband Jim of Warren; grandchildren, Michael Hovey, Maura Hovey and her husband Nate Perry, John Hovey, Nicole Bose and her husband Rakesh; and great-grandchildren, Priyasha and Divyana Bose.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Dan O’Brien.

The family thanks Brigitta Remley, Marnie Spatar, Bill Messmer and Travis Ealy for their kind assistance to their mother.

A Mass of Christian burial with Monsignor John Zuraw as the celebrant will be for immediate family only at St. Rose Church in Girard on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, PO Box 534, Villa Maria, PA 16155. Arrangements are by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home Austintown Chapel.

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

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