W. Marie O’Connor

W. Marie O’Connor, 88, Belmont, Johnstown, died Friday at Arbutus Park Manor.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Frederick and Cecilia (Albright) Raeder.

Surviving are a daughter, Debra (Albert) Machak; two grandchildren: Christopher and Lisa and special friend William Carnell; four great-granddaughters: Alana, Willie, Kate and Becca; and a sister, Margaret Leberfinger of Altoona.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Christopher A. O’Connor; a daughter, Dorothy; a son, Christopher; and five siblings: Earl, Pauline Haigh, Harriet Charlesworth, Joseph and Regina Emery.

Marie was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Geistown, where she worked in the school cafeteria. She was also was employed at Greater Johnstown Area Vo-Tech.

She was a devoted wife, mother and nanny who loved spending time with her family. She especially appreciated Rick and Jenny Wagner and family and Gretchen Lugar for their many years of friendship and loving care. She also appreciated the staff at Arbutus Park Manor.

Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where a Vigil service will be held. A funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at St. Benedict Church, Father David S. Peles, pastor. Committal will be at Richland Cemetery. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.