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Marie Sullivan O’Brien, 87, Of Mohegan Lake

MOHEGAN LAKE/CARMEL, N.Y. - Marie Sullivan O'Brien of Mohegan Lake/Carmel, and longtime resident of Northport, Long Island, died April 26. She was 87.

O’Brien was born May 31, 1926, to Thomas and Ellen Sullivan, she was raised in Floral Park. She earned her nursing degree from Manhattanville College and achieved Master's and Doctoral degrees in gerontology and Nursing Education.

After retirement, she was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, and was involved with local Hospice care and the Putnam Community Action Program. She was a parishioner at St. James R.C. Church in Carmel and later at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Shrub Oak. She was a member of the Putnam County Emerald Association.

O’Brien is survived by her children, Erin, Sean (Diane), Neil (Martha), Sheila, Maureen (Frank) and Peter (Ichu); 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary Sullivan; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Thomas Joseph (Junior) John Francis (Jackie), and Aunt Molly McCarthy.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, May 1 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Balsamo-Cordovano Funeral Home, 15 Church St. Carmel, NY (845) 225-244. A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, May 2 at St. James the Apostle R.C. Church. Burial to follow at the Cemetery of the Holy Rood in Westbury.

In lieu of flowers, donations in O’Brien's honor may be made to the Alzheimer's Association .

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