Marion C. Branche, 106, of Watertown, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013, at Samaritan Keep Home where she had been a resident for seven years.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 7, at 11AM at North Watertown Cemetery with Rev. Walter Giles officiating. There will be no calling hours and arrangements are with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.
Mrs. Branche was born in Wanakena on January 1, 1907, daughter of Guy and Jane Benson Cyener. She graduated from Canandaigua High School and had attended the Rochester School of Fine Arts.
On April 5, 1926 she married Elgin A. Branche in the Trinity Chapel, Watertown with Dr. Francis Eason officiating. Mr. Branche died October 22, 1968.
She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She volunteered at the House of the Good Samaritan and in its gift shop, and also for the Jefferson County Historical Society in its Collector's Corner. Marion was an avid Bridge player and gardener, was fond of and collected antiques, and loved the St. Lawrence River.
She is survived by her two daughters, Jan B. Oliver and husband, Vincent R., Dexter and Gail B. Pfister, Watertown; five grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and one great great grandson; and several cousins. Her son-in-law, Maurice A. Pfister, her great grandson, Brett W. Robbins, and her brother, John M. Cyener, died before her.
Donations in her name may be made to the Jefferson County Historical Society, 228 Washington St., or Samaritan Keep Home 2nd Floor Activities Fund, 133 Pratt St., both in Watertown, NY 13601 or to a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.
Saturday, June 25, 2016, Watertown, NY
Funeral Homes Listings
Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, Carthage
Calarco, D.L. Funeral Home, Watertown
Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay
Cummings Funeral Service
Frederick Bros Funeral Home, Theresa
Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, Watertown
Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter
Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown
Cleveland Funeral Home, Watertown
Cleveland Funeral Home,,Cape Vincent
Becker-Cleveland Funeral Home, Chaumont
Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage
T.R. Jetty Funeral Home, Clayton
Piddock Funeral Home, Adams
Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan
Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville
Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan
Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville
Sundquist Funeral Home, Lowville
St. Lawrence County
IslandView Funeral Services, Morristown
Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop
Buck Funeral Home, Norwood
Fox-McLellan Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
French Funeral Home, Gouverneur
Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur
LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg
Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton
O'Leary Funeral Home, Canton
Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, De Kalb Junction
French Funeral Home Inc., Gouverneur
French Funeral Home Inc., Edwards
French Funeral Home Inc., Star Lake