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Frances Korol O'Brien

November 24, 2018
Frances Korol O'Brien
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Frances Korol O'Brien Nov 22, 1936 Nov 24, 2018 Frances Korol O'Brien passed away Saturday, November 24th after a brief, but courageous battle with metastatic cancer. Fran was born in Port McNicoll, Ontario, Canada and raised in Toronto, Canada. As a young woman, Fran traveled frequently to the United States, where she met her husband, Dick O'Brien, in 1965. Fran and Dick married in 1967 and lived in Marin County, where they raised their three children. Fran worked as a paralegal secretary early in her career. After moving to Novato and starting a family, Fran embarked on a career in travel, combining her love of people, new experiences, and travel into a 25-year career. A true nature lover, Fran spent countless hours working in and enjoying her garden. She was a devoted mom, volunteering for all manner of school events for her children and grandchildren. She joined Ignacio Rotary in 1988, committing her many talents to supporting the organization's fundraising and community services. Recent years were filled with frequent social engagements with her diverse friend groups, family dinners and trips, and quality time with her grandsons. Fran and her husband, Dick, enjoyed a 51-year marriage, three loving children, two lucky grandsons and many, many wonderful friendships. She left this world truly grateful for her full life, and an inspiration to her family. Fran is survived by her husband, daughters Catherine (Sonya) and Maureen (John), grandsons Jack and Bennett, and sister Vivian Mischey. Her son, Michael, preceded her in death in 2010. Fran is interred at Valley Memorial Park in Novato, CA, with her son, Michael. Her memorial service will take place January 11th, 11:00am at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Novato. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be sent to the Michael O'Brien Scholarship Fund, c/o Rotary Club of Ignacio Foundation, P.O. Box 5013 Novato, CA 94948.
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Dec. 28 to Dec. 30, 2018

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