Marlene's Story

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Marlene G. Briggs of Lewiston,joined her late husband, Carl, in eternal rest on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Niagara Hospice House, Lockport, NY. She was born in Niagara Falls, NY, on Mother's Day, May 9, 1937, to the late Andrew N. and Florence G. (Beach) Houck.
Marlene attended local schools and graduated from Niagara Falls High School. Marlene earned her CPS (Certified Professional Secretary) rating in 1967 and was a member of the local chapter of National Secretaries Association for many years.
She retired from The Carborundum Company as an executive secretary where she had worked for almost 25 years. She was previously employed at the New York Power Authority and at Bell Aircraft.
After retirement, she volunteered at Mary's Hospital, Artpark and with Rivershore Inc. She also quilted many security blankets for Project Linus and kept many children warm with the scarves she knit and donated each Christmas. Marlene enjoyed counted cross-stitch, knitting, quilting and flower gardening.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, O. Leo Curtis Post No. 830, Ransomville, NY.
Marlene was the wife of 23 years to the late Carl R. Briggs, who passed away in 1996. She is survived by her brother, Ronald G. Houck; a step-son, Kenneth ( Dorothe) Briggs; three grandchildren, Trent M. (Donna) Briggs, Jessica (Dr. Shahzad) Mustafa and Stacy (Garet) Feldpausch; two great-granddaughters, Amiya Rose Mustafa and Maria Elizabeth Feldpausch; four great-grandsons, Naveed Mustafa, Ayan Mustafa, Caden Feldpausch and Julius Briggs; and was the aunt of Sandra (Wayne) Gleason, Lynn Houck, Desiree (Garth) Pratt, Nelson B., Lawrence (Dawn), Bruce, Ronald II, Richard and Randolph (Debbie) Houck. She was the sister of the late Nelson L. Houck; and step-mother of the late Michael G. Briggs.
Her family will be present on Thursday from 3-4:00 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 901 Cayuga Street, Lewiston, NY, where funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM. Interment in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar. NY.
Memorials may be made in her name to the Lewiston Fire Company #l.
Visit rhoneyfuneralhome.com for guest register.
Published on June 6, 2017
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