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Thursday, June 08, 2017

Marelene G. Briggs -- May 9, 1937 - June 4, 2017

All WNY News     Thursday, June 08, 2017    

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.   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  Bell Aircraft.  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.

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.

Memorials may be made in her name to the  Lewiston Fire Company #l.

Interment in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar. NY

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