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Marian Brisbee obituary (1940 – 2021) – Allegany, NY


ALLEGANY, NY – Marian L. Brisbee, 80, of Allegany, passed away with her loving family by her side Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Olean General Hospital, Olean.
Born November 21, 1940 in Burtville, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Warren E. and Doris Burt Tripp. Doris was a direct descendant of the first white male child born in Potter County; his name was John Burt.
November 4, 1961 in Fort. Jackson, SC, she married Richard B. Brisbee, who died on October 13, 2005.
Marian graduated from Port Allegany High School, Class of 1958. She graduated from Class of 1961 at the former Bradford School of Practical Nursing. She was a wife of the military and traveled widely with her husband during his military career.
She worked as a nurse and also worked as a seamstress at her home. Marian was employed by the Olean General Hospital, retiring in 2002 after 20 years of service, her last position being laboratory secretary. She taught music therapy at Fort. Stewart, Georgia for many years and has also taught private piano lessons to many people.
Marian was a pianist for the Gospel Congregation in Fort. Stewart, where she has also performed for numerous fallen soldier memorial services, having received two Meritorious Service Coins in recognition of her service.
Marian was a faithful Christian who attended church regularly. She was an avid traveler, camper and gardener.
Three sons survive, Ronald W. (Marilyn) Brisbee of Coudersport, Pa. Kevin B. (Jamie) Brisbee of Hinsdale and Joe F. Brisbee of Allegany; one daughter, Sharon D. (Pete) Burgess of Allegany; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Lois E. (Miles) Francisco de Belmont; three sisters-in-law, Beverly McCauley, Bonnie Tripp and Linda Brisbee; a friend who was like a brother, Herb Reed of Hinesville, GA; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Marian was predeceased by a brother, Walter Tripp; and her longtime friend, Sue Reed.
Family and friends can call the Casey, Halwig and Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 2021, where the funeral will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Eric Kessel, pastor of Farmersville Baptist Church, Farmersville Station, officiant. Interment will be in Card Creek Cemetery, Burtville, Pennsylvania.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made at Allegany Rescue and EMS, 10 N. First Street, Allegany, NY 14706.
Arrangements are under the direction of Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa., And Casey, Halwig & Hartle, Olean Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be made at www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

Published by The Bradford Era October 20-27, 2021.