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Marie  C.   Oakes O'Connor

Obituary for Marie C. Oakes O'Connor

May 15, 1940 - June 7, 2021
Collegeville, Pennsylvania | Age 81


Marie C. Oakes O'Connor of Collegeville, formerly of Center Square, passed away peacefully at her home on June 7th, 2021 at age 81. Born in Philadelphia, Marie was the daughter of late James P. McKelvey and Cecilia C. (Sander) McKelvey. Marie was preceding in death by her husband of 40 years Thomas W. Oakes Jr. and her second husband Joseph C. O'Connor, and her son Thomas W. Oakes III. Marie graduated from Chestnut Hill College and was employed by General Electric Company before starting her family.
She is survived by her children: Tina Oakes, Kathy Young (Steve), Ginny Lucas (Ed), Janie Kreiter (Doug), Suzy Wojcik (Bernie), Dan Oakes, Nancy Oakes (Eric Hollander) and PJ Oakes and her Grandchildren: Chris Oakes; Meaghan, Sarah, Stephen, Julia and Monica Young; Jim (Hannah) and Tom Lucas; Natalie, Nicole, Nadia and Noelle Wojcik and her Great-Grand Daughter Aria Oakes. She is also survived by her sister and best friend Teresa Caimi and many nieces, nephews and many cousins and cherished friends.
In addition to raising her 9 children, Marie was alife long lover of music, a member of the Ambler Symphony Orchestra for over 40 years, an active member in the church choirs at St. Helena's and St. Eleanor's Parish in Collegeville. She was also employed by Prudential Insurance in Horsham and a volunteer at A Baby's Breath.
Relatives and friends are invited to Marie's Life Celebration at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton, 200 W. Germantown Pike on Friday evening 6-9 pm and the Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 11 am at St. Eleanor of 647 Locust Street, Collegeville (preceded by a viewing at 10am at St. Eleanor's Church).

Donations may be made in her honor to Ambler Symphony Orchestra or Special Olympics of Montgomery County and A Baby's Breath

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200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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