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Marlene Mae Brickley

February 11, 1938 ~ September 4, 2020 (age 82)

Obituary

Marlene was born between 7 brothers, the only daughter of Art and Lucy Weber. They resided in the Cathedral area on Marshall Ave in a home that housed the family as well as renters to help make ends meet. They grew up in the rough and tumble way that all large families do – learning responsibility, caring and to genuinely love others. It was a family with a deep Christian faith. Marlene married her childhood sweetheart John Brickley after graduating from St. Joseph’s Academy. Later, she would give birth to four boys who eventually put the gray in her hair.  They, in turn, would present her with 8 grandchildren and their spouses/significant others – Luke (Kendra), Dan (Sabrina), John (Jenn), Amanda, Alex, Carly, Lydia, and Jessica (Charles) – each of whom she loved with all her heart. Marlene and John took yearly trips to the south and western parts of the US with her brother Bob and his wife (and one of Marlene’s longest friends) Chick, building a ton of memories. Even after John passed away in 2001, they still continued those trips.  In her later years, Marlene thoroughly enjoyed the Saturday morning breakfasts with her brothers and their wives as well as the occasional casino run. Additionally, she looked forward to her friend Cathy’s visits with her daughter Sarah and Sarah’s friend Ann – boldly going to destinations unknown. Marlene worked at Montgomery Wards, H&R Block and spent several years at Coca-Cola where she forged long lasting friendships. She spent much of her free time as a hospice volunteer. She also delivered meals and provided rides to medical appointments, shopping centers and church services.  As a devout Catholic, she gave a good share of her time and energy to her church, serving meals after funerals and assisting with festival events. Her last few months were packed with visitors – her remaining brothers and their spouses, friends and family – and filled her with an inner peace. She told everyone that God was coming for her – but she had to be patient. Preceded in death by husband, John; parents, Lucy and Arthur Weber; brothers, Arthur, Don, and Dick; sister-in-law, Chick. Survived by children, Robert (Marie), Mike (Brandi), Jim (Sue), Mark (Tesa); siblings, Tom (Phyllis), Bob, Jim (Muriel), John (Joanie); eight grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and very good longtime friends. A special thanks to everyone who help pull off Marlene’s hospice retreat, including all of the visitors, meals, and our rather large support group. It would not have been the success and inspiration it was without you.  Marlene felt your love and you know she love you back. A socially distanced visitation will be held on Wednesday Sep. 23, from 4-7PM at O’Halloran & Murphy, 8700 Valley Creek Road, Woodbury. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday Sep. 24 at 11AM at St. John Vianney, 789 17th Ave N, South St. Paul. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Healtheast: The Pillars Hospice Home or the American Cancer Society.


Services

Visitation
Wednesday
September 23, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
O'Halloran & Murphy Funeral and Cremation Services
8700 Valley Creek Road
Woodbury, MN 55125

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
September 24, 2020

11:00 AM
South St. Paul, St. John Vianney

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