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Margaret A. (O’Brien) Fien, 86, of Rush, passed away on January 26, 2022 surrounded by her family. Margaret is predeceased by her parents, Frederick and Elizabeth (Kenealy) O’Brien, brother, Frederick O’Brien. Jr., sister-in-law, Rosalie (Petersen) O’Brien and brother-in-law, Richard Engle.
Margaret, born on April 10, 1935 in Copenhagen, New York and was the oldest of 7 children. Margaret went on to graduate from Black River High School in 1953. After graduating from high school, Margaret went on to pursue a degree in Retailing at Rochester Institute of Technology. Margaret met William Fien while they were both studying at RIT. They were married in 1956 and were married for over 65 years. They had five children, John (Andrea) Fien, Paul (Kristin) Fien, Elizabeth Fien Bennett, Mary (Ron) Fien-Silco and Catherine Fien Henry; eight grandchildren, Whitney Fien Gretton (Matthew), Katelyn Kallas (Jeffrey), Matthew Fien, Michael Fien, Patrick Fien, Zachary Fien, Margaret Pendergrass and Emily Fien; and greatgranddaughters, Juniper Fien Gretton and Genevieve Kallas; siblings, James O’Brien, Barbara Koprowski (Alexander), Thomas O’Brien, Ann O’Brien, Ellen Engle and 12 nieces and nephews.
Margaret was dedicated first and foremost to her family. She was a life long member of St. Joseph’s Church in Rush and volunteered both in the church and Good Shepherd School. She was passionate about education and was a literacy volunteer for many years. She and Bill traveled extensively following retirement.
The family would like to send a huge thank you to Sue, Jennifer, Susan and Samantha, the in-home aides that helped ensure that Margaret could remain in her home.
Margaret’s Funeral Mass will occur on January 31 at 11 am in St. Marianne Cope Parish at St. Joseph’s
Church, 6105 Rush-Lima Rd., Rush, NY. Guests are encouraged to wear red to the service as it was
Margaret’s favorite color. Internment will immediately follow the service at Pine Hill Cemetery in Rush. A reception will follow.