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Emily Stiles O'Brien, 76, formerly of Potsdam
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 4:29 pm

POTSDAM -- Emily Stiles O`Brien, 76, of Chagrin Falls, OH, passed away July 24, 2019, surrounded by her family.

A private gathering of friends and family will be held at Bayside Cemetery in Potsdam, NY.

Emily was born on May 30, 1937, in Potsdam, NY to Mildred (Beardsley) and John Stiles.

She married Thomas French of Canton, NY and raised two sons, Christopher and Geoffrey.

She later remarried her long time love, Charles O'Brien of Potsdam NY.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Potsdam in 1979.

She had a rewarding and successful career as a nurse at Canton United Helpers until she retired to Ormond Beach, Florida.

Emily enjoyed traveling through Europe with her husband Charles and spending summers in New Hampshire with her sister Nancy. She was an avid reader and loved spending time with her family.

Emily is survived by her two sons, Christopher French of Chagrin Falls, OH, and Geoffrey French of Groton, MA. She is also survived by her sister, Nancy Degnan of Epsom, NH, daughters-in-law, April Piendzik and Carolyn French, four grandchildren, Michael, Meghan, Allison and Michelle, two great granddaughters, Avery and Iris, and three stepchildren, Kristen Prillamen (O'Brien), and Terry and Marc O'Brien.

Emily is predeceased by her parents, John and Mildred Stiles, her husband, Charles, and her sister, Elizabeth.