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Holly A. Brander

Ogdensburg- Holly Anne (Wells) Brander, 67, of Greene Street, died peacefully on Friday, July 10, 2020 at her home under the care of her husband Bill, her children and Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.

Arrangements are under the direction of the LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home.

Holly was born on November 3, 1952 to the late Robert C. & Norma A. (Belling) Wells in Ogdensburg, New York. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1971.  She was employed as a Medical Assistant for Dr. Jerry H. Jacobson, Ophthalmologist in Ogdensburg, NY.

Holly married Lewis (Bill) Brander in January of 1996.  She was an avid reader, loved spending quality time with her family and friends. She enjoyed traveling with her children.

Holly is Survived by her husband Bill Brander, Ogdensburg; Two children, Carey and her husband (Mitchell) Patterson, New Mexico; Jay Mereau and wife (Jill Sweeney), Ogdensburg; a special friend, Marlene Clark, Ogdensburg; and several siblings, Henry, Ruth, Claire, Robert, Richard, and Lauren; many special grandchildren, Anthony S. (Jazmyne) Montana, Christian M. (Kayla) Patterson, Zachary (Tori) Sweeney, Azarya Mereau, and Bragyn Mereau; and great- grandchildren, Jianna, Mia, and Mason Montana, and Elliose Sweeney.

Holly is predeceased by several siblings; Martin, Mary and Norma.

There will be a Memorial Service held at the United Methodist Church, located at 627 Caroline Street in Ogdensburg, NY on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 12:00pm with Pastor, Donna Fichette, officiating.  Burial will be held privately by the family. 

Donations in her memory can be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place

Memphis, TN 38105

Please adhere to the Phase 4 COVID-19 restrictions and wear a mask. Online condolences can be made at www.laruepitcher.com


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I would like to thank everyone for the cards, prayers, words of sympathy and help during this time. Holly was a wonderful wife, a great mother, loving grandmother and great grandmother affectionally known as Mee Maw. . She liked to do many things that she will be remembered for. Again thanks, god bless and take care.

Lewis W. (Bill) Brander, Jr. Jul 22 2020 12:00 AM

Jay, Jill and family, sending our thoughts and prayers to you at this very difficult time. May she rest in peace.

Tim and Debbie Burke Jul 14 2020 12:00 AM

Jay and Jill so sorry about hollys passing.our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. MaY she rest in peace.
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Debbie duprey Jul 13 2020 12:00 AM

Loving thoughts condolences to Hollys family. Holly was a large part of my childhood and will always be remembered.

Sally Hughes Jul 11 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Holly Brander

Jenn Doty Jul 11 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to Holly's family. May your memories sustain you all at this sad time.

Anne Montpetit Donnelly Jul 11 2020 12:00 AM

My sympathy to Holly's family. I worked with her for several years at Dr. J's office and enjoyed her humor and personality
immensely. There's a new angel in heaven.

Barbara Michael Jul 11 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Holly Brander

Robin Downey Jul 10 2020 12:00 AM