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Ursula E. O’Marah ” Mrs. O.”

Ursula O'Marah, 89, of Ogdensburg, died, May 5, 2013, at St. Joseph's Nursing Home. A memorial mass will be May 18, 2013 at 11:00 am, at the Notre Dame Church, Father James Shurtleff officiating, burial will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery. Ursula is survived by her daughter, Rena O'Marah, Manlius, grandchildren, Andrew John Thurston, Ryan Paul Thurston, Stephen Lee and Stephanie Thomas, Tammy and John Feiden, Trevor O'Marah, great grandchildren, Kyle, Kevin and Mark Thomas, Jay and Taylor Feiden, Angela, Jennifer and Kelly Poole, Alexandria and Samantha Bray, 3 great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Raymond Jay O'Marah, January 2007, a daughter, Margaret Ann (Joann) Thomas, February 2009, a granddaughter, Ursula Renee Bray, January 2012, a brother, Carl and wife Evelyn Hebert, sisters, Geraldine Carpenter, Mary Margaret and husband Charlie Silva and Irene Hebert at infancy. Ursula was born on January 22, 1924, in Ogdensburg, the daughter of Carl and Margaret Lovely Hebert. She married Harold John O'Marah on September 17, 1949 in Heuvelton; he died on November 18, 1973. Ursula worked in the laundry at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, and previous to that she was an assembly line worker at Cleveland Container. She was a parishioner of Notre Dame Church. She was known for BBQs and weekend gatherings at her home. She loved to play cards, trivia games (everyone tried to see who could make her laugh the hardest), watching tennis, and golf, Jeopardy, the Home Shopping Network and Court TV. Ursula was young at heart, caring, had a great sense of humor, was loving and was always there to help the ones she loved anyway she could, but she had a tough side if need be. Her last few years were spent at St. Joseph's Nursing Home where she got excellent care and became a loving fixture to the employees, (she suffered from Alzheimer's disease). Donations can be made to the Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad.

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Rena so sorry to hear about your mom .My thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Cindy Lauson May 11 2013 12:00 AM

Rena so sorry for your loss.Tho I met her a few time she is a lady you never forget

Kathy O''Reilly May 10 2013 12:00 AM

I am so sad for your loss Re. God has called her home, she is with Jo, RJ and her loved ones now. I still see her on the couch singing RUNNING BEAR, we sure had some good times. Yours moms laughter was the best! What a beautiful picture of her. Please know that my heart, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Love always Diana

Diana Swanson May 9 2013 12:00 AM

Re, So sorry for your loss. Your Mom and my Grandmother Olive Carter was such great friends and neighbors. I’m sure my grandmother was there to say welcome to heaven.

Cheryl Murphy May 9 2013 12:00 AM

Rest in peace Mom. I know you are In Heaven with the kids playing Canasta by now. You are sorely missed by all of us whose lives you so lovingly touched over the years. I loved you then, love you still, always have and always will. God Bless you Mom.

Alice Fritz May 8 2013 12:00 AM

Rena-what a wonderful picture. I know you will miss her. Please know that I am here is you need anything.

Sue Taylor May 8 2013 12:00 AM