Marianne O'Connell

Obituary of Marianne C. O'Connell

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Marianne O'Connell (Ramirez, Privuznak) passed on Jan 1, 2022 and is now riding into the sunset on her beloved Paso Fino Tango.


Marianne is predeceased by her second husband James O'Connell and her parents Anna and John Privuznak, brothers Michael and John Privuznak.  Mare leaves behind her 4 children and their spouses; son, Daren and Lisa Ramirez, daughter Samantha Gawdun and Steve Gawdun,,  daughter Sherry Lynn and Robert Hough, and daughter Serena Meng.  Grandchildren Zachary, Donovan, and Quinten Meng. Step-daughter Carrie and husband George Greaves, step-son Michael and wife Caroline O'Connell.  In addition step-grandchildren George, Braden, Emilee, Lily.  Step-granddaughter Sydney and Great grands Elli and AJ. Mare also leaves behind her sisters Louise DeStories and Joanne Lynch, many nieces and a nephew and many extended family members.


Mare was a spitfire never conforming to anyone's will, always taking her own path, her own way.  With her colorful outfits and language she was never shy about speaking her mind.  Mare could be found at the barn with her dearest friends Chester, Pea, Mo and Jessie, and all of her other barn friends with whom she would work side by side. Mare was always on the go, trail riding or driving the mountains cranking up her country music, happy to get lost with good company and never turning down an opportunity to do something new.  She was also a member of the Blue Ridge Riding Association.


A celebration of life will be at a later date. Mare's care is entrusted to Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, Nj 07825.


Mom, You will forever be in our hearts and memories as a strong independent woman who worked hard and loved to laugh with the people you love.  We will always love you, MORE!     

A Memorial Tree was planted for Marianne
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Newbaker Funeral Home
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