1956 Darla 2013

Darla O'Brien

January 26, 1956 — January 10, 2013

Darla S. “Toad” O’Brien, 56, of Brothertown Rd., Waterville, NY, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family after a brief battle with cancer.
She was born January 26, 1956 in Utica, NY, the daughter of Alice Way Budlong and the late Charles T. Budlong. She married her childhood sweetheart, Patrick J. O’Brien on August 11, 1984. They shared a blessed union of 21 years until his passing in August 2005. She was a graduate of Waterville Central High School, and worked many years at Joseph & Feiss Co. She was currently employed by Dielectric Laboratories in Cazenovia, NY. Toad had a lifelong love of animals, especially horses, which began at an early age. She enjoyed spending weekends trail riding with her friends and family. Although the youngest of 3 children, it was always Toad who was the first one to be there to help any one of her family members in need.
She was predeceased by her husband Patrick J. O’Brien on August 22, 2005; her father, Charles T. Budlong on February 21, 2010; and her father-in-law, Francis “Red” O’Brien.
Surviving are her mother, Alice Budlong, Waterville, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Gary Kingsbury, Waterville, NY; sister and her partner, Jean Budlong and Ann Clark, Utica, NY; nephew, Charles T. Kingsbury, Waterville, NY; niece, Melissa S. Kingsbury and fiancé, Jerry L. Ray and great-niece, Leeanne S. Ray, Waterville; mother-in-law, Mary Lue O’Brien, Waterville, NY; brothers-in-law and their spouses, Robert and Joyce O’Brien, Harrisburg, PA; Edward and Elizabeth O’Brien, Sauquoit, NY; Daniel and Robin O’Brien, Dillsburg, PA; Joseph O’Brien, Waterville, NY; sisters-in-law, Susan Mulata, Oneida, NY; and Penny O’Brien, Waterville, NY.
Per Toad’s request, there will be no calling hours or funeral services.
The family would like to extend a sincere thanks to Toad’s cousins, Bettyann Zyla, RN, and Kim Cook, for all of their love and support during this most difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Stevens-Swan Humane Society.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, NY.
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