Marian E. (Mitchell) Cournyea, of Niagara Falls, passed away at home on Sunday, October 28, 2012 after a brief illness. She was 67. She was born in Tupper Lake, New York, on December 29, 1944, a daughter of the late Armand and Patricia (Young) Mitchell.
She attended school in Tupper Lake and later worked as a legal secretary for Rice, Rice, Husslebee and Chase. Mrs. Cournyea was active in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and enjoyed quilting and reading but her greatest joy was her time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived her husband of 46 years, James Cournyea; three children, Patricia Brierley, Paula (Richard) Wright and Pamela Cournyea; four grandchildren, Taylor and Teagen Brierley and Cora and Roman Wright; and four siblings, Charles James Mitchell, Shirley (Gerald) LaVasseur, Judith (Darwin) DeShaw, and Irene Mitchell Schaniel. She was predeceased by her brother, Donald Mitchell.
Private services were held on October 31, 2012. Burial was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in the Town of Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094.