Margaret Martin died on April 18, 2017, at ECMC Hospital in Buffalo, after a short illness. Her children, Jonathan O’Brian of Jamestown N.Y., Jean O’Brian of La Crosse, Wis., and Paul O’Brian of Burlington Vt., were at her side.
She was born Dec. 6, 1941, to Mary Jane and Paul Smiley of Spring Street in Jamestown, N.Y.
Peggy was a graduate of Ss. Peter and Paul parochial school and Jamestown High School. Soon after graduation in 1961, she found employment with the Jamestown Welfare Department, where she met her husband, John Daniel O’Brian of Fredonia, N.Y.
The couple was married on June 2, 1962, at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Jamestown. They had a son, Jonathan, and soon thereafter resided at Holbrook Street for many years with two additional children, Jean and Paul. The couple divorced in 1980. John O’Brian died in North Tonawanda in 2012.
Peggy remarried Gary Zeeb of Buffalo (now deceased) and moved to that city in 1984. Ms. Martin had several friends in the Buffalo area, loved sheepdogs and spending holidays with family. She is survived by her three children; and a sister, Barbara Carlson of Florida.
A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date. Memorials may be made to the Spiro G. Bello Camp Onyahsa Scholarship Fund.