Holly Wells Brander, 67, Ogdensburg

OGDENSBURG, NY —  Holly Anne (Wells) Brander, 67, of Greene Street, Ogdensburg, died peacefully Friday, July 10, 2020, at her home under the care of her husband Bill, her children and Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.

Arrangements are under the direction of the LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home.

Born Nov. 3, 1952, the daughter of the late Robert C. and Norma A. (Belling) Wells in Ogdensburg, NY, she graduated in 1971 from Ogdensburg Free Academy.

She was employed as a Medical Assistant for Dr. Jerry H. Jacobson, ophthalmologist, in Ogdensburg, NY.

Holly married Lewis (Bill) Brander in January of 1996.

She was an avid reader, loved spending quality time with her family and friends. She enjoyed traveling with her children.

Surviving are her husband, Bill Brander, Ogdensburg; two children, Carey and her husband (Mitchell) Patterson, New Mexico, and Jay Mereau and wife (Jill Sweeney), Ogdensburg; a special friend, Marlene Clark, Ogdensburg; and several siblings, Henry, Ruth, Claire, Robert, Richard, and Lauren; many special grandchildren, Anthony S. (Jazmyne) Montana, Christian M. (Kayla) Patterson, Zachary (Tori) Sweeney, Azarya Mereau, and Bragyn Mereau; and great- grandchildren, Jianna, Mia, and Mason Montana, and Elliose Sweeney.

Holly is predeceased by several siblings; Martin, Mary and Norma.

There will be a memorial service held noon Wednesday, July 15, at the United Methodist Church, located at 627 Caroline Street in Ogdensburg with Pastor Donna Fichette officiating. Burial will be held privately by the family.

Donations in her memory can be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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