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Marjorie Adele Obade

February 11, 1934 — March 20, 2024

Belle Vernon

Marjorie Adele Obade, 90, of Belle Vernon, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, with her loving family by her side.


She was born on February 11, 1934 in Elco, the daughter of the late Joseph J. and Irene (Huber) Roberts.


One of her favorite shows was The Andy Griffith Show, often recounting her favorite episodes with infectious enthusiasm.


Despite facing the challenge of blindness, Marjorie was an avid reader using her vision enhancing Braille books machine.


She had a special bond with her seeing-eye dogs, their presence brought her comfort and companionship, enriching her days with their unwavering loyalty and love.


She is survived by her daughters, Rachael Obade of Belle Vernon with whom she made her home and Toni (Bobby) Gauden-Espinoza; three granddaughters, April Gauden,  Holly and Doug Burton Trachy, Emily and Ryan Boyle; three grandsons, Sidney and Christine Gauden, Tyler and Kandy Trachy, Elijah and Taylor Obade; nine great-grandchildren, Sebastian Wright, Ander Gauden, Ian Gauden, Frya Boyle, Conner Boyle, Jaxson Barton, Jesse Barton, Kai Mae Obade, Oliver Trachy; Numberous nieces and nephews and an adopted daughter Shawn Groomes


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three daughters, Jan Obade, Kim Obade and Jill Trachy, two sisters, Jo Anderson and Lynn Roberts and Brother, Leslie "Bud" Roberts


Private services were entrusted to the Robert A. Billick Funeral Home Inc., Grand Blvd. & Marion Avenue, Monessen.


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