Marion Byrne

Obituary of Marion Loretta Byrne

The passing of Marion (Dolly) Byrne of Fredericton, NB, wife of the late Paul Byrne occurred Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the York Care Centre, Fredericton, NB, at the age of 99. Born on January 7, 1921 in Craigville, NB, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Nicholas and Agnes Kathleen (Maher) Doyle.

Following graduation from High School, she went on to pursue a career in nursing, training at the Hotel Dieu Hospital in Chatham and in Saint John, where she met her husband, Paul. They were married in 1948 and settled in McAdam, where Paul worked with CP Telecommunications at the Historic Railway Station and Dolly practiced as a private nurse in the offices of several local physicians including Dr. Francis O’Keefe and Dr. Claude Brown. She became very active in the McAdam community, especially with St. Clements’s church. In 1965, the Byrne family moved to Fredericton and Dolly commenced nursing at the Victoria Public Hospital and later, at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, until her retirement. She was involved in many activities with St. Anthony’s Parish in Devon and was active in St. Anthony’s CWL. She loved to cook and knit, was an avid collector of memorabilia and enjoyed painting and ceramics.


Dolly is survived by her daughters, Anne Jeffries (Joe), Katherine Turnbull, and Patti Allan (John); sons, Joe (Dawn) and Greg (Valerie); grandchildren, Curtis, Colin, Brett, Alex, Hilary, Andrew, Ashley, Rachel and Jillian; step-grandchildren, Paul, Chris, Tina, Leslee; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and her husband Paul, she was predeceased by her siblings, Charles, Joseph, Merlin, Elizabeth, Clayton, Wilbert (Ebbie), and Benedict (Bennie) Doyle.


The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of York Care Centre for their kindness in caring for our mother.


Due to the current public health situation, there will be no visitation. A Memorial Service for the immediate family will take place at York Funeral Home’s T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel with Father Monte Peters officiating. Interment will take place in Sunny Bank Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the York Care Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences may be offered through



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