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Obituary for Alice Marnell (O'Connell)

Alice “Eileen” Marnell; 89 of Sylvan Beach, NY passed away peacefully at her home with her loving family at her side on August 11th, 2022. She was born on July 30, 1933 in Geneva, NY a daughter of late Paul and Alice O’Connell. Eileen enjoyed gardening, spending time at Oneida Lake, and was especially known for her wonderful baking. She was a very active person, and if the sun was shining, she was in it. She belonged to a bowling league for many years, and shared her love of walking with her beloved dog; Molly. In her earlier years, she graduated from Cortland College and was adored as an Elementary school teacher. Eileen married the love of her life John Robert Marnell who passed away on June 27, 1981.

She is predeceased by her brother, Paul O’Connell Jr. and her sister, Christine Walpole. She is survived by her sister Shirley Clemenson, three sons, and one daughter; Michael and Lori Marnell, John and Grace Marnell, Stephen and Carmel Marnell, Christine and Seth Jones, six grandchildren, Malia Marnell, John Robert Marnell, Katie Macintosh, Elizabeth Marnell, Lindsay and Ryan Jones, and her great grandson, Beau Macintosh. We are so grateful for all the years and memories with our mother. We love you Mom !

Graveside services will take place at St. Agnes Cemetery, Syracuse, NY under the direction of LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in honor of her late husband, John Robert Marnell. You may view the obituary and send a message of condolence online at