Brigid A. Martusewicz

Hornell, New York

Brigid A. Martusewicz – 64 – of 456 Bennett Parkway, Hornell, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon (January 26, 2024) at her home.

Born in Hornell on December 30, 1959, she was the daughter of Mark & Eleanor (Gould) O’Neil.

As a young child, Brigid resided in Buffalo for several years and later grew up in Geneseo, NY. She was a graduate of Geneseo High School (class of 1977) and received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Alfred State College (SUNY Alfred).

For several years, Brigid was employed as a Licensed Registered Nurse at Strong Memorial Hospital. She has lived in the Hornell area for the past 25 years.

While living in Geneseo, she was a member of St. Mary’s Church and more recently attended St. Ann’s Church of Hornell.

Brigid had a deep affection of all animals and throughout the years had many well loved dogs & cats. However, her true passion was for horses and in years past owned several race horses including Anniron, that is in the Horse Racing Hall of Fame and was named “New York State Filly of the Year.” While living in Geneseo, she actually had her own racetrack built on her property. An accomplished horse-back rider, Brigid enjoyed equine hunting and jumping and had been a member of the Genesee Valley Hunting Club.

An avid reader, Brigid loved reading medical journals, especially articles about nursing. She was also an avid fan of J.R. Tolkien and enjoyed reading and watching the The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

Most recently Brigid embraced her role as a doting grandmother. Her granddaughters Annabelle and Elliana truly loved and will miss their “Grammy Bridgy.”

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mark & Eleanor O’Neil.

Surviving are her son, Christopher (Jen) Martusewicz of Canandaigua; her daughter, Caitlin (Silverio Morales) Martusewicz of Brooklyn, NY; her siblings, Beth “Honey” (Craig) Ohlhorst of Newport News, VA, Margaret “Sissy” (Dan) Mahoney of Hornell; Mark “Bucky” (Ann) O’Neil of Hilton Head Island, SC, Patty (Roger) Doddington of England, Timothy (Linda) O’Neil of Canandaigua, Kathryn “Kitty” (Eric) Hepler of Richmond, VA and Brian (Julie) O’Neil of Rochester; her former husband, Alec Martusewicz; many nieces & nephews.

Please save the date for a “Celebration of Life” which will be held on the afternoon of July 19th in Geneseo, NY at a location to be announced.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

In keeping of her love of animals, Brigid’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843.

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5 Responses to “Brigid A. Martusewicz”

  1. Michael L& Deborah Henderson says:

    To the O’Neil family,
    Honey, Sissy, Mark (Bucky), Patty, Tim, Kitty, & Brian. I am deeply saddened to hear the news of your sister’s passing. I offer my condolences to you all and your family. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. “Praying that peace and strength surrounds you all on this sad day…

  2. Shawn Hogan says:

    My most sincere condolences to the O’Neil family, a wonderful family. So sorry, Sissy and Mark and all the other siblings. . My the Angels guide paradise.

  3. David Crawford says:

    To my O’Neil family, I am saddened by this news. The loss of a close loved one is not what any of us should have to endure, but may she find joy and free spirit in that place we all hope to go! Sad yes but as I return in my mind to memories of times spent with her and the whole family smiles come to my face. We enjoyed some great times. That is what missing is the more great memories increase the the hurt of what we have loss! All take care until we meet again!

  4. J.Therese Haag-Olson says:

    February 1st is celebrated in Ireland as the feast of St. Brigid.
    Last evening I sent a celestial note to Brigid which I would like to share.

    Dear Brigid. I write to you tonight on the eve of your Irish feast day, aware that you have recently left your earthly life, and hoping that you will find blessings and protection in the extra effective hours of the eve of this feast. I met you only once, but I have had the joy of knowing and loving your beautiful children Caitlin and Christopher. You might remember that we danced together at Chris and Jen’s wedding and that you proclaimed it “a lot of fun.” Your beautiful Cait so strongly resembles you as a young woman, and she shares your love of little Annabelle and Elliana, and also of cats and dogs. Chris is a strong, loyal, reliable man. They are both tremendously talented and loving people. You must be so very proud of them. I know your entire family misses you. But I hope that tonight you are dancing, remembering and rejoicing in the seeds of love that you sewed here, and enjoying the freedom of eternal bliss. In peace, love and remembrance. Cork’s wife, Tippi

  5. LTC ( Ret) Sean and Susan Eaton says:

    To the Martusewicz and O’Neil families, I have fond memories of Brigid and times in Geneseo. Blessings of strength, peace and love. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember her fun loving attitude, humor, spirit and genuine awesome personality.
    Love to all
    LTC(Ret) Sean and Suzy Eaton

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