Cecilia Otterbein

May 13, 2021 - May 22, 2012


CECILIA A.(FLANAGAN) OTTERBEIN, OF ROSS TWP. BELOVED WIFE OF 56 YEARS OF WILLIAM L.
OTTERBEIN, PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY AT HOME ON MAY 22,2012. SHE WAS THE
LOVING MOTHER OF FIVE, WILLIAM (SUZANNE),MARY (ANDREW) RACEK ,LISA,
THOMAS (VICTORIA), AND PETER(MELYNDA).
CECILIA , NANA, IS ALSO SURVIVED BY 11 GRAND-CHILDREN AND HER BROTHER
THOMAS OF DELAWARE ALONG WITH MANY NIECES AND NEPHEWS. SHE SET A
WONDERFUL EXAMPLE THROUGH LOVE, KINDNESS, AND FAITH THAT SHAPED THE
LIVES OF HER FAMILY.
CECILIA HELD DEGREES IN EDUCATION AND NURSING. SHE WAS THE RECIPIENT
OF THE INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY OF NURSING AWARD IN 1991.
SHE WAS ALSO A SCHOOL NURSE IN THE NORTH HILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR 25
YEARS. AFTER RETIREMENT SHE SERVED COMPASSIONATELY AS A VOLUNTEER AT
MERCY HOSPITAL FOR 11 YEARS.
AS AN AVID TRAVELER, SWIMMER, AND SKIER, SHE ENJOYED MANY TRIPS ACROSS
THE U.S., EUROPE, THE CARIBBEAN AND CANADA WITH HER FAMILY AS WELL AS
A LIFETIME OF SUMMERS AT THE NEW JERSEY SHORE.
WITH HER GRACE, STRENGTH, AND SPIRIT SHE TOUCHED THE LIVES OF EVERYONE
SHE MET. SHE WAS TRUELY A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN.
VISITATION FRIDAY 2-4, 7-9 PM AT T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME,806 PERRY HWY. NORTH HILLS
(412-364-0510).
A MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL WILL BE CELEBRATED AT ST. SEBASTIANS R.C.
CHURCH. NORTH HILLS, ON SATURDAY, 9:30 A.M..
CONTRIBUTIONS MAY BE MADE TO ST. SEBASTIANS SCHOOL.

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  • Colleen Critchley

    To the Otterbein Family,

    I was so sorry to hear about Mrs. Otterbein. She had a warm smile and laugh, always welcoming me in for glass of iced tea in the summers. I always enjoyed spending some time, catching up with her on the family and hearing what had been going on over the winter months.

    Mr. Otterbein, Billy, Mary, Lisa, Tom and Pete – she was a class act, and I will remember her fondly. Thinking of all of you and your families.

    Love, Colleen Critchley

  • Sr. Eleanor Uhl, OP

    Dear Bill, Children and Grandchildren,

    What a wonderful wonderful woman Cecilia, known as Honey to some, was her whole life. I met the Otterbein family in Rahway, NJ, over 50 years ago! What a delight it was in my very early years as a Dominican Sister (Sr. Daniel Anne) to have taught Bill, Mary and Lisa. To my great disappointment I never did teach Peter and Thomas! Cecilia was always so kind and thoughtful of all the Dominican Sisters. It was an honor for me to stay connected with all the Otterbeins for so many years.G In faith we believe that this connection with Cecilia only strenthens and deepens. Her
    graciousness in word and in deed lives on in all of you! And I feel like I have a piece of that too!
    With much love and gratitude to all of you

    Sr. Eleanor (Sr. Daniel Anne!)

  • Sheila Burke Duffy

    Please accept my sympathies – I will always remember your mom as our school nurse at St Sebastians. She was so kind and always had a lovely smile. It was always so nice to see her over the years in church.

    Sheila Burke Duffy

  • Irene Negle

    Dear Bill and family,

    It was a pleasure to know Ceil for so many years. I admired her grace and beauty, and her thoughtfulness and kindness were unmatched!

    I will miss her so very much.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May you find comfort knowing that she is now in His loving presence.

    God Bless.

  • Melinda Freeland

    My condolences to Ceil’s family and friends. I was blessed to know Ceil when we both worked at Perrysville. She was kind, gentle, loving and helpful to all. She was beautiful and classy. She loved her family and gave compassionate care to the students. She will live on in my heart always.May her loving spirit bring peace to her family and may she rest in peace.

  • Joan Kinder

    As a school nurse Cele was my role model. She taught me so much. With the kids at school she was patient and loving and no nonsense. She was beautiful and smart and funny and devout.She always gave such good advice. She will be sorely missed.

 

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