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Marie Ursula (Dowdall) Seibert, White Plains Native, 78

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Marie Ursula (Dowdall) Seibert, a White Plains native, died after a brief illness on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Northern Westchester Hospital. She was 78.

Seibert was born on Sept. 3, 1937 in White Plains to Lorretta Conway (Glodenis) and Richard Peter Dowdall.

Seibert was a lifelong resident of Westchester County and graduated from White Plains High School.  She resided for many years in Yonkers, where she married and raised her children.

Seibert  was a longtime parishioner of Most Holy Trinity, in Yonkers, where she loved serving in the choir until she moved north.

Seibert worked at Richmond Children’s Home in Yonkers for a number of years. She then went on to be a secretary at Iona College in New Rochelle and an administrative assistant at Malcolm Pirnie Inc. in White Plains. After retiring from Malcolm Pirnie, Marie and her husband, Peter, moved to Fellowship Hall Senior Co-op in Bedford Hills in 2007.

Seibert was predeceased by her children: Peter V. III, Richard Charles, Patricia and Margaret.

Seibert is survived by her husband of 53 years, Peter V. Seibert; daughter Laura A. Light (David Light); two grandsons, Christopher and Nicholas from Washington state; son-in-law, Richard Majdanski (Lauren), and her grandson Matthew, who she referred to as “Her Sunshine,” who reside in Yorktown Heights.

Seibert  was a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Wieland Chapter 857, Bronx, where she served in many capacities.

Seibert loved knitting and crafting of all kinds, always loving to keep herself busy. Seibert also loved animals and befriended many over the years.

Visitation was held Thursday, Jan. 8, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home Inc. 288 E. Main St., Mount Kisco,

Her funeral Mass took place at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at St. Patrick’s Church in Bedford Village. Burial was in Rose Hills Memorial Park in Putnam Valley.

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