Fox & Murray Funeral Home and Cremation Services

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Alice Norene Brander

November 12, 1927February 5, 2020

Funeral services for Alice Norene Brander, age 92 formerly of Lisbon, will be held at 1:00pm on Monday (February 10, 2020) at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Pastor Andrea Mericle officiating. An Easter Star Ritual will take place at 12:30 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the spring at the White Church Cemetery in Lisbon.

Calling hours will be held also on Monday from 11:00am until the time of the funeral. Mrs. Brander passed away on Wednesday (Feb 5th) at the United Helpers Nursing Home with her family by her side.

Surviving are her two sisters Eleanor (Robert) O’Neil of Madrid and Shirley Watson of Malone along with several nieces and nephews.

Her husband George T. Brander and a brother Donald Packard predeceased her.

Alice was born on November 12, 1927 in Waddington NY, a daughter of Charles & Florence (Alguire) Packard. She graduated from Madrid Central School and continued her education at the State Hospital School of Nursing, where she received her Licensed Practical Nursing degree. She later married George T. Brander on July 21, 1950 in Ogdensburg.

In 1948 Alice began her long time career at Massena Memorial Hospital where she worked as an Operating Room Nurse until her retirement in July of 1991. She was a longtime member of the Fulton Order of Easter Stars Chapter and served as Matron, District Deputy and Treasurer over the years. Alice enjoyed her involvement with the Eastern Stars, bowling on the women’s bowling league in Waddington, knitting, crocheting, sewing and embroidery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Ogdensburg Lions Club, The Congregational Church of Lisbon or the Order of Eastern Stars. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.


  • Calling Hours Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 10, 2020


Alice Norene Brander

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Bill Breitenbuecher

February 11, 2020

I'm so sorry to read of Alice's passing. I enjoyed our visits at United Helpers. She was a lovely lady. My thoughts are with her family.

Marcia Dywan

February 9, 2020

I worked at massena memorial hospital and worked with Alice in the operating room. I am a member of the MMH RETIREES! Our condolences to her family and friends!💛

Sue Beaulieu

February 6, 2020

My condolences to the family. I worked many years in the operating room at Massena Memorial with Alice. As a new O.R. Nurse, Alice shared her knowledge and took time to teach the newbie. I have many fond memories from the years we worked together. May your happy memories bring comfort and a smile. Sue Beaulieu

Terry and Cindy Watson

February 5, 2020

I have many memories of Aunt Norene and Uncle George. Most of all I will never forget her dinner rolls, delicious lemon sugar cookies and how upset she would get when Uncle George fell asleep in his recliner with his pipe. Aunt Noreen will be with Uncle George once again, I love you both and you will be greatly missed.

Laura LaBarge

February 5, 2020

Alice (Noreen as we always called her), was married to my second cousin and lived just down the road from us until she moved to Waddington. She was the best pie maker in the road and all of the haying crew loved to eat at their place because she always had some kind of delicious pie waiting for their dessert. When I got married, she gave me two of those recipes, her butterscotch pie and her famous, and extremely rich, chocolate pie. I still make them today, and I always remember her kindness and smile. Rest in peace, Noreen, and say "Hi"to George, and my dad, Wendell, for me. Hugs, love, and prayers, to her sister and family.