Maryann Briney

October 13, 1952May 27, 2019

MARYANN V. BRINEY, 66 Maryann V. Briney, 66, of Staten Island, died at 11:50 am, Monday, May 27th, 2019 at Crest Pointe Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Point Pleasant, NJ. She was born October 13th, 1952 in New York and was raised by Edward and Kathryn Rice. She married the love of her life Charles J. Briney of Staten Island, on October 20th, 19__, whom precedes her in death. Surviving are her daughters and their families. Noelle (Joe) Roman of Staten Island, NY; Holly (Barry) O’Brien of Spring Lake, NJ; and Lieutenant Colonels Kathryn (Karl) Nilsen of Chicago, IL; as well as her granddaughters Fiona O’Brien, Kayla Roman, and grandsons Clark and Bruce Nilsen. Maryann was a long-time resident of Staten Island. She graduated from St. Joseph by the Sea High School in 1970 where she made many lifelong friends. Maryann was world-renowned for her New York spunk, not holding back her opinion and a knack for telling like it is. Her words of encouragement, wisdom, and categorical comfort, kept us in line, taught us the “school of hard knocks” and gave us something to pass down to our children. Everyone always knew where you stood with her. She liked you or she didn’t, it was black or white. As her children, we are still trying to figure out which one of us was her favorite. All whom loved her dearly and will ever forget her tenacity, wit, charm, grace and undying love and caring for them. She taught us respect for others, kindness to all, and unconditional love. She was as proud of an American as they come. The daughter of a veteran, the wife of a veteran, the mother and mother in law of active Army officers, it is filling that she would pass on Memorial Day. As happy on the boardwalk in Atlantic City as she was on the fishing dock with Charlie, she loved life; and she loved nothing more in her life than her family! The visitation is from 2pm to 4pm, and 7pm to 9pm, Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Casey McCallum Rice South Shore Funeral Home. The burial will be at Moravian Cemetery in Great Kills. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her illness. At the request of Maryann, in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of America. As she did in life, she continues to care for others in her death.


  • Visitation Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • Prayer Service Thursday, May 30, 2019


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Noelle Roman

June 1, 2019

This morning at 10 o’clock am we will be burying our beloved mothers ashes as she wished at Moravian Cemetery. She is now home on Staten Island with our father.

As I held your hand, you will hold my heart forever. You were the best of the best! The best mother, wife, grandmother, sister, and friend. You were a friend to everyone you met and a source of strength for all who knew you. I’m so proud to be your daughter and having you for a mother. My heart is forever broken. I love you with all of my heart. Now you have your new journey in heaven resting in peace with Pop.
I love you,
Your first born


You can only have one mother
Patient kind and true;
No other friend in all the world,
Will be the same to you.
When other friends forsake you,
To mother you will return,
For all her loving kindness,
She asks nothing in return.
As we look upon her picture,
Sweet memories we recall,
Of a face so full of sunshine,
And a smile for one and all.
Sweet Jesus, take this message,
To our dear mother up above;
Tell her how we miss her,
And give her all our love.

Bonnie Fisher

May 30, 2019

Until we meet again, my friend. It was a pleasure and honor to be your roommate, Mary Ann Briney. Under extraordinary circumstance, you were always a true soldier and a brightener of the lives of others.
I miss you.

Noelle Roman

May 29, 2019

My dear beloved mother,

There is nothing more rewarding than being your daughter. I thanked God every day for having another day with you. Your love was truly unconditional and eternal. My heart will be forever broken that your no longer with us. I cry, I grieve and go through the emotions. The pain and heartache of losing you makes me feel numb. Like I said out of LOVE I am at peace with knowing that you are safe with Pop, Grandma, the rest of your family and friends. You are our guardian angel. You are healthy with big beautiful wings looking over us. I have no regrets or would I have done anything differently. I am so grateful for spending the time I have spent with you and embracing you through your journey as you passed on peacefully with dignity. I will continue to make you proud and keep your memory alive in everything I do. I know you’ll send me signs to help me get through this and move on. Please tell Grandma & Pop I love them and miss them as well.
I love you with all of my heart. Until we meet again, Rest In Peace my beautiful Mother.

Your First Born
Noelle Xoxo

Joyce Pensabene

May 28, 2019

My Dear Friend MaryAnn,
I still can’t believe you are gone. Our Friendship I will cherish forever!! You were always there for a good laugh or a shoulder to cry on!! All of our Memories in Ac will always remain in my heart!! We raised our kids together !! All the good times On Goodall street !! The one thing that brings me some Joy is that you are now reunited with Charlie The love of your Life!! And I Know my Mom was there with open arms welcoming you!! I will miss our phone calls!! I am so glad I got to talk to you one last time !! I Miss You So Much Already!! The world was kinder with you in it!!
Until we meet again Rest In Peace my dear friend!!
Joyce And Family

Deborah Keeley

May 28, 2019

Maryann, I will miss you very much. You blessed my heart when you became my friend. The pool is opening soon, and it will not be the same without you and your family. Your with your husband, the love of your life. It is the ones you leave behind that need the love and strength to carry on without you. I love you and miss you. Rest easy my friend.

Christine Haynes

May 28, 2019

My dear friend... I am so glad that I got to visit with you and tell you how much I love you. You were always there for me, and I will miss you terribly. The Thelma to my Louise. Keep watch over us and give Charlie a hug for me. Till we meet again..... Christine

JoAnn Malavasi

May 28, 2019

My Dear Friend

I feel half of me is gone...You are such a sincere and compassionate friend to the end....I am so sorry for the tough battle you went through..The good thing i was was there all the way. Thanks to Noelle at the end keeping me
I'm the loop.. You always told me this is how this would end but I didn't believe you at times...My dear Maryann love you always and forever and ever. May the Eternal light shine on you and Charlie always...xxxRIP You are Truly missed.....Love JOANN & PETE.