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Nov. 2, 1918 – Jan. 24, 2013

Marion Kubanet, a nurse for 35 years with a devotion to Sisters Hospital in Buffalo, where she had been a nursing supervisor, died Thursday in Father Baker Manor, Orchard Park. She was 94.

“Nursing was her passion,” said her daughter, Peggy Corto. “She loved what she did, and people loved her.”

The nurses at Father Baker Manor were so fond of her that they would bring her near the nurses station, where she could sit near them while they tended to their duties.

“She loved that,” her daughter said.

Born in Buffalo, the former Marion Collins attended St. Joseph’s Nursing School in Elmira.

She enlisted during World War II and served from 1942 to 1945 as an Army nurse in Belgium and England. Later, she recalled for her daughters, both of whom became nurses themselves, what it was like tending to the wounded in London as she heard bombs explode nearby.

“She said she heard the bombs and was nervous, but she just had things to do and patients to care for,” Corto said. “She was a strong woman.”

After the war, she returned to Buffalo and worked as a nurse at Sisters.

Mrs. Kubanet, who had lived in West Seneca, retired in 1981.

Her husband, Warren E. Kubanet, died in 1991.

Survivors also include another daughter, Colleen Dhafir; three sons, Michael, Timothy and Daniel; and a sister, Ann Weir.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. today in St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 2950 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, after prayers at 10:30 in Amigone Funeral Home, 6170 W. Quaker Road, Orchard Park.