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Gwendolyn "Gwen" O'Grady

May 9, 1956 October 8, 2018
Gwendolyn "Gwen" O'Grady
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CHAPEL HILL: Gwendolyn “Gwen” O’Grady, 62, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Duke University Hospital in Durham. She was born in Longmont, Colorado to the late Herby and Rose Buelle O’Grady. In addition to her parents, Gwen was also predeceased by her sisters, Kathy McClain, Patty Upchurch NAME.

Gwen left Colorado when she was just 17 years old to pursue an education at the University of Washington in Seattle. True to her nature, she earned both a Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s degrees in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She began her career in Kentucky followed by stops in Maryland, Texas and California where she met her husband Pete. Gwen fulfilled a lifelong dream when she accepted the position at the University of Kansas which led to her attaining her PhD in Audiology. Her career culminated with an appointment at Duke University as both the Director of Hearing and Speech and later as an Assistant Professor. Her passions included health care, politics, rescue animals and her family.

Gwen is survived by her husband, Peter Mabie; sisters, Shirley Baker (Richard), Betty Fuller (Glenn), Marge Jones (Randy); brothers, Phil O’Grady, Mike O’Grady (Joy); and brothers-in-law, Bill McClain, Chris Upchurch.

A celebration of life will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, November 12th in the Gathering Room at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to your local animal shelter or rescue organization of your choice.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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11:00 AM 11/12/2018 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 11/12/2018 1:00:00 PM
Gathering Room at Clements Funeral Home

1117 Broad St
Durham, NC 27705

Gathering Room at Clements Funeral Home
1117 Broad St Durham 27705 NC
United States

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