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|Pellettiere, Dianne Pearl
Birth: 1942-04-19 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
|Dianne Pearl Pellettiere, 72, of Hughesville, Maryland passed away after a courageous battle with leukemia on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. She was born on April 19, 1942 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Dianne was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Pearl (Laventure) Sevigny, and beloved aunts Lillian Scott and Pauline Jaffarian.|
She is survived by her husband, George Pellettiere, brothers Walter and Reginald Sevigny, sisters-in-law, Marylene and Martha Sevigny, sons, Scott Wells (wife Lynn), Richard Pellettiere (wife Stacey), daughters Lori Goldsmith (husband Lawrence), and Patricia Pellettiere, grandchildren; Christopher, Andrew, and Jordan Wells; Mitchell and Monica Guyton; Keith and Tiffany Pellettiere; Justyn, Jeremy, and Jessica Lankford; and many great grandchildren.
Dianne was a secretary at the Washington Star Newspaper for many years before opening her business, Word Power Associates in Waldorf. She retired from Freeman Decorating Company in 2005.
Dianne was a very loving, gentle, and thoughtful woman who will be sorely missed by all who knew her. She loved sewing, gardening, cooking, crossword puzzles, time with good friends, and entertaining. At the time of her passing, she was surrounded by her husband and children.
A memorial will be held at the Lutheran Church of our Savior, 7365 Indian Head Highway, Indian Head, Maryland 20616 on April 25, 2015, at 11:00am. Arrangements provided by Huntt Funeral Home.
|Jenkins, Michael Stanley
Birth: 1939-02-23 in Washington, D.C.
|Michael Stanley Jenkins, of Raleigh, NC, formerly of Cobb Island and Waldorf, MD died April 7, 2014 after a 6-year battle with cancer. Born February 23, 1939 in Washington, D.C. |
Michael was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1977. Upon discharge from military service, he subsequently completed a second career with the Potomac Electric Power Company, Chalk Point Power Generation Station, retiring in 1996.
He was preceded in death by his son, Steven Graves; his parents Bertha and James Jenkins; and his brothers James, Jr., and Stephen. He is survived by his loving wife Darlene; his son and daughter-in-law Ronald and Yvette Graves; his granddaughter, Stephanie Graves; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends received on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 5-8PM with Funeral Service at 7PM at the Raymond Funeral Service Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Interment on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11AM at the MD Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD 20623 with Navy Honors. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Elliott, Gordon R.
Birth: 1931-01-31 in Broomes Island, Maryland
|Gordon R. Elliott, “Buzz”, 84, of Broomes Island, Maryland passed away on April 6, 2015 in P.G. Shock Trauma Hospital. Buzz was born on January 31, 1931 in Broomes Island, Maryland to the late Guy Wilmer and Helen Sewell Elliott. He was raised and lived his whole life in Broomes Island where he followed in his fathers footsteps by becoming a waterman. |
Buzz was a loving and caring father who would help out anyone who needed it.
He is survived by his daughter, Toni Crain and daughter of his heart, Debbie Pearson. Grandfather of Caitlin and Brittany Crain, and grandchildren of his heart, Gary, John, and Billy Pearson. Brother of Ruth Godwin, Romona Mulligan, Joseph Elliott, and Glen Elliott. He was predeceased by his siblings, Naomi Woomer, Delores Dowell, June Grover, Wilmer, John, Harvey, and Ronald Elliott.
The family will receive friends at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, Maryland on Friday April 10, 2015 from 10:30 to 12 Noon with services to follow at noon. Interment will be held in Broomes Island Cemetery. Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Saunders, Mary Loretta
Birth: 1952-06-23 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Mary Loretta Saunders, 62, of Leonardtown, MD passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at her residence on Big Chestnut Road. Born on June 23, 1952 in Leonardtown, MD she was the daughter of the late Joseph Preston Goldsborough and Anne Loretta Abell Goldsborough. Mary is a 1970 graduate of Chopticon High School. |
On September 27, 1975, she married her beloved husband, Joseph “Al” Saunders at St. John’s Church in Hollywood, MD. Together, they celebrated 39 wonderful years of marriage.
She was employed as a teacher’s aide at Father Andrew White School for twenty years. She began at Father Andrew White School as a volunteer when her children were very young. She was a devoted and caring mother, wife, sister, grandmother and friend.
She was a good cook and an excellent baker; known among friends for her famous chocolate cake and chocolate chip cookies. She enjoyed being outside, especially taking hikes, bike riding and sitting on her outdoor swing. Her favorite vacation spots were the beaches, particularly Virginia Beach and Ocean City, MD. She enjoyed seafood, especially picking Maryland blue crabs. She loved many dogs throughout her life, especially Smokey, her current pet. She was an active member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church.
In addition to her beloved husband, Mary is survived by her children, Anne E. Saunders of Frederick, MD, Teresa M. Stevenson (Scott) of Lothian, MD, and Joseph Preston Saunders (Lisa) of Leonardtown, MD; her brothers, Jerome M. Goldsborough of Hollywood, MD, Paul C. Goldsborough (Betty) of Loveville, MD and Wayne Goldsborough of Loveville, MD; and her grandson, Sawyer James Saunders. She is preceded in death by her parents, and by her brothers James “Jimmy” Goldsborough and William “Bill” Goldsborough.
Family will receive friends for Mary’s Life Celebration on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend David Beaubien at 11:30 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 22800 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD, 20650. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Goldsborough, Kenny Goldsborough, Lenny Guy, James Norris, Ray Guy, and Bill Combs.
The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and condolences during their time of bereavement. They would especially like to thank Mary’s cousin and guardian angel Rose Miller for her devoted service over the past year. They would also like to thank the Hospice of St. Mary’s team for their assistance during the past few months.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.
|Riggs, George William
Birth: 1936-07-03 in Washington, D.C.
|George William Riggs, of Waldorf, Maryland died on Monday, April 6, 2015 in Hague, Virginia. He was 78 years old. Born on July 3, 1936 in Washington, D.C. he was the son of the late Estelle Lula and the late Raymond J. Riggs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Shelby Riggs; and his siblings Edna, Penny, Roy, Raymond and Melvin.|
Mr. Riggs served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War until he was Honorably Discharged in 1957 at the rank of Private First Class. He graduated from Southeast University in Washington DC and was a member of the Senior Executive Service. He was the Assistant Administrator of the National Gallery of Art until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the Southwest Alumni Association (SWAA), a former member of the Elks Lodge in Camp Springs, MD and a member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed reading, fishing, crabbing, spending time on and around the water and being with his family.
Mr. Riggs is survived by his wife Karen A. Riggs; his children Chris Riggs and his wife Sue, Laurie McClure and her husband Ronnie, Kari Hamilton and her husband Scott, Amanda Bartley and her husband Randy; his grandchildren David and Samantha Riggs, Jamie, Allie, and Kari Dunlap, Jimmy and Danny McClure, Sydney and Sierra Hamilton, Ryan and Brandon Johnson; his great grandchildren Jayden Kitchens and Kaylan Riggs; and his sister Helen Waldstein.
Visitation on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 6PM to 8PM at the Raymond Funeral Service, P.A. 5635 Washington Avenue La Plata, MD 20646 where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11:30AM. Interment to follow at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cople District Volunteer Fire Department, 123 Yeocomico Lane, Kinsale, VA 22488. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
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