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|Dixon, Peggy Lenora
Birth: 1928-10-12 in Washington, DC
|Peggy Lenora Dixon, 83, of Leonardtown, MD passed away on May 22, 2012 in Callaway, MD. Born on October 12, 1928, in Washington, DC. she was the daughter of the late Edmund Roger and Josephine Julia Kelly Wright. |
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Ralph Dixon who died on May, 1997, and whom she married in 1978 in Leonardtown, MD.
Peggy is survived by her children: Joseph S. Mattingley (Terry) of Mechanicsville, MD. and Bonnie J. Hoepfinger of Fredericksburg, VA.
She was preceded in death by her siblings: Roger Wright, Donald Wright, and Marion Reese.
Peggy graduated from St. Anthony’s High School in Washington, DC in 1946. She moved from Washington, DC to St. Mary’s County, MD in 1950 and was an Assistant Manager for the Enterprise Newspaper retiring in 1983.
The family will received friends on Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 9:30 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD with Father Keith Woods officiating. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery, Helen, MD.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
|Croissette, Anne Marie
Birth: 1943-03-12 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
|Anne Marie Croissette, 69, of Chester, MD formerly of Dunkirk, MD passed away May 22, 2012 at Hospice of Queen Anne’s in Centreville, MD. She was born March 12, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA to Henry and Mary (Smith) Montgomery. |
She was raised in Langhorne, PA and attended Our Lady of Grace grammar school in Penndel, PA and Villa Joseph Marie High School in Holland, PA, graduating in 1961. Anne then attended Adelphi Business School in Philadelphia, PA.
She married Ronald T. Croissette on September 25, 1965 and they lived in Beverly, NJ and Fairless Hills, PA, later moving to Columbia, MD in 1971 and to Dunkirk in 1978. They have resided to in Chester, MD for the past year.
In addition to being a homemaker, Anne was a bookkeeper, administrative secretary and treasurer for Croissette, Inc., her husband Ron’s independent Washington Post newspaper distribution business. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in North Beach where she was active in the Ladies of Charity, serving as Treasurer. Anne enjoyed watching football and was an avid Redskins fan. She also enjoyed baseball, reading and animals, having raised several pet dogs.
Anne was preceded in death by her parents and by a son, Kevin Croissette.
She is survived by her loving husband Ronald T. Croissette and sons Jeffrey Croissette and wife Rebecca of Stevensville, MD and Tim Croissette of Washington, D.C. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Shawn Croissette, Molly Croissette and Kelly Liang Croissette.
Family and friends will be received Tuesday, May 29, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, May 30 at 11:00 AM at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, North Beach, MD. Interment will be at a later date in Pennsylvania.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Anne’s name may be made to Hospice of Queen Anne’s, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville, MD 21617, or online at www.hospiceofqueenannes.org.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home, P.A.
|Kaplan, Melvin David
Birth: 1933-03-31 in Washington, DC
|Melvin David Kaplan, 79, of Port Republic, MD passed away on May 21, 2012 at his home. Melvin was born March 31, 1933 in Washington DC to the late David and Elizabeth Kaplan. |
Besides his parents, Melvin is also predeceased by his sister Shirley Barletta.
Beloved husband of Hattie A. Kaplan, of Port Republic, MD and father of Anna Kostelni and her husband Jeff. of Williamsburg, VA. Brother of Frederick L. Kaplan of Port Republic, MD and Bobby Kaplan, of Mechanicsville, MD. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Samantha and Christopher Kostelni, Lauren Caldwell and Melissa Pierce and 3 great grandchildren, Brandon Pierce and Christopher and Mikey Erwin.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-7:30 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD where services will follow at 7:30 PM. Interment will take place on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 3PM at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838 Prince Frederick, MD 20678.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Merrick, Barbara B.
Birth: 1939-08-24 in Hagerstown, Maryland
|Barbara B. Merrick, 72, of La Plata, MD. died on Monday, May 21, 2012 at her home. She was born on August 24, 1939 in Hagerstown, MD to the late C. Paul Barnhart and the late Henrietta A. Barnhart. |
She is also predeceased by her son; Christopher Merrick and her sister; Deborah Falkinberg.
Her husband; Roger B. Merrick and her children; Daniel P. and Elizabeth T. Merrick survive Barbara.
She has lived abroad in Leopoldville (Kinshasa) and Bukavu-Democratic Republic of the Congo; Beirut, Lebanon; Jidda Arabia; Cairo Egypt; Khartoum, Sudan; and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She graduated in 1957 from La Plata High School and received her B.A. from William and Mary in 1961. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and Delta Kappa Gamma. She was a founding board member of the Mattawoman Art Center and it's current Treasurer. She was very active in the La Plata United Methodist Church: Chancel Choir member, United Methodist Women, Financial Secretary, Finance Committee and Administrative Board member as well as an enthusiast of the book club. Earlier she was a youth leader. Other activities included the American Association of University Women. She was a member of Hawthorne Country Club, was an avid sports fan with season tickets to Maryland Football and both men and women's basketball and was a member of several varsity teams at William and Mary.
She was the Principal at the Christ Church day School in La Plata, MD. when she retired. She also taught in Baltimore County, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and Saudi Arabia. She taught abroad at a number of posts where Roger was assigned as a State Department Foreign Service Officer.
The family will receive friends on Friday May 25th from 5 to 8 pm at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home La Plata, MD. Funeral services will be held on Saturday May 26th at 11am at the La Plata United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bruce Jones will officiate. Interment will be at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lifestyles of Maryland P.O. Box 1794 La Plata, MD. 20646 or the Mattawoman Art Center P.O. Box 258 Marbury, MD. 20658.
Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.
|Rauner, Patricia Mary
Birth: 1927-10-24 in Lindsay, Nebraska
|Patricia Mary Rauner, 84 of Charlotte Hall, MD died May 21, 2012 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. Born October 24, 1927 in Lindsay, NE, she was the daughter of the late John Zakrzewski and Catherine (Kaipust) Zakrzewski.|
Patricia was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Hollywood, MD. She enjoyed bowling, playing bingo and gardening.
Patricia is survived by her son, Glen W. Rauner (Cindy) of St. Leonard, MD, grandchildren, William and Sarah Rauner and siblings, Maxine Murkison and Theresia Reese of Omaha, NE.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Herbert Rauner in 1994.
Family will receive friends for Patricia's Life Celebration on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church, Hollywood, MD at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Keith Woods of St. Joseph's Parish as the celebrant. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church, 43927 St. John's Road, Hollywood, MD 20636.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
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