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|Connelly, Massey Gough
Birth: 1939-02-23 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Massey Gough Connelly, 71, of Leonardtown, MD died quietly and peacefully February 28, 2010 at St Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, surrounded by her family.|
She was born in Leonardtown, MD on February 23, 1939, the daughter of the late Joseph Marion and Sophia Violet Mattingly Gough. She was the youngest of four siblings. On August 8, 1958 she married the late Charles Francis "Sonny" Connelly. She graduated from St Mary's Academy in 1956 and started working for C&P Telephone Company. After her retirement from the phone company, she worked as an administrative assistant for Doctors Mulford and Bowes and later for Printing Press, Inc. Massey was always happiest when spending time with friends and family, laughing, loving and enjoying life to its fullest. She will be remembered for her zest and enthusiasm for everything positive that life had to offer.
Massey is survived by her sister, Jane Mattingly Gough, her brother, Bernard Francis Beavan, and her very dear friend, Thomas "Mac" McGuyre all of Leonardtown, MD. She is also survived by many nephews, nieces and family members. She was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Marion Gough, Jr. and her sister, Mary Catherine Thompson.
Family will receive friends for Massey's Life Celebration on Thursday, March 4, 2010 from 4:00 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 Friday, March 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 22800 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment will follow in Our Lady's Catholic Cemetery, Medley's Neck.
Serving as pallbearers will be Nathan Thompson, Joshua Thompson, Bernie Beavan, Joe Beavan, David Mattingly and Mike Joy.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St Mary's County, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650, St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or Our Ladies Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 111, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|McDonald, Wilmot Gerald
Birth: 1924-08-10 in Richmond, Virginia
|Wilmot (Buddy) Gerard McDonald, Jr., 85, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, February 28, 2010 after a long illness. He had resided at the Charlotte Hall Veteran's Home in Charlotte Hall, Maryland for the past three years.|
Mr. McDonald was born August 10, 1924, at home, in Richmond, Virginia to Wilmot and Bernice McDonald. He attended school in Richmond and later served his country in the U. S. Army during World War II. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he met and married Kathleen Virginia Hall also of Richmond in 1946. They moved to Washington, D.C. in 1950,
where he attended classes to become a photographer. He became a salesman instead, for several well known photograph studios, setting up appointments for photos to be taken in the home.
Mr. McDonald was an avid football fan, always supporting his favorite team, the Washington Redskins. He was also a big fan of many types of music. Most of his friends never knew that after his discharge from the military, he had contemplated a career in show business.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Kathleen V. McDonald; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara A. and Donald L. Wright of Rhoadesville, VA; a stepsister, Alease Burton of Rowlett, TX; two granddaughters, Donna J. and her husband, Craig Belcher of Mechanicsville, MD, and Tracie L. and her husband, Billy Garner of Rhoadesville, VA; one great granddaughter, Desiree M. Wright of Rhoadesville; two nieces, Janet Phiffer and Sonia Brown and two nephews, Butch Armstrong, Jr. and Tom Ford.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bernice McDonald; father and stepmother, Wilmot G. and Virgie McDonald; and two sisters, Norma Ford and Marjorie Blossom.
Visitation will be held at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall MD from 11:00am - 12:00 pm on Thursday, March 4, 2010. A memorial service will follow, beginning at 12:00. Interment will be held at Mount Comfort Cemetery in Alexandria, VA at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution in his name may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th floor, New York, NY 10001 or on line at http://www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
|Murphy, Marie Cecelia
Birth: 1918-03-02 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
|Mrs. Murphy was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Waldorf, MD. She was a nursesí aide in the Air Force (WAC) during World War II, following getting out of a concentration camp in Poland. She was a member of the Mt. Calvary Sodality and enjoyed ceramics.|
Daughter of the late John Tomczak and the late Agnes C. Niespodcianski Tomczak.
Predeceased by her parents; her husband, Gerald W. Murphy; and two brothers, Frank and Ray Tomczak.
Survived by two sons, John M. (Mary Jane) Murphy of La Plata, MD and Robert P. (Amy) Murphy of La Plata, MD; one daughter, Susan (Fred) Hall of Ada, Michigan; and two sisters, Ann Janiak of Linesville, PA and Dorothy Kane of Williamsburg, VA. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, March 5, 2010 from 5-8 PM at Raymond Funeral Service, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, March 6, 2010 starting at 10 AM at St. Peterís Catholic Church, 3320 St. Peterís Church Road, Waldorf, MD 20601-2359.
Pallbearers: Her grandchildren
Interment: Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 10 AM at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Johnson, Zoe Elaine
Birth: 1932-09-06 in Kingsville, Texas
|Zoe Cowling Houghton Johnson, 77, of Lusby, MD formerly of Silver Spring, MD passed away peacefully at her residence on February 27, 2010. She was born on September 6, 1932 in Kingsville, TX to the late Verna Woodall Cowling and James Kelley Cowling. |
She married Lt. (USN) Robert Jaquette Houghton in 1952 in Silver Spring, MD, with whom she had five children. In 1972 she married Leo Delbert Johnson in Kensington, MD who preceded her in death on October 13, 1992.
Zoe graduated from Roosevelt High School in Silver Spring, MD in 1949 and went on to attend George Washington University in Washington, DC graduating in 1951. She moved in 1976 from Montgomery County to St. Mary's County and settled in Calvert County. She was an Accountant for East-West Lincoln / Mercury for over 15 years retiring in 1977.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister, Faith Cowling Reid.
Zoe is survived by her children, Leslie Frost of Howden, Tasmania, Australia, Susan Bologna of Westminster, MD, Robert Houghton, Jr. of Las Flores, CA, James Houghton of Sarasota, FL, and David Houghton of Lusby, MD and 10 grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 7 PM in the Rausch Funeral Home Chapel, 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD. Memorial Contributions can be made in Zoeís memory to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or www.calverthospice.org .
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|McCoy, Elizabeth C.
Birth: 1918-07-19 in Washington, DC
|Elizabeth (Beth) C. McCoy, 91, of Scotland, MD, died after a long illness on February 27, 2010 in Annapolis, MD.|
Born to the late John J. and Kathleen C. Crowley at Georgetown Hospital on July 19, 1918 in Washington, DC, Mrs. McCoy attended Sacred Heart Academy, Immaculata Junior College, and later Saint Mary's of the Woods College in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Following her graduation from college, she married the late Frederick L. McCoy, a Maryland native and graduate of Gonzaga High School and Georgetown University. Mr. McCoy gained an interest in Southern Maryland and a love of her people from time spent as an altar boy accompanying Jesuit priests doing mission work in St. Mary's County. He and his new bride moved to Scotland, MD in 1941. It was not long before his wife, "Beth", a city girl, came to share his love of the county and its people.
Making their home at St. Gabriel's Manor, a 165-acre farm on the Potomac River in Southern Maryland, Mrs. McCoy and her husband believed it was their duty to protect, preserve, and publicize the unique cultural and religious history of the area. Mrs. McCoy with her husband, played key roles in campaigns to protect the Potomac River and shoreline and also to stop the building of a proposed oil refinery at Piney Point, MD. Mrs. McCoy also helped bring together key leaders from the religious and political community, Historic St. Mary's City, St. Mary's College, and local landowners to establish a plan to preserve the land and reconstruct the first Catholic Church in the English Colonies at Chapel Field in St. Mary's City. Her efforts were rewarded with the honors of being one of the first persons to view the lead coffins recovered from the Chapel Field site and to lay a corner brick for the reconstructed Chapel. Mrs. McCoy also spearheaded efforts to preserve the Cedar Point Lighthouse Cupola at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Beth often said that someone who has done great things in their life becomes "living history." She made every effort to pass on her knowledge of the history and culture of Southern Maryland through presentations at local schools, reenactments at St. Mary's City, through countless articles and letters to newspapers and periodicals and by hosting academics and historians in her home. All 12 of Mrs. McCoy's children attended St. Michael's Elementary School and then her three daughters attended St. Mary's Academy and her nine sons Ryken High School. She was proud of her 34 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her work with the Chapel Field Project and the Cedar Point Lighthouse, Mrs. McCoy's historical preservation activities included service as a member of the Society for the Preservation of St. Ignatius Church in St. Inigoes and the St. Mary's County Historical Society. She also served as one of the first women on the St. Mary's County Election Board of Supervisors. She co-founded the Mistress Brent Garden Club. She served as the President of the Catholic Daughters of America. Her charitable activities included service as President of the Ladies of Charity of St. Michael's Church in Ridge as well as many years working with the Inter Faith Volunteers to provide meals and entertainment for the elderly of St. Mary's County.
Mrs. McCoy along with her husband, Fred, received the Father Andrew White S.J. Award in 1985. She has been honored as the Woman of the Year by her alma mater, St. Mary of the Woods. Her historical preservation activities earned her the Cross Botany Award and her services to the Catholic Church earned her the Papal Medal Pro Ecclesia et Pro-Pontifice. In 2005, she was recognized as a Pillar of the Community by St. Mary's Ryken High School.
In 1990 Beth was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frederick L. McCoy, in 2004 by her third son Daniel William McCoy, and in 2006 by her oldest son Frederick L. McCoy, Jr. She is survived by ten children and their families, John C. McCoy of Baltimore, MD, Joseph S. McCoy of Philadelphia, PA, Mary Blohm of Boston, MA, Thomas A. McCoy of Geneva, Switzerland, Anne Hayes of Tracy's Landing, MD, Christopher P. McCoy of Fairfax Station, VA, Muffin Padukiewicz of St. Gabriel's Manor, Scotland, MD, Nicholas McCoy and Mark McCoy both of Timonium, MD and Matthew McCoy of Metuchen, N.J., and the families of her deceased sons, Dan and Fred. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday March 3, 2010 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the St. Michael's Catholic Church, Ridge, MD. Prayers will be recited at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday March 4, 2010 at 11 am. The Rev. Msgr. Maurice O'Connell will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's School, P.O. Box 259, Ridge, MD 20680 or Historic St. Mary's City Chapel Fund, P.O. Box 24, St. Mary's City, MD 20686.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
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