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Barolet, Margaret Mary

Birth: 1915-12-06 in Stamford, CT
Residence: Leonardtown, MD
Death: Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Laid to Rest: Tuesday, December 27, 2005 in the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Lexington Park, MD
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Margaret Mary Barolet, 90, of Leonardtown, MD, died peacefully in the company of her family on December 21, 2005 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD, formerly of North Town Creek.

She was born Margaret Mary Barron on December 6, 1915 in Stamford, CT. First daughter of Frank and Mary Barron of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Margaret graduated from Mount Saint Vincent’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She then embarked on a career in social work, serving people living in outports of Newfoundland. Later she accepted a position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Stephenville, Newfoundland. While working as a secretary, she fell in love with Staff Sergeant John A. Barolet of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He was from Rhode Island. They were married on July 4, 1942. She is the beloved mother of eight children, 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She moved with her family to St. Mary’s County in April 1948. She was a devoted member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Lexington Park. She practiced her love of music as an organist for Mass and other occasions. She was active in Little Flower School’s PTA for many years, and was elected president for two terms. While her children attended St. Mary’s Academy and Ryken High School, she volunteered with The Girl Scouts and The St. Vincent d’Paul Society. She was active in the Town Creek Garden Club and organized the “Do Nothing Club”, a women’s coffee club which shared laughter and friendship for many years. She enjoyed traveling, hiking, gardening, knitting and crafts.

She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years; John A. Barolet, her eight children; Grace O’Brien, Katherine Brice, Francis Barolet and wife Diane, Jane Crawley and fiancé Gary Bennett, Margaret Candelaria and husband Del, John Barolet and wife Maureen, Rosemary Watson, Ed Barolet and wife Sharon. In addition she is survived by 12 grandchildren; Jim, Tawni, Troy, Kevin, Mark, Ryan, Brian, Michael, Paul, David, Shenan and Chelsea as well as two great grandchildren; Sierra and Meghan. She is also survived by sister Rosemary Barron of St. John’s, Newfoundland and brother John Barron of Nova Scotia.

Friends may call at the Brinsfield Funeral Home in Leonardtown, MD on December 26, 2005 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Lexington Park, MD. Family and friends are invited for a reception in the church hall following interment.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, P.O. Box 6, Lexington Park, MD 20653.

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