Arnold, Hilda Mae
Birth: Wednesday, November 24, 1937 in Spring Hill, Maryland
Residence: Avenue, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the age of 78
Laid to Rest: Saturday, June 25, 2016 in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery, Bushwood, Maryland
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Hilda Mae Goldsmith Arnold, 78, of Avenue, MD passed away on June 21, 2016 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on November 24, 1937 in Spring Hill, MD she was the daughter of the late Kathleen Elizabeth Rice Goldsmith and Archie Theodore Goldsmith.
Hilda was the loving wife of the late Robert Joseph Arnold whom she married on April 27, 1957, and who preceded her in death on May 26, 2005. Hilda is survived by her children: Barbara Jean Fenwick Lacey (Jimmy) of Avenue, MD, Jennifer Lynn Huntington (Wayne Edger) of Avenue, MD, grandchildren: Aaron Fenwick (Diane) of Avenue, MD, Amy Buckler (Donny White) of Mechanicsville, MD, Great grandchildren: Natalie Thompson, Leanne Fenwick, Stephanie Buckler and sister Imogene Hayes of La Plata, MD.
She was preceded in death by two son-in-law's: Joseph Anthony Fenwick and Robert Wayne Huntington and siblings: Mary Joanne Beattie of La Plata, MD, Archie Theodore Goldsmith, Jr of Newburg, MD, and Maddie Irene Abell of Port Tobacco, MD. She also had 3 special cousins that were like brother and sisters to her. Mary Sutphin (Gary) of Bryanton, MD, Billy Rice (Jeannie) of Loveville, MD, and Louise Jennings (Rick) of Loveville, MD.
She graduated from the Archbishop Neale School in 1956, and worked as a Telephone Operator for C & P Telephone Company. Hilda was a lifetime Member & Charter Member of the 7th. District Vol. Rescue Squad Auxiliary for 42 years, Member of Ladies Auxiliary of Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen's Association, Member of Ladies Auxiliary of Maryland State Firemen's Association, member of A Community That Shares (ACTS), and was inducted in the Hall of Fame of the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen's Association Ladies Auxiliary in 2008.
The family will receive friends on Friday, June 24, 2016 from 5:00 PM 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 10:00 Am in Holy Angels Catholic Church with Father Anthony Lickteig officiating and Deacon Joseph Lloyd Co-Officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Bushwood, MD.
Pallbearers will be: Michael Abell, Pat Arnold, Amy Buckler, Aaron Fenwick, Rick Jennings, and Billy Rice. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Natalie Thompson, Leanne Fenwick, Stephanie Buckler, and Members of the 7th. District Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary and Members of the 7th. District Rescue Squad. Contributions may be made to the Seventh Dist. Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 7, Avenue, MD 20609. Arrangements by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.