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Breck, Margaret H.

Birth: 1928-10-05 in Waterbury, Connecticut
Residence: Leonardtown, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
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Click to see full size photoMargaret Hayes Breck, 84 of Leonardtown, MD, known as "Goggie" to everyone, died peacefully on March 6, 2013. Margaret was born in Waterbury, CT, the daughter of William and Molly Hayes.

After the untimely death of her mother, Margaret and her brother went to live with her Aunt and Uncle, John and Bertha Gleason, in Springfield, MA, who raised them as their own. These were the only parents she ever really knew.

Margaret grew up as a 2nd generation Irish-American during the Great Depression, in a middle class "melting pot" neighborhood which included all faiths and nationalities. It was these life experiences which formed her foundation for tolerance, love and taking care of others.

After attending Catholic Schools for 12 years, she enrolled in the Gough Business School. Upon completion of her studies there, Margaret went to work for Mass Mutual Insurance Company, followed by the Springfield Fire & Marine Insurance Company. Being a trailblazer, she was one of the first Catholics hired to work for Mass Mutual.

Her work at Springfield Fire & Marine led to her meeting her future husband on a double date. The guy who asked her out, made the mistake of asking Bill Breck to do the double with him and the rest is history. Dad asked Mom out for his next date and they became a couple.

On March 31, 1951 she married Wilfred R. Breck, Jr. (Bill) in Springfield, MA. They subsequently moved to East Orange, NJ where they had their first child, Nancy Breck Dale. In 1953 they moved to Catonsville, MD where three more children were born; Barbara J. "BJ" Breck Raley, John H. Breck and Charles G. Breck. In 1965, the family moved to Leonardtown, MD where Margaret lived until her death.

Margaret was a very active homemaker all of her married life. She was a member of the Sweet Adolines in Catonsville and St. Mary's County, a founding member of Birthright of Southern Maryland, founding member of the Leonardtown Lioness Club and served on the auxiliary to St. Mary's Hospital. As a young girl in her 20's, she helped establish the Young Democrats Club in Springfield, MA and was active in organizing strategies for her party. This continued in her life here in St. Mary's County where she organized lunches, teas and cocktail parties for candidates she supported and helped many of them get elected. She was recognized for these efforts when she was elected to the Democratic Club Hall of Fame. In her younger days while raising a family of 4 children, she enjoyed bowling, playing cards and was a volunteer, substitute teacher and librarian at Father Andrew White School.

In 1973, her first grandchild was born and tagged her with the moniker of "Goggie", a name she relished until her death. One of the most endearing things about Goggie was her ability to "never know a stranger." She loved people of all kinds and made friends everywhere she went. Many people considered her to be another mother to them and she loved this role. All of her children's friends, the neighbors and more were always welcomed into her home at any time of the day or night. She was most certainly the "unofficial welcome wagon" to new families moving into Breton Bay, Leonardtown and the surrounding communities. She simply showed up, introduced herself and told you how great life was here in St. Mary's County. By her words and actions, she counseled many people of all ages and could be counted on in good times or bad. Her hugs are world famous.

Goggie is survived by her children, BJ Breck Raley and her husband Rick, John Breck and his wife Sue and Charlie Breck and his wife Betsy, all of Leonardtown, MD. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill, daughter Nancy Breck Dale, her parents and her siblings. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 19 Great-grandchildren. Truly, Goggie had many, many more "kids" that considered her to be a second mother or grandmother to them.

A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church, 22800 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650 followed by a life celebration and Irish Wake. These were Goggie's wishes. She always said that she had lived a long and wonderful life and she wanted a celebration of her life to be her last gift to everyone she knew and loved. Inurnment will be private.

The family requests that contributions be made in Goggie's memory to the St. Mary's Nursing Center Foundation, 21585 Peabody Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Jenkins, Margaret Eleanor

Birth: 1921-02-03
Death: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Laid to Rest: Monday, March 11, 2013 in the Queen of Peace Cemetery, Helen, Maryland
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Click to see full size photoVisitation:
Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., Charlotte Hall, MD
Sunday, March 10, 2013
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Life Celebration

Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., Charlotte Hall, MD
Monday, March 11, 2013
11:00 AM
Funeral Service

Brown, Dorothy H.

Birth: 1924-04-09
Residence: Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
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Click to see full size photoDorothy H. Brown “Dot” of Chesapeake Beach, MD. She was born on April 9, 1924 to Roy and Gertrude Hunter of Calvert County, Maryland. She passed away on March 6, 2013 at the age of 88.

She is the beloved wife of the late Isaac Brown, Sr.; loving mother of Gary L. Brown, Vera Brown, Theophia E. (Trevor) Kentish, Helen M. Brown, Eugene S. (Lorraine) Brown, Sr., the late Lemuel N. Brown, Gloria P. Jones and Isaac (Brenda) Brown, Jr.; Devoted sister to Grace Green and Ella Jacks.

She is survived by 18 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

Dot was a long time member of St. Edmond’s United Methodist Church. She was known for consistently reading the local papers and cracking jokes.

Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.

Morris, Carl Lee

Birth: 1927-03-10 in Clendenin, West Virginia
Residence: Mechanicsville, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Laid to Rest: Monday, March 25, 2013 in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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Click to see full size photoCarl Lee “Pop” Morris, 85, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away surrounded by his loving family on March 6, 2013 in Prince Frederick, MD. Born on March 10, 1927 in Clendenin, WV, he was the son of the late Harry and Minnie Matheny Morris.

Pop is survived by his son Daniel Morris (Linda) of Mechanicsville, MD., 2 grandchildren; Sean Morris (Susan), Kyle Morris, 2 great grandchildren Aidan and Owen Morris.

Carl is preceded in death by his siblings; William Morris of Charleston WV, Mark Morris of Myrtle Beach, SC., Virginia and Fred Morris of Clendenin, WV.

Mr. Morris served in the United States Navy on the USS Sergeant Bay CVE 83 from 1945 to 1947. Carl moved from Clinton, MD to St. Mary’s County in 1971. He worked as a Tile and marble mechanic retiring on March 10, 1995. Pop loved old cars, reading his bible, and spending time with his grandsons, great grandsons. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mark Dooley officiating. Interment will be held on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, MD. Pallbearers will be Sean Morris, Kyle Morris, John Shea, Joseph Lathroum, Patrick Blair, and Tommy Greenwell. Honorary Pallbearer will be David Gainer.

Contributions may be made to the Blue Knights P.O. Box 1498 La Plata, MD 20646 for the benefit of the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.

Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.

Hurt, Robert Marshall

Birth: 1921-02-01 in Dallax, Texas
Death: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Laid to Rest: Thursday, March 14, 2013 in the St. Andrews Episcopal Church Cemetery, California, Maryland
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Click to see full size photoCdr. Robert M. Hurt, USNR (ret.), formerly of Lexington Park, MD, died March 8, 2013 in Los Alamos, NM. Born February 1, 1921 in Dallas, Texas, he was the son of Robert L. Hurt and Margaret Turney Hurt.

Cdr. Hurt is survived by his daughters, Margaret Hurt Guthrie (spouse Arthur) of Los Alamos, NM, and Norma Jane Hurt, Ph.D., of Clemson, SC; stepson Thomas Billingsley of Lexington Park, MD; three grandchildren (and their spouses), one step-granddaughter (and her spouse), and five great grandchildren. Cdr. Predeceased by his parents and sister, his first wife, Norma Teal Hurt, and his second wife, Nan Billingsley Hurt, Cdr. Hurt was 92 years old at the time of his death.

Cdr. Hurt's career as an aviator spanned 44 years, during which he logged 28,236 hours of flight time. His 24 years as a Navy pilot began in 1942 when, as a V5 cadet, he started his military training. He received his designation as a Naval Aviator in January, 1944. He retired from the Navy on June 30, 1966.

The August 1966 issue of Naval Aviation News gave a detailed account of his Navy career, the last 11 years of which Cdr. Hurt was known as the CNO's pilot. Beginning in 1955 he was assigned to be the Aircraft Commander for three Chiefs of Naval Operations: Admiral Arleigh Burke (1955 to 1961), Admiral George Anderson (for two years: 1962 and 1963), and Admiral David M. McDonald (1963 to 1966).

During his career in the Navy, Bob Hurt was involved in many noteworthy events. Two examples: while at Patuxent River NAS' squadron VR-1, flying the Atlantic leg of the Berlin Airlift, OperationVittles in 1945; and while stationed at Westover AFB, MA (1949-'53), participation in Operation Bluejay - supplying materials and equipment to developing defense bases in Greenland (esp. Thule), as a result of which Bob Hurt, pioneering, along with his fellow VR-6 pilots, "...polar navigation techniques and cold-weather flying doctrine." (Ens. Paul K. Brace, USNR, "CNO'S PILOT ENDS 24-YEAR CAREER", Naval Aviation News, August, 1966)

Bob Hurt continued to fly for an additional 20 years as Captain (Chief Pilot and Director of Operations) for the Emerald Shillelagh Chowder & Marching Society, a private air travel club based at Dulles International Airport, in northern Virginia. Beginning July 1, 1966, he flew the Shillelaghs to many foreign places including Tokyo, Hong Kong, Casablanca, and Dakar, Africa (to mention a few) often revisiting cities he had been to during his notable Navy career.

He retired in 1986, after having made significant contributions in both his military and private sector service (as the Shillelaghs' pilot by writing a rebuttal to proposed FAA regulations governing air travel clubs). In addition, he wrote a memoir Flying Above All Else that was published privately. Copies may be obtained through the family.

A Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at St Andrew's Episcopal Church, 44078 St. Andrews Church Road, California, MD 20619. Interment will follow in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any animal rescue groups such as ASPCA or The Humane Society. Local donation mailing addresses are: Humane Society, 71 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf, MD 20602 and St. Mary's County Animal Welfare League, P.O. Box 1232, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

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