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|Rosemary Ferruzza, 77, of Hollywood, MD passed away on June 27, 2015 at her home. Born on September 1, 1937 she was the daughter of the late Vivian Jackson and Glenn Edward Jackson. |
Rosemary was the loving wife of the late Joseph John Ferruzza, whom she married on May 10, 1958 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Washington, D.C. and who preceded her in death on February 28, 2013.
Rosemary is survived by her children: Joseph Anthony Ferruzza of Linden, VA, John Michael Ferruzza of Hughesville, MD, Jennifer Vivian Weisskopf of Mechanicsville, MD, and 4 grandchildren.
She graduated from St. Cecilia Academy, Washington, DC in 1955. Rosemary moved from Prince Georges County, MD to St. Mary’s County, MD in 1980 and worked as an Executive Secretary for U.S. Government in Washington DC, VA, and MD, for 38 years retiring in 2000.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 2, 2015 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 celebrated on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Hollywood, MD with Father Raymond Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: John Ferruzza, Joseph Ferruzza, Brady Ferruzza, Brian Hammett, Ryan Ferruzza, and Kenny Weisskopf. Contributions may be made to the Hollywood Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 79, Hollywood, MD 20636. Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
|Elrod, Eden Elizabeth
Birth: 1972-08-03 in Washington, D.C.
|Eden (Edie) Elizabeth Elrod, 42, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on June 27, 2015 in Charlotte Hall, MD. Born August 3, 1972 in Washington, D.C. Edie was the daughter of James Glenn Elrod, Jr. and the late Carolyn Ester (Reynolds) Elrod.|
Edie loved working with computers and solving problems. She loved spending the holidays with her children and family, watching movies, eating crabs, and playing with her dog.
Edie was preceded in death by her mother Carolyn, Grandfather Dean Reynolds, Grandmother Dorothy Elrod and Grandfather James G. Elrod, Sr. Edie is survived by her sons, Dylan Abell and Nicholas Teel; father, James Glenn Elrod, Jr., Grandmother, Marge Reynolds and brother, J.D. (Cindy).
The family will receive friends for Edie’s Memorial Gathering on Monday, July 6, 2015 from 6-8 pm with a Memorial Service at 7pm at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 in remembrance of Edie. Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
|Cleary, Mary Kathleen
Birth: 1949-10-30 in Washington, D.C.
|Mary Kathleen “Kathy” Cleary, 65, of Dunkirk, MD passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 30, 1949 in Washington, D.C. to Anne (Buckley) and Ralph Lewis. |
Kathy was a school teacher at St. Mary’s in Annapolis, MD, teaching first and second grades. She enjoyed baking and spending time with her family, especially spoiling her grandchildren. She was very involved in her church and lived her faith. She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother and friend. She was always ready with a smile, offering a shoulder to cry on and there when you needed a helping hand. Her love of God, family and life will be missed by many.
Kathy was the beloved wife for over 41 years to Joseph L. Cleary. She was a loving mother to Joseph William Cleary and his wife Leah, Kerry Kathleen Cleary and Bridget Anne Cleary and her fiancé Darko DeJanovic. She was a devoted grandmother to Daniel William, Ethan Joseph and Caleb James Cleary. She was the sister to John Lewis, Colleen Walling, the late Nancy McAllister and aunt to several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Birthright of Annapolis, 269A Peninsula Farm Road, Building 1, Arnold, MD 21012 – www.stmarysannapolis.org/Birthright. Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
Birth: 1931-09-22 in Washington, D.C.
|Rosemary Abell, age 83, died after a brief illness, surrounded by family, friends and the caring staff at Hospice House in Callaway, Maryland on June 27, 2015. Born September 22, 1931 in Washington D. C. she moved to St. Mary’s County as a youth and attended St. Mary’s Academy in Leonardtown. There she met and ultimately married her high school sweetheart Joseph W. “Joe Dick” Abell on January 3, 1951. They were married for 49 years before his death in July 1999.|
Our parents both loved their Catholic faith and sent us to Catholic schools even though it was somewhat of a financial burden to them. Mom loved of the Blessed Mother to us and said The Holy Rosary each day for our family intentions.
Rosemary loved life on the water. Many happy days were spent on our pier fishing and crabbing. She looked forward to the first crabs of the season and savored every bite with a special mayonnaise and Old Bay™ family-secret crab dip. And each summer for as long as we can remember, we all visited Ocean City to watch the beautiful waves and take in the wonder of God’s creation.
Rosemary loved spending time with her large boisterous family. Everyone she knew could always count on her for supportive and witty conversation. She encouraged us all to “bloom wherever we’re planted” and strive to be our best. Rosemary enjoyed reading, working the daily Washington Post ™ crossword puzzle, and feeding her song birds. She had a beautiful singing voice and loved music.
However, her proudest achievement was working as a Daycare Provider for over 35 years. Known as “Nanny” to many, she loved it when her “daycare kids” returned to her side to update her on their lives. She truly loved them all and they became extended family to us.
Rosemary’s children include Rick Abell (Denise) of Sterling Heights, Michigan, Kathy Wells (Dale) of Marbury MD, Suzanne O’Connor (Brian) of Annandale VA, Mary Johnson (Danny) of Hollywood MD, Chris Abell (Charlotte) of Fort Washington MD.
Rosemary was blessed with 6 amazing Grandchildren. She loved Prudence, Becca, Ethan, Elizabeth, Ian, and Tyler with all her heart. Her 5 lovable great-Grandchildren River, Rosemary Clementine, Calliope, Rain, and Asher were a great joy to her.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, 21370 Newtown Neck Road, Leonardtown, MD on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Charles Memorial Gardens at 26325 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown MD 20650. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House, Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home
|Esak, Charles M.
Birth: 1935-09-17 in Gary, West Virginia
|Charles M. Esak, 79, of Huntingtown, MD passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015, in Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. He was born in Gary, WV on September 17, 1935 to Judith (Macko) and John Esak. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a Master Carpenter belonging to Carpenters Union #1694 in Washington, DC for over 50 years.|
In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, shopping for and collecting antiques, watching the Washington Redskins, New York Yankees and his beloved West Virginia Mountaineers.
He was the beloved husband to Delores S. (Kovach) Esak and loving father to Debbie Redfern and her husband Ken, Anne Marie Hobbs, and Mary Vandegrift and her fiancé Keith Glenn. He was the devoted grandfather to Kelly and Cathy Hobbs. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and his beloved cat Jasmine.
Contributions in his name may be made to the American Heart/American Stroke Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979 – www.honor.americanheart.org or the American Diabetes Association, 1025 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20036-4104 - www.diabetes.org/honor. Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
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