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|Copsey, Shirley Ann
Birth: 1941-03-06 in Hollywood, Maryland
|Shirley Ann Miedzinski Copsey, of La Plata, Maryland, died suddenly on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at Civista Medical Center in La Plata. She was 70 years old. Born on March 6, 1941, in Hollywood, MD, she was the daughter of the late Mary Irva McKay and the late John Edward Miedzinski. |
She was a homemaker who enjoyed playing cards and Bingo. She and her husband lived in Arizona before moving back to La Plata. She enjoyed time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. A devoted Catholic, Mrs. Copsey attended St. Ignatius Catholic Church at Chapel Point.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Doris Cecelia Johnson; her brothers, John Ralph Miedzinski, Phillip Miedzinski and William Francis Miedzinski.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Clyde J. Copsey; her children, Joseph Ronald “Ronnie” Copsey of Glasva, MD; Linda Ann Mudd of La Plata, MD; David Timothy Copsey of Mechanicsville, MD; James Clyde Copsey of White Plains, MD; her sister, Betty Elizabeth Conner of Virginia Beach, VA; her brothers, James “Ed” Miedzinski of Woodbridge, VA; George Francis Miedzinski of Hollywood, MD; David Wayne Miedzinski of Hollywood, MD; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, from 2PM to 4PM and from 6PM to 8PM with Prayers at 7PM at the Raymond Funeral Service, P.A., 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646.
Mass of Christian Burial to be offered on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 10AM at the St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 8855 Chapel Point Road, Chapel Point, Port Tobacco, MD 20677 with Father Edward Dougherty officiating.
Interment to follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Waldorf, MD.
Pallbearers are Clyde “C. J.” Copsey, Robert Clayton “Ham” Copsey, Brian Copsey, Jeffrey Copsey, David Wayne Miedzinski, and Michael Allen Conner.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Sweeney, William Joseph
Birth: 1929-12-30 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
|William "Bill" Joseph Sweeney, 81 of Hughesville, MD died April 16, 2011 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, MD. Born December 30, 1929 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was the son of Cornelius Ralph Sweeney and Eleanor Reed Sweeney. |
He was employed as an electrician and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 26 Retired Members Club. Bill was a life member of VFW Post 8950 and the American Legion Post 238 in Hughesville, MD. He belonged to the Old Timers Pool League at Post 238. He enjoyed gardening and grew huge vegetable gardens. Also, he enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles and was an enthusiastic Red Skins fan. Bill was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Besides his parents, Bill was predeceased by his wife, Ann Theresa Moses Sweeney and siblings, James Sweeney and Eleanor Troccoli.
He is survived by his daughters; Anne Casler (James) of Waldorf, MD, Mary Sweeney (Gerry) of Mechanicsville, MD, Elizabeth Austin of Mechanicsville, MD, Teresa Phillips (Christopher) of Gainesville, VA and Colleen Turner (Timothy) of Hughesville, MD; grandchildren, Amanda Havens (Trevor), Dale Casler (Jenny), Charles S. Moy, Jr., Kelly Crossen (William), Christina Sweeney, Joseph Austin, Jr., Jacqueline Austin, Jennifer Dudak (Curt) and Anna Phillips; great grand-daughters, Taylor and Hannah Havens and Bailee Dudak.
The family will receive friends for Bill's Life Celebration on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd.,Charlotte Hall, MD. Prayers will be held at 7:00p.m. followed by an American Legion service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Mechanicsville, MD. The Rev. James Caulfield will officiate.
Interment will take place Friday, April 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Church St. Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
|Brady, Judith Anne
Birth: 1944-10-02 in Seattle, Washington
|Judith Anne Brady of La Plata, MD, died on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Civista Medical Center in La Plata, MD. She was 66 years old. |
Born on October 2, 1944 in Seattle, WA, she was the daughter of the late Lucille Graedel Brahe and the late Gust Adolph Brahe.
Mrs. Brady was a buyer for Macy’s Department Stores who loved dancing, playing cards, sewing, doing needlework and playing board games with family. She was of the Episcopal faith and a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Piney Parish in Waldorf, MD.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the late Albert D. Brady; her brother, the late Jack Brahe.
She is survived by her children Mary Fugate and her husband Steve of La Plata, MD, Kathy Brady of La Plata, MD, Dan Brady of Bryans Road, MD, and Mike Brady of Arlington, VA; her brother John Brahe of Deer Park, WA; and her grandchildren Ethan Fugate, Nicholas Fugate and Kyle Fugate.
Funeral Service at 11:30AM on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Piney Parish 4535 Piney Church Road Waldorf, MD with the Reverend Joy A. Rose, TSFF officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Church (PO Box 272, Waldorf, MD 20604) or to Charles County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (10200 La Plata Road La Plata, MD 20646).
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Fowler, Genevieve Moreland
Birth: 1917-03-29 in Chaney, Maryland
|Genevieve Moreland Fowler, age 94 a life long resident of Calvert County died at her home on April 16, 2011. She was born March 29, 1917 in Chaney [now part of Dunkirk] Maryland to the late James Albert and Isabel Griffith Moreland. |
In her early years she attended a one room school house in Chaney and later graduated from Prince Frederick High School. In 1936 she married Millard Fowler and began married life in North Beach Maryland where Millard worked in the A & P grocery store. In 1939 they moved to Prince Frederick and opened their own business known as Peoples Food Store on Main Street. Jenny, as she was known, was the bookkeeper/secretary using skills she learned while attending Strayer College in Washington D.C. Then in 1959 they built a new store on Route 4 called the IGA Foodliner. Jenny was an avid gardener and an accomplished seamstress. She and Millard kept their cabin cruiser in Solomons, MD and loved to fish and cruise the waterways.
In 1971 Millard died ending their partnership of some 35 years leaving Jenny only 54 years old to carry on. With her independence and strong will she managed rental property and maintained her home for nearly 40 Years. Jenny was a member of Trinity United Methodist church and enjoyed fellowship with her friends there.
She is survived by her son James [Jamie] and his wife Eileen: two grandchildren, Dana Langley and her husband Leon, Tiffany Nickels and her husband Richard [Rich]: three great grandchildren, James Leon Langley, Taylor Michelle Langley and Parker James Nickels: one sister Alberta Watson and her daughter Jane Watson. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews other relatives and many friends.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday April 20th from 5-8 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A. 4405 Broomes Island Rd, Port Republic, MD 20676. A funeral service will be held on April 21 at 11:00 AM in Trinity United Methodist Church; located in Prince Frederick, MD. Interment will follow at Southern Memorial Gardens in Dunkirk, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O.Box 838 Prince Frederick, MD 20678.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home, P.A.
|Jennings, Mary Anne
Birth: 1930-08-21 in Washington, DC
|Billie (Mary Anne) Jennings, age 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Cedar Lane Apartments, Leonardtown, MD|
Billie was born Mary Anne Thomas on August 21, 1930 in Washington, DC to Beniti Magdalene Peacock and Charles Stewart Thomas. Her father nicknamed her Billie because she was the fourth girl, and he was hoping for a boy.
She attended St. Theresa's grade school in Anacostia in Washington, DC. Billie was a 1948 graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Washington, DC.She attended Business School and worked at the Navy Yard in Washington DC.
Billie married the love of her life, Joseph (Joe) Thomas Jennings, on June 5, 1954 in Washington DC. He preceded her in death on October 25, 2004.
In addition to her parents and husband, her sisters, Lucille Dabbs and Bette McCarthy, preceded her in death.
Billie spent the first couple of years of her marriage to Joe as the wife of a Naval Officer. Joe's Naval civilian career brought him to Patuxent River Naval Air Station, and they settled in St. Mary's County, Maryland in 1959 where they enjoyed thousands of sunsets overlooking the St. Mary's River.After raising her children and seeing them through their school years, Billie went to work for Sobstad Sails in Solomons, MD utilizing her sewing skills repairing sails, making boat covers & sail covers where she stayed until 1996.
Billie was a faithful member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in St. Mary's City and was responsible for the beauty of the church with her unique and amazing ability to arrange flowers into works of art. Billie was an active member of the St. Mary's County Garden Club, Women's Club of St. Mary's County, St. Ignatius Society and the St. Mary's River Yacht Club. Billie loved her gardening, sewing, and needle pointing, cooking and being a wonderful and loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Billie is survived by her three children Debbie (Scott) Styles of St. Mary's City, Vaughn (Debbie Jo) Jennings of Compton and Bryan (Meg) Jennings of Norton Shores, MI; seven grand children: Elizabeth Styles, Travis, Nicole and Courtney Jennings, and Leah, Sarah & Clair Jennings. She also is survived by her sister, Helen Early, her brother-in-law, Francis Jennings, her sister-in-law Mary Ann Brinton and many nieces and nephews.
Shortly after her husband Joe's death, Billie was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. She stayed in her home for a short while and then moved to Cedar Lane Apartments where she lived for 5 ˝ years. Cedar Lane became her home, where she was very happy. She always had a smile on her face and loved all of the wonderful staff. The last couple of years, Billie was confined to a wheel chair, so spent many hours sitting in the Health clinic with the "girls", where they laughed even when they didn't know why they were laughing. They brightened each other's day. The care that she received at Cedar Lane was phenomenal. Her family knew that she was loved and cared for, which was very comforting to the family.
The family will receive friends for Billie's Life Celebration on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 from 5 to 8 pm at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD where prayers will be recited at 7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 10 am at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in St. Mary's City with the Rev. Scott Woods officiating. Interment will follow at St. James Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Cedar Lane, 22680 Cedar Lane Court, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.
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