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Mary Louise Donaldson

December 7, 1929 ~ September 29, 2019 (age 89)

Of Odenton, MD, formerly of Riverdale Park, MD, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Born on December 7, 1929 in Plymouth, PA. She was the wife of the late Arthur Donaldson. She is survived by her brother, Tom, and sister, Helen, and her children, Art (Shirley), George (Roxanne), Kathy Tasker (Ronnie), John (Karen), Karen Friel (Tom), Jeff, Paul (Tammy), Paulette and Kara. Her daughter, Christine, preceded her in death. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Mrs. Donaldon lived a very active life raising her family, working at the University of Maryland and representing her constitutes on the Town Council of Riverdale Park. In retirement, she enjoyed many women's and political clubs and traveling. Her loving presence will be missed by her family and friends.

Visitation will be held at Gasch's Funeral Home, P.A., 4739 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD on Friday, October 4, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM with Rosary reading at 7 PM. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Odenton Catholic Church Parish Hall, 1283 Odenton Road, Odenton, MD 21113 on Saturday, October 5 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her name to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122 .  Burial at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.


Donations may be made to:

Hospice of the Chesapeake
90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena MD 21122
Tel: 1-410-987-2003

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