Mary Louise (Worsham) Bello, 65, of Mount Rainier, Maryland gained her angel wings on March 8, 2023.
Mary was born on July 24, 1957, in Washington, DC. to the late Kenneth E. and Mae (Purdy) Worsham. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, Aloysius “Aj” Michael Bello Jr., father-in-law, Aloysius Michael Bello Sr., one brother, Kenneth T. Worsham and two sisters-in-law, Darlene and Dawn Worsham.
Mary is survived by mother-in-law Betty Lucille (Wiles) Bello. One son Kenneth “Eddie” Edward Bello, one daughter, Michelle Lynn Bello, eight grandchildren: Faith, Hope, Destiny, Isaiah, Marlee, Rickila, Ricardo and Maliya, four sisters: Kathleen (Charles) Seibert, Rebecca (Lawrence) DuBeau, Margaret (Kenneth) Mangum, and Mae (Jim) Kent, one brother, Martin (Bo) Worsham, brothers-in-law: Michael (Sandra), Paul (Nancy), and Christopher (Christi) Bello, along with numerous loving nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
An out going firecracker, Mary was the life of any party who loved all types of music and had an amazing vinyl record collection. She loved coloring and her grandchildren would get so excited to go visit her so that they could color together because “Grandma Mary had all the colors in her crayon box.” She was an active member of the College Park Moose and spent mostly every Thursday evening there playing Bingo until her health started to decline. She also enjoyed being part of multiple bowling leagues and you could find her bowling with her family and friends on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons under the name “Wild Thing”. She was a member of St. Jerome's Catholic Church in Hyattsville. Mary’s health declined significantly in 2019, however, she did not let that stop her. She transitioned to assisted living at Cadia Healthcare Springbrook in Silver Spring where she made friends instantly with staff members and other residents. Mary also loved Facebook and enjoyed reconnecting and sharing memories often on her Facebook page.
We would like to thank everyone that called and/or visited our mom while she was in assisted living as she enjoyed having company and talking about old times. Everyone that took the time to write and check in with her on Facebook, thank you as those small gestures meant the world to her. We would like to give a huge thank you to our cousins, Misty & Robert Camp, who came from Pennsylvania and assisted in moving our mom out of her beloved Queenstown apartment. We have no idea what we would have done without you. Our friends, Vincent Basso and Krissy Taliaferro, who ran errands for our mom whenever she needed anything, you both are truly amazing. And to everyone that simply kept our mother in their prayers, loved her from a distance and thought about her often we thank you! We know that she is so so happy to finally be back with her beloved “Al” and we will keep her alive in our hearts with all of the good, loving memories.
Flowers and or plants are welcome; contributions may be sent to Kenneth Bello or Michelle Bello at Gasch's Funeral home to assist with funeral cost.