On Sunday, May 30, 2021 at her home in Riverdale, MD born in Washington, DC. Preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John Grant Brinton. Loving mother of Mary Ann (John) Flannery, the late Jeanette Griffith, Denise (James) Berti, Michelle (Deane) Manning, Alicia (Mark) Wattenberg, Monique (Paul) Ostazeski, John (Lesley) Brinton, Renee (Kevin) Hammond, William (Christine) Brinton and the late Thomas Brinton. Cherished Grandmother to Michael (Julia) Flannery, Joseph Flannery, Mark Flannery, Jeanette (Ryan) Hall, Marie (John) Sweeney, Jayne Flannery, Matthew (Lyndsay) Flannery, David “Brent” (Deanna) Wilson, Bryant (Jessica) Wilson, Blythe (Kyle) Van Horn, Nataline Manning, Nathan Wattenberg, Paul (Susan) Ostazeski, Douglas (Alicia) Ostazeski, Andrew Ostazeski, Ian (Theresa) Brinton, Liam Brinton, the late Adrian Chapin, Max Hammond, Gemma (Keith) Corley, Luke Hammond, Jodie Pitts, William Brinton, Thomas Brinton and Reanna Brinton. Much loved Great-Grandmother to Katie & Callan Flannery, Brooks, Cameron & Abigael Flannery, Alyssa & Colin Flannery, Sean Hall, Natacha & John Sweeney, Kalea & Jayce Wilson, Catherine Wilson, Owen & Benjamin Van Horn, Leslie & Kevin Ostazeski, Sophia & Ellie Ostazeski, Madalyn McDonough-Mays, D’Reign Robinson & Ava Brinton, Skylar & Alex Jackovich, Sienna & Triston Corley, Kamiya Douglas & Dallas Pitts. Also, survived by her brother Francis Jennings.
Mary Ann, more than anything, enjoyed spending time with her family. She had a great sense of humor all the way to the end. She was an avid game show fan (she had an autographed picture of Alex Trebek on her desk), she loved to read or watch a good mystery, never drove but navigated her family’s long camping excursions throughout the country. She would sing silly, annoying songs to get her brood out of bed and off to school on time and sometimes do a little soft shoe dance. She, along with her husband John, gave years of service to St. Bernards, Girl Scouts and the Appalachian Trail. She will truly be missed by everyone who knew her.
Relatives and friends may call at Gasch’s Funeral Home, P.A., 4739 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 11;00 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 5700 St. Bernard’s Drive, Riverdale Park, MD. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.