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Larkins, Mary Ellen
Birth: Monday, May 01, 1939 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Huntingtown, Maryland
Death: Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the age of 77
Laid to Rest: Monday, March 27, 2017 in the Washington National Cemetery, Suitland, Maryland
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Mary C. Larkins, 77, of Huntingtown MD passed away peacefully after a brief illness on March 23, 2017 surrounded by family. Mimi (Mum Mum) as known to her family was born May 1,1939 in Washington, DC to the late Floyd E. Chalkley & Dorothy R. Roland.

She is survived by her daughter Lisa June Donnelly & son Robert L.Edwards, Jr., 7 grandchildren; Dane E. Donnelly, Sean C. Donnelly, Joshua K. Donnelly, Jason P. Donnelly, Robert L. Edwards ll, Joseph L. Edwards and Chelsea L. Edwards and 2 great grandchildren; Dane E. Donnelly and Hudson A. Donnelly. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Internment will be held at Washington National Cemetery in Suitland, MD. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home.

Franklin, Samuel Leon
Birth: Tuesday, October 28, 1930 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Mechanicsville, Maryland
Death: Friday, March 17, 2017 at the age of 86
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Samuel Leon Franklin, 86, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home on March 17, 2017 in Charlotte Hall, MD. Samuel was born to the late Harry Alfred Franklin and the late Gussie Buck Franklin in Washington, DC on October 28, 1930.

Samuel served with the U.S. Marines Corps. He retired from the Metropolitan Police Department as a Sergeant in 1972. He was also a member of the Police Pistol team. He later worked as a Communications Coordinator at St. Elizabeth's Hospital and National Institute of Health; and as a Contract Marshal for the U.S. Marshal Service. He founded and operated Waldorf Shoe Repair.

Samuel was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 223 in Hollywood, MD; a former member of Mechanicsville Lions club; and a long time member of Christ Episcopal in Chaptico, MD. Samuel is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Betsy Franklin; daughters, Elizabeth Redmond Bailey (Mark), Catherine Nalls Franklin; granddaughters, Catherine Bailey, Elise Bailey and Eva Bailey.

A Memorial Service is planned for a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 8, Chaptico, MD 20621. Arrangements by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.

Starkey, Mary Ellen
Birth: Tuesday, December 05, 1922 in Prince George's County, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the age of 94
Laid to Rest: in the St. Peterís Catholic Church Cemetery
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Mary Ellen Gardiner Mister Starkey passed away March 21, 2017 at the age of 94. Retired teacher in Charles County after 32 years, she graduated from Sacred Heart School and Mary Washington College. Born on December 5, 1922 in Prince George's County, she was the daughter of Joseph Cecil Gardiner, Sr. and Bernadette Norris Gardiner. Mary Ellen was a member of Sacred Heart Church Sodality, Catholic Daughters Court Neale #753 and Restorers of Mount Carmel. She was also a charter member of Court of St. Peters #1618 of the Catholic Daughters.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Cecil Gardiner, Jr.; her son, Stephen C. Starkey and her husbands, Howard Leroy "Jack" Mister and Jesse L. Starkey. Mary Ellen is survived by her sons, Joseph Donald "Donnie" Mister (Marta) and Gregory Wayne Starkey (Ann); her daughters, Marianne M. Fernandez, Anita Scherer, Pamela S. Brown and Janice M. Earnshaw; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 2-4PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (201 St. Mary's Ave., La Plata, MD) and from 6-8PM at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home (211 St. Mary's Ave., La Plata, MD) with Prayers at 7PM. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 1PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment to be held at a later date at St. Peter's Catholic Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mary Ellen's memory to Starkey Scholarship Fund (PO Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646) and Carmel of Port Tobacco (5678 Mt. Carmel Rd., La Plata, MD 20646-9611). Arrangements by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.

Perrucci, Paul Michael
Residence: Prince Frederick, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Paul "Paulie" Michael Perrucci of Prince Frederick, Maryland passed on March 21, 2017 after battling cancer. He is predeceased by his parents, Paul and Angela (nee Borrelli) Perrucci. He leaves his loving wife of 14 years, Catherine Perrucci, his two children Michael and Gina Perrucci (Jeremy), beloved grandson Roman, and stepsons James and Michael Devault. He is also survived by his sister, Anna Marie Rufino, and nephew and niece Amedeo Rufino and Angela Rufino Devers (Chris), and great nephew and nieces Elle, Amedeo, Gio, Enzo, Luna, Cesare "Cesie", and Luca; cousins Nicholas Volpe (Rhonda), Michael Volpe (Alessandra), and Rocco Volpe (Michelle), as well as many more cousins and friends.

Paulie was a veteran of the United State's Army, then worked as a dental technician for the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he retired after 30 years. During and after his employment, he also ran his own dental lab, Chesapeake Dental Ceramics. Paulie enjoyed playing the guitar, fishing, camping, and spending quality time with all of his family. He was also a dedicated soccer coach for his children for 8 years, for the Calvert Soccer Association, Calvert County Parks and Recreation, and various select teams throughout the State of Maryland. He always had a strong opinion on just about anything, and wasn't afraid to express it. He always had a story about his childhood in Philadelphia, PA and summers in Brigantine, NJ. He was proud of his Italian heritage and always enjoyed his Dad's specialty: Italian meatballs and homemade pasta.

A memorial service will be held Friday, March 21, 2017 at 2p.m. at the Lifestream Church located at 5105 Leonardtown Rd., Waldorf, MD 20601. For family and friends out-of-state, a burial service and Mass will also be held in Philadelphia at a later date in April. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made in Paulie's honor to the Foundation for Thymic Cancer Research: 13634 Cambria Bay Lane, Delray Beach, Florida. 33446.

Olofson, M. Jeanette
Birth: Monday, May 09, 1921 in Beattie, Kansas
Residence: California, Maryland
Death: Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the age of 95
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M. Jeanette Olofson, 95, of California, MD (formerly of Olympia, WA) passed away March 18, 2017 at St. Mary's Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD. She was born May 9, 1921 in Beattie, KS to the late Arthur A. Heleker and Cristine Patterson. She is survived by her children: Carolyn Burger (Henry) of California, MD and Kay Jeanette Evans of Olympia, WA; five grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her son, Wayne Kenneth Patterson and her siblings.

Jeanette was employed as a dedicated, efficient and highly organized administrative assistant at Washington State University from 1956 to her retirement in 1972. Her hobbies included golfing, playing bridge, gardening and singing. She was a beautiful soloist and sang in the United Methodist Church in Pullman, WA, and later in the Church of Christ choir in Mesa, AZ for many years. She also enjoyed taking cruises with her husband. She was an excellent cook and made many delicious meals. She was a past member of Simpson United Methodist Church in Pullman, WA, and of the Church of Christ in Mesa, AZ, and Apache Wells Golf and Country Club.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., at Patuxent Presbyterian Church 23421Kingston Creek Road, California, MD 20619. Memorial contributions may be made to Patuxent Presbyterian Church Choir, 23421 Kingston Creek Road, California, MD 20619. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.

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