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Mary Etta Wolfe (McLaughlin)

March 31, 1931 ~ May 31, 2022 (age 91)

Obituary

Mary Etta Wolfe (McLaughlin), 91 of Frederick and formerly of Adamstown, MD, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Frederick Health Center.  Born March 31, 1931 in Blue Jay, WV, she was the daughter of the late Theodore Warren and Ona McLaughlin (Richmond).  Mary left the small town of Blue Jay and came to Washington, DC where she found work and the love of her life, Harry Wolfe.  After a 3-week whirlwind courtship they married and began an adventure that would last for 60 years until Harry's death in 2011.  Mary was the quintessential homemaker of the 50's and 60's.  She strived to make life fun, comfortable and pleasant for her family.  The majority of her life was spent raising her 6 children.  She was Den Mother to Cub Scouts, spent hours on the road, taking children to and from basketball practice, Boy Scouts, dance lessons, cheerleading and other extracurricular activities.  One of her proudest achievements was the family being recognized as the Boy Scouts Family of The Year in 1970.  Mary looked forward to springtime, where she was happiest with her hands in the soil creating lovely flower gardens.  In addition to gardening, she took great pleasure in the birds that she fed and watched.  One of her favorite birds was the Blue Jay because the little town she came from was named after the bird.  After the children were raised, Mary went back to work as an accountant for Holiday Inn and retired from there in 1991.  After her formal retirement, Mary continued her accounting career as bookkeeper for the various family businesses.  Mary and Harry traveled the world exploring new places and making new friends.  Mary is survived by her children: Sherry Johnson (Sam), Teresa Dayhoff (Gene), Tad Wolfe (Lori), Chris Wolfe (Julianna), and Jay Wolfe (Susan).  Grandchildren: Mason Johnson (Terren), Jessie Francis (Danny), Brad Bradley, Kim Pyles (Jay), Josh Gesell (Jill), Jen Fulfer (Mike), Jaime Walters, Will Dayhoff (Emily), Emily Fear (Eddie) Hank Wolfe, Holly Swanton, Dan Wolfe (Hannah), Christopher Wolfe, Ian Wolfe (Gwen), Katherine Collins (Ross), Julia Kim (Billy), 22 great Grandchildren, and two siblings: Reba DiStefano and Thomas McLaughlin.  Mary was predeceased by, husband Harry H. Wolfe III, and daughter Debbie Bradley (Wolfe).  In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to the Debbie Bradley Scholarship Fund: The Community Foundation - 312 East Church Street Frederick, MD 21701.  A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, June 6th at 11:00 am at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church - 118 East 2nd Street, Frederick, MD 21701 

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Services

Memorial Mass
Monday
June 6, 2022

11:00 AM
Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church
118 E 2nd St
Frederick, MD 21701

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