Mary E. Blouin, a resident of Alexandria, VA for the past 32 years, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2021, with family by her side. Daughter of the late James J. Coleman and Mary Margaret Begley, she joins the love of her life, Robert Clifford Blouin, and her brother, Patrick James Coleman in eternal rest. She is survived by her three children: Robert of Albuquerque, NM; Christopher (Dorothea) of Woodbridge, VA; and Maryann (David) of Oakland, CA; and her brother Martin Coleman (Heidi) of Monroe, NY along with nieces, nephews, and many devoted friends.
Mary was born in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from St. John's University with a Masters's degree focusing on Art and Library Sciences and worked as a research librarian at St. John's University and American Cyanamide. After moving to California she worked for the County of San Diego. She had an ever-curious intellect, was a voracious reader, had a gregarious nature, and was cherished by many friends. She was very active in the ministries of Grace Episcopal Church, enjoyed following politics, loved walking on the beach, and was a lifelong Miami Dolphins fan.
Friends are invited to celebrate her life on Monday, June 21st, 2:00 p.m., at Grace Episcopal Church, 3601 Russell Road, Alexandria, VA, 22305. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Grace Episcopal Church or the Goodwin House Foundation, 4800 Fillmore Ave., Alexandria, VA, 22311. Burial arrangements are private. Services entrusted to Everly-Wheatley Funerals and Cremation.
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am no there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.
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