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Mary Ann McDonald

May 21, 1941 ~ January 30, 2021 (age 79)

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Mary Ann fell in her apartment and suffered a concussion, subsequently, she battled a severe infection.  After a month-long battle, moving back and forth between the hospital and Rehab several times, Mary Ann passed away at the Fountains Rehab facility in Alexandria, on January 30.

 Mary Ann was a native Alexandrian. She retired from the American Red Cross after 35 years of service in several different administration positions.  She was active in retirement, volunteering her time with the American Red Cross and with AARP.  Mary Ann possessed a generous heart, actively contributing to countless charities over the years.

 She was a much-appreciated Soprano with Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Alexandria for over 39 years.  In addition to her time devoted to the Church, Mary Ann was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi, Preceptor Tau chapter, over the years holding all of the different Officer positions. She earned many degrees, achieving the Masters Degree and was eligible for Torchbearer, Beta Sigma Phi’s highest degree possible!

Recently Mary Ann was overwhelmed with sadness at the loss of her constant companion Cockapoo, “Buffy.” She is survived by her sister Catherine (Kay) Bogikes of Alexandria, VA, and her lifelong friends Benny & Ronnie.  Currently Mary Ann sings soprano with the Angels’ chorus! Rest in peace, Mary Ann.

A funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1427 West Braddock Road, Alexandra, VA 22302, interment to follow immediately after the service at National Memorial Park cemetery, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 220425. 

 

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Services

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
February 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
1427 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22302

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
February 20, 2021

National Memorial Park
7482 Lee Hwy
Falls Church, VA

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