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April 23, 2014

Mary Louise Hoffman

The Daily Star

---- — Mary Louise Hoffman

CROWNSVILLE, Md. — Mary Louise Hoffman, 82, a 51-year resident of Crownsville, Md., and previously of Morris and Barnstable, Mass., died peacefully surrounded by her family at Anne Arundel Medical Center on April 20, 2014.

Born Oct. 10, 1931, in Morris, to the late Lynn A. and Clara Foote, she was a 1949 graduate of Barnstable High School in Massachusetts. She was a 1986 graduate of University of Baltimore with a bachelor’s degree in Jurisprudence.

She was owner-broker of Hoffman Real Estate Inc. in Crownsville for 41 years. She had previously been owner of Town and Country Antiques in Crownsville and a school bus driver.

She was active in the community, serving as president of the South Shore Health Clinic and Historic Baldwin Hall. She was an officer in PTAs, Arden Civic Association, Anne Arundel County Association of Realtors and the Women’s Council of Realtors and Girl Scout leader of Troop 642 – Herald Harbor.

Mary enjoyed spending time with family and traveling having visited 29 states and 31 countries on six continents. Her interests included reading, antiques, auctions, flea markets and yard sales. She was a member of the Fort Severn Chapter DAR.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother and two sisters, James H. Foote, Alice Joy and Evelyn Stone.

She is survived by her husband, John E. Hoffman of Crownsville; four children, Lance Gardner, Eric and his wife, Marsha Gardner, Annie and her husband, Daniel Medford, Joni and her husband, Rick Clough, all of Crownsville; 12 grandchildren, Katrina Stafford, Jason Gardner, Jerry Smoot, Jeffrey Smoot, Eric Lau, Mary Gardner, John Gardner, Andrew J. Medford, Isabelle Clough, Coral Medford, Hunter Gardner, Robert Clough; and eight great-grandchildren, Zackary Gardner, Krystal Gardner, Dylan Gardner, Lana Smoot, Ava Gardner, Emily Smoot, Jeffrey Smoot Jr., and Caroline Smoot.

Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, 1 2nd Ave SW, Glen Burnie, Md.

Memorial services will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, at Baldwin Memorial United Methodist Church, 921 General’s Hwy, Millersville, Md., followed by interment in the church cemetery and a reception at Baldwin Memorial Fellowship Hall, Education Bldg.

Flowers are welcome, but if you choose, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children — Philadelphia, in memory of Mary Hoffman, wife of Noble John Hoffman

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