May 3, 1943 - Dec. 25, 2013
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GREENSBORO, NC - Mary Barrett Worland, 70, of Greensboro, NC, died Christmas Day, 2013 at Moses Cone Hospital. She was born at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, NY, May 3, 1943 to Edward and Kathryn Barrett. She is preceded in death by her parents and stepmother, Catherine Lyons Barrett, as well as brothers, Edward and Peter Barrett; and survived by brother, David Barrett of Washington DC. Mary grew up in South Bend, IN, where her father was a professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame. Her adored older brothers took great care of her. Mary graduated from Barat College of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, IL with a degree in Biology. She also received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Notre Dame in 1966. She met her husband, David, the summer of 1964 in Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod, MA. The two were married at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame, in 1966. Mary was a beloved and devoted mother of four children that she raised in Greensboro. She was a lover of all animals and cared for and enjoyed dozens of pets and wounded wildlife during her life. She was a volunteer for the March of Dimes and the Greensboro Urban Ministry. She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. She was an exceptional and curious cook and loved to nourish friends and family. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, David E. Worland, MD; brother, David Barrett of Washington DC; son, David Worland Jr. and wife Andria of Greensboro, NC; daughter, Michelle Dewitt and her husband Bill of Fairfax, VA; son, Andrew Worland of Charleston, SC; son, Adam Worland and his wife Amy of Huntersville, NC; and grandchildren: Peter and Catherine Worland of Greensboro, Luke and Olivia Dewitt of Fairfax, VA, and Alison, Graham and John Worland of Huntersville, NC. Her remains have been entrusted to the Triad Cremation Society. A Memorial Mass will be held at the St. Pius X Catholic Church on Friday, January 3, 2014, at 11:00 am with reception to follow at the parish hall (Kloster Center). In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Greensboro Urban Ministry or the Humane Society of the Piedmont. Her remains will be interred at Cedar Grove Cemetery, University of Notre Dame.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 28, 2013