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Mrs. M. Phyllis (Marsiglia) Carr


1946 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Mrs.  M. Phyllis (Marsiglia) Carr Obituary
Mrs. M. Phyllis Marsiglia Carr, 67, of Ijamsville and formerly of Baltimore, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was the loving cherished wife of Don, her loving husband for over 44 years.


Born in Baltimore, on May 6, 1946, she was the beloved daughter of the late Charles Marsiglia and Mary Sorrentino Marsiglia Kuhn. Step daughter to the late Edward Kuhn.

Phyllis grew up in Baltimore and attended St. Jeromes primary school and graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame. Later, she graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, and received a Masters Degree from Hood College.

She married Don in 1969, and worked for the University of Maryland food service where she managed the training tables for the basketball and football teams, and was in charge of banquet services. She left the work force shortly after her first child was born. In 1978 she (reluctanly) and her family moved to Frederick County. The plan was to live in Frederick for two years, however after two years she had fallen in love with Frederick and refused to move away.

While her children were growing up, she was very involved in their lives, serving as president of the Kemptown Elementary PTA, a Brownie leader, and "Mom" to numerous T-ball, softball, basketball, football, soccer, and lacrosse teams. With her grandsons, she rarely missed a single home or away football or lacrosse game.

After her children were older, Phyllis got her teaching certification and pursued her passion to become a teacher. She taught at West Frederick Middle School and loved every minute of it.

Phyllis was a very active member of the Saint Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Community, where she served the church in many ways and with many church committees. She was also very active in many communities activities in the Ijamsville Holly Hills area.

Surviving along with her husband, are her two beloved sons, David "Chip" Carr and Randy Carr, both of Urbana, a daughter Carolyn and two wonderful grandsons, Jared Carr and Wyatt Carr. Also surviving are two wonderful cousins who were like sisters, Theresa Farmer and Sandy Newstead, both of Baltimore. She will be sadly missed by many good friends, including, Ellen, Nancy and Tessie.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, in the St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, 4103 Prices Distillery Road, (Route 80) Ijamsville. Father Michael J. Jendrek, will celebrate the Mass. Interment will be private.

Arrangements are with the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 East Church Street, Frederick.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the St. Ignatius Poor Fund, 4103 Prices Distillery Road, Ijamsville, MD 21754.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at keeneybasford.com.
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post on Aug. 30, 2013
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