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On Friday, November 9, 2012 of Bethesda, Maryland. Beloved wife of the late Peter Joseph Black; loving mother of Katherine Elizabeth Black-Lee, Margaret Ruth Cozzolino (Don), Peter Michael Black (Judy), John Francis Black (Jeannine) and Kevin James Black (Tasha); Grandmother of nine; Great-Grandmother of one. Sister of the late Margaret McDonough, Alice Madigan and Dorothy McDonough. Also survived by many other loving family and friends. Friends will be received at PUMPHREY'S BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE FUNERAL HOME, 7557 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814 on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. Friends will be received at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland, ME 04101 on Friday, November 16, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101 on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11 a.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Portland, ME. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Sisters of the Precious Blood, 166 State St., Portland, ME 04101. Please view and sign the family guestbook at

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Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 12, 2012
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