Margaret B. Brown

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Margaret B. Brown, 98, of Westminster, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at Emeritus Assisted Living in Westminster.

Born Sept. 3, 1915, in Irving, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Dominic Ballachino and Sarah Lobracco. She was the wife of the late Fulton F. Brown.

In 1945 she came from Buffalo, N.Y., to Washington, D.C., for employment with the federal government. It was during this time that she met and married her husband and moved to Clinton, in Prince Georges County. She was a contract administrator at the Washington Navy Yard and retired after 30 years of federal service.

Her pastimes included acting as a docent at the Mary Surratt House and Tavern in Clinton. She was an avid Civil War buff and enjoyed giving tours at the Surratt House. She was also the Grand Regent for many years for the Catholic Daughters of America, Court St. John's, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Clinton. After retirement she attended college and received a degree in English literature, traveling the United States and Europe with her class.

In 2004 she moved in with her daughter in Westminster, where she remained active at the North Carroll Senior Center and St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Manchester.

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law Janet A. Brown and Ronald F. Stout, of Westminster; a brother, Vince Ballachino, of West Valley, N.Y.; a sister, Grace Bart, of Wisconsin; and many nieces and nephews in the Buffalo area.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Eline Funeral Home, 934 S. Main St., Hampstead.

A requiem Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church, 2930 Hanover Pike, Manchester, with the Rev. Michael Roach as celebrant. Interment will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Cheltenham Veteran's Cemetery in Cheltenham.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the St. John Health Care Ministry, c/o St. John Roman Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster, MD 21157.

Online condolences may be offered at www.elinefh.com.

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Published in Carroll County Times on May 12, 2014