Mary E. Lawrence

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Mary Elizabeth Lawrence, 84, of New Windsor, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at Carroll Hospital Center.

Born March 16, 1929, in Westminster, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Mary Ness Grimes. She was the wife of James Calvin Lawrence, who she married Nov. 19, 1949.

She had worked for Oakland Mills Textile as a yarn spinner and machine operator. Then she was a cafeteria assistant in Uniontown Elementary School for 29 years, retiring in 1989.

She was a member of Uniontown Methodist Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading, baking pies for family, friends and for the New Windsor Carnival and playing Pitch, Rummy and Solitaire with her friends in the community.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are daughters and son-in-law Margaret E. and Joseph Coppola, of Tampa, Fla., and Phyllis L. Lawrence, of Westminster; son James C. Lawrence Jr. and fiance Marie Twigg, of Taneytown; grandchildren Craig Dell and partner Crystal Lane, Ryan Lawrence, and Phillip Lawrence and partner Adam Weller; and a great-grandson, Camden Dell.

She was predeceased by two sisters; and a brother.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Uniontown Methodist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157; or the New Windsor Fire and Hose Company No. 1, 101 High St., New Windsor, MD 21776.

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Pritts Funeral Home
412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on May 28, 2013
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