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"Bonnie" (Age 73)  

Mary Porter Frese Peschka of Kensington, Maryland, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She was born on February 29, 1943 in Annapolis, Maryland to Captain Bernard William and Mary Norris Porter Frese, Jr. Though she resided the greater part of her life in the Washington, DC. metropolitan area, Mary traveled extensively owing to her father's, husband's and her own Navy careers, which led to her living on East and West Coasts, Hawaii, Asia and Europe.
She was a graduate of Georgetown Visitation (High School, 61') and Saint Joseph College (Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 65') in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Throughout her life she has been a United States Naval Nurse Anesthetist, a spouse of a Naval Officer, mother and grandmother, and a nurse at the National Institutes of Health.
Survivors include her mother, Mary Norris Porter Frese of Annapolis, Maryland; daughter, Mary Porter Peschka of Washington, DC; son, Patrick F. (Billie) Peschka of Paradise, Texas; two grandsons, Connor Peschka, Collin Peschka; a sister, Elizabeth Norris Frese of Washington, DC; and niece, Susan Elizabeth Frese.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome A. Peschka, Jr.; father, Bernard W. Frese, Jr.; and brother, Bernard W. Frese, III.
Mass of Christian Burial and interment at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a later date.

Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 24, 2017