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Marie Antoinette (Mortillaro) Rhoads

July 2, 1929 ~ February 3, 2020 (age 90)

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Rhoads, Marie A.

      Marie was born to a very Italian, devout Catholic family. As a young girl, she attended Seton High School in Baltimore, and enjoyed performing in Musicals, Caberet shows, and September Songs Plays. At age 18 she was voted "runner up" to Miss Dundalk! She was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church in Westminster since 1962 and sang in the choir there for over 50 years. A highlight of her choir career was a performance at Carnegie Hall. She was known as MeMom to her family and to many children who would visit at the farm in Westminster where she raised her six children with her late husband Bud. Cardinals, hot dogs and Hallmark channel were a few of her favorite things. She was also known for her MeMom-isms, such as "Is this the year for the 7 year quesadillas?"  or when traveling to Ocean City "Are we passing over the Assahole-awoman Bay?"

     Marie always put everyone else before herself,

she adored all of her family and was like a mother to anyone who visited.

She had a beautiful smile, a joyful laugh

and her passing has left a hole in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

      On February 3, 2020 Marie Antoinette Rhoads ( nee Mortillaro), age 90, went to be with the Lord. Marie Rhoads was the devoted mother of David Michael Rhoads and his late wife Debra, Stephanie Tighe and husband Todd, Debi Thiem and husband Bob, Wendy Warfield and husband Tim, her dear Angel Paul, Mark Rhoads and wife Jennifer, Scott Rhoads and wife Mel. Marie was the cherished MeMom of Brian, his wife Jamie and Brian's mom Kathi  Storm, Savannah, Nick, Deirdre and husband Drew, her beautiful Angel Niamh, Desmond and partner Brad, Michele, Kristie, Madison, Ethan, Jacob, Joseph and wife Dani, James, Jenna, Reagan Marie, MJ, Reed, Sarah, and Gavin. She was the loving great grandmother of Madeleine, Audrey, Landon, Kyler, Danielle, Lucas, and Mackenzie and was also blessed with one great great granddaughter, Leia. Marie was the dear sister of Bill "Sonny" Madden and the late Nancy "my sister" Blaney Watson.

      Friends and family may visit Gonce Funeral Service P.A., 4001 Ritchie Highway, on Thursday  February 6, 2020, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services on Friday in St. Johns Catholic Church, 43 Monroe Street, Westminster, will begin with a Family Eulogy at 11:45am followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon. Mrs. Rhoads will be laid to rest in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 4430 Belair Road in Baltimore.

 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
February 6, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Gonce Funeral Service
4001 Ritchie Hwy
Brooklyn, MD 21225

Visitation
Thursday
February 6, 2020

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Gonce Funeral Service
4001 Ritchie Hwy
Brooklyn, MD 21225

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
February 7, 2020

12:00 PM
St. Johns Catholic Church, Westminster
43 Monroe Street
Westminster, Md 21157

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