We Remember Those We Have Lost – February 22, 2019

Mary Margaret Curran

OCEAN CITY — Mary Margaret “Peggy” Curran, age 62, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.

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Mary Margaret Curran

Born in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Curran and Regina O’Keefe. She is survived by her son, Todd Dolan; daughter Thomasine Dolan; brothers Charles Curran (Chris) and Michael Curran; sister Carol Ann Curran; beloved dog “Kush”; three nieces; one nephew; and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Tommy Curran, and a son, Scott, who died prematurely at two weeks of age.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 8420 Bel Air Road Perry Hall, Md. 21236. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com.


Anne Florence “Flo” Collins

OCEAN CITY — Born Jan. 13, 1930, Anne Florence “Flo” Collins was welcomed into the arms of our Lord on Feb 10, 2019.

Flo was born in Washington, DC and was married to Thomas P. Collins in July of 1947 and lived in Beltsville, Md. for 40 years. She retired in 1986 and moved to Ocean City in 1987.

Flo remained very active with her beloved family, church, fire service and community. She was a devout member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Beltsville, Md. and Sound United Methodist Church in Selbyville, Del. and was a past president of the United Methodist Women. She was a Den Mother with the Cub Scouts for 11 years, active with the Boy Scouts, PTA, and an active member of the Civil Air Patrol. Flo was a Life Member of the Beltsville VFD Company 31 and Laurel VFD Company 10 Ladies Auxiliaries, the MSFA Ladies Auxiliary Convention Chair, Past President of the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association Ladies Auxiliary, and Past President of the Prince Georges County Fire and Rescue Association Ladies Auxiliary. She was also inducted into the Hall of Fame for the MFSA, and the Prince Georges County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, and a 2012 Honey Award recipient for her many endeavors.

Flo is survived by her beloved husband of 71 years, Thomas P. Collins, and sons, Wayne G. Collins and Kerry P. (Starla) Collins. She was preceded in death by her son, Steven J. Collins. She is also cherished by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Sound United Methodist Church in Selbyville, Del. on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m.

Donations may be made in memory of Flo Collins to Sound United Methodist Church, 35131 Lighthouse Road, Selbyville, Del. 19975 or Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care
2604 Old Ocean City Road,
Salisbury, Md. 21804.


Elizabeth C. Rayne

BISHOPVILLE — Elizabeth C. “Betty” Rayne, age 77, of Bishopville, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at home.

She was born in Berlin and was the daughter of the late Jerry J. and Eleanor (Gibbs) Connolly.

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Elizabeth C. Rayne

Betty had worked for many years at the Style Guide and Syl-Mar Shop. She was a member of Bishopville Vol. Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary for 35 years and a member of the Ocean City Worship Center.

She is survived by her husband, Denny D. Rayne of Bishopville; a son, Denny D. Rayne II and wife Terry of Berlin; two daughters, Debra D. Weber of Monkton, Md. and Deneen D. Rayne of Berlin; a brother, Jerry Connolly of Cromwell, Conn.; five grandchildren, Patrick, Jeremy, Shelby, Kasey and Andrew; one step-grandchild, Jordan; and two great-grandchildren, Clara and Caleb.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Bishopville Cemetery in Bishopville. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Bishopville Vol. Fire Department immediately following the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Bishopville Vol Fire Department, P.O. Box 350, Bishopville, Md. 21813, Bishopville Vol. Fire Dept., Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 350, Bishopville, Md. 21813 or Bishopville Vol. Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 23, Bishopville, Md. 21813.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com


Gale Lee Messick Thomas

QUANTICO — Gale Lee Messick Thomas, 65, of Quantico, Md., gained her angel wings on Feb. 16, 2019 following a year-long battle with cancer. Gale was born Sept. 9, 1953 in Cambridge to the late Perry H. and Betty T. Messick.

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Gale Lee Messick Thomas

She is a 1971 graduate of Cambridge High School and 1973 graduate of West Liberty State. Gale worked as a dental hygienist for 45 years in both Cambridge and Salisbury. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Cambridge and Rockawalkin United Methodist Church in Hebron. Gale gave the best hugs and was always willing to listen or lend a hand.

Gale’s life was defined most by her relationships with her family and many wonderful friends who became family. She enjoyed collecting antiques and boating with her devoted husband of 42 years, Ronald E. Thomas. Together they raised three children, Michelle T. Wagaman of Fredericksburg, Va., Stacy L. Thomas of Ocean City and Jeffrey C. Thomas of Bivalve, and spoiled five grandchildren, Caroline Wagaman, Andrew Thomas, Kyle Wagaman, Connor Foley and Hadley Thomas. Gale enjoyed special relationships with her son-in-law, Bryan Wagaman and daughter-in-law Brittany Thomas. Gale is also survived by one brother, Herbert Messick, and his wife Deena of Cambridge, nephew Carl Messick, niece Jennifer Daniels and their families.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury. Visitation was held Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service. Rev. Julie Lewis officiated. Interment at Dorchester Memorial Park was private. A reception followed at the Rockawalkin Community Hall (6772 Rockawalkin Rd., Hebron, Md. 21830). In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Rockawalkin United Methodist Church (6777 Rockawalkin Rd., Hebron, Md. 21830). Honorary pallbearers were Bryan Wagaman, Carl Messick, John Smullen, John Aukward, Ray Bolt and Carter Christensen.

Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Md. 21801. Please visit www.hollowayfh.com to send condolences to the family.