July 14, 1925 – May 19, 2019
Mary J. Segarra passed away Sunday May 19, 2019, just short of her 94th birthday.
She was a homemaker until she turned 50, got her driver’s license, and went to work at 4-mile fork Econo Lodge. She worked in housekeeping there for 33 years. When she no longer drove, she took Fred Transit to work; when walking to and from the bus stops proved difficult, she worked when coworkers gave her a ride. She loved the Fred Bus and was excited to be interviewed as one of the first riders the day bus service started in Spotsylvania.
Mary was a staunch supporter of the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. She often distributed flyers in her neighborhood asking for food donations and then collected items in a shopping cart loaned by CVS. The Free Lance-Star published an article about her efforts (at age 80) accompanied by photo of the 77 pounds of goods collected in just one of her “shopping trips”.
Mary always loved her flowers and gardening, but took it up in earnest after she fully retired. She puttered in her yard almost every day. In October, she hurt her back working in her yard. This painful injury led to further serious health complications, and she suffered several hospitalizations. She moved to Carriage Hill Rehab Center where they gave her loving care and excellent therapy and she was working hard to make her way back home. Sadly, her ailments won.
Mary is survived by 3 children: Frank (Nancy) Segarra, Joseph (Peggy) Segarra, and Angie (Jorge) Ortiz; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren plus twins on the way. She also leaves behind her beloved neighbor, “adopted granddaughter” Ana (“Annie”). Mary is predeceased by her husband Jose and daughter Millie.
The family will receive friends on Friday, May 24, 2019 at Mullin s Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel, from 12-1pm with a Funeral Mass at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church at 1:30pm. Interment will take place at Oakhill Cemetery.
- Visitation Friday, May 24, 2019
- Funeral Mass Friday, May 24, 2019
May 29, 2019
Oh Miss Mary I have been missing you, and now... I have to wait till I get to heaven.
I am so glad our lives have touched even if only for a moment. I will be praying for peace and comfort for your family. Love you, Barbara
May 22, 2019
Mary was a ball of energy every time she visited her daughter, Angie and the Ortiz family in CA. She never sat still and was always game for a social event. I fondly remember the Christmas that she was gracious enough to wrap all of the presents and marked everyone of them from Santa. We had a good laugh and felt so blessed to have her there with us. My condolences to the family. Aiden and I are sending our love, thoughts and prayers to you all.
May 22, 2019
Nancy and Frank - Sending love to you both. May the many happy memories you shared together sustain you during this difficult time. Debby and Doug Hall