Mary F. Hedrick
October 3, 1935 – September 2, 2018
MARY F. HEDRICK
On Sunday, September 2, 2018. Mary F. Hedrick beloved wife of the late William Hedrick; loving mother of Bob Cumberland (Kathy) and Donna Gross; cherished grandmother of Ann Cumberland and dear sister of Henry Galotta (Carol). Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hines Rinaldi Funeral Home, 11800 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St Peters Catholic Church, Olney, MD on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 10 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to multiple Myeloma Foundation (www.myeloma.org)
- Henry A. Galotta, Father
- Mary Rose (Gervasio) Galotta, Mother
- William Hedrick, Husband
- Donna Gross, Daughter
- Bob Cumberland, Son
- Kathy Cumberland, Daughter-in-law
- Ann Cumberland, Granddaughter
- Henry Galotta, Brother
- Carol Galotta, Sister-in-law
- Visitation Sunday, September 9, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, September 10, 2018
Mary F. Hedrick
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October 4, 2018
I first met Mary in the early 1980s when I was transferred to USDA OIG’s regional office in Hyattsville Maryland. She was assigned to be my secretary. I know she tore her hair out on many occassions trying to keep me organized and out of trouble. And she did a darn good job! She was a wonderful secretary and became an even better friend. She was one of the few people in our agency that I maintained a lifelong friendship with. And I know what future job success I had was due in part to her. Rest in peace Mary, you deserve it.
September 10, 2018
Mary was such a huge piece of my life as a SOR teacher and as a helper at the Christmas Bazaar. It seems that the Bazaar combined all of Mary’s loves...faith, children, Christmas, and shopping. I enjoyed her kindness and my children were both blessed to have been her SOR students. I can picture her in heaven, with a large group a child angels around her, listening intently to her stories. God Bless Mary. We were all lucky to have known her.
September 9, 2018
Dear friend, as I was saying my last good bye to you, I remember a time when we stood in the rain in Wyoming, wearing trash bags to hear George Strait sing. It has rained all day today, and it reminded me of that trip we took. We had some wonderful trips, and we will again one of these days. Your friend.
September 5, 2018
To the family of Ms. Mary Hedrick,
I was saddened and shocked to hear of the passing of Ms. Hedrick. I knew her professionally and every conversation that I have ever had with her was always, friendly, warm, joyous, sincere and very heartfelt! She was always appreciative of everything (big or small) that we were able to do for her and it was always a pleasure to chat with her. Unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to personally meet her, but I felt as though I knew her well! I will certainly miss my calls with her and our conversations that we would share. This is never an easy time for you as a family and I will keep you all in my thoughts and my prayers. May God comfort you during your time of bereavement and the upcoming days, months and years afterwards.
UBS Financial Services, Inc.
September 4, 2018
Only my mother-in-law would worry about decorating her hospital room for Christmas. When she had her bone marrow transplant she immediately set up a crèche on her nightstand. A few days later a nurse entered and shared she was recently married and didn’t have many Christmas decorations. Of course, Mary immediately gave her the crèche. She always had such a generous spirit. How we will miss her!
September 4, 2018
Mimi was my first and favorite cousin. She faught leukemia for 20 years but it finally took over. I will miss her dearly. But I know she is not suffering anymore and that God will look out for her now. We will meet again Mimi.