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Mary Elizabeth Thompson

December 10, 1945 ~ July 20, 2018 (age 72)


Mary Elizabeth Thompson, 72, of Newburg, MD passed away on July 20, 2018 at Bridge Pointe Health Care in Washington, DC.

Born on December 10, 1945 in Fredericksburg, VA to the late Robert Burgess and the late Irene McWhirt, Mary is also predeceased by her son, James Hood; brothers, Ralph Burgess, Rannie Burgess and Delmar Burgess; and grandchild, Jason Boarman.  She is survived by her husband, Joseph Thompson, Sr.; son, David Thompson; daughter, Vicky Boarman-Phillips; sisters, Shirley Marquis, Ruth Ann Copeland and Lisa Dickinson; grandchildren, Kayla Thompson and Justin Boarman; great-grandchildren, Aiden Dutrow, Jason E. Boarman and Millie Boarman; Step-father, Sidney McWhirt; and a host of other relatives.

Mary was a floral designer and lover of flowers and crafts.  She enjoyed baking, shopping, spending time with her family and conversations with her friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 2PM to 4PM and 6PM to 8PM with prayers at 7PM at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, PA (211 St. Mary’s Ave., LaPlata, MD); A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 11AM at Holy Ghost Catholic Church (15848 Rock Point Rd., Newburg, MD); Interment to follow in the Church Cemetery; Repass to follow for family and friends in the Church Hall.  Memorial donations in Mary’s memory can be made to Alzheimer’s Association (  Online condolences to the family can be shared at

Following the service's family and friends are invited to a repass at Holy Ghost Church Hall.

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