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Robert Cooper
B: 1932-10-24
D: 2019-09-13
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Cooper, Robert
Linda Bean
B: 1951-11-17
D: 2019-09-06
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Bean, Linda
Jeanette Taylor
B: 1972-06-26
D: 2019-09-06
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Taylor, Jeanette
Patricia Parker
B: 1956-09-05
D: 2019-09-03
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Parker, Patricia
William Cusic
B: 1941-12-04
D: 2019-08-30
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Cusic, William
Kennard Nagel
B: 1933-06-16
D: 2019-08-30
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Nagel, Kennard
Mary Clarke
B: 1929-03-21
D: 2019-08-26
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Clarke, Mary
Joan Meredith
B: 1940-02-06
D: 2019-08-26
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Meredith, Joan
Jimmy Adkins
B: 1935-06-16
D: 2019-08-20
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Adkins, Jimmy
Benjamin Farrell, III.
B: 1966-12-28
D: 2019-08-12
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Farrell, III., Benjamin
Rev. Rudy Brooks
B: 1931-02-27
D: 2019-08-11
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Brooks, Rev. Rudy
Joseph Nunziato
B: 1935-12-17
D: 2019-08-07
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Nunziato, Joseph
Captain Joseph Bean
B: 1979-08-22
D: 2019-08-04
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Bean, Captain Joseph
Susan Christian
B: 1953-01-23
D: 2019-08-03
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Christian, Susan
Alvin Fenwick
B: 1918-12-23
D: 2019-08-02
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Fenwick, Alvin
William Ferguson
B: 1942-05-01
D: 2019-08-01
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Ferguson, William
Warren Beatty
B: 1923-09-09
D: 2019-07-31
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Beatty, Warren
Susan DiBartolo
B: 1960-01-10
D: 2019-07-31
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DiBartolo, Susan
Thelma Russell
B: 1931-12-03
D: 2019-07-30
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Russell, Thelma
Mary Payne
B: 1937-12-25
D: 2019-07-27
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Payne , Mary
Mary Cryer
B: 1928-12-15
D: 2019-07-26
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Cryer , Mary

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Leonardtown, MD 20650
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(301) 475-8500 Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A. and Crematory
41590 Fenwick Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Email: office@mgfh.com
(301) 475-8500 Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A. and Crematory
41590 Fenwick Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Email: office@mgfh.com
(301) 475-8500 Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A. and Crematory
41590 Fenwick Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Email: office@mgfh.com
(301) 475-8500 Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A. and Crematory
41590 Fenwick Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Email: office@mgfh.com