Marie Frances PapanicolasOctober 20, 1927 ~ June 5, 2019 (age 91)
Marie Frances Papanicolas, 91, of Middletown, MD formerly of Kensington, died Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at her home. She was predeceased by her husband Alexander John Papanicolas on November 9, 1960.
A Georgetown girl, Marie was born on October 20, 1927 to the late Maurice Francis Adamson and Hannah Roberta (Angel) Adamson.
She was the Lead Dental Assistant at National Institutes of Health for 30 years. Family meant everything to Marie, and her children were her life and her priority.
She loved to dance and listen to big band music. She enjoyed ceramics.
When Marie moved to Frederick County 16 years ago with her son Jim, she became a member of Church of the Transfiguration in Braddock Heights. She participated in the Tuesday ladies luncheon and was involved with many different groups within the church.
She is survived by two sons, James Papanicolas of Middletown, and Robert Papanicolas of Garland, TX; a daughter, Joanne Ashwell, of Westminster, MD; five grandchildren, Eddie and Alexa Ashwell; Alexander and Christopher Papanicolas; and Callie McClellan; six great-grandchildren, Brooke, Kate, Luke, Penny, Ryan, and Emma; and many loved and treasured cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Church of the Transfiguration, 6909 Maryland Ave., Braddock Heights, MD 21714. A funeral service will begin at 12 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Gordon J. DeLaVars officiating.
Interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the church at the above address; or to The National Stroke Association at https://www.stroke.org/donate.
Re had a bit of an Irish temper. Marie had thirteen good years of marriage to Alex. They have been apart for over 58 years. Six years ago Marie referred to Alex as Adonis and the warm glow of a woman still in love came over her. They will be together again soon at Arlington National Cemetery.