On Friday, May 27th, 2022, Mary Josephine Romeo Hahn, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt, and wonderful friend to all who knew her, passed away at the age of 89.
Born to Sicilian immigrants Giuseppe Romeo and Carmella Motta Romeo in Washington, D.C. on September 29, 1932, Mary graduated from Anacostia High School in 1951, thereafter taking up administrative and clerical work. She married Daryl Hahn on January 6, 1952 and they raised two sons, Eric and Michael, and a daughter, Juanita.
Mary had a lifelong passion for Music and Art. An avid sculptor, painter, and crafter, her works of art won many awards at the local fair. She loved to sing, listen to and play music. She had an innate ear for rhythm and melody, and learned how to play the piano and accordion from her father, and could play the drums with no formal training. Mary also loved to cook, and would create wonderfully savory, aromatic Italian dinners for her family.
Mary was preceded in death by her mother and father, her sisters, Nell Romeo Pappalardo and Gracia Gabriella Romeo, and her husband, Daryl. She is survived by her children, Eric Hahn and his wife, Martha Medina Hahn, Michael Hahn and his wife, Angela Thaden Hahn, and Juanita Hahn Compton and her husband, Edward Allen Compton, and by her grandchildren, Angela Palmqvist Totte, Maria Rothman, Mike Marley, Raffael Tessi, Hephzibah Katrina Rodriguez Medina, Eli Hahn, Jazmin Erica Hahn, Angelina Rose Hahn, Natalie Praise Hahn, Maria Hahn Bishop, Jennifer Hahn Sydnor, Melanie Hahn, Melissa Hahn Diaz, Christopher Compton, Emily Compton Banks and Brian Compton, as well as nephew, Joseph Pappalardo, niece, Carla Pappalardo, 3 grand-nephews, 21 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and her beloved friend, Nina.
A very special and heartfelt thanks to the staff at Brighton Gardens and the Terraces at Tuckerman Lane for taking such loving care of and sweetly doting on Mary.
A graveside service will be held at 11:30am on June 10, 2022 at Parklawn Memorial Park, 12800 Veirs Mill Rd, Rockville MD 20853.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to The Alzheimers Association - www.alz.org.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.