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Margaret P. Tritapoe

March 14, 1937 ~ September 7, 2020 (age 83)


Margaret P. Tritapoe, 83, of Brownsville, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020 at Washington MedStar Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

Born on March 14, 1937, in San Mar, she was the daughter of the late Gilmer D. and Cecil M. (Bloyer) Smith.

Margaret loved her family, canning, and quilting with her friends at the Brownsville Church of the Brethren where she joyfully prepared many meals and helped in the kitchen. She was a member of the Pleasant View Church of the Brethren in Burkittsville. 

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Russell L. Tritapoe, Jr. of Brownsville; daughter, Linda L. Boyd and husband, David, of Inwood, WV; sons, Donald E. Jones, Jr. and wife, Michele, of Boonsboro, Keith A. Tritapoe and Dalia of Falling Waters, WV, and Russell "Rusty" G. Tritapoe and wife, Donna, of Boonsboro; four grandsons and four granddaughters; 11 great-grandchildren; her sister, Shirley M. Spurrier and husband, Lindy, of Knoxville; her brother, David L. Smith and Terry of Brunswick; and her little canine friend, Molly

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Carl L. Tritapoe; brothers, Ralph W. Creager, Kenneth C. Creager, Gilmer H. Smith, James L. Smith, and Clifford B. Smith. 

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro. 

A celebration of Margaret's life journey will take place at 10 a..m. on  Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Rev. R. Thomas Fralin, Jr. will officiate. Burial will be held at Faith United Church of Christ Cemetery in Frederick.

Serving as pallbearers are Russell "Rusty" Tritapoe, Shane Jones, Chad Jones, Casey Huddleson, Cody Tritapoe, and Joshua "Josh" Garvey.

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September 15, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home
7606 Old National Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713

Celebration of Life
September 16, 2020

10:00 AM
Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home
7606 Old National Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713

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