December 28, 2012

Mary Anderson Barge, "Nana"

EDGEWATER, MD — Mary Anderson Barge, "Nana", age 89, a 66 year resident of Edgewater, Md., died on Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md., due to natural causes. Born on March 8, 1923 in Rouses Point, N.Y., to the late Harold and Ethel Ashline, Mary graduated from high school and attended the Katherine Gibbs Finishing School in Boston. She worked in the secretarial field for Academic Underwriters of America in Annapolis and was the matriarch of a very loving, close knit family. Mary was a member of the Arundelair Chapter of the Sweet Adelines, the South County Senior Center and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Edgewater. She enjoyed reading, singing, word puzzles and recording her life's journeys in diaries for 79 years.

Mary was preceded in death in 1986 by her husband, John Barge who she married in 1942 and two sisters and two brothers. She is survived by a daughter, Jerrie Harrell of Edgewater, Md; three sons, Kenny Barge of Dunkirk, Md. and Richard and Steve Barge of Edgewater, Md; a sister Edna Ashline of Annapolis, Md; five granddaughters, seven grandsons and twelve great-grandchildren.

Friends are invited to Mary's Life Celebration from 2 to 5 pm on Sunday, Dec. 30, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, Md. Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 515 Loch Haven Rd., Edgewater, Md. Interment at Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville, Md.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 1120 G Street, N.W., Ste. 700, Washington, D.C. 20005. An online guestbook is available at:

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • NancyChristian.jpg Nancy Carol Christian

    MORIAH — Nancy C. Christian, 73, of Moriah passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Fletcher Allen Hospital.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • WilforeRobert1.jpg Robert "Bob" Wilfore

    PLATTSBURGH — Robert "Bob" Wilfore, 83, of Butler Road, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his home, under the care of Hospice of the North Country.

    July 24, 2014 3 Photos

  • RWWalker.jpg Charlotte D. Bolles

    PLATTSBURGH — Charlotte D. Bolles, 86, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Meadowbrook Healthcare Facility. 

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • CarolMSouliere.jpg Carol M. Souliere

    GLENMONT, NY — Carol M. Souliere, 67, of Glenmont, N.Y., passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at her home with family at her bedside, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • ChateaugayFuneralHome.jpg Nelson R. Charland

    MERRILL — Nelson R. Charland, 56, of 96 Shuffs Road, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his home.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • CecilPelkey.jpg Cecil Pelkey

    BLOOMINGDALE — Mr. Cecil Pelkey, known to everyone as "Pete" passed away July 19, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family and under to care of Hospice.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • StacyJoseph.jpg Joseph P. Stacy

    TICONDEROGA — Joseph P. Stacy, 46, of Ticonderoga, went to the loving arms of our Lord, with his family and friends by his side after a courageous fight with cancer on Monday, July 21, 2014.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • CoffeyFuneralHome.jpg Patrick Jay Downs

    HARROGATE, TN. — Patrick Jay Downs went to be with our Lord, July 20, 2014, after a long hard—fought battle with cancer.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • leggett.jpg_79.jpg Elizabeth "Betty" Leggett

    MOOERS — Elizabeth "Betty" Leggett, 88, of Mooers passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the CVPH Medical Center.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Ida Atkinson1.jpg_80.jpg Ida Rumney Atkinson

    WILLSBORO — Ida Atkinson passed away at the Elizabethtown Community Hospital, Friday, July 18, 2014, at the age of 102.

    July 22, 2014 3 Photos

Death Notices