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Mary P. Moscati

Mary P. Moscati

Jul 3, 1937 - Jul 18, 2021

Mary P. Moscati

Mary P. Moscati

Jul 3, 1937 - Jul 18, 2021

Mary P. Moscati - Obituary


ith great sadness, we announce the passing of Mary Virginia Pinckney Moscati, age 84, on July 18, 2021, in Glen Burnie, Md. Born on July 3, 1937, in Washington, D.C. to Virginia Handy Evans Pinckney and James Pinckney. She grew up in Greenbelt and Cheverly, Maryland, and spent most of her life at her Kettering home in Largo, Md. She was preceded in death by her devoted companion, John “Buddy” Abell in 2006, by her brother James Pinckney, Jr., and a half-brother Thomas Pinckney. Mary began working as a bookkeeper for a meat market and plumbing company among others before she began work at the Veterans’ Agency in Washington, DC. She was a determined red-head and even worked for Avon and Hecht’s to keep her boys in Christmas presents. She retired from the VA, Old Soldiers’ Home as the office manager accountant. She enjoyed helping small businesses and family and continued doing their bookkeeping and taxes for “fun”. Mary loved boating and being on the water, serving in the Coast Guard Auxiliary – Flotilla 24 – for many years. She loved her pets and showed Persian Cats. She had Brittany dogs and enjoyed training “Fleetwood” for Obedience shows. She loved driving her Cadillac and took it to car shows. She loved sharing the family history and getting out with friends. She joined in Senior classes at the community college for swimming and piano. She loved to travel with senior groups and her friends whenever she could around the country, abroad or cruising to Alaska. She was very proud of her family. She also loved lighthouses and the color blue, Hummels, Christmas trains, African violets and desserts. Mostly she loved family and friends. Her house (or her boat) was the gathering place, and it was never too long before she would offer food - at least a little something sweet. Her life is a living example of what it means to be present and love family and friends - always making sure everyone had a present under the tree, sending cards for birthdays, making sure everyone had plenty to eat even for a short visit. Mary is survived by her three sons and their wives Mike & Janet Moscati, Steve & Tammy Moscati, Craig & Jan Moscati; step-sister Barbara Wright; step-brother, Lauren Richter; sister-in-law Peggy Pinckney, 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. All of these she loved, and they will miss her deeply. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Mary's life on Monday, July 26 from 3 to 6 pm at the Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 27 at 11 am at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, 3401 Bladensburg Rd., Brentwood, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary's name to Rescue cats | 4 Paws Rescue Team, Inc. or PuppyPaws Rescue, PO Box 45, Huntingtown, MD. 20639 An online guestbook is available by visiting the link on this page.

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