Mary Alice Hasson

Mary Alice Jeanette Hasson, a homemaker and retired federal employee, died of respiratory disease Oct. 26 at the Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown. She was 94 and had lived in Timonium.

Born Mary Alice Jeanette Lloyd on a family farm in Cockeysville, she was the daughter of Charles H.N. Lloyd, a farmer and shop owner, and Maude E. Lloyd, a homemaker.

She lived in the Chestnut Ridge section of Baltimore County and was a 1936 Towson High School graduate. As a young woman, she worked at Spring Hills Farm in Baltimore County and later in a payroll department of the Army's Quartermaster Corps. In 1974, she retired from the Social Security Administration's Woodlawn headquarters.

She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, reading and travel.

"She was known for her cooking and hospitality, and her care for others," said her daughter, Jacqueline Crews of Hagerstown.

Her daughter said she frequently made Swiss steak, chocolate chip cookies and coconut cake.

Services will be held at noon Monday at Timonium United Methodist Church, 2300 Pot Spring Road, where she was a 50-year member. She served on its catering committee and the women's circle.

In addition to her daughter, survivors include a son, Dr. Newt Hasson of Austin, Texas; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren. Her husband of 51 years, William C. Hasson, a Bendix radio engineer and technician, died in 1991.

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