Mary F. Mueller Irish needlewoman


A Mass of Christian burial for Mary F. Mueller, a native of Ireland who was skilled in lace making and other needlework, will be offered at 11 a.m. today at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St. She was 100.

Mrs. Mueller, who had lived in Homeland and more recently in Timonium, died Sunday at the Meridian Nursing Center-Long Green after a short illness.

Last Oct. 28, she celebrated her 100th birthday with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and greetings from the president, the governor and the mayor of Waterford, Ireland.

The former Mary F. Mackey was a native of Dunmore East in County Waterford and learned how to make lace at the convent school there.

After meeting H. Gerard Mueller on an earlier visit to relatives in Baltimore, she came here in 1921 to marry him. Mr. Mueller died in 1964 after retiring as chief supervisor of assessments for the old Maryland Tax Commission.

She is survived by two daughters, Sister Marie Kevin, S.S.N.D., of Notre Dame Preparatory School in Hampton and B. Adelaide Besche of Timonium; three sons, F. Gerald Mueller of Pasadena, Calif., J. Carroll Mueller of Hampton and J. Kevin Mueller of Murray Hill; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

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