Helen R. Geraghty
Active in church
Helen Ryan Geraghty, who had been active in the Altar Society at Our Lady of the Chesapeake Church in Lake Shore, while living on Grays Creek on the North Shore on the Magothy died last Thursday of congestive heart failure at Villa Aviat in Childs, the convent of the Oblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales, to which her daughter belongs.
A Mass of Christian burial was offered Saturday and graveside services were conducted Monday.
The former Helen Ryan was a native of Washington who was married in 1925 to an Army officer, Michael J. Geraghty. They settled in Anne Arundel County after Colonel Geraghty retired in the mid-1950s as post commander at Fort Meade.
Colonel Geraghty died in 1968, but Mrs. Geraghty remained at her North Shore home until 1985, when she moved to the Charlestown Retirement Community, where she lived for four years before moving to the convent.
She is survived by her daughter, Sister Mary Paul, O.S.F.S., of Childs.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the Oblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales in Childs.
Nicholas Mancini Sr.
Nicholas A. Mancini Sr., secretary-treasurer of a chemical company who also was active in the Knights of Columbus, died Friday at Union Memorial Hospital after a stroke.
A Mass of Christian burial for the 65-year-old Todd Avenue resident was offered yesterday at St. Anthony of Padua Church.
Mr. Mancini also was controller of the Tilley Chemical Co. for nearly a decade. Before that, he had been controller of the Dixie Manufacturing Co. and held similar accounting posts with other companies.
The former grand knight of the Cardinal Shehan Council of the Knights of Columbus also served as a district deputy, supervising councils for the state organization, and he was a member of the Charles Carroll of Carrollton Assembly of the Fourth Degree. In addition, he was president of the Columbus 205 Club.
Born in Baltimore and a 1945 graduate of Calvert Hall College, he served in the Navy before graduating from Loyola College and then serving in the Army during the Korean War.
At St. Anthony's Church, he was among the first lectors.
He is survived by his wife, the former Eugenia M. Smith; two daughters, Monica M. Mancini-Zannino of Perry Hall and Christina M. Mancini-Flegel of Baltimore; a son, Nicholas A. Mancini Jr. of Baltimore; a sister, Mary Eckstein of Baltimore; and a granddaughter.