Mary M. "Margie" Adams, office manager

Mary M. "Margie" Adams, who worked for a mortgage origination company and was a physical fitness enthusiast, died Friday at her Sparks home of a massive heart attack. She was 49.

The daughter of Dr. Hector F. DiNardo Jr., a dentist, and Margaret Meekins DiNardo, a homemaker, Mary Margaret DiNardo was born in Baltimore and raised in Timonium.


She was a 1983 graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School and attended Marymount University and what is now McDaniel College.

From 1987 to 1989, she was a medical scheduler at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, and from 1989 to 1993 was a claims adjuster in the Owings Mills office of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland.


In 1991, she married John Edward Adams Jr., who founded First United Funding Inc., a mortgage origination company, where she worked as office manager from 2001 until her death.

In addition to being interested in physical fitness, Ms. Adams played tennis and was an avid sports fan.

"Margie was one special, loving, kind and really fun gal," said a sister, Mary Lou DiNardo of New York City.

Ms. Adams was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Community of St. Francis Xavier, 13717 Cuba Road, Hunt Valley, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday.

In addition to her husband of 23 years and her sister, she is survived by two sons, John E. Adams III, 17, a student at Hereford High School, and James P. Adams, 11, who attends Hereford Middle School; her mother, Margaret M. DiNardo of Timonium; four brothers, Hector DiNardo of Stewartstown, Pa., Dr. Ignatius DiNardo of Salisbury, Peter DiNardo of Berlin and Edmund DiNardo of Timonium; two other sisters, Mary Jo McCrone of Baldwin and Mary Kay Senft of Timonium; 21 nieces and nephews; and three great-nieces and nephews.