Mary C. Pino, a retired secretary who worked for several federal agencies, died Aug. 16 at the Charlestown Retirement Community from complications of a stroke. The former Ellicott City resident was 98.
The former Mary Cecilia Sloan was born in Morrisonville, Ill., the daughter of George Sloan and Mary Sloan, farmers. She was one of 11 children.
She was a graduate of Morrisonville High School, and moved to Washington in 1940, taking a job as a stenographer at the U.S. Department of Labor.
She met and fell in love with Joseph M. Pino, a Government Printing Office pressman, at a Big Band dance. They married in 1952.
Her husband died in 2006. She has resided at the Catonsville retirement community since 2010.
She was a former communicant of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Beltsville, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ellicott City and Our Lady of the Angels at Charlestown.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Our Lady of the Angels, 711 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville.
Mrs. Pino is survived by two sons, Daniel Edward Pino and William Bruce Pino, both of Ellicott City; two daughters, Rita Ann Surface of Columbia and Jeanne Marie Patrick of Pasadena; three brothers, William Sloan of Hillsboro, Ill., John Sloan of Taylorsville, Ill., and James Sloan of Danville, Ill.; two sisters, Rita Mae Sloan of Morrisonville, Ill. and Martha Beeler of Raymond, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.