Mary E. Prahl died peacefully on Thursday, March 8th, 2018 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, MD. She lived in Cambridge for the last 40 years, but most recently, for the last year and one half, resided with her daughter in Salisbury.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 15th at St. Mary Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church in Cambridge with Celebrant Stephen Lonek officiating. Eulogies will begin at 9:30AM and a mass will be held from 10-11AM. The family will be receiving friends afterwards at the home of her daughter Ashlie Thorsteinsson – 309 Talbot Street, Cambridge, MD.
Mrs. Prahl was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mary Bracken, her brother James Bracken, and her son, Charles G. Prahl, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Charles G. Prahl, Sr and her four daughters: Pat (Rick) Brady, Carol Donnelly, Monica Otto and Ashlie (Jens) Thorsteinsson; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Prahl was born August 12, 1931 in Baltimore, MD. She was a local artist, known for her painting and pottery. She was a professional yard-saler and loved her antiques. She was also a passionate reader of mystery books. She was an avid camper and outdoors woman; initially, a fishing widow, but soon became a partner in many fishing trips with her husband to Canada, Maine and Wisconsin. She also was his fulltime netter on their trotline. Loving sports, she was an avid fan of the Orioles and international tennis. She was kind and generous, always bestowing gifts and special treasures to her visiting children and grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Bayside Animal Rescue, 4930 Bucktown Road, Cambridge, MD 21613.
Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge.
“Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swifter uplifting rush.
Of quiet birds in circled flight I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there. I did not die.”
Thursday March 15, 2018 , 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM at St. Mary Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church
Thursday March 15, 2018 , 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM at St. Mary Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church
Thursday March 15, 2018 , 10:00 AM at St. Mary Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church