Katherine BuckleyRetired principalA Mass of Christian...


November 23, 1991

Katherine Buckley

Retired principal

A Mass of Christian burial for Katherine A. Buckley, a retired teacher and school principal who was active in church affairs, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.

Miss Buckley, who was 77 and lived in the Homeland Garden Apartments, died Wednesday at Union Memorial Hospital of respiratory and circulatory problems after becoming ill while leading a tour at the cathedral, where she headed the tour guides and library volunteers.

She retired about 15 years ago after 39 years of service in the Baltimore school system as a teacher, demonstration and supervising teacher, specialist vice principal and principal.

A former resident of the Ednor Gardens area, she had chaired the education committee of the Parish Council of Blessed Sacrament Church.

She served on the archdiocesan board of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine and helped to set up parish schools of religion and training programs for their teachers.

Besides heading library and tour groups at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, she chaired the Ethnic Fair at its 1978 Arts Festival.

The former president of the Alumnae Association of the Institute of Notre Dame also headed its annual fund drive from 1984 until 1990.

A former governor of the Maryland chapter of the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae, she headed the education committee of the parent group and organized college and vocational fairs.

Miss Buckley also helped to organize summertime planning and staffing workshops for the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

She had served as secretary of a local unit of the Legion of Mary and also wrote a booklet, "A Salute to the Maryland Irish" for the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, for which she also headed several committees.

In 1970, she was awarded a papal decoration, the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal.

Born in Baltimore, she was a 1932 graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame.

She earned a bachelor's degree at Towson State University and a master's degree at the University of Maryland, where she also did additional graduate work.

She is survived by a brother, John L. Buckley of Baltimore; three nieces and two nephews.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Institute of Notre Dame Development Fund.

Virginia M. Mann

UMAB assistant registrar

Services for Virginia Massengale Mann, retired assistant registrar at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, will be held at 9 a.m. today at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Home, 6500 York Road.

Mrs. Mann, who was 86 and lived on Regester Avenue in Stoneleigh, died Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital after a stroke.

She retired from the University of Maryland after working for 27 years on the Baltimore campus.

Born and reared in Birmingham, Ala., the former Virginia Massengale graduated with greatest honors from Vassar College and came to Baltimore as a young woman.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Maryland Historical Society.

Her husband, John D. Mann, died in 1962.

She is survived by a daughter, Miriam V. M. Mason of Baltimore; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

The family suggested memorial contributions could be made to St. David's Episcopal Church.

Alice E. Lamson

Owned computing firm

Services for Alice E. Lamson, who owned a computing service for many years, will be held at 9 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Avenue S.W., Glen Burnie.

Miss Lamson, who was 103 and lived in Severn for many years, died Wednesday of heart failure at the Meridian Nursing Center-Hammonds Lane.

She retired about 30 years ago after 40 years as owner of the Alice E. Lamson Inventory Service in Baltimore. The company provided computing services to businesses and other customers, including the City Board of Supervisors of Elections.

The former Alice E. Dillon was born and educated in Normal, Ill., and came to Baltimore as a young woman while working for a business machine company.

She was a former president of the Business and Professional Women's Association of Baltimore.

She had no close surviving relatives.

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