M. Stewart KellySocial worker, volunteerM. Stewart Kelly...


August 24, 1993

M. Stewart Kelly

Social worker, volunteer

M. Stewart Kelly, a former social worker who had been a church volunteer and parish council president, died Sunday after heart surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 75.

Mrs. Kelly was president of the SS. Philip and James parish council and also held office at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, where she was an active member at the time of her death.

The daughter of the late Edward Jacques Monaghan Sr. and Lily Rose Stewart was born in Baltimore and lived her entire life in the Charles Village rowhouse in the 2800 block of Guilford Ave. that had been owned by her parents.

She graduated from the lower school, high school and college divisions of Notre Dame of Maryland, where she received her undergraduate degree in 1939. In 1942, she received a master's degree in social work from the Catholic University of America in Washington.

From 1939 to 1949, she was a caseworker specializing in foster care with the city's old Department of Public Welfare.

In 1949, she married Joseph B. Kelly, now a retired racing writer for the old Washington Evening Star.

She was a member of the parents' clubs at the Baltimore Academy of the Visitation, Notre Dame Preparatory School and Loyola High School.

She was also a member of the St. David's Bowling Club, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, St. Elizabeth's Guild, the Midtown Churches Council and the Charles Village Civic Association.

A Mass of Christian burial is to be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, 740 N. Calvert St.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sons, Jacques Kelly, a columnist for The Evening Sun, and Edward J. Kelly, both of Baltimore; four daughters, Ellen Cora Stewart Kelly of Hartford, Conn., Mary Stewart Kelly of Baltimore, Ann Rose S. Whaley of Ocean View, Del., and Josephine Stewart Kelly of Baltimore; and two granddaughters.

The family suggested donations to the St. Ignatius Loyola Academy, 740 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21202. Joseph F. DelBuono, a retired automobile dealer, died Friday at Peninsula General Medical Center in Salisbury after a heart attack while vacationing in Ocean City.

Mr. DelBuono, who was 73, lived on Providence Road in Towson. He retired in 1985 after owning his own businesses since the early 1960s. He had owned Ritchie Nissan and Ritchie American, both in Glen Burnie.

He had worked for other dealers before going into business for himself.

He was born in Arma, Kan., but was reared in Baltimore.

A Mass of Christian burial is to be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Ursula's Roman Catholic Church, 8801 Harford Road in Parkville.

He is survived by his wife, the former Frances T. Hopkins; two daughters, Suzanne Clulow of Livonia, Mich., and Carolyn Trovinger of Abingdon; his mother, Caroline Cortilillo of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

Mary A. Birrane

Deputy court clerk

Mary A. Birrane, a retired deputy clerk of the Baltimore County Circuit Court, died Sunday at the Charlestown Care Center of complications from a stroke.

Mrs. Birrane, who was 82, had lived in Eastpoint for many years. She retired in 1985 after 25 years in the clerk's office in Towson.

The former Mary A. Kerins was a native of Baltimore. Her husband, Edward J. Birrane Sr., died in 1972.

She was a member of the Fairlawn and Battle Grove Democratic clubs, the Sodality at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of America.

A Mass of Christian burial is to be offered at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, Harford Road and Gibbons Avenue in Baltimore.

She is survived by two sons, Edward J. Birrane Jr. of Timonium and Robert J. Birrane of Baltimore; a daughter, Patricia A. Flathman of Stevensville; a brother, Wilbur Kerins of Catonsville; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Lynda M. Dixon

Word processor

Lynda Margaret Dixon, who had worked as a word processor for a Baltimore law firm, died Thursday of a respiratory illness at Francis Scott Key Medical Center.

Mrs. Dixon, who was 40 and lived on Howard Street in Baltimore, worked for the firm of Tydings and Rosenberg from 1989 until her illness forced her to retire in 1992. She had earlier done similar work in both Baltimore and New York City.

Born in New York City, the former Lynda Margaret Butts was a graduate of Monroe High School in the Bronx.

In 1989, she married Samuel Dixon.

A supporter of humane treatment of animals, she was a member of Cat Lovers of America.

Services are to be conducted at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Carmel Star Baptist Church, 1847 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Dixon is survived by her father, Lester Butts, and her grandmother, Rebecca Butts, both of New York City.

J. H. L. Chambers II

Interior designer

A memorial reception for J. H. L. Chambers II, chairman and chief executive officer of the H. Chambers Co., an interior design firm, is to be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the company's offices, 1010 N. Charles St., Baltimore.

Mr. Chambers died Aug. 11 of cancer at his home in the Bahamas.

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