The obituary published Saturday for Marie-Claire Roveti included the wrong date for the Mass to be offered for her. The Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 101 Church Lane, Texas.
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Marie-Claire Roveti, a horsewoman and carriage driver, died Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications of a stroke. She was 53.
She managed her family's show horse and pony farm, Moleson, in Monkton.
She was treasurer of the Maryland Combined Training Association, Driving for the Disabled and My Ladys Manor Driving Club.
She was a fund-raiser for the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.
She was born Marie-Claire Raemy in Fribourg, Switzerland, and moved to the Baltimore area in 1961 after marrying Dr. George C. Roveti. They lived in Ruxton before moving to the farm in 1969.
A memorial Mass was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 101 Church Lane, Texas.
In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Charles P. Roveti of Easton; three sisters, Betty Perrin of Lausanne, Switzerland, Elian Desarzens of Attallens, Switzerland, and Elizabeth Cezza of Montpelier, France; and two grandchildren.
Martin J. Cronin Jr.
Martin J. Cronin Jr., a comedian and writer, died Wednesday of acute diabetes and renal failure at Bon Secours Hospital. He was 33.
The Towson resident, known professionally as Joe Cronin, performed stand-up comedy during the mid-1980s at the Omni Inner Harbor Hotel-Baltimore and appeared in comedy clubs statewide.
"He picked up the family sense of humor and was able to make anything funny. I guess he realized that it was our way of surviving," said his father, Martin J. Cronin Sr. of Edgewater.
The younger Mr. Cronin wrote his material and planned to be a professional comedy writer.
He was a dispatcher and supervisor for the Baltimore Trolley Works from 1984 to 1989, when he resigned because of illness.
Reared in Severna Park, he was a 1979 graduate of Archbishop Spalding High School and studied at Emerson College in Boston and Towson State University. .
A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 1 p.m. today at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues, Towson.
Other survivors include his mother, Nancy D. Cronin of Towson; a sister, Kathleen M. Cronin of Hagerstown; and his maternal grandparents, Donald A. and Edith Date of Towson.
Memorial donations may be made to the Maryland Kidney Foundation, 1107 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 202, Towson 21204. Venneranna Vitale Monico, who had been a barber and beautician, died Wednesday of a heart attack at her Perry Hall home. She was 69.
She retired in 1988 after teaching for 25 years at the Dundalk School of Barbering, now the Academy of Hair Design. Earlier, she operated a beauty shop in Cockeysville in the 1950s.
The daughter of emigrants from Naples, Italy, she was a 1943 graduate of Seton High School.
In 1946, she married a barber, Vincent Monico, now retired, who owned shops in Perry Hall and Pikesville. Two of their three sons are barbers, Angelo P. Monico of Mount Washington and Joseph A. Monico of Baltimore, who own Towne Barbershop in Bel Air.
She was a co-founder and board member of Divine Life Church of Absolute Monism.
Services were planned for 1 p.m. today at the Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, Harford Road and Echodale Avenue.
In addition to her husband and sons, she is survived by another son, Vincent Monico Jr. of Baltimore; two brothers, Dr. William Vitale of Cockeysville and Ralph Vitale of Carney; two sisters, Constance M. Dewey and Josephine Bedford, both of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Divine Life Church of Absolute Monism, Building Fund, 5928 Falls Road, Baltimore 21209.
Wilbert G. Martini
Wilbert G. Martini, a retired electrical engineer, died Wednesday of heart failure at the Memorial Hospital in Easton. He was 67 and lived in Claiborne. He retired in 1980 after 32 years at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in White Oak and moved from Dundalk to Claiborne.
The Baltimore native was a graduate of Sparrows Point High School and served in the Navy from 1945 to 1948.
He was a former master of the Granite Lodge of the Masons in St. Michaels, a member of the Dundalk Post of the American Legion, the Dizzy Pleasure Club in Baltimore and the Annapolis Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons.
Services were planned for 12:30 p.m. today at the Harrison E. Leonard Funeral Home in St. Michaels.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Doris Krantz; a daughter, Cindy L. Kirtly of Baltimore; a son, Guy Martini of Columbia; and two sisters, Dorothy M. Bollack of Dundalk and Gladys M. LeDuc of Mesa, Ariz.
Catherine W. Mullikin, a nurse in both Easton and Baltimore, died Jan. 25 of pneumonia at Keswick. She was 86.