Norton C. McDonough, 88, Charles Carroll descendantNorton...

January 03, 1996

Norton C. McDonough, 88, Charles Carroll descendant

Norton Carroll McDonough, a descendant of barrister Charles Carroll, died of kidney failure Dec. 21 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 88.

The native Baltimorean grew up on Biddle Street and spent weekends at the farms of her maternal and paternal grandparents.

Her son, J. Martin McDonough Jr. of Baltimore, said she often recalled the time she spent at Hayfields Farm in Cockeysville and Duddington Farm in Sparks as the happiest of her life.

"At Hayfields, she and her sister had their own ponies," Mr. McDonough said. "She loved it."

Duddington Farm is part of a land grant from Lord Baltimore to Charles Carroll, who was Lord Baltimore's attorney general.

Mrs. McDonough also was a "collateral descendant" of Tench Tilghman, an aide to George Washington during the American Revolution, her son said.

She graduated from Roland Park Country School in 1926 and made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon the same year.

In 1945, she married J. Martin McDonough and they settled at Duddington. He died in 1983.

She enjoyed working on her farm and was a member of Sherwood Church in Cockeysville, the Baltimore County Historical Society and the Maryland Historical Society.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at Immanuel Episcopal Church on Glencoe Road in Glencoe.

Other survivors include another son, Henry Carroll McDonough of Sparks; and a daughter, Shelagh Davidson of Baltimore.

Concettina Herring, 53, part-owner of tile business

Concettina "Tina" Herring, the part-owner of a local tile business, died Friday when the car her husband was driving plunged into Lake Montebello. The Hamilton resident was 53.

Richard Herring, 61, also was killed in the accident, which is being investigated. Investigators have ruled out foul play.

Born Concettina Agro in the Little Flower section of Baltimore, Mrs. Herring graduated from the Shrine of the Little Flower parochial school and from Catholic High School in 1960.

She began working at Pete Profili & Co. in 1960 as a secretary and eventually became a part-owner of the tile company.

A longtime volunteer, she had served on the school board, PTA and parish council at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church and School in Overlea. She helped coordinate the annual neighborhood block party in Hamilton and was a member of the Patricians Club, a women's group.

Her first marriage in 1965 to James Vernon Hake ended in divorce in 1982. She married Mr. Herring, a home improvement contractor, in 1992.

Survivors include three sons, James V. Hake Jr. of Bloomington, Ind., and Jeffrey D. Hake and Bryan Hake, both of Baltimore; her mother, Louise Agro of Baltimore; a brother, Joseph A. Agro Jr. of Fawn Grove, Pa.; and two sisters, Bridgett J. Pitt of Laurel and Marian Swift of Annapolis.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. today at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Belair Road at Willow Avenue, preceded by a Mass for Mr. Herring at 9:30 a.m.

Thomas Patterson, 85, mechanical engineer

Thomas Patterson, an engineer who designed early refrigeration systems for Perdue Chicken Co., died Saturday of heart failure at his home in Salisbury. He was 85.

The native Baltimorean graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1932 with a degree in mechanical engineering and began working at Freestate Beer Brewery in Baltimore.

In 1941, he joined the Navy, serving as chief engineer on three ships during World War II. After the war, he moved to Salisbury, where he started Tri-State Engineering in 1946.

His daughter, Carolyn Jenkins of Salisbury, said her father was especially proud of having designed the refrigeration systems for the Perdue chicken plants in 1947. Mr. Patterson retired from Tri-State in 1972 and sold it in 1985.

He was a member of the Masons, the Shriner Temple and the Naval Reserve.

In 1934, he married the former Delores Valius, who died in 1983.

A funeral service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. today at Holloway Funeral Home, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury.

He is survived by Mrs. Jenkins and two other daughters, Jean Craig of Sebastian, Fla., and Pat Derby of Salisbury; a sister, Delores Wisniewski of Baltimore; and six grandchildren.

Francis Neubauer Sr., 81, Martin Marietta employee

Francis W. Neubauer Sr., who retired in 1969 as a master planner in aircraft design for Martin Marietta Corp., died of heart failure Saturday at his home in Columbia. He was 81.

Mr. Neubauer began working for the company in 1940. A resident of Catonsville for 40 years, he had moved to Columbia a year ago. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking, especially building doll houses, and "was a real family man," said Jill Maddox, a granddaughter.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Resurrection, Paulskirk Drive and Chatham Road, Ellicott City.

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