William John Hamill, 60, lawyer for defense agency...

June 29, 2000

William John Hamill, 60, lawyer for defense agency

William John Hamill, a Department of Defense employee and church volunteer, died Monday of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 60 and lived in Towson.

For a total of 37 years, he was a Defense Department manager, then a lawyer at Fort Meade. Earlier, he worked for Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust Co.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Irvington, Mr. Hamill was a graduate of City College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Maryland School of Law.

A former member of Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Cedarcroft, he taught teen-agers Sunday school there and directed them in plays. He also served on the vestry and was chairman of the parish fair.

He enjoyed golf, travel and reading.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1108 Providence Road, where he was a member.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Joyce Clark; two sons, Jeffrey W. Hamill of Phoenix and Gregory C. Hamill of Parkville; a daughter, Deborah Persinger of Perry Hall; two sisters, Sharon Evans of Catonsville and Susanne Vaselaros of Catonsville; and a grandson.

Audrey E. Price, 81, homemaker, churchgoer

Audrey E. Price, a homemaker and former Towson resident, died Sunday of heart failure at her home in Bel Air. She was 81.

Mrs. Price, who had lived for many years at Glenmont Apartments in Towson, had lived in Bel Air since 1994.

Born Audrey Evans, she was raised in Waverly and was a graduate of the old Eastern High School at Broadway and North Avenue.

She did clerical work before her 1938 marriage to William Samuel Price, a Union Memorial Hospital painter. He died in 1985.

She had been a longtime member of University Baptist Church in Baltimore, where she worked in the church nursery. Since moving to Bel Air, she had been a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

She enjoyed reading.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at McComas Funeral Home, 50 W. Broadway in Bel Air.

Mrs. Price is survived by three sons, Walter Price and Warren Price, both of Bel Air, and William Price of Baltimore; two daughters, Harriet Wright of Hurst, Texas, and Audrey Lewis of Parkville; a brother, Warren Evans of Boise, Idaho; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Mary Teresa Mangione, 66, church choir leader

Mary Teresa Mangione, a church choir leader, died Sunday of complications of a blood disease at Franklin Square Hospital. She was 66 and lived in Dundalk.

The director of the 20-member Resurrection Choir at St. Rita's Roman Catholic Church in Dundalk, she led more than 600 funeral masses at the church, where she sang the Ave Maria solo at funerals from 1987 to last year.

Born in Baltimore, the former Mary Teresa Hardesty graduated from St. Ann's Parochial School.

Orchestra leader Fred Waring selected her on a national talent search when she was a student at the old Clara Barton High School, where she graduated in 1951.

She decided against joining his chorus,but sang in the chorus of the Baltimore Civic Opera Company in its productions of "Faust" and "Cavallaria Rusticana" in the 1950s. She also sang in the Westinghouse Chorus.

She married Paul N. Mangione in 1955.

Mrs. Mangione was a 35-year member of St. Rita's Church, which is temporarily closed for renovation.

She was a cantor, Eucharist minister, lector and religious education teacher.

A funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Luke Roman Catholic Church, 7517 North Point Road.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Mangione is survived by a son, Nicholas Mangione of Havre de Grace; three daughters, Felicia Wynn of Perry Hall, Paula Suprik of Dundalk and Michelle Pouncy of Dundalk; her mother, Mary Dolores Sturm Hardesty Gore of Baltimore; four brothers, Gregory Hardesty and Allen Hardesty, both of Atlanta, Michael Hardesty of Baltimore and John Hardesty of White Marsh; three sisters, Patricia Sommers of Catonsville, Frances Schreiber of Baltimore and Joan Adams of Baldwin; and five grandchildren.

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