Andrea L. Haigley, 60, Ocean City bar manager

May 28, 2002

Andrea L. "Angie" Haigley, known around Ocean City as the "Shrimp Salad Queen" for her contest-winning recipe, died Sunday at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury from complications of a stroke. She was 60.

An Ocean City bartender for many years after moving there in 1985, Mrs. Haigley was born in Baltimore and graduated from Eastern High School.

She was active in many charities and was a member of the Blue Ribbon Social Club. At the time of her death, she was manager of the bar at Salvatore's Restaurant in Ocean City.

In 1993, her shrimp salad was named "Best in Ocean City" in a contest sponsored by the Worcester County Humane Society. Mrs. Haigley, who was working at the Villa Nova bar and grill in West Ocean City, competed against recipes from two dozen restaurants. She won a crown made to look like shrimp and a trophy, both of which still sit inside the Villa Nova.

"It was just wonderful," her sister, Victoria Morningstar of Baltimore, said of the shrimp salad. "She used the Dijonaise and lemon and all kinds of unusual things." And she would always give out the recipe.

Mrs. Haigley was "a real character," Mrs. Morningstar said.

"She was like a celebrity whenever we went out," her sister recalled. "Her husband used to say, `I'm Mr. Angie.'"

Her husband, Arden Hutton Haigley, died in 1996.

Friends will gather at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Lighthouse at Shantytown to board a boat and release Mrs. Haigley's ashes to the sea, the way her husband's ashes were released in 1996.

In addition to her sister, she is survived by two daughters, Karla Milone of Wilmington, Del., and Kaaren Hook of Baltimore; a son, Arden Haigley of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; another sister, Carla Hines of Tulsa, Okla.; and four grandchildren.

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