Eleanor Mae Carrico, 82, Charles Co. commissioner

February 02, 2003

Eleanor Mae Carrico, a former president of the Charles County commissioners, died Jan. 26 of a brain hemorrhage at Civista Medical Center in La Plata. The Bryantown resident was 82.

Born Eleanor Mae Forbes on her family estate, the Villa de Sales in Aquasco, she graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Emmitsburg. She then attended the University of Maryland, College Park and the Johns Hopkins University.

Elected a Charles County commissioner in 1970, she was elected to four consecutive terms. She was county commission president from 1978 to 1982.

Family members said she helped establish a nursing program at what is now the College of Southern Maryland and worked to create the Clark Senior Center in La Plata.

She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America for 47 years and served as grand regent of its Bryantown Court from 1991 to 1995. She also belonged to the Colonial Dames of America, the Daughters of the Cincinnati, the Lee Society, the Descendants of the Lords of Maryland Manors and the Society of the Ark and the Dove, among other societies.

Her husband of 22 years, Rudolf A. Carrico Sr., a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, died in 1969.

A Mass was offered Thursday at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Bryantown.

Survivors include two sons, Rudolf Ambrose Carrico Jr. of Bryantown and Louis Clement Carrico of Jarrettsville; three daughters, Mary Forbes Bryant of Toledo, Ohio, Rosalie Anne Hooper of Bryantown and Alice Harris Moreland of Chaptico; two brothers, George Frank Forbes of Bryantown and Dr. Joseph Forbes of Heidelberg, Germany; two sisters, Marie Grieser of Annapolis and Mittie Forbes Simmons of Miami; and 21 grandchildren.

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