Mary F. Gaudreau, a homemaker and volunteer, died of pneumonia yesterday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Ruxton resident was 74.
Born Mary Frances Kelly in Davenport, Iowa, she attended St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Ind. She met her future husband, architect William L. Gaudreau, while he was attending the University of Notre Dame.
The couple moved to Baltimore in 1958 and lived for 23 years in Stoneleigh, where they raised their children. They spent summers in Sherwood Forest, near Annapolis.
Mrs. Gaudreau was a volunteer for and past president of the Ladies' Auxiliary of St. Martin's Home for the Aged in Catonsville.
"She was an energetic, outgoing person who was always upbeat," said her eldest son, William A.L. Gaudreau of Sherwood Forest. "She was dedicated to her family and kept herself busy with her grandchildren."
She was a member of the Stoneleigh Garden Club and played bridge at the Woman's Club of Roland Park and golf with her friends at Sherwood Forest.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Roman Catholic Shrine of the Sacred Heart Church, 5800 Smith Ave. in Mount Washington, where she was a member.
In addition to her son and husband of 53 years, survivors include another son, David G. Gaudreau of Baltimore; two daughters, Mary Suzanne Devore of Wexford, Pa., and Anne Gaudreau Gilbride of Alexandria, Va.; and 12 grandchildren.