Osborne, Elizabeth G.

August 30, 2006

ELIZABETH GAFFNEY OSBORNE passed away quietly on August 28 in the loving care of family following a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Liz was born in Washington, DC, March 13, 1935, the daughter of Jack and Beatrice Gaffney. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 1953. In 1997 Liz retired after 25 years of service to St. John the Evangelist School as a teacher and administrative assistant. For almost 3 years Elizabeth lived at Somerford Place, considered as her "extended family:; a residence specializing in Alzheimer's care. Grateful to have shared her life since their marriage on February 9, 1957, is her husband of 49 years, James. Liz is survived by her two daughters, Mary Pat Bozel and Katie Kolbe, seven grandchildren, Blaine, Taylor, Maddison, and Chase Bozel, and Megan, Grace and Abigail Kolbe and by her sister, Mary Marcus. Liz was an exceptionally kind and gentle woman, a beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend. She will be missed dearly. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Severna Park, MD on Saturday, September 2 at 10 A.M. A celebration of Elizabeth's life will be held at Chartwell Country Club immediately following the Memorial Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Memory Walk, C/O Somerford Place, 2717 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401, in memory of Liz Osborne. For further information please visit www.barrancofuneralhome.com

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