Mary J. May, homemaker

She enjoyed sailing and power boating

April 07, 2013|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Mary J. May, a homemaker and yachtswoman, died March 31 from bone marrow disease at Heartfields at Easton, an assisted-living community. She was 91.

The daughter of a mining engineer and a homemaker, the former Mary Josephine Hundley was born and raised in Chuquicamata, Chile, where she graduated from high school in 1939.

She earned a bachelor's degree in 1943 in sociology from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

In 1942, she married Frank B. May, a mechanical and civil engineer, whose work took the couple to Hawaii, Japan, England, Germany, Canada and Belgium, before they settled in Upper Saddle River, N.J.

They moved to Queenstown and in 1996 settled at the Londonderry Retirement Community in Easton. Since 2010, they have lived at Heartfields.

Mrs. May, who was known as Mary Jo, enjoyed sailing and power boating with her husband. She was an active member of the Poplar Island Yacht Club, T-4-C Club and the Half Miles Auxiliary of the Miles River Sail and Power Squadron.

Services are private.

In addition to her husband of 71 years, Mrs. May is survived by three sons, Frank B. May of Denville, N.J., Keith H. May of Holmdel, N.J., and Kenneth N. May of Bozeman, Mont.; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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