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FOGARTY, Mary Cahouet Died peacefully on January 1, 2017, surrounded by loved ones and grateful for a life full of blessings. She was 86 years old. Born to Ralph H. and Mary (née Jordan) Cahouet, Mary grew up in Cohasset, MA where she enjoyed sailing with her four brothers and playing field hockey. She attended Georgetown Visitation in 1949, and graduated from Bradford Junior College in 1952. She enjoyed work as a medical secretary in the Orthopedics Department at Massachusetts General Hospital, and later as a docent at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. In 1962, she married the wonderful Richard Fogarty of Newport, RI, and they made a home in Bowie, MD. They were devoted to their five children—Frances, Margaret, Catherine, Michael and Anne. When Richard died of cancer in 1980, Mary found steadfast support and encouragement from family, neighbors and friends, including the remarkable community at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mary was gracious and generous with her time and energy, which she gave to her parish as a lector, Eucharistic minister and Sodality member. She also served as PTA president at Rockledge Elementary School. She was abundant with kindness, to which her many friends and family will attest having received her frequent cards, gifts and notes of appreciation and remembrance. Most of Mary's 86 years were spent in remarkably good health, but the past six months were challenging as she coped with complications from congestive heart failure. She has been predeceased by three of her brothers—Rev. Ralph Cahouet, OP (Washington, DC), James Cahouet (Princeton, NJ) and John Cahouet (Santa Fe, NM)—and a nephew David Cahouet (Bernardsville, NJ). She is survived by her dear brother Frank and his wife Anne Cahouet (Sewickley, PA), her sister-in-law Jean Cahouet (Princeton, NJ), her brother-in-law Joseph Fogarty (Fairfax, VA), and her sister-in-law Joan Fogarty (Burke, VA). Mary's legacy of love and kindness lives on in her thirteen grandchildren, the source of immeasurable pride and fulfillment. She will be dearly missed by many. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, January 6 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bowie, MD. Those who wish to make a donation in her honor are invited to consider support for two programs which were dear to her heart: The Bowie Interfaith Pantry and Emergency Aid Fund, 2614 Kenhill Drive, Suite 134, Bowie, MD 20715, 301.262.6765, bowiefood ; So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.), 71 O Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202.797.8806, ext. 1132, . View the online memorial for Mary Cahouet FOGARTY
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