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In memory of
Mary Norris Porter Frese
Mary Norris Porter Frese of Annapolis, Maryland, died on August 12, 2019, at BayWoods of Annapolis in Annapolis, Maryland. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 3, 1922, and was the daughter of the late Rear Admiral Robert Lee and Mary Benedict Norris Porter. While her father was stationed at the United States Naval Academy, she graduated from Annapolis High School ('40) and Georgetown Visitation Junior College ('42). After graduating from Georgetown Visitation she studied interior design under her mentor, Genevieve Hendricks. On June 21, 1942 she married Bernard William Frese, Jr., at the United States Naval Academy Chapel, and raised their three children in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She was a devout Roman Catholic. While her children attended Ursuline Academy in Bethesda, Maryland, she did volunteer work for the Ursuline Sisters, and Georgetown Visitation in Washington, D.C. She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Norris Frese of Washington, DC; three grandchildren, Mary Porter Peschka of Washington, D.C., Patrick Finney Peschka, and his wife Billie Lynn Peschka of Paradise, Texas, and Susan Elizabeth Frese of Orlando, Florida; three great-grandsons, Connor, Collin and Peyton; and great-granddaughter, Madeline Elizabeth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Captain Bernard William Frese, Jr.; her daughter, Mary Porter Frese Peschka, and son, Bernard William Frese, III; her sister, Dorothy Mercedes Porter Leese, her brothers, Robert Norris Porter; Thomas Norris Porter; and David Norris Porter. One of the highlights of her life was being invited to serve as Matron of Honor at the christening and launching of The Carl Vinson (CVN-70), third Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia.
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In memory of
Mary Norris Porter Frese
Mary Norris Porter Frese of Annapolis, Maryland, died on August 12, 2019, at BayWoods of Annapolis in Annapolis, Maryland. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 3, 1922, and was the daughter of the late Rear Admiral Robert Lee and Mary Benedict Norris Porter. While her father was stationed at the United States Naval Academy, she graduated from Annapolis High School ('40) and Georgetown Visitation Junior College ('42). After graduating from Georgetown Visitation she studied interior design under her mentor, Genevieve Hendricks. On June 21, 1942 she married Bernard William Frese, Jr., at the United States Naval Academy Chapel, and raised their three children in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She was a devout Roman Catholic. While her children attended Ursuline Academy in Bethesda, Maryland, she did volunteer work for the Ursuline Sisters, and Georgetown Visitation in Washington, D.C. She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Norris Frese of Washington, DC; three grandchildren, Mary Porter Peschka of Washington, D.C., Patrick Finney Peschka, and his wife Billie Lynn Peschka of Paradise, Texas, and Susan Elizabeth Frese of Orlando, Florida; three great-grandsons, Connor, Collin and Peyton; and great-granddaughter, Madeline Elizabeth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Captain Bernard William Frese, Jr.; her daughter, Mary Porter Frese Peschka, and son, Bernard William Frese, III; her sister, Dorothy Mercedes Porter Leese, her brothers, Robert Norris Porter; Thomas Norris Porter; and David Norris Porter. One of the highlights of her life was being invited to serve as Matron of Honor at the christening and launching of The Carl Vinson (CVN-70), third Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia.
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147 DUKE OF GLOUCESTER ST
Annapolis, MD 21401
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This extraordinary mixed flower bouquet delivers your sympathy with a beauty and faith that reflects the love and loss you feel. The asymmetrical bouquet is hand-arranged by a local FTD artisan florist to make a reverent and respectful setting for an urn of the deceased's cremated remains. Around an angel sculpted of artist's resin are pink roses, carnations, Stargazer lilies, statice and lush greens in a tabletop container that's not visible when set on a flat surface. It makes a fitting focal point for a wake or funeral service. Standard bouquet is approximately 11"H x 20"W.

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Sku: ftd-S13-4995S

This extraordinary mixed flower bouquet delivers your sympathy with a beauty and faith that reflects the love and loss you feel. The asymmetrical bouquet is hand-arranged by a local FTD artisan florist to make a reverent and respectful setting for an urn of the deceased's cremated remains. Around an angel sculpted of artist's resin are pink roses, carnations, Stargazer lilies, statice and lush greens in a tabletop container that's not visible when set on a flat surface. It makes a fitting focal point for a wake or funeral service. Deluxe bouquet is approximately 12"H x 22"W.

Sku: ftd-S13-4995D

This extraordinary mixed flower bouquet delivers your sympathy with a beauty and faith that reflects the love and loss you feel. The asymmetrical bouquet is hand-arranged by a local FTD artisan florist to make a reverent and respectful setting for an urn of the deceased's cremated remains. Around an angel sculpted of artist's resin are white roses, carnations, Stargazer lilies, statice and lush greens in a tabletop container that's not visible when set on a flat surface. It makes a fitting focal point for a wake or funeral service. Premium bouquet is approximately 13"H x 22"W.

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