Nora Lee <I>Smith</I> O'Hara

Nora Lee Smith O'Hara

Birth
Quincy, Logan County, Ohio, USA
Death 2 Jul 2010 (aged 81)
Point of Rocks, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Burial Buckeystown, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 79241794 · View Source
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Mrs. Nora L. O'Hara, 81 of Point of Rocks, MD, passed away at her home, Friday, July 2, 2010. She was the wife of the late Lawrence J. O'Hara, Sr.
Born September 19, 1928 in Quincy, Ohio, the daughter of the late Paul Hance and Phyllis Marguerite Newman Smith.
Mrs. O'Hara was a member of St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor Catholic Church, Buckeystown, Maryland. Nora served her country in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
She is survived by her children Kathleen Cella and husband John of MA, Margaret Baldwin and husband Gary of OH, Michael O'Hara and wife Roxanna of PA, Patrick O'Hara and wife Lynn of VA, Lawrence O'Hara, Jr and wife Malissa of MD and Teresa Lanza and husband Jared of CA. There are 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, 2 siblings Shirley J. Romanchock of Va. and Robert Smith of Mn. She will also be remembered by her favorite aunt Betts Stryker of Quincy,Ohio.
The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick on Wednesday, July 7, from 2 - 4 and 7 - p. m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Thursday, July 8, at 11:00 a.m. from St. Joseph of Carrollton Manor Roman Catholic Church, 5843 Manor Woods Road, Buckeystown with Father Lawrence K. Frazier as celebrant.
Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Shamus Cella, Shaun O'Hara, Michael O'Hara, Patrick L. O'Hara, Jr, James Frye, Lawrence "Joey" O'Hara, III., Cody Baldwin and Ryan Lanza
Contributions may be expressed to Hospice of Frederick County, P. O. 1799, Frederick, MD 21701

Mom was born in her GrandMa Newman's home in Quincy, Logan, Ohio; this was mom's favorite place to be, she said these were her happiest memories as a child. Phyllis (Newman) Smith, Mom's mother was the oldest and Aunt Bette was the youngest of the Newman siblings, one of mom's closes friends growing up, they were so very close in age separated by a little over 5 month between them. Mom worked for a short while before joined the US Army and was stationed at the Pentagon where she meet dad, they fell in love and were married in Forestville, Prince George's, Maryland, United States on September 30, 1952. Dad's military service took us around the world. Germany, Africa, and Thailand to name a few, in each of those locations a child was born except for Africa where 2 were born. After returning from Thailand in the late 60's with six children in tow to Fort Ritchie, Maryland. Our mother informed my dad she wanted to settle down for good no more moving. My dad retired on 1 January 1968 with approximately 20 year of military service under his belt and a recent graduate of the Army's Satellite communication school. Dad pursued a position with Com Sat and then Intel Sat Operations center before retiring in the Late 80'. Mom lost dad in 2008 after a few years of failing health and Shortly after dad passed, mom was diagnosed with cancer and passed in 2010.


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  • Created by: M. O'Hara
  • Added: 24 Oct 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 79241794
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nora Lee Smith O'Hara (19 Sep 1928–2 Jul 2010), Find a Grave Memorial no. 79241794, citing Saint Josephs Carrollton Manor Cemetery, Buckeystown, Frederick County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by M. O'Hara (contributor 47450446) .