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M. Alene (Ruark) McGlaughlin

October 14, 1926 — August 23, 2019

M. Alene McGlaughlin, 92, of Bishops Head passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Mallard Bay Care Center. She was born on October 14, 1926 in Crocheron and was the daughter of the late Raymond and Nellie Todd Ruark.

She graduated from Crapo High School class of 1943. In 1944, Mrs. McGlaughlin married William J. “Bill Tuck” McGlaughlin, who passed away on May 10, 2007. She worked in several crab houses in Crocheron and Crapo areas. Mrs. McGlaughlin enjoyed reading, playing cards, dominos and scrabble. She was a member of St. Thomas United Methodist Church. Mrs. McGlaughlin would like to thank Lynn Todd, Diane MacCallum, all the Simmons family and all of her family, and everyone who was good to her over the years.

She is survived by her son Jira McGlaughlin of Cambridge, two granddaughters Monica Duperron and husband David of Clarksville, DE and Jennifer McGlaughlin of Cambridge, two great grandchildren Jira Duperron and David Duperron, Terry Adams and Michele McGlaughlin whom she thought of as her daughters, a brother in law Willis McGlaughlin, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents and her husband, Mrs. McGlaughlin is preceded in death by a son Eddie McGlaughlin and a niece Arlene Harper.

Pallbearers will be Shannon Dawson, Eddie Mooney, Donnie Simmons, Randy Simmons, David Duperron, Sr. and David Duperron, Jr. Honorary will be Donald Mills, Doug Mills and Jamie Pritchett.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 12 pm at Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge with Rev. Michael LaClair officiating. Interment will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Thomas United Methodist Church, c/o Phyllis Mills, 1817 Crocheron Rd., Bishops Head, MD 21672 or to Baywater Animal Rescue, 4930 Bucktown Road, Cambridge, MD 21613.

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