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Joan B. Tereyla, 81

April 29, 2009

JAN. 29, 1928-APRIL 27, 2009

Joan B. Tereyla, 81, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Monday, April 27, 2009, at Glade Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Walkersville, Md.

Born Jan. 29, 1928, in Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Robert Vincent and Beatrice Grendon O'Leary.

She was employed as a secretary by the U.S. government until retiring in 1985.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Hagerstown.

Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Matthew Peter Tereyla of Hagerstown; four daughters, Karen Kelpy of Monrovia, Md., Nancy Dyer of Sykesville, Md., Terry Darragh of Frederick, Md., and Janice Barnes of Livingston, Mont.; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Jack O'Leary.

Special thanks to Maureen Ramsey for all her care and support for our mother.

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Md., on Friday, May 1, 2009, from 2 to 4 p.m.

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A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, May 1, 2009, at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with Father Christopher Moore as celebrant. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Rocky Gap Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cumberland, Md.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 17630 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.osbornefuneral home.net.

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