Elaine MacMaster, 78

APRIL 18, 1935-APRIL 20, 2013

April 22, 2013
  • Elaine MacMaster
Elaine MacMaster

Mrs. Elaine MacMaster, 78, beloved wife of Bruce MacMaster Jr., and a resident of Onley, Va., and formerly of Laurel, Md., passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013, at her home.

Born April 18, 1935, in Boonsboro, Md., Elaine was the daughter of the late Lloyd W. Thompson and Dortha Gilbert Thompson. She was a Diploma Graduate of Nursing from the University of Maryland and was a Registered Nurse in intensive care units, and was a critical care unit supervisor.

Elaine was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Onley; member of the American Nurses Association and the Johns Hopkins Nurses Association; and enjoyed belonging to a stitching club and a bridge club. Above all of her professional jobs and organizations, Elaine’s most treasured and precious role in life was that of wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her husband, survivors include three children, Douglas MacMaster and wife Anita of Middletown, Md., and their children, Jillian and Sophia; Victoria MacMaster Sampson and husband Matt of Fredericksburg, Va., and their children, Matthew, John, Joseph, Michael and Marie; and Stewart MacMaster and wife Kim of Sykesville, Md., and their children, Heather and Lily; and a brother, James Thompson and wife Shirley of Rohrersville, Md.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted from St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 11 a.m. There was a visitation at the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home on Monday, April 22, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Burial in Boonsboro Cemetery will be Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 860, Onley, VA  23418.

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Arrangements by Williams-Onancock Funeral Home with assistance from Donald E. Thompson Funeral Home in Clear Spring, Md.

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