In the wee hours of a rainy, foggy morning in May, the month of Mary, the Gates of Heaven opened with a roar of thunder welcoming our precious mother into the arms of God.
Mary Cecelia (Mullaney) Logsdon, 93, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2022, at Mountain City Nursing and Rehab Center, three months shy of her 94th birthday surrounded by her children.
Born on August 3, 1928 to the late Vivian Emily (Loar) Mullaney and James Joseph Mullaney, She is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Ken Logsdon; brothers, James Mullaney and Charles Mullaney; sister, Kathleen Watkins and special niece, Kelley Watkins.
Mary graduated from Ursuline Academy and went on to attend Frostburg State Teachers College. She was passionate about serving her Church and community. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church where she served as Lector, Sunday School Teacher and taught the First Communion class for over 25 years. She served as Regent of the Catholic Daughters of Court Teresa and was a member of the Sodality of St. Patrick’s. Mary served proudly as President of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Mt. Savage Fire Department for many years and was well known for her cooking skills. She served as President of the Barrelville Outdoor Club Ladies Auxiliary and worked the election polls for over 40 years. Above all else, her greatest accomplishment in life was her family.
Surviving are daughters, Carolyn Martin and husband Marlin, Kathy Flickinger and husband Daryl; son, Jim Logsdon and fiancé Korena Kaisner; grandsons; Marlin L. Martin, Ryan Martin and wife Gretchen and granddaughter, Ashley Sell; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Chelsea, Shawn, Alyssa, Alex, Brynn, Savannah, Allie, Reece and Charlotte; great-great granddaughter, Eastyn and one on the way, and special nephew, Ira Watkins.
We will all miss our Mom and Mom Mom for the rest of our lives. There are so many good memories of times we’ve shared that she will never be forgotten. She’s at peace now, no more pain and suffering, which was so difficult for all of us to witness. Our family learned how to love our own fiercely through her. We will use her lessons and strength to help us cope in our moments of sadness.
Mary will be cremated in accordance with her wishes. A private family service will be held.
Internment will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery.
The family extends its heartfelt thank you to Father Eric Gauchat OFM Cap., Hospital Chaplain and Dr. Sunil Gupta and staff.
We are forever grateful for the gentle care and compassion given to our Mom by the wonderful staff and caregivers at Mountain City Nursing and Rehab Center and UPMC Western Maryland.
“HOLD DEAR TO YOUR PARENTS, FOR IT’S A SCARY AND CONFUSING WORLD WITHOUT THEM.”