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Mary E. Radoye
Mary E. Radoye

Mary E. Radoye, of Williamsburg, died peacefully at her home on Friday, April 24, 2015, at the age of 83.

A local resident for the past 30 years, Mary was an award-winning tournament Bridge player and an active member of Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Mary was involved with United Methodist Women and a member of the Olive Casey Circle. She served as chairman of her circle and was UMW president from 1990 to 1992.

Mary was a real estate agent and property manager for many years. In later years, Mary enjoyed making and sending cards to her family and friends. But most of all she loved her family, enjoying any occasion that she could to be with them.

Mary was born on Feb. 19, 1932, in Clarkston, Michigan, daughter of the late Edward and Gladys Porritt. She was the beloved wife of the the late William J. Radoye; loving mother of Carolyn Radoye, Judy (Larry) Knight, James (Crystal) Radoye, Doug (Dani) Radoye and Ann Iverson; adored grandmother of Ryan Ward, Megan (Kelly) Martin, Shawn (Leah) Hall, Eric (Ashley) Hall, Jason Knight, Douglas and Becca Radoye and Nicholas, Tyler and Billy Iverson; great-grandmother of Elizabeth and Sydney Martin, Kai and Everly Hall and Jordan and Logan Hall; and sister of William (Joan) Porritt, Sally (John) Curry, Elaine (Robert) Sharrock, Jean (Gary) Kimberly and Robert (Ruth Ann) Porritt. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and her dearly loved dog, Lucy.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188, where a funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 1, 2015. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Mary’s name to Hospice of Virginia, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188 and/or the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Nelsen Funeral Home.

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