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Elaine (Willis) Friel

1941 ~ 2022 (age 81)


     Elaine Friel of Denton, MD, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2022, at Arcadia of Denton II. She was 81 years old.

     Born in Ridgely, MD, Mrs. Friel was the daughter of the late Harry Henry Willis and Lena Drummond Willis Gravenor. She was a 1959 graduate of Caroline High School in Denton. Mrs.

     Mrs. Friel was a secretary at Watkins Automotive in Easton, MD where she met her husband and worked for ten years. She was also a secretary for Soil Conservation in Denton for 30 years, from which she retired in 2016. She was a member of and held positions in several organizations: Order of the Eastern Star #62, Deborah Circle at St Luke's church, Denton Women's club, Homemakers club, the Caroline Business and Professional Women, and the Red Hat Society. She loved to shop, travel and be at the beach.

     Mrs. Friel is survived by her husband of 59 years, Clifton Friel of Denton; a son, Michael Friel (Heidi) of Federalsburg, MD; a daughter, Melissa Bradley (George) of Denton; a brother, Roland Willis (Nancy) of Denton; and five grandchildren: Tristan Friel, Thomas Friel, Nathan Friel, Elizabeth Hunter (Tristan), and Erin Bradley; and a great grandson, Orion.

     A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, July 17th, at the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church located at 100 S. Fifth Ave. in Denton where friends may call one hour before the service. The internment will be in the Concord Cemetery on Federalsburg Road.

     If friends wish to send memorial donations, the family suggests sending them to Compass Hospice, 160 Coursevall Dr., Centreville, MD 21617. 

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July 17, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
100 S. Fifth Ave.
Denton, MD 21629

Funeral Service
July 17, 2022

2:00 PM
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
100 S. Fifth Ave.
Denton, MD 21629

Interment following funeral service
July 17, 2022

Concord Cemetery


Compass Regional Hospice
160 Coursevall Drive, Centreville MD 21617
Tel: 1-443-262-4100
Web: http://compassregionalhospice.org

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