Mary E. Farmer was born in Delaware in 1918. In Rye his family lived on Park Ave. Mary enlisted and served in the unknown branch during World War II.
Mary Farmer Nugent, 85, of Richmond, died June 13, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Nugent III. She is survived by nieces and nephews, Candy Congdon, Diane and Jeff Heavener, Robert Holloway, Susan Henderlite and Hugh Lane; and her devoted companions, Maria Davis and Stella Arrington.
She also leaves to mourn, a host of Godchildren and friends at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church where for more than 40 years she served in many capacities as Vestry member, senior warden, representative to the Diocesan Council, Superintendent of Church School, annual bake sale chair and countless other ways. She will also be missed by numerous friends from Healthsouth Rehab Hospital on Libby Avenue where she volunteered for many years, and at the Richmond SPCA.
She was born in Rye, New York, was an aspiring actress before serving in the Women's Army Corps as a Master Sargeant during WWII. After marrying her husband, whom she met in service, she moved to Richmond where she was a Girl Scout leader and continued her acting with the St. Bart's Players. Her favorite role was as Vita Louise, Elwood P. Doud's sister in ''Harvey.''
A Memorial Eucharist will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at St. Bartholomew's Church, 10627 Patterson Avenue, Richmond. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mary Nugent Scholarship Fund. c/o St. Bartholomew's, P.O. Box 29626, Richmond, Va. 23242.
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Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch from Jun. 17 to Jun. 19, 2003.