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Mary McNamara

September 7, 1949 — May 6, 2024

Travelers Rest

Mary McNamara, a beacon of gentle strength and generous spirit, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2024, in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, at the age of 74. Born on September 7, 1949, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Mary was a cherished soul who touched the lives of all who knew her.

Mary's early years in Southern California laid a strong foundation for a life characterized by diligence and compassion. After graduating from business school, she embarked on a fulfilling career with the State of California Employment Development Department as a Claims Specialist. Her unwavering dedication to her work was paralleled only by her commitment to the well-being of her colleagues and those she served through her role.

Family was the cornerstone of Mary's life. She was a loving wife to her husband Tony McNamara, with whom she shared a beautiful journey filled with laughter and love. As a devoted mother to Anthony Davila and Michelle Davila, she instilled in her children the values of kindness and integrity. Her role as a grandmother to Marissa Boone (Brandon) and great-grandmother to Rico, Anna, Noah, Jeremiah, and Margaret was one she cherished deeply. The joy and wisdom she imparted to her grandchildren will remain a guiding light in their lives.

Mary was also a beloved sibling, sharing an unbreakable bond with her brothers Vincent and Dennis Blundo, and her sister Patricia Terrell. Together, they created a tapestry of memories that will continue to bring comfort and smiles to the family.

Beyond her family and professional life, Mary's interests were as rich and varied as her character. Her love for gardening allowed her to cultivate not just plants, but also friendships and moments of tranquility. Mary's passion for yoga reflected her inner peace and her desire to live a balanced, healthy life. Her pets were also a source of joy and companionship, and she was known for her ability to connect with animals on a profound level.

Those who had the privilege of knowing Mary would describe her as thoughtful, always considering the needs and feelings of others before her own. Her generosity was boundless, often going out of her way to support and uplift those around her. Mary's gentle demeanor was a comfort to many, and her presence could light up a room with warmth and grace.

Mary's legacy is one of love, service, and kindness. She leaves behind a world that is undoubtedly better for her having been in it. Her spirit, teachings, and love will continue to live on through the many lives she touched.

As we say goodbye to Mary McNamara, we celebrate a life well-lived, a journey well-traveled, and a soul that will forever remain in our hearts. She will be greatly missed, but the memories she created will be cherished and honored by all who were fortunate enough to know her.

Mary's life will be commemorated in a private ceremony, reflecting her wish for a peaceful and intimate gathering of her closest family and friends.

Her passing is not only a loss but also a reminder to embrace the virtues by which she lived: to be thoughtful in our actions, generous in our giving, and gentle in our approach to the world. Mary McNamara's story is one of a life beautifully lived and a heart profoundly loved.
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