|Margaret Louise Moyer Dilley
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2018
Margaret Louise Dilley
Margaret Louise Dilley, 93, of Frederick, MD passed
away peacefully on February 22, 2018. A life goal to
reach age 93, she made it! Born to Hildegard and
John A. Moyer on December 14, 1924, she grew up
in Altoona, PA, moved to Washington, DC in 1939,
graduating in 1942 from Anacostia High. In 1948,
she married Richard W. Dilley, her beloved husband
of 49 years.
Margaret worked at Verizon for 30 years, entering as
an accountant, then promoted to Executive Secretary
for the final 20 years. Her meticulous organization skills were a wonderful blessing
truly unmatched - if she owned it, it was labeled! A vibrant member of Verizon's
Pioneers Club Activities Committee, she organized their luncheons, day trips, and
the entertainment twice a month to local nursing homes. Through age 88, she
continued collecting items from local businesses to distribute to the "elderly." Many
20 years her junior, the irony always pleased her!
She loved stamp collecting, genealogy, needlepoint and sewing, nearly all her
clothes handmade. She was proud to be part of Our Lady of Good Council
Women's group which created the "Virgin Mary with Jesus" needlepoint which
hangs at the church in Vienna, Va.
Besides her parents and husband, the sisters and brothers preceding her were
Edna Moyer, Mary Moyer, Hilda Trumble, James Moyer and Thomas Moyer.
She is survived by two sisters, Helen LeCato and Rita Blasie & husband Bill, along
with her son, Richard J. Dilley & wife Debbie, and three granddaughters: Melinda
Eldin, Carolyn Reid & husband Garrett, and Janette Case & husband Marvin.
A Catholic mass will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Collins
Funeral Home, 500 University Blvd. West, Silver Spring, MD.
The viewing will precede the service from 12 - 12:50 pm. Interment will follow at
Cedar Hill Cemetery, 4111 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suitland, MD.