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Blanche Emelda (Wenner) O'Reilly

April 10, 1920 ~ September 19, 2021 (age 101)

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Obituary

BLANCHE EMELDA WENNER O’REILLY, daughter of the late Joseph Wenner and Virginia McClean, passed away on September 19, 2021. Blanche was known by several names:  Miss Blanche, Mello, Mella, or Miss Melda; and most affectionately - Granny. Granny has been many things to so many people over her long and beautiful life. She was a mother, a grand and great grandmother, a caretaker, a provider, a spiritual rock, a nurse, a cook, a disciplinarian, a teacher, a protector and a friend.  Everyone who met her was guaranteed a kind word, advice or most often a laugh. 

She was predeceased by her husband Alaric G. “Kelly” O’Reilly, Sr., brothers Cyril and Cecil Wenner; sisters Judith, Evis and Lyra Wenner, Ruth Wenner Seeley and Beatrice W. Crime; sons Alaric, Jr. and Ruel O’Reilly; and grandson MSGT Ashford S. Hodge. She is survived by her son – Alex Al-Adil; daughters – Delma Griffith Hodge, Mariet O’Reilly, Avril O. Henneman; nephew – Mark Wenner, PhD; son-in-law – Roy Henneman; grandsons – Arthur S. Hodge, Jr., MD., Kamal Al-Adil; granddaughters - Raquel Plaskett, Rochelle Petersen, Ronice Henneman, Zaimah Al-Adil, Alarice James, Risha Holmes, Autumn O’Reilly, Amber O’Reilly; 12 great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
October 1, 2021

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A.
1411 Annapolis Road
Odenton, MD 21113

Funeral Service
Friday
October 1, 2021

7:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A.
1411 Annapolis Road
Odenton, MD 21113

Video is available for this event


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