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Shirley Mae Mattingly, 82, of Waldorf died Feb. 6, 2013, at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown.
Born Oct. 15, 1930, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late John Clyde DeVinney and the late Mary Ruth Wagner DeVinney.
She was appointed as a crossing guard on Aug. 22, 1960, for the Prince George’s County Police Department and served for 30 years. She served at Suitland Elementary, Shady Side, Crestview and Tayac and was stationed at Temple Hills Road, Cedell and Allenwood. She received the Kay Ridgeway Trophy for Crossing Guard of the Year in September 1978.
She was active in the PTA where her children attended school. She was a member of the Prince George’s Crossing Guard Association and served in the office of vice president. She was a member of the crossing guard drill team and took part in many parades and committees. She was elected to serve in the new task force. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Waldorf and enjoyed bowling with the Prince George’s County Crossing Guards League and was a Sunshine Girl with the crossing guards, notifying members of births and deaths and other special events. She loved trips each summer to Ocean City.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul V. Mattingly Sr.; two brothers, Joseph and Grant DeVinney; and sister, Marilyn F. Casey. She is survived by two sons, Paul V. Mattingly Jr. (Mary) of White Plains and Steven J. Mattingly (Bambi) of Mechanicsville; two daughters, Linda M. Moulton (Hank) of Mechanicsville and Shirley A. Wells (Dave) of Panama City, Fla.; sister, Carol A. Gardner of Washington, D.C.; eight granddaughters, Laura, Cheryl, Lauri, Jessica, Shirlann, Regina, Julie and Holly; and nine great-grandchildren.
The family received friends and a wake service was held Feb. 14 at Raymond Funeral Chapel in La Plata. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 15 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Waldorf. Monsignor William Parent officiated. Interment will place Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham. Pallbearers will be Reginald Nathaniel Scott III, Jon Schaumburg, Glenn D. DeVinney, James Willett and Bruce Muzzy.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Southern Maryland office, P.O. Box 1889, La Plata, MD 20646.