Marie Ellen Hart Masters

Published 11:59 am Sunday, March 29, 2015

Marie Ellen Hart Masters, 52, of Redland Road, Advance, died on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Forsyth Medical Center after a two-year period of declining health.

Born in Boston, Mass. on June 26, 1962, she was the daughter of Gerald Eugene and Helen Bradley Hart of Attleboro, Mass., and the wife of Lawrence David “Larry” Masters of the home. She graduated from Saint Mary of the Assumption High School in 1980. She was a  graduate CNA, but her true enjoyment was trucking across America. She obtained her commercial driver’s license and she and her husband of 16 years, Larry, met while trucking. They were married in 1999, and the two of them along with the late “Teddy Bear,” her Pomeranian companion of some 17 years, traveled from coast to coast until her health made it impossible for her to continue such trips. After the loss of “Teddy Bear,” she adopted “Winston,” a Boxer, and more recently, “Miss Kitty,” a cat that took up residence at their home, and both became dear companions. She enjoyed attending The Cove Church of Statesville.    

Also surviving: 2 daughters, Hollie Brogan and husband Thomas J. of Greenville, Va., and Kimberly Glennon of Staunton, Va.; 3 sisters, Joanne Vendettoli of Cranston, R.I., Geraldine Jones (Robert) of Weymouth, Mass., and Patricia Desmarais of Providence, R.I.; a brother, John Hart and wife Salina of Hagerstown, Ind.; 3 grandchildren, Gabriel, Grady and Garrick Brogan; plus a number of nieces, nephews and cousins and her friends,Melissa and Thomas Lowman of Linwood.

A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at the Davie Funeral Service Chapel officiated by Roger W. Hames. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral chapel.

Memorials: to help offset final expenses:  Davie Funeral Service, 416 Valley Road, Mocksville.