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Mary Bolton

July 26, 1966 ~ September 15, 2020 (age 54)


Mary Elizabeth Bolton (nèe Farrell), 54 of Gaithersburg, Maryland passed away at the University of Maryland Medical Center on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 following a courageous battle against cancer and lupus.

Mary is survived by her loving husband, Gilbert (Gil) Bolton and their beloved children, Margaret Elise (Maggie) and Garrett Daniel, Mary is also survived by her devoted mother, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Farrell (nèe Hamill); and siblings Sharon Shaw, James Farrell, Jr  (Deborah), Colleen Robine (Matthew), Erin Pettenati (Jeffrey) and Kathleen Anselmo. As well as, eighteen nieces and nephews, eleven great nieces and nephews, many extended family, and dear and lifelong friends. Mary is preceded in death by her devoted father, James J. Farrell, Sr.

Mary was born on July 26, 1966 in Silver Spring, Maryland. Mary was raised in Rockville and graduated from Richard Montgomery High School and obtained her Associates Degree from Montgomery College. Soon after graduation, Mary moved to Tucson, Arizona and enjoyed many great adventures. In 1991, Mary returned to Rockville. Most recently Mary worked as an analyst at Adventist Health Systems. 

Mary and Gil Bolton were married in 1994, recently celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. They made their home in Gaithersburg. Mary's greatest joy was in raising their children, Maggie and Garrett. Over the years, Mary enjoyed cheering her children on at sporting events, celebrating their milestones and opening her home to family and friends and neighbors where you would often find Mary telling a funny story, giving sound advice and always  the sound of laughter from gatherings on their deck. 

Mary will be fondly remembered by all those who knew and loved her as the strongest, funniest, and most determined and courageous woman with an amazing sense of humor, even in the face of adversity. Mary was wise beyond her years, fiercely loyal with an enduring faith and a loving and welcoming heart.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated privately at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Rockville, Maryland.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America ( 


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