Mary Hilda (Aud) Weiland, 91, Leonardtown

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008

Mary Hilda (Aud) Weiland, 91, of Leonardtown died Sept. 17, 2008, peacefully at her home.

She was the oldest of seven children and was born Aug. 15, 1917, in Pearson, to the late Benjamin Francis Aud Sr. and Irene (Miles) Aud.

She attended Little Flower and St. Michael’s schools. She married Leo Modestus Weiland on April 12, 1937, and was blessed with nine children.

She worked for the federal government as a civil servant and retired after 26 years of service.

She was a wonderful cook; a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt; and a compassionate friend. She was the strong, silent type, with a heart of gold and the ability to calm even the most treacherous storm. She had extraordinary listening skills and patience.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Judith Hurley; and two brothers, Benjamin Francis Aud Jr. and Richard Thomas Aud Sr.

She is survived by eight children, Joseph Hugh Weiland of Leonardtown, Benjamin Francis Weiland of Lexington Park, Theresa Marie Hawthorne of Virginia, Mary Ann Longmore of Leonardtown, Edward Thomas Weiland of California, Daniel Sheridan Weiland of Connecticut, Donna Marie Ives of Washington, D.C., and Louise ‘‘LuLu” Marie Schlosser of Leonardtown; her sisters and brothers, Elizabeth Lee (Aud) Lancaster of Leonardtown, Mary Anne (Aud) Lancaster of Leonardtown, George Robert Aud Sr. of Lexington Park and John ‘‘Jack” Samuel Aud of California; 25 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

The family received friends and prayers were said Sept. 21 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Lexington Park.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 22, with the Rev. William George as the celebrant.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Paul Weiland, Michael Intinarelli, Craig Intinarelli, Brently Vause, Brian Hawthorne, Jason Weiland, Jacob Weiland, Pete Weiland, Dennis Schlosser and Corey Schlosser.

Interment took place at the parish cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cedar Lane, Hospice of St. Mary’s or Immaculate Heart of Mary St. Vincent de Paul Society.