Mary E. ‘Rae’ Spe­ciale, busi­ness­woman

Baltimore Sun - - OBITUARIES - — Fred­er­ick N. Ras­mussen

Mary E. “Rae” Spe­ciale, vice pres­i­dent of CIGAR-ette City Inc., a fam­ily-owned busi­ness, died Wed­nes­day of com­pli­ca­tions af­ter back surgery at the Univer­sity of Mary­land Up­per Ch­e­sa­peake Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Bel Air. She was 73. The daugh­ter of Charles McDaniel, a welder, and He­len McDaniel, a home­maker, Mary Eve­lyn McDaniel was born in Bal­ti­more and raised on 36th Street in Ham­p­den.

She at­tended city pub­lic schools and later earned a Gen­eral Ed­u­ca­tional De­vel­op­ment cer­tifi­cate in the 1980s from Har­ford Com­mu­nity Col­lege.

As a young woman, she was crowned Miss Ham­p­den-Wood­berry Poppy Queen, fam­ily mem­bers said.

Be­fore her mar­riage to Frank Spe­ciale, a busi­ness­man, in 1965, she worked in the early 1960s as a bindery worker at Joseph Ruz­icka Inc., a com­pany that had been es­tab­lished in Bal­ti­more in 1758.

Mrs. Spe­ciale be­came vice pres­i­dent of CIGAR-ette Inc., a Glas­gow, Del., cigar shop owned by her hus­band.

A Bel Air res­i­dent, Mrs. Spe­ciale en­joyed spend­ing time with her fam­ily and grand­chil­dren.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held at 11:30 a.m. Fri­day at the Schimunek Fu­neral Home, 610 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air.

In ad­di­tion to her hus­band, she is sur­vived by two daugh­ters, De­bra Gutridge of Bel Air and Chris­tine “Tina” Mon­tanarelli of Fall­ston; a brother, Ken­neth McDaniel of Bal­ti­more; two sis­ters, Kitty McDaniel and Su­san Dud­ley, both of New Bern, N.C.; and five grand­chil­dren.

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