Mary Benedette Pelletter-Holzheimer

Mary Benedette Pelletter-Holzheimer of McLean, Va., passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.

Mary was born Nov. 25, 1950 at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, NY to the late Anthony and Sarah Pelletter. She was a 1971 graduate of the University of Buffalo and later received a graduate certificate from George Washington University.

Mary worked as a legal assistant at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson for 30 years before retiring in 2009.

She enjoyed travel, especially cruising. She also was an avid fan of musical theater.

She married Terry Holzheimer on May 24, 1980 and is survived by her husband; their daughter, Francesca Hammerstrom; and her brother, Louis Pelletter.

A Mass was held Jan. 18, 2014 at St. Luke Catholic Church in McClean. The family suggests donations be made in Mary’s name to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund: