Monday, October 26, 2020

Mary Arden McDermot 1924-2020

_. Mary Arden McDermot, who died 19 October, 2020, aged 96, was a grandaughter of the 5th Baron Norton.

She was born Mary Arden Norton, in 1924, a daughter of Major-General Sir Alan John Hunter, KCVO, CB, CMG, DSO, MC [1881-1942], by his wife the Hon Joan Adderley [1889-1988], daughter of the 5th Baron Norton [1854-1945]; and married in 1949, Brian Charles McDermot, CBE, LVO [1914-2003], son of Percy John Vincent McDermot [1875-1955], by his wife the former Eveleen Mary Blanche O'Connor [1892-1925], by whom she had seven sons and two daughters.

Her husband, a member of HM Diplomatic Service, was HM Consul General, Oporto, 1962-68, and Ambassaor and Consul-General, Paraguay, 1968-72.



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