Maria Nied, 48, died March 21, 2010 of brain cancer at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach.
She was born in Darby, Pa., and lived most of her life in Reston, Va.
She graduated from Virginia Tech in 1986 with a degree in Architecture. She was a registered architect with the AIA, and later granted Emeritus status. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
She is survived by her parents Paul and Stella Nied of Vero Beach, her brother Eric Nied and nephew William of Front Royal, Va., and her 10-year-old son Kyle Nied.
She was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Reston.
Memorial contributions may be made to Care Net Pregnancy Center of IRC, 1503 24th St. Vero Beach, Florida 32960, or to the Visiting Nurse Association – Hospice House, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, Florida 32960.