Mary E. Tronolone, 83, bank teller, Wave

May 06, 2002

Mary E. Tronolone, a bank teller and Wave, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at Gilchrest Center for Hospice Care. She was 83.

Born in Mercer County, Ohio, Mrs. Tronolone lived and worked in the Catonsville area for 42 years and was a member of St. Agnes Parish. For the past year and a half she lived in Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville.

From 1943 to 1946, Mrs. Tronolone served in the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service of the Navy, reaching the rank of yeoman first class.

After she left the service, she trained as a secretary at a Washington business school.

She worked as a teller for Equitable Trust Bank and Maryland National Bank in Catonsville after her children were grown. She retired in 1976.

Mrs. Tronolone moved to the area in 1948 with her husband, Ted, who died in 1993 of cancer after 47 years of marriage. After his death, Mrs. Tronolone volunteered for St. Agnes Hospice until 1999.

Mrs. Tronolone was a member of the Knights of Columbus. She was remembered as a talented and creative homemaker.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, U.S. 40 and St. Agnes Lane. Burial will follow at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery in Owings Mills.

Mrs. Tronolone is survived by two daughters, Mary Jo Sturm of Catonsville and Patti Tronolone of Provincetown, Mass; and four grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to Gilchrest Center for Hospice Care.

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