Sallie M. Sigismondi, 77, registered nurse

June 02, 2005

Sallie M. Sigismondi, a retired registered nurse, died of undetermined causes May 26 at her longtime Catonsville home. She was 77.

Sallie Marie Gravely was born and raised in East Fork, N.C., and attended Brevard College in Brevard, N.C. She was a 1956 graduate of the old Sinai Hospital School of Nursing in Baltimore.

She began her career at Sinai and later worked at Catonsville-area nursing homes. Mrs. Sigismondi was on the staff of what is now the state's Spring Grove Hospital Center when she retired because of a work-related injury in 1979.

"Mom always treated her patients with dignity and respect. She had a giving heart and loved to share," said her daughter, Katherine J. Schultz of Havre de Grace.

Mrs. Sigismondi was an accomplished candy maker, and family and friends were particularly fond of her chocolate and peanut butter fudge. She also liked baking cakes and tending her flower garden.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete.

She is also survived by a son, Vincent Anthony Sigismondi Jr. of Catonsville; two brothers, Ernest D. Gravely of Brevard and Leon "Pinkey" Gravely of Frostproof, Fla.; a sister, Ada Lee Smith of Brevard; and many nieces and nephews. Her marriage ended in divorce.

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