Edna M. Lamison, jewelry store manager

January 21, 2009

Edna M. Lamison, a retired jewelry store manager and needleworker, died Jan. 12 of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Dundalk resident was 83.

Edna M. Fortino, the daughter of Italian immigrant parents, was born in Baltimore and raised in the St. Helena neighborhood of Dundalk.

After graduating from Patterson Park High School, she worked as a secretary at Chesapeake Cadillac. She later held secretarial positions with Eastman Kodak and Smith Transfer.

From 1964 until retiring in 1994, she managed an S&N Katz jewelry store.

Mrs. Lamison enjoyed knitting and making afghans.

"She knitted hundreds and hundreds of baby caps for newborns and the needy," said her daughter, Carolann L. Engler of Cockeysville.

Mrs. Lamison, a lifelong Dundalk resident, also liked working jigsaw and crossword puzzles.

Her husband of 60 years, George D. Lamison Jr., a retired sailor, died in 2004.

She was a communicant of St. Rita Roman Catholic Church in Dundalk.

A funeral Mass was offered Saturday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Cockeysville.

Also surviving are a son, Roger Wesley Lamison of Darlington; and a granddaughter. Another son, George D. Lamison III, died in 1977.

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