Julia A. Mallonee dies at age 77

Restaurant reviewer and artist

August 30, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Julia Anne Mallonee, an artist and writer who also reviewed restaurants, died Aug. 19 of an acute blood infection at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was 77.

Julia Anne Daugherty was born in Annapolis and raised in Severna Park.

After graduating from Annapolis High School, she earned a degree in dietary science from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1953.

She worked as a dietitian at the old Annapolis General Hospital before her 1956 marriage to Thomas S. Mallonee Jr., who was an advertising agency copywriter and restaurant reviewer.

Mrs. Mallonee later returned to work as a seamstress and as a member of a floral design team that specialized in weddings.

She also studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art and earned a certificate from the Schuler School of Fine Arts.

Mrs. Mallonee, who lived in Severna Park and maintained a studio on Kent Island, was an accomplished pastel and oil painter who specialized in portraits, landscapes and still-lifes.

She was a longtime member of the Kent Island Fine Arts Association.

Mrs. Mallonee was a co-restaurant reviewer with her husband, whose work was published in The Capital newspaper in Annapolis and in Baltimore Magazine.

Her husband, who was an oenophile and founded Les Amis Du Vin, an Anne Arundel County wine-tasting group that combined wine sampling with lectures by growers and experts, died last month.

Mrs. Mallonee was a member of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, where plans for a Thanksgiving weekend memorial service were incomplete Monday.

Surviving are a son, John Mallonee of Fountain, Colo.; two daughters, Debi Mallonee of Severna Park and Terry Gallegos of Monrovia, Frederick County; and six grandchildren.

Frederick N. Rasmussen

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