Agnes M. Denison
Agnes, 1928-2018, longtime Dundalk resident, passed away peacefully in her sleep, following a long illness, on September 1, 2018, four days shy of her 90th birthday.
Agnes was born in Baltimore to second generation Polish American parents. She grew up in Ft. Howard, MD during the Great Depression. In her teenage years, she met a handsome young man at the rollerskating rink and fell in love. When he was drafted into the Navy during WWII, she waited patiently for him to return as he wrote her letters from the Pacific. Agnes married Vernon in 1947 and spent the next 71 years with her soulmate. Together they traveled the world, from the towering spires of St. Petersburg, Russia to the ancient pyramids of Mexico.
In October 1949, Agnes moved to Liberty Parkway in Dundalk, where she would live for 68 years, raising their two children. Agnes loved her immaculately-kept home, flowers, gardening and above all else her family, of whom she was fiercely protective. Later in life Agnes was an active member of the Red Hat Society and the Women’s Club of Dundalk, serving as Hospitality Chair.
Agnes had a quiet demeanor often mistaken for shyness, sharp wit, and a keen sense of humor. She was happiest caring for those she loved, which included her many friends and family members.
At family gatherings, Agnes refused to take her own seat until she was satisfied everyone around her was happy.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Agnes Tomczewski and her siblings: twin Helen Tomczewski, Thomas and William Tomczewski, Dorothy Forster, Katherine Piper, Joseph Tomczewski, Martin Tomczewski and Stanley Tomczewski.
Agnes is survived by her beloved husband of 71 years, Vernon Denison; son David V. Denison and wife, Donna; daughter Carol D. McBeth and husband, John; grandchildren Douglas Denison and wife, Sarah, Melynda McBeth, Kelly McBeth and husband, Joe Stewart; sister Frances Dorsch and brother George Tomczewski and wife Sharon; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family.
A Funeral Service was held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 and she was laid to rest in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Women’s Club of Dundalk: c/o Anita Becker, 1601 Delvale Ave., Dundalk, MD 21222.
AGNES M. DENISON