Jeanne D. Granofsky, a registered nurse who worked for 30 years with the Baltimore City Health Department, died Tuesday at the Bel Air Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 84.
The daughter of a furniture maker and a homemaker, the former Jeanne Disharoon was born and raised in Fruitland.
After graduating from Wicomico High School, she attended what was then Salisbury State Teachers College for a year before enrolling at the Union Memorial School of Nursing, from which she graduated in 1949.
She worked in the hospital's newborn nursery until joining the city Health Department in 1962, where she spent the next 30 years assigned to the clinic and school nurse's program.
Mrs. Granofsky made many home visits "where she confronted parents and helped many abused and neglected children, often providing clothing and food on her own time and at her own expense," said her husband of 49 years, Frank Granofsky, who had been the enlisted bandleader of the U.S. Army Field band. "She gave so much of herself for others."
The longtime Bel Air resident retired in 1992.
Mrs. Granofsky enjoyed cooking for family and friends and was best known for her cooked butter beans and corn, macaroni and cheese, and crab dip, her husband said.
"She enjoyed entertaining and there were many sunny afternoons spent with family and friends around the pool," said Mr. Granofsky. "Her pool party crab feasts were legendary."
Mrs. Granofsky was an ardent Orioles and Maryland Terps fan.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Comforter, 5513 York Road, Govans, where she was a longtime member.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Richard B. McDonnell of Baltimore; a daughter, Cindy Linder of Bel Air; two stepsons, Barry A. Granofsky of Baltimore and Daniel Granofsky of Pasadena; a stepdaughter, Janet Granofsky of Essex; four grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. An earlier marriage ended in divorce.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun