Mary Love Mezzanotte, a registered nurse who later became a lawyer, died Thursdayof liver cancer at her West Friendship home. She was 56.
The daughter of a career naval officer and a homemaker, Mary Love Green was born in the Canal Zone in Panama and because of her father's work, was raised at Navy installations in California, Virginia and Florida.
After graduating from Lorraine High School in Upper Marlboro, she earned her nursing degree in 1978 from the University of Maryland.
Ms. Mezzanotte worked at several leading hospitals during her career, some of which included Maryland Shock Trauma Center and the National Institutes of Health.
After leaving nursing, she...