Lymphoma

Denise Choiniere, oncology nurse and environmental advocate

Denise Choiniere, oncology nurse and environmental advocate

Denise Choiniere, an oncology nursing administrator at the University of Maryland Medical Center who was an advocate of environmentally friendly policies at medical institutions, died of lymphoma Sept. 16 at the hospital where she served. She was 48 and lived in Ellicott City.

Born in Norwalk, Conn., she was the daughter of Tony Briganti, an accountant, and Louise Cali, a homemaker. She was a 1986 graduate of Ridgefield High School, where she played soccer and swam. She earned two bachelor’s degrees at Syracuse University. Her first degree was in psychology and the second, in 1995, was in nursing. She also earned a master’s degree in nursing at the University of...

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