Anita Louise Dawson


Anita Louise Dawson, 45, a longtime employee of Giant Foods and a sports car enthusiast, died Wednesday of cancer at St. Agnes Hospital.

A mass of Christian burial will be offered tomorrow at St. Joseph Monastery in the 3800 block of Frederick Ave. Burial will be in Meadowridge Memorial Park in Howard County.

A native of the Baltimore area, Ms. Dawson lived in Lansdowne for most of her life before moving to Halethorpe two years ago. She graduated from Southern High School in Baltimore in 1963.

For the past 10 years, Ms. Dawson worked for Giant Foods as a meat cutter at various stores. She most recently worked at the Wilkens Avenue store.

She was a member of the Meat Cutters Union and the first female manager of the meat department at any Giant store.

Ms. Dawson owned several sports cars.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, August Ravieo Post 195.

Survivors include two sons, Timothy Dawson and Patrick B. Dawson, both of Halethorpe; a sister, Nancy Potts of Catonsville; and two brothers, Edward Potts of Edgewater and Robert Potts of Baltimore.

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