Rosemary J. Denis, a homemaker and animal lover, died of complications from vascular disease Thursday at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 71 and a Chestertown resident.
Born Rosemary Jeanne Miles and raised in the English town of Woodchurch, Kent, she was sent with other children to Staffordshire, England, to escape Nazi bombings during World War II.
She was married in England in 1950 to Joseph Denis. In 1959, the couple sailed aboard the Queen Mary on their way to Baltimore. The lived in Glen Burnie for a decade, and since 1974 had lived in Chestertown.
"She loved Kent County because it reminded her of England," said her daughter, Alma Denis of Chestertown.
She made her home a haven for stray animals, family members said. She also liked watching English television programs and reading periodicals from her homeland.
Services are private.
In addition to her husband and daughter, Mrs. Denis is survived by a son, Stan Denis of Easton; three brothers and four sisters, all in England; and four grandchildren.
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