Marianna Daly Edmunds was a hospital volunteer active in local charities from Ruxton.
Marianna Daly Edmunds was a hospital volunteer active in local charities from Ruxton. (Baltimore Sun)

Marianna Daly Edmunds, a hospital volunteer who was active in local charities, died of complications from a skin cancer April 15 at Blakehurst Retirement Community.

The former Ruxton resident was 98.


Born Marianna Daly in Baltimore and raised on St. Paul Street, she was the daughter of Marie Garrity and Lee Eugene Daly.

She was a 1930 Calvert School graduate, then attended the Bryn Mawr School. She was a 1936 Greenwood School graduate.

In January 1942 she married Page Edmunds II, who was then an ensign in the Navy.

Mrs. Edmunds, who once considered becoming a nurse, was a hospital volunteer. She began at the old Hospital for the Women of Maryland in Bolton Hill and later donated her time to Mercy Medical Center, MedStar Union Memorial and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

GBMC named an emergency department room for her, in honor of her 40 years of service to the hospital.

She was also active in the Junior League and was a past chair of the Catholic Evidence League. She raised funds for the Maryland School for the Blind, and also worked at the Amy Hiss gift store in Towson.

Mrs. Edmunds was an active member of the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Towson and later the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.

She also became a student at the Renaissance Institute of Notre Dame of Maryland University. She studied the history of Renaissance and Impressionist art and historic architecture.

She enjoyed traveling to Europe, Latin America, Turkey, Iran and Iraq. She also accompanied her daughters and grandchildren on trips.

"Traveling with Mom was always an adventure. She was fun and enthusiastic," said her daughter Marianna "Mimi" Edmunds of Rockport, Maine. "She had remarkable style, especially in her flair for design and color."

Mrs. Edmunds was a tennis and golf player. She also enjoyed bridge and gardening.

A funeral Mass will he offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Cathedral Our Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.

In addition to her daughter, survivors include a son, Page Edmunds III of Seattle; two other daughters, Dorsett Edmunds of Tucson, Ariz. and Susie Edmunds Conkling of Ruxton; five grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. Her marriage ended in divorce.

—Jacques Kelly