Anne Lasio McEvoy

COLUMBIA, Mary. — Anne Lasio McEvoy passed away from cancer complications on July 7, 2018, at the Gilchrist Hospice, near her home in Columbia, Maryland.

“Girl” Lasio was born in the Trimountain Hospital on October 18, 1939.

She was a 1957 Calumet High School graduate and trumpeter in the school band.

She earned a 1961 Bachelor of Arts degree at Michigan State University, followed by master’s degrees from MSU and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

In 1969, after two years of college teaching in Flint, she joined the faculty of Maryland’s Catonsville Community College, as a professor of English, where she taught until her retirement in 2000.

She was predeceased by her father, John E. Lasio; her mother, Ann (Anna) Stimac; and her brother, John D. Lasio.

Anne was widowed at age 22. Her other marriage ended in divorce.

She leaves to mourn her longtime partner, Robert Brennan.

Also grieving are especially close cousins, Lahti D. Lahti, Sue Stimac DesRochers, Bill Shine and his sister, Dianne; and a host of loving friends and colleagues.

Anne’s life was fulfilled by her love of friends, literature, music, film, world travel, and birding.

Now, she joins her father, mother, and brother, to rest in the peace of her beloved Keweenaw.

Lassie is home.

A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, September 10, 2018, at 11:30 a.m., with Rev. Laura Eaton at the Keweenaw Heritage Center, 25725 Scott Street, Calumet.

Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.