Anne Lasio McEvoy

October 18, 1939July 7, 2018

Anne Lasio McEvoy passed away peacefully on July 7, 2018 at Gilchrist Hospice of Howard County. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Ann Lasio, and brother, John Lasio. She is survived by her long term partner, Robert Brennan.

Anne was born in Laurium in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and graduated from Calumet High School in 1957. She attended college at Michigan State University, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1961, and moved to San Francisco after graduation. She returned to MSU where she pursued a Master’s degree in English, and later earned a Master’s degree in Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins University. In 1969 she came to Maryland as a faculty member in the English Department at Catonsville Community College, now CCBC. She spent her career there as an English professor and retired in 2000.

Anne was beloved by many people. She had a wide range of interests; she was a world traveler, and loved reading, music, art, literature, and film. She was an avid birder and member of the Howard County Bird Club. She was also a volunteer at the Howard County Conservancy.

A Memorial Service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on July 21, 2018, at Witzke Funeral Homes, Inc., 5555 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia, MD 21045. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gilchrist Hospice Center of Howard County or the Howard County Conservancy.


  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 21, 2018

Anne Lasio McEvoy

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Robert Dost

July 31, 2018

To Bob Brennan:
I recently heard of Lassie's passing and wanted to express my condolences. Lassie was one of the most grounded people I have ever met. Her kind and gentle demeanor were her calling cards. Her Spirit has returned home, leaving behind her costume the Spirit wears while here on Earth. She is in no pain. Her Spirit surrounds you with the White Light of Love, to guide and protect you. She continues to watch over you and will do so, until you meet again. Please bathe in the warmth of her Spirit and let her energy take away your pain. Call to receive all the prayers said for you in your time of pain. Lassie is with Big John, Ann, and Johnny. They will be there for you whenever you need them. Peace be with you

Bob Dost

Denise Smith

July 14, 2018

To Bob Brennan, I just learned of your loss through Sandi. I’m so saddened to hear of this knowing what it’s like to go through such a close loss. My heartfelt thoughts are wishing you to remember the best of what was.

Henry Linck

July 12, 2018

Anne and I began our teaching careers at Catonsville Community in the same year, 1969. She was a lovely human being, wonderful colleague and always had a kind word for everyone. Our early morning chats in the office before class sent me off to class with a smile on my face. I will remember her with fondness and great admiration. My sincere sympathy goes out to her family, friends and loved ones. Here is one of my favorite poems by Emily Dickinson. I'm sure Anne would love it too.

The Bustle in a House (1108)

The Bustle in a House
The Morning after Death
Is solemnest of industries
Enacted upon Earth –

The Sweeping up the Heart
And putting Love away
We shall not want to use again
Until Eternity –

Emily Dickinson . 1830-1866