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Denise Eileen Etris

Denise Eileen Etris, 67, of Emmitsburg, died Monday, January 22 at Frederick Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Born September 22, 1950 in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Gladys Lillian Etris.

Denise worked for last 15 years as a manager in medical affairs in the pharmaceutical industry. She was a former registered nurse and had a master's degree in Anthropology from American University. Denise was a longtime member and past president of Emmitsburg Lion's Club and was actively involved with the vision program. She was a former Emmitsburg Town Commissioner where she served on various committees.

Denise was the last of her immediate family. She is survived by her longtime friend, Helene Edwards of Emmitsburg; and her beloved cat, Luna Blue.

Services will be private and at a later date.

If desired, donations may be made to Emmitsburg Lion's Club, Box 1182, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-1182.

Arrangements are with Stauffer Funeral Home, Thurmont, and Stauffer Crematory, Inc. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com.

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