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Rosemarie Patricia Lusco Jamison, a vibrant force of love, faith and generosity, danced into her Savior’s arms after a brief illness on September 22, 2023. Born on August 23, 1936, in Baltimore, MD, to Joseph and Bruna Lusco, Rosemarie (as she was affectionately known) completed a life full of love, service, and patience, which was known to all who had the good fortune to cross her path.
Her life’s journey was one of grit, determination, and a ceaseless love for raising a family. Rosemarie's legacy will forever be in the hearts of her loved ones; husband of almost 65 years, Roger Jamison who predeceased her, sons Brian Jamison (Shari), Rip Jamison (Carole), Paul Jamison (Kim), Joseph Jamison, daughters Corinne Cook, Maria Demma (Frank ) and Rosemarie’s sister Corinne Larkin . Further extending her lineage are 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and the impending arrival of two new branches to the family tree.
Rosemarie's educational journey started at Mount de Sales Academy, and then progressed to St Agnes School of Nursing where she defined her calling in the world. At age 18, she committed herself to the noble cause of healing and nurturing in pursuing a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) degree. Subsequent to which, she decided to embrace the wonderful chaos of motherhood, pausing her nursing education to welcome six beautiful children into the world. In her true nature of being a spunky Italian woman defying norms, Rosemarie resumed her journey 20 years later, with a renewed vigor. She successfully completed her education at Prince Georges Community College and embarked on a much-anticipated career in Nursing as a Registered Nurse (RN). Her first assignment was at the John Hopkins Hospital with the journey continuing at Leland Memorial Hospital and culminating in a rewarding career stint in Utilization Review. Even in “retirement”, she was a staunch advocate for good healthcare and research, which included a visit to Capitol Hill, particularly for Lyme disease and Pancreatic Cancer.
True to her name, Rosemarie had a particular affection for roses. Her love for gardening was only surpassed by her adventurous spirit that led her to her love of travel. One benefit of being a Utilization Review Consultant was that she was able to visit many areas of the US. Another unforgettable journey took her to Italy where she explored her ancestral roots with Sister Helen Lusco. Her adventurousness even extended to the skies, as she ventured into hot air balloon ride. She enjoyed singing, dancing, visiting friends and watching women’s college basketball (especially the Lady Terps). However, her most cherished adventures were those spent passionately watching all her children and grandchildren participate in their sports.
Rosemarie was a testament to her faith by living fully and loving deeply. Her strong faith shone through as a caregiver, a nurse, an adventurer, and more importantly, a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her life was one of devotion and dedication. Let her life be a reminder for all of us to “stop and smell the roses’ in our journey, while keeping ourselves rooted in the values of love, faith, family and service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to https://www.lymedisease.org/donate-honor/ or to the Pancreatic Action Network https://secure.pancan.org/site/Donation2?df_id=2681&mfc_pref=T&2681.donation=form1