Denise Briganti Choiniere, 48, of Ellicott City, Maryland, formerly of Ridgefield, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 16,, 2017, after a six year battle with lymphoma.
Denise was a longtime employee of the University of Maryland Medical Center. She began her career there as bedside nurse in the Cardiac Care Unit, and has since held a number of leadership roles, including the Director of Materials Management and, most recently, the Director of Oncology Nursing for the Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. She was a tireless advocate for patients and the nurses who care for them; and was highly respected by her colleagues. Denise exuded confidence and a positive attitude despite her battle with cancer and the struggles she faced.