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Mary Cannon Pharo

Mary Cannon Pharo, American community health nurse. Emergency Medical Technician; certified health education, drug abuse. Recipient United States Department Education award of Excellence; Wellness Promotion award Montgomery County Health Department, 1993, 94, 95, Montgomery County Community Partnership Drug & Alcohol Prevention award, 1995.


  • Pharo, Mary Cannon was born on April 20, 1940 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of James F. and Geraldine B. Cannon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Connecticut, 1962. Postgraduate, University Maryland.


    • Communications school nurse and supervisor Montgomery County Health Department, Rockville, Maryland.

    Major achievements

    • Emergency Medical Technician. Certified health education, drug abuse.


    Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1962-1964. Member American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau.


    • Married Merritt W. Pharo III, July 24, 1965. Children: David Glenn, Mary Lorraine.
    • father: James F.
    • mother: Geraldine B. Cannon
    • spouse: Merritt W. Pharo III
    • children: David Glenn Pharo
    • Mary Lorraine Pharo
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