Edith T. Elliott, 63, a native of Washington and a former coowner of DiGennaro's Restaurant in Laurel, died Feb. 11 at South Baltimore General Hospital. She had cancer.
Mrs. Elliott's parents, Vincent and Mary DiGennaro, operated a fruit and vegetable stand in Washington for many years. When her husband, George C. Elliott, retired as a conductor for the Washington Terminal Railway System after 30 years of service, the couple opened DiGennaro's Italian Gardens, a restaurant in College Park. Also engaged in that business, which was started in 1961, was the Elliotts' son, G. Clark Elliott.
In 1974, the College Park restaurant was sold, Mrs. Elliott then became coowner and operator of DiGennaro's Restaurant in Laurel. She worked there until her retirement about a year ago.
Mrs. Elliott was a member of the parish of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Beltsville.
Her husband died in 1966.
In addition to her son, who lives in Beltsville, Mrs. Elliott is survived by a brother Anthony DiGennaro of Temple Hills; four sisters, Angelina Flocker of Beltsville, Josephine DeBari of Brandywine, Md., Tina Vendemia of Annapolis, Md., Tina Vendemia of Annapolis, and Nora Falcone of Silver Spring and five grandchildren.