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She leaves a son and two daughters. Joyce Bottenus Benedict ’40 of Cum -


ber land, RI, died November 6. A sociology major, she retired after serving as long- time administrative assistant to the CEO of the former Continental Can Company and later as administrator of the firm’s Carl C. Conway Scholarship Foundation. She is survived by a niece. Her husband, Frederick, predeceased her. Janet “Hap” Rich Bradley ’41 of Scotts -


dale, AZ, died May 12 of congestive heart failure. A phys-ed major, she earned a master’s in physical therapy from NYU. During World War II, she worked as a physiotherapist for the US Army and re - ceived the Bronze Star for meritorious service. A community volunteer in Tulsa, OK, she was active in the Democratic Party and All Souls Unitarian Church. Predeceased by husband John, she leaves two daughters, a son, and two grandsons. Mary Knight Wetsel ’41 of Akron, OH,


died November 2. A theater major, she was a member of the Junior League of Akron and the Women’s Board of City Hospital. She also sat on the boards of Sumner Home and the Old Trail School. She is survived by a daughter, a grand- daughter, and a great-granddaughter. Husband Richard predeceased her. Alice Fean Gay ’42 of Ilion, NY, died


May 3. A business major, she earned a master’s in business education from Syra - cuse University. She taught business in the Mohawk and Frankfort-Schuyler pub- lic schools for more than 20 years and received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Utica Club of the Na - tional Federation of Business and Pro - fessional Women. She was active in the Ilion Garden Club and her church. She is survived by a son, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild; her husband, Raymond, predeceased her. Ellen Mathewson Patterson ’42 of Dur - ham, CT, died April 28. A home-ec major, she served as longtime member and presi- dent of the Durham Garden Club, board member of the Connecticut Child Welfare Association, and 35-year-member of the Women’s Board of the Middlesex YMCA. She played a key role in the formation of the Durham Historic District in the 1970s. She also cofounded the Coginchaug Re - gional High School’s Scholarship Fund and Scholarship Ball. In 2008 she received the Durham Exchange Club’s Golden Book of Deeds for her many contributions to the town. Predeceased by husband Herbert, she leaves three sons, a daughter, 11 grandchildren, and a brother. Adrienne Sammet Hudson ’42 of North


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Branford, CT, died March 9. A chemistry major, she was an active community vol- unteer for Hospice, Reach for Recovery (a cancer recovery program), the League of Women Voters, and other groups. She was also a devoted supporter of environ- mental preservation efforts and an avid bird-watcher. She is survived by husband Donald, two sons, a daughter, and six grandchildren. Jeane Cahill Julian ’43 of the Wood - lands, TX, died April 18. An art major, she supported numerous causes, including Amnesty International, the American Red Cross, and Doctors Without Borders. She is survived by three sons and a daughter. Her husband, Alexander, predeceased her. Martha Howe Cadle ’43 of Rockville, MD, died March 10. A dietetics major, she received a master’s in social work from the University of Maryland. She retired after a long career in her field. She served her community as Democratic precinct chair and a volunteer and board member of an independent-living residence for the elderly. She leaves three sons, three step - children, seven grandchildren, nine great- grandchildren, and a cousin. Her hus- band, Aubrey, predeceased her. Carolyn “Patsy” Wander Royer ’44 of Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, died March 25. An art major, she was a design engineer for General Electric during World War II. She was a former president of the Lake Erie Country Club and an avid golfer. She is survived by husband Richard, two sons, a daughter, and two grandsons. Carole Goldstein Gilbert ’44 of Golden


Valley, MN, died December 3. She was a gourmet cooking instructor and nursery school director. She leaves four children; husband Arthur predeceased her. Jean Kalter Maquire ’45 of Sarasota, FL,


died March 24. An economics major, she earned an MLS degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She served as director of the Venice Library and, later, the Mote Marine Library. A conservationist and community volunteer, she was an avid sailor. She leaves three daughters and three grand- children; husband John and sister Nancy Kalter Anderson ’50 predeceased her. Constance Seeley Andrews ’46 of Or - lando, FL, died April 26. A theater major, she completed her baccalaureate degree at Case Western Reserve Univer sity. She later completed a master’s in guidance and counseling. She retired as assistant regis- trar at Rollins College, where she also taught piano. She is survived by husband William, a daughter, and two sons. Virginia Davis Atwater ’46 of Wilbra - ham, MA, died January 10. A business


major, she served as a social director for the American Red Cross in Manchester, NH, during World War II. A longtime sec- retary, she was a member of a historic social club in Westfield and served as executive secretary for the board of direc- tors of Coconut Creek, a Florida retire- ment community. She is survived by hus- band James, two sons, a daughter, a sister, two grandchildren, and six great-grand- children. A son and a great-granddaughter predeceased her. Sara Siegfried Hampson ’46 of Wer -


ners ville, PA, died June 10, 2010. She was a business major. Predeceased by husband Robert, she is survived by two sons, a daughter, and several grandchildren. Carolyn Coffman Billows ’46 of Arling -


ton, NY, died March 9, 2009. A theater major, she was a longtime volunteer for Vassar Brothers Medical Center and served as president of the local Planned Parent - hood and Visiting Nurse Association. She was also a member of the Poughkeepsie Junior League. She is survived by husband Raymond, two sons, and a daughter. Joanne Noble Olmsted ’47 of South Burlington, VT, died May 12. A music ma - jor, she also studied at Westbrook Col lege, where she earned an associate’s in music, and at Boston University, where she stud- ied social work. She served as board presi- dent of the Children’s Aid Society, a mem - ber of the Junior League, an elementary school reading tutor, and a children’s tour guide. She leaves daughter Mary Olm sted Stedman ’84 and two sons. Her husband, Edward, predeceased her. Marilyn Robbins Pinkham ’47 of Can -


ton, MA, died May 8. A business educa- tion major, she enjoyed a 24-year teach- ing career in the Canton schools, most recently as math department supervisor at Galvin Middle School. She was a long- time member of the Canton Garden Club, the Milton Hoosic Club, and the Women’s Benevolent Union at her church. She is survived by husband Charles, two sons, and five grandchildren. Muriel Keema Flood ’48 of North Kings - town, RI, died May 18. A sociology major, she had been president of the North Kingstown Women’s Club, board member of the North Kingstown Library, and 24- year member of the North Kings town Land Conservancy Society. She was very active in the League of Women Voters and other local groups as well. In 1995 she and her husband were recipients of the Albert Henry Community Service Award. She served Skidmore as a class fund chair. She is survived by husband Leslie, a son, a daughter, and a grandchild.


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