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Mary Jordan Gilbert, 92, Of Poughkeepsie

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Mary Jordan Gilbert, of Poughkeepsie, died Nov. 24. She was 92.

Born Dec. 5, 1924, in New Haven, Conn., she was the daughter of the late William Amos Jordan and Marion Porter Jordan.

She graduated from the Prospect Hill School in New Haven and Vassar College. Gilbert had an M.A. degree from Wesleyan University and did additional graduate work at Yale University.

She was a resident of Poughkeepsie since 1959, was appointed administrative director of the Office of Public Relations at Vassar College by then President Sarah Gibson Blanding. She served subsequently as director of editorial services until 1979. Until her retirement, she was employed by Turnkey Information Processing Inc. in New York City. She was listed in the Fifth Edition of Who’s Who of American Women.

She was a member of the Junior League of Poughkeepsie, the Poughkeepsie Vassar Club, and served for nine years on the board of directors of the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center. She was a former member of the Mahwenawasigh Chapter of the D.A.R. A teacher of mathematics and English, she was employed at the Potter School in Tucson, Ariz. and the Prospect Hill School in New Haven. She also served on the staff of Elmo Roper & Associates, the market research pioneer, in New York City.

She is survived by a step-sister, Florence-Anne Fuller Bradbury; and several cousins.

There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in the family plot in Beaverdale Memorial Park in Hamden, Conn. Graveside services will be at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are under the direction of the William G. Miller and Son Funeral Home Inc. 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.

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