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Mary Delaney McConaghy MAT ’68

Mary Delaney McConaghy MAT ’68, May 15, 2012, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Mary received a BA from Bryn Mawr College in medieval history and a master’s from Reed. She taught in Philadelphia’s inner-city schools for several years and, in 1970, married Richard W. McConaghy. She was drawn back to the world of academia—“I’m happiest in classrooms, museums, and libraries,” she wrote to Dorothy Johansen ’33 [history 1934–84] in 1978. Mary earned a PhD in American civilization from the University of Pennsylvania and served as web coordinator of the university archives until retirement in 2011. Survivors include her husband and two sons and her sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2012

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