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Barbara McAdorey-Morreale

July 3, 1937 ~ January 12, 2019 (age 81)
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Barbara Lamb Mc Adorey-Morreale, 81, a retired college professor and earlier high school teacher passed away on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 in Stony Brook, New York. She was married to Joseph C. Morreale and previously married to Neil Mc Adorey. She is survived by her three sons, Neil Jerome, Michael Damian and John David Mc Adorey; her 4 brothers and sisters, William, Joseph , Joyce and Patricia Lamb; her 6 grandchildren, Ian, Connor Emily, Andrew, Kelly and Molly Mc Adorey. After graduating from Cathedral High School, gaining a BA degree  in History from Pace University in White Plains (previously known as Good Council College) , earning her highest graduate Master’s Degree in European History from Hunter College of CUNY.  She also continued post- masters graduate studies at Cornell University and SUNY at Stony Brook. Her professional passion in life was teaching and academics which she pursued for 57 years. She is one of the rare academics who taught at three levels of education: graduate university (at Stony Brook), undergraduate college (at St. Joseph’s College on LI) and at the high school level (Sachem HS on LI). Believe it not, it has been calculated that she has taught over 30,000 students over her long teaching career. She was a consultant in both history and political science for the College Board, offered  AP courses in history and politics and government and taught numerous NEH summer institutes for high school teachers. For all of her efforts in American education, she was nominated and inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Barbara was a wonderful person, high in spirit, a gifted athlete (in basketball and as a NYC marathon runner) lover of music, art and dancing and an incredibly creative and gifted teacher. She will be very much missed but her legacy through her grandchildren and her students will carry on for many years through the 21st Century.

Donations may be made to:

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001

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