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Mary Ellen Stewart

ALBANY – Mary Ellen Mangeot Stewart, widow of William C. Stewart, Jr., died on Saturday, February 13, 2021.  Born in 1928 in Fulton, New York, she studied at the College of New Rochelle, B.A. 1949, and worked for the United Nations for 13 years, including a stint in Gaza.  After a sojurn in France and following an M.A. from Columbia University, Mary Ellen found her vocation as a career counselor/administrator with the University at Albany.  This long-sought-for employment lasted for 19 years…She was passionate about social justice, France, fine cuisine and THE NEW YORK TIMES.

Among significant survivors are two step-sons, Curtis W. Stewart and Christopher L. Stewart and their families, several cousins and treasured friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Eagle St. at Madison Ave., Albany on Saturday, February 20th, at 3:30 p.m.  Relatives and friends are invited.  Masks and social distancing are required.  The mass will be live-streamed and may be viewed at , where it will also be viewable for several days.  A ‘Celebration of Life Reception’ will be held at a later date in 2021.  In lieu of flowers, we would be honored to have donations made in Mary Ellen’s memory to:  Mt Saviour Monastery, 231 Monastery Road, Pine City, NY 14871; or Cathedral of Immaculate Conception,125 Eagle Street, Albany, New York 12202.  Interment will be with Lt. Col. Stewart and his first wife in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit

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