McADOO--Marguerite de Herczeg. Died peacefully in her home on March 11th, 2014. Miss McAdoo, known to her friends as Mimi, was born on May 26th, 1924 in Los Angeles to Molly Tackaberry and William McAdoo. Her grandfather was William Gibbs McAdoo, builder of the PATH Hudson tunnels, Secretary of the Treasury under President Woodrow Wilson and Senator for California. A graduate of the Hewitt School, Mimi was presented in New York in 1942. She worked at the French Institute, the Parsons School of Design and Brick Church. A long-term member of the Colony Club, Mimi served for many years on the Board of the Sheltering Arms Children's Service. Mimi loved opera and was a passionate Wagnerian. She was hospitable and loved to entertain. Mimi was gracious, considerate, generous and stoic, with impeccable manners in the deepest sense of the word. A remarkable lady, she will be missed by many. But as she always said, "the show must go on". Mimi is survived by her loving niece and nephew-in-law, Sarah Wheatland and David Abbott Fisher, and her loving great-niece and great-nephew, Thea and Otto Wheatland Fisher. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, March 18th at St. James' Episcopal Church, Manhattan. After the service the family will be receiving visitors at her residence. A memorial celebration of her life will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Metropolitan Opera Guild.

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Published in The New York Times on Mar. 16, 2014