Anne-Marie De MORET Ph.D.

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de MORET Ph.D., Anne-Marie

91, of Tampa, FL, died peacefully Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the University Village Nursing Center, Tampa, FL. Anne-Marie was born to Marcel Gadaud and Charlotte Lasnier Gadaud, June 18, 1925 in Foug, France. She served in the French underground during the Nazi occupation during World War II. Anne-Marie married her former husband, Gerard Hamburg, August 12, 1950 in St. Louis, MO. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Paris-Sorbonne in 1947. Afterward, she went to St. Louis, MO, as the first woman Fulbright scholar to America, and taught French and French Literature at Webster College, Maryville University, and Washington University before joining the Saint Louis University faculty in 1960, from which she retired in 1987. In addition to her teaching, she was a prolific writer, poet, expert translator, director of many plays, and a lifelong promoter of the arts and culture.

Anne-Marie began planning her move to Tampa in the late 1970s. It was important to her that she continue to promote French culture in her new hometown, and by the time of her permanent move in 1987, she had already established numerous creative connections. In 1992, while president of the Alliance Franaise of Tampa, she organized the Sister Cities Association between Tampa and Le Havre, France. In 1994, she helped organize a Tampa delegation to France for the 50th anniversary D-Day celebration that was led by Congressman Sam Gibbons and Mayor Sandy Freedman. Mayor Dick Greco awarded her the key to the City of Tampa in 1997 for her work.

She is survived by her two sons, Marc Hamburg of Tampa, FL and Eric Hamburg MD and his wife, Mary of Baraboo, WI; four grandchildren, Lauren (Evan MD) Tummel of Tampa, FL, Andrew Hamburg of Boynton Beach, FL, Clayton Hamburg of Idylwild, CA, Julia Hamburg of Madison, WI; and two great-grandchildren, Colin and Dylan Tummel of Tampa, FL.

She will continue to live on thanks to her many writings, courses, her wonderful students, actors, and artists, all of which gave her great pride.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Marie Elizabeth and Marie He;lne.

A memorial service and mass will be held March 31, 2 pm, at the Lake Forest Clubhouse, 14735 Lake Forest Drive, Lutz, FL 33559. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tampa Art Museum, Straz Center, or any program dedicated to the arts.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Mar. 26, 2017