Jeanne Majdalany
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Jeanne Comings Majdalany

1919-2013 Jeanne Comings Majdalany of Great Barrington, formerly of Sharon, CT, and Stamford, CT, died on September 30, 2013 at home after a short battle with cancer. She was 93 years old and the widow of Labib Majdalany. Mrs. Majdalany was the daughter of the late Marjory L. and H. Emerson Comings of "The Downs," Seekonk Road, Great Barrington. Born Jeanne Tuttle Comings on Dec. 20, 1919, she spent her early years living in Manhasset, Long Island. She was educated at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, PA, and at Smith College in Northampton, MA, graduating with a degree in English in 1941. She taught at the Northfield School (Northfield, MA), the Hockaday School (Dallas, TX), the Baldwin School, and at various schools and colleges in Beirut, Lebanon. It was here that she met Labib Majdalany at the tennis courts of the American University of Beirut, and they were married in 1950 at the Greek Orthodox Church in Beirut. In 1954, the family moved to the US, settling in Stamford, CT where Mrs. Majdalany lived for 28 years. There she was involved in many volunteer organizations: Girl Scouts, the Red Cross, United Fund, and at her children's various schools. For nine years (from 1966-74), she taught at the Low-Heywood School in Stamford, serving as head of the English department. From 1974-82, Mrs. Majdalany was active in the Stamford Historical Society, serving as its president and writing four books: The Early History of Long Ridge Village 1700-1800; The History of the Cove in Stamford, Connecticut; The Early Settlement of Stamford, Connecticut 1641-1700, and Poems on Stone in Stamford, Connecticut. In 1981, she was listed as one of Stamford's 100 Outstanding Citizens. Mrs. Majdalany moved to Sharon, CT in 1982 and quickly became involved in researching Sharon's history and the genealogy of its early families. She served as archivist for the Historical Society, chairman of the Historic District Commission, and "Sharon town historian." In 2004, she moved to Great Barrington, MA, where she resided until her death. Throughout her life she enjoyed sports, particularly tennis and travelled extensively through Europe and the Middle East. She is survived by three children: Dr. Ronald Majdalany of Great Barrington, MA; Carol Williams of Litchfield, CT; and Gail Heaslip of Ridgefield, CT; and five grandchildren: Sarah Majdalany, Carla and Peter Williams, and Emily and Jamie Heaslip. Arrangements handled by BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME. Condolences may be made through royfuneralservices.com.

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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Oct. 2, 2013.
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October 2, 2013
Ron, So sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family in this difficult time.
Bonnie Alexander
October 2, 2013
My condolences on the loss of your Mother...Prayers and thoughts are with you all.......Pat Strauser
Pat Strauser
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