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IN MEMORIAM: Madalyn A. Cimino, 82;

Dartmouth Administrator, Village Trustee

COOPERSTOWN – Former village trustee Madalyn A. Cimino, who in 1972 the first woman to be named an administrative officer at Dartmouth Medical School, died yesterday morning at Bassett Hospital. She was 82.

A native of Cooperstown, Madalyn was born June 14, 1932, at Bassett, a daughter of Jack and Maria née Falzarano Cimino.

She first attended Cooperstown schools and later the Knox School for Girls, graduating from there in 1953.  She then moved to Albany, where she was an  administrative assistant to the neurologist-in-chief at Albany Medical College.

In 1972, she was named registrar of Dartmouth Medical School.  She served in this position for 25 years until retiring in 1997.

At her retirement in July of 1997, the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees and Dartmouth Medical School honored Madalyn for her “distinctive personal and professional services to the Dartmouth Medical School community” by appointing her registrar emerita of Dartmouth Medical School.

The citation read: “You were a central figure in the life of the school and its students and that your interest in the students, both as individuals and professionals in training, made you a very important person in their lives.”  Further, “your participation in the ever changing administrative and academic programs has been invaluable.”

Upon returning to her native Cooperstown, Madalyn became actively involved village life.  A communicant of St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Roman Catholic Church, she also served a three-year term on the Village of Cooperstown Board of Trustees and was a member of the Glimmerglass Opera Guild.  She was a member of the Lake & Valley Garden Club, and was justifiably proud of the flower gardens at her home at 16 Maple St. that she devotedly and carefully tended, and which garnered several Clark Foundation awards and letters of commendation for her efforts.

Since 1966, Madalyn also found time to travel extensively throughout Europe.

Madalyn is survived by four nieces, Elizabeth Lochte of Spokane Valley, Wash., Susan Lochte of Charlottesville, Va., Jane Barry and her husband Paul of North Bend, Wash., and Cynthia Zacharchuk and her husband Michael of Cherry Valley; four great nieces and four great nephews; and cousins.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Mrs. Stella Vagliardo and Mrs. Lucy Lochte, and her god daughter, Charlene Vagliardo.

A funeral mass is planned at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at St. Mary’s, with Father John P. Rosson, pastor, presiding.

Interment will be in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Index, where she will be laid to rest near her parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Arrangements are entrusted to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home.


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