Madalyn A. Cimino

1932 - 2015

COOPERSTOWN - Madalyn A. Cimino, a native of Cooperstown and in 1972 the first woman to be named an Administrative Officer at Dartmouth Medical School, died Thursday morning, March 5, 2015, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. She was 82.

A native of Cooperstown, Madalyn was born June 14, 1932, at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, 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 employed as 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 of Dartmouth Medical School Emerita. The letter which informed her of this honor stated that "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 in the life of the village. A communicant of St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Roman Catholic Church, she also served a 3-year term on the Village of Cooperstown Board of Trustees and was a member of the Glimmerglass Opera Guild. She was also a member of the garden group in Cooperstown, and was justifiably proud of the flower gardens at her home at 16 Maple Street 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, WA, Susan Lochte of Charlottesville, VA, Jane Barry and her husband Paul of North Bend, WA 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 Goddaughter, Charlene Vagliardo.  

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at St. Mary's "Our Lady of the Lake" Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown, with Fr. John P. Rosson, pastor, presiding.

The Service of Committal and Burial will be later this Spring at St. Mary's Cemetery in Index, where she will be laid to rest near her parents.

Expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial gifts may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

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