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Madeleine Hunter 

Thu, 08/10/2023 - 12:54

March 28, 1949 - July 21, 2023

Madeleine Hunter of East Hampton died of chronic Lyme disease and heart and organ failure on July 21. She was 74 and had been ill for 20 years. 

She had a deep interest in the arts and music, and after earning her bachelor's degree at Sacred Heart College in Boca Raton, Fla., she went on to earn a degree in art history from Hunter College in Manhattan. She worked for several New York City art galleries in the late 1970s and early '80s, and was an executive assistant in production at TriStar Pictures in Los Angeles from 1982 to 1986. 

She lived in Genoa, Italy, in 1974 and '75, and in Santa Monica, Calif., from 1981 to 1986. 

Born in New York City on March 28, 1949, she was raised in East Hampton and Forest Hills, Queens, by her mother, the former Anne Keemle, and her stepfather, John James Quinn. 

Ms. Hunter was a supporter of animal welfare organizations including the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, and was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton.

She is survived by her brother, John Andrew Quinn of East Hampton and Burlington, Vt., and by a nephew, Julian Quinn of Sacramento, Calif.

Ms. Hunter was cremated. Her ashes will be dispersed at Wiborg's Beach in East Hampton today.

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