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Marcia Elise Andre'

April 26, 1937 March 14, 2019
Marcia Elise Andre'
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Obituary for Marcia Elise Andre'

Elise André passed away peacefully at Telford Terrace in Richmond, KY on March 14. She was born April 26, 1937 in Clarksburg, WV to Oscar J. and Ruby Cox André. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Nancy André Hatton. She is survived by her brother David J. André of Winchester, VA.

Elise attended the public schools in Clarksburg, WV. She graduated from Vassar College in 1959 with a double major in French and Music. While attending Vassar she also studied at The Julliard School of Music. She received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Vanderbilt University in 1961 and a Ph.D in Foreign Language Education from The Ohio State University in 1974.
She had a wide variety of work experiences including as an Exchange Teacher at the Lycée de Jeunes Filles de Reims; Teacher of French at Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood, NJ; Exchange Teacher of English and lecturer for the United States Information Service in Gothenburg, Sweden; Executive Director of the International Center in Albany, NY; Department Head and Director of Master of Arts in Teaching, School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT; and as a French Professor at Berea College from 1976 until her retirement in 1995.
Among her many awards and honors are a French government grant for assistantship in Reims, France; full scholarship for Master’s degree study at Vanderbilt University and Doctoral Internship at The Ohio State University; as the recipient of the Kentucky Council on International Travel Grant; one of four national consultants on restructuring foreign language teacher preparation education for the Commonwealth of Virginia; Guest Lecturer at the University of Gothenburg and the University of Lund, both in Sweden; and recipient of the Aston Magna Academy grant.
She was the author of many publications, papers and presentations dealing with the study of foreign languages.
As an educator and a devout Catholic Elise joined the Sisters of Loretto as a Co-Member in 1997. She participated in many groups dealing with social justice and modernization of the Catholic Church. She also was a member and past president of the local League of Women’s Voters; the initial organizer and past co-chair of the Brushy Fork Water Watch; she was active in her church and frequently played her flute during services.
There will be a wake service at 6:30 pm on March 27 and a funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00am on March 28th both will be held at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Loretto in Nerinx, KY. Internment will be in the Benedum Cemetery in Bridgeport, WV.
In lieu of flowers, donations to a local animal shelter or the SPCA are suggested. www.davisandpowellfuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Wednesday

27

Mar

6:30 PM 3/27/2019 6:30:00 PM
Mother House of the Sisters of Loretto

515 Nerinx Road
Nerinx, Kentucky 40049

Mother House of the Sisters of Loretto
515 Nerinx Road Nerinx 40049 Kentucky
United States

Service

Thursday

28

Mar

10:00 AM 3/28/2019 10:00:00 AM
Mother House of the Sisters of Loretto

515 Nerinx Road
Nerinx, Kentucky 40049

Mother House of the Sisters of Loretto
515 Nerinx Road Nerinx 40049 Kentucky
United States

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Benedum Cemetery Final Resting Place

XXX
Bridgeport, West Virginia 26330

XXX Bridgeport 26330 West Virginia
United States
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