Madeline Adams Mabray, of 41 Rochambeau Ave, Providence, RI died 5/19/19 at home. She was the beloved wife of the late James G. Mabray Jr. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late James Nathaniel and Madeline (Haskins) Adams. She was a resident of Providence for 5 years, previously living in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Michigan. Mrs. Mabray worked at Radio Station WHIM as business manager and public service director for several years. In 1960, she was the IBA’s Outstanding Business Woman of the Year. In 1961, she married and moved to Michigan. She later moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut where she received her master’s degree in Education and became a teacher in the Bridgeport Connecticut school system. She later returned to Providence and taught in the Providence school system for 20 years. In 1995, she received the PROBE Excellence in Education Award. She retired that same year. Mrs. Mabray was a graduate of Virginia State University and the University of Bridgeport. She was a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the East Providence Senior Center. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, the casinos, and sports. She was an active member of the Little Rhody Tennis Club. She leaves two sons, Marc G. Mabray and his wife Elissa of 22 years, and Keith G. Mabray and his wife Simidele of 20 years, 3 grandchildren, scores of nieces and nephews, and several grandnieces and grandnephews. She was the sister of the late J. Lafayette Adams, Charles M. Adams, James N. Adams Jr., Henry T. Adams, Rebecca P. Cragway, Mary E. Butler, Pauline F. Davis, Emily P. Roberts, and Virginia Adams. Friends and relatives are invited to a special remembrance and celebration of the life of Madeline on Saturday, May 25, 2019 in the Perry McStay Funeral Home, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Calling hours will be held from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm with a service to follow from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Contributions to the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship Fund, PO Box 40175, Providence Rhode Island 02940 in her memory will be appreciated.
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