The Louisiana Classicist

March 10, 2010

Dr. Jean D’Amato Thomas

Filed under: announcement — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 11:49 am

Posted on behalf of Dr. Davina McClain (NSU):

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the news that Dr. Jean D’Amato Thomas passed away this morning. Jean was part of the NSU/Scholars’ College/Natchitoches community for 20 years and gave her all to the town, the university, to her friends, and to her students. While she has been ill, her friends and former students have traveled from Boston and Baltimore and Dallas and Houston, Washington, D.C., and even Italy to be by her side, to help her, and to say goodbye.

It is hard, really, to find the words to express how much she meant and will always mean to everyone whose life she touched.

Visitation for Dr. Jean D’Amato Thomas will take place on Friday March 12, 9am-10am at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home on Kyser Avenue.

After a private burial service, there will be a memorial service at Trinity Episcopal Church at 3pm on Friday March 12th, 2010.

The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the NSU Foundation in memory of Dr. Jean D’Amato Thomas to build a scholarship fund to support students who want to study abroad.


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