In memory of
Stasia Morone Lived exciting life full of adventure, travel, and service to others Stasia Morone, 91, died peacefully on Jan. 22, 2019, in Middlebury, Vt., from a heart condition. She was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1927, and lived an exciting life full adventure, travel, and service to others. She was exiled to a Siberian work camp as a child during World War II, with her mother, Maria Majmon and her sister, Jane. She escaped the camp and moved, with her family, to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1947. There she met and married her wonderful husband, James Morone in 1949, and raised three sons. In December, 1959, the family moved to Staten Island, N.Y., and, after that, lived in Franklin Lakes, N.J., and then her beloved Philadelphia. She spoke seven languages fluently and taught Spanish, French, and third grade at Staten Island Academy. She was a volunteer guide at the Cloisters Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Her tours at the Rodin Collection were justly famous and for many years, Stasia and Jim treated their Philadelphia guests to wonderful private tours at the museum. She was an active and enthusiastic member of the Cosmopolitan Club. She was an avid world traveler and enjoyed friends in every corner of the world, but she always said that she was happiest just sitting on a bench in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, watching the children play. In 2014, she moved to Middlebury, to be closer to her family. She is survived by her three sons, James, Joseph, and Peter; three daughters-in-law, Rebecca, Lindsay, and Ann; five grandchildren, and eight much loved nieces and nephews. Her ashes will be interred next to her husband of 55 years at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 225 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd, Pa., on Saturday, May 4. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in her honor to the Education Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. P.O. Box 7646, Philadelphia, Pa. 19101.
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