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Margot H. Feely

CORNWALL — Margot H. Feely of New York City and Cornwall, died Feb. 23, 2019.  

A graduate in art history from Vassar College in 1952, she worked professionally for years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, first as a production editor, leading an entire department, and then as a senior editor, where she developed and oversaw the creation of a number of bestselling books, such as “Metropolitan Cats.” 

 Her devoted husband, Robert M. Feely, predeceased her on April 3, 2000.  

She is survived by her loving family: her daughter, Erin Feely-Nahem; her sons, Thomas and Douglas Biow; her grandchildren, Simone Biow, Erica Skatzes, Giulia Biow, Andrew Feely, Vittoria Biow, David Biow and Chiara Biow; and a great-granddaughter, Annabelle Marie Johnson.  

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the Unitarian Church of All Souls, Lexington Avenue at 80th St. in Manhattan.  

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Vassar College Museum, the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.