Marie Killilea





Marie Killilea


Born
in New York City, The United States
June 28, 1913

Died
October 23, 1991

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Founder of the Cerebral Palsy Association.

* Marie Lyons Killilea was born June 28, 1913 in New York City to Tom and Marie Powers Lyons.

* Her father was a sportswriter for the New York Sun and later became co-owner of a Wall Street brokerage firm.

* Attended Mount St. Vincent Academy in Riverdale. Attended the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School.

* Married James Killilea on July 25, 1933. Primary residence was Larchmont, NY.

* She was an active lobbyist in Albany for the rights of cerebral palsy patients. Her work culminated in the formation of the Cerebral Palsy Association of Westchester County. Later, she was a co-founder of the National United Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

* She wrote a novel, "Karen," which became a best seller in 1952 an
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Karen

4.15 avg rating — 1,474 ratings — published 1952 — 9 editions
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With Love from Karen

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Wren

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Newf

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treasure on the hill

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With Love From Karen

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