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Madeleine Soudée
Viewing: September 15, 2017 (Friday) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Service: September 16, 2017 (Saturday) at 12:00 Noon
Location: St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church

Madeleine Soudée

Passed away peacefully on September 12, 2017, born in Martinique in 1924, Madeleine Soudée came to Washington in 1945 with her husband, the late Henri Soudée, a member of the Free French Mission. She obtained her Ph.D from George Washington University in 1976. Recruited to Georgetown University in 1971, she taught for 37 years a wide variety of French language and literature courses, from introductory to graduate levels including Business French for the preparation of Paris Chamber of Commerce exams.  Her publications concentrated on Latin and French fabulists and on sixteenth-century French poets. She was a member of the Georgetown University Faculty Senate and of Phi Beta Kappa.

Beloved mother of Geneviève (Daniel) Maloney, René (Denise) Soudée, Odile (the late Samuel) Brock, Yvonne (Toby) Finnegan, Franḉoise (James) Becker, and the late Hélène Sproules (her surviving husband James), and the late Marie Soudée.  She is also survived by 17 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are welcome at the DeVol Funeral Home, 2222 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20007, on Friday, September 15 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM (Complimentary Valet Parking Available).  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, 9525 Old Georgetown Rd. Bethesda, MD 20814 on Saturday, September 16 at 12:00 PM (Noon).  Entombment will immediately follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.  

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