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Colette de Geofroy 1924 2018

Life Story for Colette de Geofroy Colette de Geofroy of Chelsea, New York City died on August 22, 2018 at the age of 94. She was born on April 6, 1924 in Marseille, France to Marcel and Valentine Duplan. A few months later, the Duplan family moved to their home in London where they had settled a year earlier. Colette attended the Lycée Français de Londres until World War II broke out. She lived through the London Blitz of 1940 to 1941. Colette later joined the BBC’s French department, and in 1944, she enlisted in the French army under General Charles de Gaulle. She later was transferred to the French Administrative Military Liaison, landing in Normandy one month after D-day. She served under General Patton, advancing into Germany until the end of the war. She later assisted in the care and transfer of concentration camp survivors during their liberation. After the war, Colette began her career at the United Nations, first in Munich and later in Paris and Libya. She arrived in New York in the late 1940s, where she later met Bertrand de Geofroy. They were married in 1959. A gifted watercolorist, Colette worked as a textile designer and colorist in the 1970s and taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Colette was known for her charm and elegance, her fun loving nature, and her love of family. She was a consummate host, welcoming family and friends from all over to her Chelsea home. She is survived by her two daughters, Isabelle de Geofroy and Caroline Watson, and her sister Simone Guet. She is predeceased by her husband, Bertrand de Geofroy. A memorial service will be held for her at Guardian Angel Church at 193 Tenth Avenue in New York City on Saturday, September 8 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to her hospice care providers, the MJHS Foundation, at 39 Broadway, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10006 (www.mjhsfoundation.org), or to the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen at 296 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (www.holyapostlesnyc.org). Order Flowers Immediate Need Contact Us / Location We’re sorry but the candle you have selected is currenty in the process of being purchased or has just recently been purchased. Please feel free to select another candle or check back in 15 minutes to see if the candle you have selected has been released for purchase. Thank you. Okay We’re sorry but there are no candles available for lighting. Thank you. Ok You have already begun a candle purchase session. If you would like to continue with your current candle choice please click “Continue” otherwise please click “Select Another”. Thank you. Select another Continue In Memory of Colette de Geofroy 1924 – 2018 Menu Click here to Send Flowers Plant a Tree In Memory of Your Loved One Click Here Family Log-In Click Here Subscribe to Updates Click Here Life Story for Colette de Geofroy Colette de Geofroy of Chelsea, New York City died on August 22, 2018 at the age of 94. She was born on April 6, 1924 in Marseille, France to Marcel and Valentine Duplan. A few months later, the Duplan family moved to their home in London where they had settled a year earlier. Colette attended the Lycée Français de Londres until World War II broke out. She lived through the London Blitz of 1940 to 1941. Colette later joined the BBC’s French department, and in 1944, she enlisted in the French army under General Charles de Gaulle. She later was transferred to the French Administrative Military Liaison, landing in Normandy one month after D-day. She served under General Patton, advancing into Germany until the end of the war. She later assisted in the care and transfer of concentration camp survivors during their liberation. After the war, Colette began her career at the United Nations, first in Munich and later in Paris and Libya. She arrived in New York in the late 1940s, where she later met Bertrand de Geofroy. They were married in 1959. A gifted watercolorist, Colette worked as a textile designer and colorist in the 1970s and taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Colette was known for her charm and elegance, her fun loving nature, and her love of family. She was a consummate host, welcoming family and friends from all over to her Chelsea home. She is survived by her two daughters, Isabelle de Geofroy and Caroline Watson, and her sister Simone Guet. She is predeceased by her husband, Bertrand de Geofroy. A memorial service will be held for her at Guardian Angel Church at 193 Tenth Avenue in New York City on Saturday, September 8 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to her hospice care providers, the MJHS Foundation, at 39 Broadway, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10006 (www.mjhsfoundation.org), or to the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen at 296 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (www.holyapostlesnyc.org). Order Flowers Printable Share on Facebook Memorial Tribute Website Proudly Provided by: Redden Funeral Home 325 West 14th Street New York City, New York, United States Phone: 212-242-1456 Map | Directions | Contact Us

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