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Mary Lou Lamb '55

Mary Lou Lamb ’55, an alum and longtime supporter of Saint Rose, passed away on May 11. She was 86.

“Mary Lou had a deep love for the College and our students,” said Therese “T” Stillman ’79, director of major gifts for Saint Rose. “Each time we met she would ask ‘How can I help?’ She was kind, humble, and generous beyond words. She will be missed by all who knew her.”

Lamb was a recipient of the Carondelet Lifetime Achievement Award. With her husband, Dr. Robert Lamb, she established the Mary Lou Lamb ’55 and Dr. Robert Lamb Endowed Scholarship in Education, Dr. Robert Lamb Veteran’s Assistance Program, and the Huether School of Business and Students First Scholarship program. A strong friend of the College as well as an alum, she was always concerned for the well-being of the students, especially those in need.

A native of Albany, New York, she majored in Spanish. She taught Spanish at Columbia High School in East Greenbush, New York, served as a guidance counselor at Shaker High School in Latham New York, and retired in June 1988. She and her husband, who was a veterinarian, were devoted to animals and volunteered and donated to various local charities. Lamb is remembered by her students as someone who was always available to help them with their educational goals, their career goals, and any personal issues they faced.

Because of restrictions imposed by the current pandemic, Lamb’s burial will be private in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Hamilton, New York, where she will lie next to her beloved husband. No calling hours will be held. Online condolences can be offered by visiting