New York Times celebrates a matriarch of old New York

The New York Times has a fascinating look at the life of Maureen Spillane, who died July 26 at age 78. Spillane "was a mother, a grandmother and a night owl, a gambler and a good neighbor. But before all that, in the role that introduced her to the public eye more than half a century ago, she was a wife."

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