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Miriam K. Hunt

August 21, 1929 ~ July 19, 2022 (age 92)


HUNT—Miriam Kelly, 92, of New York City and formerly of Montclair, NJ, passed away on July 19, 2022.  Mrs. Hunt, born Miriam Lucille Kelly in Passaic, was raised in Clifton.  She graduated from the Benedictine Academy in Paterson before attending Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY, where she received a mathematics degree.  She and her mother ran her father’s roofing business in Paramus for two years after he passed away prematurely shortly after her college graduation in 1950.  During this time, she also taught grammar school, and she subsequently taught mathematics at Pope Pious High School in Passaic until her first child was born.  Her legacy as a teacher included organizing a “mathematics” field trip each year to see a Brooklyn Dodgers’ game.  She was married to John F. Hunt, a partner at the New York City law firm of Cravath, Swaine, and Moore, from 1958 until his death in 2015.  She was active in the Guild of St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic and in the Parents’ Associations of Lacordaire Academy and Montclair-Kimberly Academy.  She volunteered with the Legal Aid Society in New York City and as a tutor in the Montclair public schools.  She was a lover of art and music, especially classical opera and the American songbook, and she was a fervent Francophile since living with her family in Paris in 1967-1968.  Miriam was known for the poems she composed to celebrate important events in the lives of her friends and family.  She was described by those who knew her as both a lady’s lady and a mom’s mom.  She welcomed everyone into her home and tried to connect to everyone whom she met.  She projected her joy, her humor, and her love into all of their lives.  Mrs. Hunt's survivors include her devoted children, Mary E. Hunt and Prof. John F. Hunt III and his wife Anne B. Metcalf of New York City; three grandsons, John F. Hunt IV of San Francisco, CA, Henry S. Hunt of Palo Alto, CA, and Andrew K. Hunt of New York City; and her younger brother, James F. Kelly of Saint Augustine, FL.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 28, at 10:00 am at St. Cassian R.C. Church, 187 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair.  Entombment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 712 Grove Street in Upper Montclair. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, July 27, from 3-8 pm.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to the Maryknoll Society ( or to UNICEF (  Please visit for driving directions and online condolences.

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July 27, 2022

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home
1313 Van Houten Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07013

July 28, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Cassian RC Church (Bellevue Avenue, Montclair)

July 28, 2022

11:30 AM
Immaculate Conception Cemetery (Upper Montclair)


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