It is with profound sadness that Brooklyn Law School mourns the loss of Mary Lee Bedford, longtime executive assistant and pillar of the BLS community. Over nearly three decades, Mary Lee assisted four deans and numerous associate deans, worked with all of the faculty and staff, and assisted countless students with her unfailingly calming presence. She looked forward to retiring in just a few weeks.
Before joining Brooklyn Law School in 1985, Mary Lee served as secretary to senior management at Touche Ross & Co., the firm that would later became Deloitte. Earlier in her career, she was an elementary school teacher at various parochial schools in Brooklyn and New York, as well as at the Barnard School for Girls. She was a graduate of St. Francis College.
All who have ever interacted with Mary Lee will never forget her intellect, quick wit, and strength of character. We extend our deepest condolences to her children Amy ‘02 and Peter, her beloved grandchildren, and her many friends.
Read the eulogy by Dean Nick Allard.