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essayist , photographer , poet

Mary Patricia D'Alessandro, American essayist, poet, photographer, retired. Fellow Squaw Valley Community of Writers, 1979, 92, 97; recipient honorable mention award Allen Ginsberg Poetry Contest, 1994, first place award for poetry California Writers, 1975, Honors award University San Francisco, 1983, Judges award for photography City of New York, 1988, honorable mention Comty. Arts Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, 1996.


D'Alessandro, Mary Patricia was born on April 7, 1924 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Battista and Rosaria (Valitutti) D'A.


Bachelor of Science in Human Relations/Orgnl. Behavior, University San Francisco, 1982.


Secretary Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, 1942-1945. Administrative assistant to district sales manager Trans World Airlines, San Francisco, 1946-1955. Travel counselor Stanford and Bungey Travel, Palo Alto, California, 1963-1966.

Administrative assistant to psychologist Menlo Park (California) School District, 1966-1968. Administrative assistant to dean residential education Stanford (California) University, 1971-1976. Administrative assistant to vice president, general manager Levi Strauss and Company, San Francisco, 1977-1982.

Administrative assistant International Women's Health Coalition, New York City, since 1985. Poetry teacher Wellspring Women's Center, Sacramento. Director poetry series Barnes & Noble Bookstore.


Campaigner Democratic Central Committee, San Francisco, 1971-1982. Board directors Menlo-Atherton (California) High School, 1964-1968, Council Arts Palo Alto, 1968-1974. Board directors, secretary the International Development & Education Award Art Space.

Member Zica Creative Arts and Literature Guild, Sacramento Poetry Center, Passaic County Community Poetry Center, Kingsley Art Club and Crocker Museum.


Children: Christopher Lee, Timothy Evance, Daniel Peter.

Battista D'A.

Rosaria (Valitutti) D'A.

Timothy Evance D'Alessandro

Christopher Lee D'Alessandro

Daniel Peter D'Alessandro