Madeleine McMullan

Madeleine McMullan

Madeleine Monica McMullan, nee Engel de Jánosi, died on October 1, 2021 surrounded by family at her home in Lake Forest, Illinois. She was 92.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carlette (Kalmus) and Friedrich Engel de Jánosi; and her husband, James Michael McMullan (June 27, 1934-April 16, 2012).

Madeleine was born in Vienna, Austria in 1928. After Nazis seized the family estate, Madeleine and her parents fled to Lyons, France in 1939, where relatives hid them. Eventually, the family settled in England, where Madeleine taught herself English reading the dictionary. When the Johns Hopkins University history department offered Friedrich a teaching position, the family reunited and emigrated to the United States.

Madeleine graduated from Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Baltimore, Maryland, where her mother taught French and Art History. Madeleine earned her B.A. in English from Trinity College in Washington D.C., and her M.A. in History from Johns Hopkins University in 1952. She wrote for The Evening Star before becoming an intelligence officer for the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.).

Read Madeleine’s full obituary here.