Harriet P. Micocci, editor at Labor Department

March 4, 2014

Harriet P. Micocci, an editor with the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, died Feb. 12 at her home in Gulfport, Fla. She was 101.

The cause was complications from Alzheimer’s disease, said her daughter, Rhoda Micocci.

Mrs. Micocci retired from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s division of foreign labor conditions in 1975 after 13 years of service.

Harriet Sackett Palmer was born in Syracuse, N.Y. She graduated in 1934 from Smith College in Northampton, Mass., and in 1936 received a master’s degree in history from Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Mass.

In 1941, she moved to Washington and began working as an Italian translator with the Office of Strategic Services, the World War II predecessor of the CIA.

In 2003, she moved from Washington to Florida.

Her first marriage, to Astley Hawkins, ended in divorce. Her second husband, Antonio A. Micocci, whom she married in 1948, died in 1966.

Survivors include three children from her second marriage, Rhoda Micocci of West Hartford, Conn., Tony Micocci of New Orleans and Jonathan Micocci of Gulfport; and three grandchildren.

— Bart Barnes

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