Agnes Martocci Douty, 69, former chief of the field division in the Women's Bureau of the Labor Department, died of pneumonia Jan. 10 at the Lewes Convalescent Center in Delaware. She had a brain ailment.
She headed the field division in Washington in 1962-65 and then did free-lance and consulting work, for the Commerce and Health, Education, and Welfare departments for several years. She had lived in Lewes since 1971.
Mrs. Douty, was born, in New York City. She graduated from Hunter College there and earned a master's degree from Teachers College of Columbia University. She took further work at the University of Chicago and was a fullbright Fellow at Leeds University in England in 1951.
She had worked in the education department of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Uinon in New York and first came to Washington in World War II to work for the U.S. Ofice of Education and the War Production Board.
Later she was assistant director for the Georgia Workers Education Society in Atlanta and education director in Georgia for the Textile Workers Union of America.
In the 1950s, she was in Paris, France, while her husband, Kenneth, was on assignment for the Foreign Operations Administrations. She was with Roosevelt Univesity in Chicago before coming to Washington in 1960.
The author of a number of publications on labor education and the worker in government, Mrs. Douty had helped run labor training sessions at American University in 1962.
In addition to her husband, of Lewes, Del., she is survived by a daughter, Nina Cannata of Woodland Hills, Calif.; four sisters, Mara O'Malley, of Fort Myers, Fla., and Anne Palozzolo, Betty Platti and Gilda Law, all of New York City; tow brothers, Arthur and Lawrence Martocci, also of New York City, and one stepgrandchild. A stepson, Michael Douty, died in 1967.