David J. Gatzenmeier
April 15, 2002
At his home in Newport, R.I., at 92. During his career, Mr. Gatzenmeier had
been employed for more than 30 years in the Chief Counsels Office of
the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C.; at the time of his retirement
in 1972, he received the Albert Gallatin Award for meritorious service. Previously,
Mr. Gatzenmeier had served in the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt,
working on the resettlement program for people from the Dust Bowl and as a
mail reader in the White House. A member of the federal, Virginia and District
of Columbia bar associations, he was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme
Court. Mr. Gatzenmeier is survived by a sister; nephews and nieces; and grandnephews
Rev. John J. Sexton
March 18, 2002
In Mount St. Vincent Home, Holyoke, Mass., at 91. Prior
to his retirement in 1985, Fr. Sexton had been the pastor
of St. Patricks Parish, Springfield,
Mass., for 17 years; previously, he had served 18 years at Holy Cross Parish,
Holyoke, Mass. Following his ordination to the priesthood, Fr. Sexton began
his ministry as the curate at Corpus Christi Church, Housatonic. He then served
at Our Lady of Hope Parish, Springfield, Mass., from 1936-44, and at Holy Family
Parish, also in Springfield, from 1944-50. In addition, Fr. Sexton had been
the former chaplain of the Springfield St. Patricks Parade Committee
and the former chaplain of the Springfield Fire Department. He had been a Holy
Cross class agent. Fr. Sexton is survived by a nephew; a niece; and several
James E. Cannon
Feb. 20, 2002
In HealthAlliance Hospital, Leominster, Mass., at 90, after
a short illness. During his career, Mr. Cannon worked 39
years for the Massachusetts Electric
Co. in Leominster, Winchendon and Worcester, Mass., retiring as the companys
supervisor of accounts. A founding member of the Holy Family of Nazareth Church
in Leominster, he served on various parish committees and belonged to the mens
group. During World War II, Mr. Cannon had been a storekeeper with the Civilian
Conservation Corps in Vermont. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; two daughters;
five grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
William S. Conway Jr.
March 6, 2002
In New York. Mr. Conway is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two daughters; three
grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.
Lawrence M. Quinn
Feb. 11, 2002
In Minnesota, at 90. Mr. Quinn is survived by his wife, Peggy; two sons; and
Benedict V. McGrath Jr.
April 14, 2002
At the Eastwood Care Center, Dedham, Mass., at 88. During his career, Mr. McGrath
had worked 31 years at the former Pawtucket (R.I.) Timesnow
called The Timesas a reporter, copy editor and city editor; he
retired in 1978. Mr. McGrath is survived by his son; a sister; and several
nephews and nieces.
William V. Callan
March 20, 2002
At his home in Auburn, Mass., at 88, after a long illness. Prior to his retirement
in 1978, Mr. Callan had been a right of way engineer for the New England Telephone
Company for 30 years. He had served as a Holy Cross class agent and worked
on the sidelines for 25 years at Holy Cross football games. Mr. Callan is survived
by his wife, Florence; a son; a daughter; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
and many nephews and nieces.
John R. Hayes
May 20, 2002
In the JML Care Center, Falmouth, Mass., at 89, after a brief illness. During
his career, Mr. Hayes had served 21 years as a special agent with the FBI in
San Antonio, Texas; New York; Anchorage, Alaska; and Boston; and as agent in
charge in New Hampshire. He then worked 10 years as the director of security
at the former L.G. Balfour Co. of Attleboro, Mass., retiring in 1980. Relocating
to Cape Cod, Mass., Mr. Hayes served as a volunteer with the Falmouth Police
Department and as a member of the Southeastern Massachusetts Police Chiefs
Association. He had been a Holy Cross class agent for many years. Mr. Hayes
is survived by two sons; two daughters; a sister; and eight grandchildren.
Frederick J. Huss
April 6, 2002
In Connecticut, at 88. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Huss had been employed
by Eastern Tool & Die, Inc. A Navy veteran, he served on the P.T. boats
during World War II. There are no known survivors.
Philip B. Sullivan, M.D.
March 26, 2002
At Oxford Manor Nursing Home, Haverhill, Mass., at 86.
During his career, Dr. Sullivan had maintained a private
practice in Haverhill for many years and
served as the head of obstetrics at the Hale Hospital, also in Haverhill. A
lieutenant commander in the Navy during World War II, Dr. Sullivan then served
in the Naval Reserve. He had been a member of many professional associations
and a fellow of the Massachusetts Medical Society; the American Society of
Anesthesiologists; and a founding fellow with the American Society of Obstetricians
and Gynecologists. Dr. Sullivan is survived by his wife, Frances; three sons,
including Mark W. 71 and Eugene D., M.D., 73; and seven grandchildren.
Charles P. Collins
March 9, 2002
In Sun City Center, Fla. Mr. Collins is survived by his
wife, Anne; three sons; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;
and a brother, Rev. T. Byron
Collins, S.J., 42.
William J. OConnor Jr.
March 29, 2002
In Doctors Hospital-Parkway, Houston, Texas, at 84. During his career,
Mr. OConnor had been vice president of Stobbs Press, Worcester, from
1947 to 1966, and president of OConnor & Co., a Worcester advertising
and publishing business. He had also served as the editor of many industrial
publications and worked in sales and advertising at local companies. A founding
member of the Worcester County Editors Council, he received its Ralph Hall
Award. During World War II, Mr. OConnor served as a lieutenant in the
Army on the island of Anguar in the South Pacific. He had been a Holy Cross
class agent. Mr. OConnor is survived by a son; two daughters; a brother;
two sisters; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nephews and
C. Vincent Shea
May 12, 2002
At his home in Worcester, at 85, after an illness. During his career, Mr. Shea
worked at the Worcester County Hospital, serving as executive assistant and
personnel director, and, then, as an administrator, from 1982 until his retirement
in 1988. A Massachusetts state representative from Worcester from 1965 to 1978,
he had been an assistant majority leader. Previously, Mr. Shea and his brother
owned and operated Sheas Tavern in Kelley Square. An Army veteran of
World War II, he served in Europe. Mr. Shea is survived by his wife, M. Ruth;
three sons; six daughters; 28 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and
nephews and nieces.
Rev. Francis W. Sweeney, S.J.
April 25, 2002
In Campion Center, Weston, Mass., at 86. During his career, Fr. Sweeney served
41 years as the director of the Boston College Humanities Series, from its
inception, until his retirement in 1998. The lecture series, which was renamed
the Lowell Lectures Humanities Series in 1978, hosted prominent literary figures,
including Robert Frost, W.H. Auden, Seamus Heaney, Maya Angelou and T.S. Eliot;
more than 350 lecturers presented under the auspices of this program and the
Younger Poets Series, also founded by Fr. Sweeney. A published poet and essayist,
he contributed to The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The
Atlantic Monthly, and the Jesuit magazine America; his poem, Fanfare
for Elizabeth, appeared on the op-ed page of The New York Times on
the day the English queen was crowned in 1953. In 1999, the Burns Library at
Boston College published a collection of his poems, titled Morning Window,
Evening Window; his first volume, Baroque Moment, was published
in 1951. Fr. Sweeney entered the Society of Jesus in 1939, earned a masters
degree from Boston College in 1944 and then taught Latin and English at the
Cranwell School in Lenox, Mass., through 1948. Ordained to the priesthood in
1948, Fr. Sweeney joined the Boston College faculty in 1951 as faculty advisor
to the student literary magazine, The Stylus; he began teaching at the
college the following year. There are no known survivors.
G. William Holst
Feb. 25, 2002
In Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center, Millbury, Mass., at 86. Prior
to his retirement in 1976, Mr. Holst had worked 29 years at the Wyman-Gordon
Co., Grafton, Mass. Active in civic affairs, he had been a member of the Sutton
(Mass.) School Committee; the Sutton Financial Committee; the Sutton Historical
Society; and a former cemetery commissioner. During World War II, Mr. Holst
served in the Army. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; two daughters; four
grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
William H. Moran Jr.
June 2, 2002
At Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home in Fall River, Mass., at 83. During his career,
Mr. Moran had been employed by the former Firestone Rubber and Latex Co. in
Fall River, Mass., for 19 years, as an employment manager and time-study manager.
He had also worked as an industrial engineer at the Mine Safety Appliance Co.
in Esmond, R.I. A member of the Tiverton (R.I.) Town Council from 1953 to 1954
and the building committee for additions to Fort Barton and Nonquit Schools,
Mr. Moran had been the towns first harbormaster. He is survived by his
wife, Madeline; a daughter; three grandsons; four great-grandchildren; two
sisters; and several nephews and nieces.
Rev. Frederick J. Buckley
Feb. 9, 2002
At University Community Hospital, Carrollwood, Fla., at
81. Fr. Buckley had served as the parochial vicar at St.
Paul Church in Tampa since 1984. Ordained
to the priesthood in 1945, he began his ministry as an assistant pastor at
St. Peter Parish in Gloucester, Mass., in 1945, and at Immaculate Conception
Parish in Marlboro, Mass., in 1947; from 1950 to 1952, he held the post of
assistant director of the Catholic Charitable Bureau and director of the Catholic
Center, both in Boston. From 1952 to 1959, Fr. Buckley taught sociology and
psychology at St. Johns Major Seminary in Boston. In 1960, he relocated
to Florida where he served at St. Joseph Parish in Miami Beach for five years
and at St. Matthew Parish in Hallandale, from 1965 to 1970. During this time,
Fr. Buckley became involved with the charismatic renewal movement and served
as a consultant to the Ecumenical Commission. He then served at several parishes
in the St. Petersburg Diocese, most extensively at St. Paul Parish in Tampa.
In addition to parish ministry, Fr. Buckley pursued an interest in broadcasting
and interviewing, presenting a radio series on psychoanalysis and religion
in Boston; offering spiritual reflections on local stations in the Tampa Bay
area; and conducting his own weekly interview program, Proclaiming the
Gospel in the Modern World, on the Catholic radio station, Spirit FM
90.5. Fr. Buckley had been a Holy Cross class agent. He is survived by his
brother, John K. 42 and several nieces.
William J. Connellan
March 7, 2002
In St. Raphaels Hospital, New Haven, Conn., at
81. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Connellan had worked
for many years as an accountant in the New Haven area.
He is survived by a sister.
Matthew H. Towle Sr.
March 10, 2002
In St. Elizabeths Hospital, Brighton, Mass., at 82. A longtime teacher
and administrator, Mr. Towle worked for the Massachusetts Department of Education
prior to his retirement in 1984. He then served as a volunteer representative
for the American Association of Retired Persons, visiting chapters throughout
central and western Massachusetts. Mr. Towle is survived by two sons; a daughter;
a sister; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a niece; and a grandnephew.
Dr. John J. OLoughlin
April 24, 2002
At his home in Waterford, Conn., at 79. Prior to his retirement
in 1990, Dr. OLoughlin had practiced dentistry in Waterford for 37 years, serving
on the staff of oral surgeons at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital. From 1958
until 1960, he had been a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives;
he had also served on the Waterford Democratic Committee and the Board of Police
Commissioners. A Navy veteran, Dr. OLoughlin had been a line officer
during World War II and a member of the Dental Corps in the Korean War. He
is survived by his wife, Mary; four daughters; and 12 grandchildren.
Richard G. Williamson
March 5, 2002
In Florida, at 77. Active in the banking industry, Mr. Williamson began his
career with the First National Bank of Boston; at the time of his retirement,
he had been president of Bankers Trust, Rochester, N.Y. During World War II,
he served in the Navy. Mr. Williamson is survived by his wife, Florence; three
children; five grandchildren; and a brother.
Edward C. Brisley Jr.
Dec. 6, 2001
At his home in Hendersonville, N.C., at 77. Prior to his retirement in 1978,
Mr. Brisley had been employed as the Columbus, Ohio, branch manager for the
National Cash Register. From 1981 to 1988, he served as the executive director
of the United Way of Henderson County. Active in several service organizations,
Mr. Brisley had been president, vice president and board member of the Rotary
Club of Hendersonville. A veteran, he served in the Navy during World War II.
Mr. Brisley is survived by four sons; two daughters; two brothers; three sisters;
and eight grandchildren.
Donald V. Dolan
May 15, 2002
In UMass Memorial Medical CenterMemorial Campus,
Worcester, at 79. Mr. Dolan, who retired in 1973, had
been a math teacher at Hardwick High School,
Gilbertville, Mass., Quabbin Regional High School, Barre, Mass., and Montachusett
Vocational Technical High School, Fitchburg, Mass. In addition, he taught
part time at Quinsigamond Community College and Worcester
State College and served
as a math tutor at WPI. During his career, Mr. Dolan also worked 15 years
as a sales manager at Dolan Oldsmobile and as a part-time
first-class radio operator
for the Moran Towing Co. of New York. During World War II, he served in the
Army Air Corps. Mr. Dolan is survived by his wife, S. Joyce; four sons; two
daughters; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren;
and nephews and nieces.
Rev. Thomas J. Markey
May 16, 2002
In Worcester, at 75, after a long illness. Ordained to
the priesthood in the Diocese of Worcester in 1951, Fr.
Markey had been a curate at St. Annes
Parish in Southboro; Our Lady of the Rosary, St. Johns and St. Joan of
Arc parishes in Worcester; Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Gardner; and St.
Pauls Cathedral. The temporary administrator of St. Pauls for three
months in 1961, he then served as an assistant pastor at St. Stephens
Parish in Worcester, St. Josephs Parish in Leicester and St. Marys
Parish in Southbridge. Fr. Markey had also been the pastor of Holy Family of
Nazareth Parish in Leominster, St. Marys Church in Uxbridge and St. Brigids
Church, Millbury. Most recently, he had been in residence as a senior priest
at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Worcester. Fr. Markey is survived by a sister;
and nephews and nieces.
Thomas F. OHearn
May 14, 2002
In St. Vincent Hospital-Worcester Medical Center, at 78. Prior to his retirement
in 1985, Mr. OHearn had worked 35 years for the home improvement company,
D.A. Howe & Sons Co., where he had been the president and general manager.
A veteran, he served in the Army Air Force during World War II. Mr. OHearn
is survived by his wife, Grace; five sons; seven daughters; a brother; a sister;
27 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and nephews and nieces.
Feb. 10, 2002
In Maryland, at 73. Mr. Baldyga is survived by his wife, Amelia; two sons;
two daughters; and six grandchildren.
John H. Bray
March 6, 2002
At Mariner at Pendleton, Mystic, Conn., at 75. During his career, Mr. Bray
had owned and operated Sound Real Estate and for the past 20 years had served
as a substitute teacher at New London (Conn.) High School. An executive at
General Dynamics from 1953 to 1964, he had been a consultant for James Drug
Company Hospital and Surgical Supply Division. During World War II, Mr. Bray
served in the 121st Calvary Reconnaissance Squad of the U.S. Army as a technician
fourth grade. Mr. Bray is survived by his wife, Peggy; a son, John K. 79;
two brothers; and a granddaughter.
Matthew P. Dwyer
April 5, 2002
In New York. Mr. Dwyer is survived by his wife, Frances; two sons; three daughters;
seven grandchildren; and a sister.
John C. Laporte
March 15, 2002
In Connecticut, at 78. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Laporte had been a real
estate broker with Hurwit & Simons Realtors & Personal Properties,
West Hartford, Conn., for many years. Active in several service organizations,
he was named Cub Master of the Year in 1971. During World War II, Mr. Laporte
served in the Navy Air Corps. He is survived by his wife, Corlyse; three sons;
a daughter; a brother; a sister; and eight grandchildren.
Robert P. Murphy
March 19, 2002
In UMass Memorial Medical Center-University Campus, Worcester, at 78. Prior
to his retirement in 1995, Mr. Murphy had been a salesman for Chase Corp. in
Randolph, Mass., for 40 years. A Marine Corps veteran, he served in the Pacific
during World War II. Mr. Murphy is survived by his wife, F. Patricia; a son;
a daughter; a sister; and four grandchildren.
Frederick E. Welch
March 16, 2002
In New Jersey, at 73. Mr. Welch is survived by his wife, Patricia; a daughter;
a brother; a sister; and three grandsons.
John F. McDermott Sr.
May 30, 2002
At his home in Auburn, Mass., at 76. During his career, Mr. McDermott had been
a probation officer for 10 years at Fitchburg (Mass.) District Court and a
teacher at Auburn High School. Previously, he worked eight years as an adjuster
for the Insurance Company of America. A Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. McDermott
served in the South Pacific. He had been a Holy Cross class agent. Mr. McDermott
is survived by a son; a daughter; two sisters; and four grandchildren.
David A. Rose Sr.
April 4, 2002
In Holy Trinity Nursing Center, Worcester, at 73. An attorney in private practice
for many years, Mr. Rose served 20 years as an assistant clerk magistrate in
Worcester Juvenile Court, retiring in 1993. He had also taught English at North
High School in Worcester and in the Shrewsbury (Mass.) school system. Interested
in politics, Mr. Rose had been an administrative aide to former Worcester Mayor
John M. Shea. During the Korean War, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers.
Mr. Rose is survived by his wife, Leona; four sons, including Rev. Michael
F. 77 and Stephen A. 83; three daughters, including Catherine L. 78
and Ann Marie Rose-Foran 81; eight grandchildren; and many nephews and