William G. Gaffney
March 8, 2002
In St. Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center, at 74. Prior to his retirement
in 1985, Mr. Gaffney had worked 35 years as a budget analyst for the U.S. Department
of Transportation. He had been a Holy Cross class agent. A veteran, Mr. Gaffney
served in the Army. He is survived by his wife, Viviane; five sons; two daughters;
a brother; 14 grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.
Robert J. Hussey
May 7, 2002
In St. Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center, at
70, after a short illness. Prior to his retirement in 1996,
Mr. Hussey had been an independent sales representative
for several companies. A former member of the Central Massachusetts Football
Officials Board, he coached for the Youth Hockey Association and the Little
League, both in Auburn, Mass., for many years. Mr. Hussey served in the Army
Reserves from 1953 to 1959. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; four sons;
two brothers, including John L. 48; a sister; nine grandchildren; and
many nephews and nieces. His father was the late Patrick F. 15.
John N. Stack, D.D.S.
Feb. 20, 2002
At his home in Vermilion, Ohio, at 71, after a long illness. Prior to his retirement,
Dr. Stack had practiced dentistry in Vermilion for 30 years. A 28-year volunteer
with the Vermilion Fire Department, he also volunteered at the Lorain City
Free Clinic. Active in civic and professional activities, Dr. Stack was the
past president of the Vermilion Lions Club and the Lorain County Dental Society,
and treasurer for four years of the Ohio Dental Association. A member of the
Vermilion Boat Club, he was the trophy chairman of the Inter-Lake Yachting
Association. Dr. Stack had served as a captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corp.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian; a son; two daughters; five grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; a brother; and a sister. His brother was the late
Leonard A. 53 and his father was the late Leonard A. 19.
Thomas M. Dolan
May 30, 2002
In St. Vincents Medical Center, Bridgeport, Conn., at 71. During his
career, Mr. Dolan had been the co-owner and vice president of Dolan Steel in
Bridgeport. Most recently, he had been a representative for Dynamic Metal of
New Jersey and Renown Steel of Canada. Mr. Dolan had been a member of the Presidents
Council at Holy Cross. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; four sons; a daughter;
a brother, James J. 50; a sister; five grandchildren; and 20 nephews
Robert J. Joyce
Feb. 8, 2002
In Massachusetts, at 71. During his career, Mr. Joyce had been a construction
consultant, working for many years in the Boston area. During the Korean War,
he served in the Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Antietam. Mr. Joyce is
survived by three daughters.
Rev. Joseph H. Ash
Nov. 16, 2001
In St. Jean Vianney House for Retired Clergy, Worcester,
at 70. Prior to his retirement in 1993, Fr. Ash had served
three years as the pastor of St. John
the Baptist Parish, East Brookfield, Mass. Previously, he had been the pastor
of St. Paul Parish, Warren, for two years, and of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish,
Fitchburg, for 10 years. Ordained to the priesthood at St. Pauls Cathedral,
Worcester, in 1958, Fr. Ash began his ministry as the associate pastor of
St. Boniface Parish, Lunenburg. He then served at St. Luke the Evangelist
Westboro; St. Bernard Parish, Fitchburg; St. Leo Parish, Leominster; Sacred
Heart Parish, Hopedale; and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Worcester, where
he was also temporary administrator. Fr. Ash is survived by many cousins.
Charles R. Gorham
May 11, 2002
At his home in Cheshire, Conn., at 71. During his career, Mr. Gorham had served
as the president of the Perfection Fence Company of Waterbury for 42 years;
he had also been a partner in Connecticut Fencemen of Stratford. An Army veteran
of the Korean War, Mr. Gorham attained the rank of second lieutenant in field
artillery. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; a son; two daughters; a brother;
a sister; and four grandchildren.
Charles R. Salamone, M.D.
Oct. 30, 2001
In New York, at 69. During his career, Dr. Salamone had maintained a private
practice in Rochester, N.Y., for many years; he had also served as the former
chief of staff at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. President of the Monroe
County Medical Society and the physicians board of Blue Cross and Blue
Shield of Rochester, he had been the recipient of many honors, including the
Edward Mott Moore Award. An Army veteran, Dr. Salamone served two years at
the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., during the Vietnam War; he attained
the rank of lieutenant colonel. He is survived by his wife, Marlene; a son;
four daughters; eight grandchildren; five brothers; three sisters; several
nephews and nieces; and cousins.
Thomas J. Beedem Jr.
May 22, 2002
In Punta Gorda, Fla., at 69. During his career, Mr. Beedem
had been a pilot with Northwest Airlines for more than
34 years. After his retirement, he worked
as a real estate agent. Mr. Beedem was a former chairman of Northwest pilots Master
Executive Council of the Airline Pilots Association and most recently the
chairman of the board of directors of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International
Community Counseling Office, a ministry for airport and airline personnel.
He was an Air Force veteran. Mr. Beedem is survived by two sons; and several
nephews and nieces.
Richard J. Cichon
May 4, 2002
At Stamford (Conn.) Hospital, at 69. During his career, Mr. Cichon had worked
for IBM, retiring as a senior international marketing manager. He then worked
for Dun & Bradstreet as a consultant for management information systems,
and later founded and served as president of Budget Financial Services Inc.
of Stamford. In addition, Mr. Cichon had been employed by the J.B. Wilhans
Co. A longtime resident of Stamford, he served 10 years there as a justice
of the peace. Mr. Cichon is survived by his wife, Lily; a son; two daughters;
a sister; 12 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Thomas F. Conneen Jr., M.D.
May 27, 2002
At Mercy Hospital, Portland, Maine, at 68. Prior to his retirement in 1999,
Dr. Conneen had maintained a private practice in internal medicine, allergy
and dermatology in Portland for 33 years. During his career, he helped establish
various departments within Mercy Hospital and volunteered his time at several
medical clinics. Chairman of Mercy Hospitals Utilization Review and Quality
Assurance Program, he received the Catherine McAuley Award for 25 years of
service in this position. Dr. Conneen had also been the medical director for
the first Home Health Services of Maine at Mercy Hospital and chief medical
consultant for Medicare for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maine for 17 years.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; a son; three daughters; nine grandchildren;
a brother; and many nephews and nieces.
Frederick L. Crane
April 12, 2002
In Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Fla., at 68, after a brief illness.
Prior to his retirement, Mr. Crane had worked as a mental health counselor
for Community Health Link in Worcester. He is survived by his wife, Ann; a
son; six daughters; and 17 grandchildren.
Edward F. Klys Sr.
March 18, 2002
At his home in Webster, Mass., at 79. During his career, Mr. Klys managed the
family business, City Market, one of Websters first supermarkets. He
then worked as a salesman in Worcester County prior to his retirement several
years ago. During World War II, he served in the merchant marine. Mr. Klys
is survived by three sons; two daughters; three grandchildren; and nephews
Howard F. OBrien
Oct. 6, 2001
At his home in Worcester, at 68, after a long illness. During his career, Mr.
OBrien had been a computer programmer analyst for the accounting office
of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass. Previously,
he had been an optics lab manager at the observatory and a quality control
engineer at Raytheon Co. During the Korean War, Mr. OBrien served as
a radar repair instructor in the Army. He had been a member of the Northboro
town bylaw committee and the Council on Aging. Mr. OBrien is survived
by his wife, Margaret; four sons; four daughters; his mother; a brother; a
sister; 12 grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.
Charles T. Claydon, M.D.
March 28, 2002
In Dover, N.H., after a brief illness, at 66. Dr. Claydon,
a general surgeon, practiced medicine in Marthas Vineyard for more than 30 years, retiring
in 1998. During his career, he had been active in hospital and community affairs.
In 1969, Dr. Claydon founded the Harvard Medical Student Program on Marthas
Vineyard, which trained many medical students. Following retirement, Dr. Claydon
relocated to Rye, N.H., and enrolled in the Weston School of Theology in Cambridge,
Mass. He had been a member of the Presidents Council at Holy Cross and
a Holy Cross class agent. Dr. Claydon is survived by his sister; several nephews
and nieces; and grandnieces and grandnephews.
James B. Lynch Jr.
March 10, 2002
In New Jersey, at 69. Prior to his retirement in 1997, Mr. Lynch had been a
senior vice president of U.S. Life in Neptune, N.J., for 30 years. He had been
a member of the Presidents Council at Holy Cross. Mr. Lynch is survived
by his wife, Barbara; a son; two daughters; two sisters; seven grandsons; and
many nephews and nieces.
Charles P. Adams
April 3, 2002
At Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania, at 66. At the time
of his death, Mr. Adams had been an attorney of counsel
with Goldman, Antanetti & Cordova
in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He had spent four years as an officer in the Navy.
Mr. Adams is survived by his fiancée, Robin Morgan; three daughters;
and two brothers.
Neil B. Madden
Sept. 16, 2001
In Las Vegas, Nev., at 66. A retired navigator, Mr. Madden was an Air Force
veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Lois; a son; two daughters;
two brothers; a sister; and three grandchildren.
Charles T. Nephew
April 16, 2002
At his home in Aiken, S.C., at 66. Prior to his retirement in 1991, Mr. Nephew
had been the superintendent of schools in Southold, N.Y., for eight years.
Previously, he served 11 years as superintendent in Walton, N.Y. Mr. Nephew
received the Educator of the Year award in 1991. He was a veteran of the Army.
Mr. Nephew is survived by his wife, Alice; a son; a brother; and a sister.
Robert J. Farrell
Dec. 14, 2001
In New York, at 64. During his career, Mr. Farrell had
been the chief of the law department of the Queens County
Surrogates Court. Appointed general
counsel of the New York State Thruway Authority by former Gov. Hugh Carey,
he had also served as the president of the International Bridge, Tunnel and
Turnpike Association; a member of the board of directors of the Queens County
Bar Association; and president of the St. Patricks Society of Queens
County. Mr. Farrell is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two sons; a brother,
Stephen P. 68; and two sisters.
Roderick D. OByrne
May 7, 2002
At his home in Waltham, Mass., at 65. During his career, Mr. OByrne had
been employed as a liability field examiner for Arbella Insurance in Quincy,
Mass. He was a veteran of the Navy. Mr. OByrne is survived by his wife,
Juliette; a son; two daughters; his mother; a brother; and two grandchildren.
Roland E. Dufault Jr.
May 23, 2002
At UMass Memorial Medical Center- University Campus, Worcester, at 65. Mr.
Dufault had been employed 27 years with the city of Worcester, working first
as an assistant to the late City Manager Francis McGrath and then as the principal
staff assistant for the Office of Planning and Community Development. After
his retirement in 2000, he served as a member of the Worcester Cultural Commission
and worked in the security department of the Worcester Art Museum. Mr. Dufault
began his career with the State Department toward the end of the Eisenhower
administration and at the beginning of the Kennedy administration. He later
taught at Rutgers University in New Jersey and at Holy Cross. Mr. Dufault served
seven years in the Air Force Reserves. He is survived by his wife, Janet; three
sons; a daughter; a brother; and a nephew.
Eugene F. Haggerty Jr.
March 28, 2002
In Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, Mass., at 64, after a brief illness. Mr. Haggerty
was the founder and leader of the Provincetown (Mass.) Jug and Marching Band
which played on Cape Cod for 20 summers and off-season at various clubs in
the Boston area; he played the trombone, jug and washboard. Before pursuing
his musical career, Mr. Haggerty taught English, history and mathematics at
North Attleboro and Belmont high schools in Massachusetts. He is survived by
a brother, Frederick L. 61; a sister; two nephews; three nieces; and
many grandnephews and grandnieces.
Robert F. G. deQuevedo, M.D.
May 1, 2002
At his home in East Stroudsburg, Pa., at 60. Dr. deQuevedo practiced obstetrics/gynecology
at the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, serving a tenure as chairman
of the department. He was a founding partner of the Pocono Obstetrics and Gynecologic
Associates. A Coast Guard veteran of the Vietnam War, Dr. deQuevedo served
from 1969 to 1970 in the Public Health Service as a medical officer; assigned
to the Navy Pacific Fleet, he attained the rank of lieutenant commander. Dr.
deQuevedo is survived by his wife, Maureen; two sons; a stepson; a stepdaughter;
five grandchildren; a brother; two sisters; and many nephews and nieces.
William H. Herman
April 4, 2002
At Vencor Hospital in Boston, at 53. Mr. Herman was the
president of Herman Distributors, a health and beauty care
and general merchandise company located
in South Easton, Mass. One of the founders of the New England Convenience Store
Association (NECSA), he served on the board of directors as well as on many
committees of NECSA; in 1999, he was inducted into the associations Hall
of Fame. Mr. Herman had also been a member of the National Association of Convenience
Stores and a director of the Boston Retail Grocers. Active in community affairs,
he served on the MetroSouth Chamber of Commerce, the Hingham Republican Town
Committee and the Boy Scouts of America. In addition, Mr. Herman had been involved
with the Tournament of Life, a golf event benefiting children with brain cancer.
He had been a Holy Cross class agent. Mr. Herman is survived by his wife, Jacqueline;
two sons; a daughter, Veronica L. 04; three sisters, including Holly
Coughlin 78; an aunt; several nephews and nieces; and cousins.
Kenneth R. Daynard
June 2, 2002
At his home in Atkinson, N.H., following a long battle with cancer, at 49.
Mr. Daynard, a commercial real estate land developer, had been employed by
Drakes-Appleton Corp. of Hampton, N.H., since 1996. He had been a licensed
private pilot, certified in single and complex engines. Mr. Daynard had been
a member of the varsity soccer team at Holy Cross and a member of the varsity
basketball team at Canton (Mass.) High School. He is survived by his wife,
Shirleyan; a stepson; two nephews; a niece; and several cousins.
Sue Ellen (Smith) Johnson
April 29, 2002
In Arlington (Texas) Memorial Hospital, following a battle with breast cancer,
at 47. Mrs. Johnson was the regional general attorney for the Liberty Mutual
Insurance Co. for the North Atlantic Coast. She is survived by her husband,
Edward; her parents; a brother; four sisters; and many nephews and nieces.
Matthew H. McCann
April 18, 2002
At his home in Summit, N.J., following a two-year battle
disease, at 30. Mr. McCann had worked for five years as a bond trader with
M.J. Whitman Inc. in New York City. After graduating from Holy Cross, he volunteered
with the JVC in Sacramento, Calif., working in a soup kitchen called Loaves
and Fishes. He ran twice in the New York City Marathon. As a student at Summit
High School, Mr. McCann wrote the sports column for four years; served as editor
of the school newspaper; and played on the tennis team. He had also belonged
to the Boy Scouts. Mr. McCann is survived by his wife, Julia Gentile 94;
his father and stepmother; his mother and stepfather; three brothers; and a