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  In Memoriam
     
    1923-1950

1951-2004

Friends

1951

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.

1952

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.

1953

Thomas M. Dolan
May 30, 2002

In St. Vincent’s 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 President’s 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 and nieces.

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.

1954

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. Paul’s 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 Parish, 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. Mary’s 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.

1955

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 Airport 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 Hospital’s 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 Shand’s 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 Webster’s 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 and nieces.

Howard F. O’Brien
Oct. 6, 2001

At his home in Worcester, at 68, after a long illness. During his career, Mr. O’Brien 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. O’Brien 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. O’Brien is survived by his wife, Margaret; four sons; four daughters; his mother; a brother; a sister; 12 grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.

1956

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 Martha’s 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 Martha’s 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 President’s 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 President’s 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.

1957

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.

1958

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 Surrogate’s 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. Patrick’s Society of Queens County. Mr. Farrell is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two sons; a brother, Stephen P. ’68; and two sisters.

Roderick D. O’Byrne
May 7, 2002

At his home in Waltham, Mass., at 65. During his career, Mr. O’Byrne had been employed as a liability field examiner for Arbella Insurance in Quincy, Mass. He was a veteran of the Navy. Mr. O’Byrne is survived by his wife, Juliette; a son; two daughters; his mother; a brother; and two grandchildren.

1959
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.

1963

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.

1970

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 association’s 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.

1975

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.

1976

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.

1994

Matthew H. McCann
April 18, 2002

At his home in Summit, N.J., following a two-year battle with Hodgkin’s 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 sister.

 

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