At his home in Weymouth, Mass., of cancer, at 74. During his career, Mr. Coughlan
taught English at South Boston High School for 20 years, until 1981, and at the
Latin Academy for 11 years. He served in the Navy during the 1940s. Mr. Coughlan
by his wife, Marion; three sons; four daughters; and eight grandchildren.
At Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, Conn., at 69. Mr. Higgins had been judge of
the Superior Court of the state of Connecticut in Middletown since 1978; he had
also served as a member of the Rules Committee of the Superior Court for the
past five years; and as a member of the Judicial Review Council from 1978 to
1993. At the start of his career, Mr. Higgins maintained a private law practice
in Manchester and Hartford for 10 years; he then served as an assistant attorney
general, from 1968 to 1974. Mr. Higgins was appointed to the bench as a Juvenile
Court judge in 1974; he moved to the Superior Court when the courts were merged
in 1978. A Navy veteran, Mr. Higgins served during the Korean War. He is survived
by his wife, Joan; three sons, including James M. Jr. '77; a daughter; nine grandchildren;
and several nephews and nieces.
H. Shortsleeve Sr.
At his home in Worcester, at 68. During his career, Mr. Shortsleeve worked for
State Mutual of America
in Worcester, the Guaranty Bank & Trust Co. and Prime Computer of Natick,
where he was director of corporate services; he had also been a real estate broker.
Active in many community and parish organizations, Mr. Shortsleeve had been a
founding member of the Worcester chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. During
the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Shortsleeve had been
a member of the President's Council at Holy Cross. He is survived by his wife,
Marie; four sons, including Robert H. Jr. '79; a daughter; a brother, Francis
D. '53; nine grandchildren; and nephews
R. Landry, M.D.
In the University of Massachusetts
Medical Center - Memorial campus, Worcester, at 68, after an illness. Prior to
his retirement in 1988, Dr. Landry had been a member of the staff of the former
Cushing Hospital in Framingham, Mass., for 20 years. Previously, he had served
as medical director of the former St. Camillus Hospital in Whitinsville. Dr.
Landry was a veteran of the Navy. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; twin sons,
Thomas R. and Daniel L. '96; a daughter; his mother; two brothers, including
Robert E. '59; two sisters; and nephews and nieces.
At Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., at 67. During his
career, Mr. Scanlan had been vice president and treasurer of the Amatex Corp.
in Norristown, Pa. A Navy veteran, he served aboard the USS Salem Flagship. Mr.
Scanlan is survived by his wife, Maureen; a son; four daughters; two brothers,
J. '59 and Edmund A. '66; two sisters and 12 grandchildren.
At his home in Dubuque, Iowa,
of Alzheimer's disease, at 61. During his career, Mr. Cronin had been associated
with the speech communication department at Loras College in Dubuque, serving
as the department chair, adviser to department majors and summer admissions counselor;
he had also been chair of the arts and lecture series at Loras for seven years.
A member of the Dramatists Guild, Mr. Cronin wrote five one-act and 10 full-length
plays; he was the winner of several competitions, including the Wichita State
University National Playwriting Contest; the Samuel French National Playwriting
Contest and the American Theatre Associate National Playwriting Contest. Active
in the Dubuque art community, Mr. Cronin co-founded and served as the first president
of the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society; helped to establish the National One-Act
Play Competition; served on the board of directors of the Dubuque Art Association
and Dubuque Arts Council; and represented Dubuque on the Iowa Association of
Local Art Agencies. Following his retirement from Loras College in 1994 because
of Alzheimer's disease, Mr. Cronin became an advocate for extended research on
the disease; in 1998, he and his wife testified before the Senate Aging and Appropriation
Committee in Washington, D.C., to lobby for increased funding in this area. Named
professor emeritus of Loras College, Mr. Cronin was honored by having a speech
communication scholarship established in his name. A veteran, he served in the
Army from 1962 until 1965. Mr. Cronin is survived by his wife, Rosemary; a son;
a daughter; four sisters; his
brother-in-law, Raymond E. Byrne Jr. '61; and numerous nephews and nieces.
James M. Pellegrino, D.D.S.
Aug. 31, 2000
At Massena (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital, at 61. Dr. Pellegrino had maintained a
private dental practice in Massena since 1965. He is survived by his wife,
Patricia; two sons; three daughters; a sister; and six grandchildren.
William F. Hoffmann III, M.D.
Oct. 18, 2000
In St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford, Mass., after an 18-month battle with lung
cancer, at 59. A physician and psychiatrist, Dr. Hoffmann practiced for many
years in New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and served on the faculty
at Brown University, Providence, and the University of Massachusetts. During
his career, he had volunteered as a physician in Vietnam through Project Concern
and established the "Bridging the Gaps" annual conference with the National
Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Rhode Island. In addition to serving as a
team physician for the New York Mets, Dr. Hoffmann hosted a monthly radio program
on mental health issues and organized the Rhode Island Mental Health Golf Tournament
in 1992 and the Mental Illness Awareness Walk in 1994. The author of many scientific
and journal articles, he had been the editor of the Journal of the Southeastern
New England Gerontology Society. An Army veteran, Dr. Hoffmann had been
a Green Beret during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Robin; two
sons; a daughter; a brother; and two sisters.
Harry G. Lent
Jan. 2, 2001
In Massachusetts. During his career, Mr. Lent practiced law
for many years in Boston. A Marine Corps veteran, he served
in the Vietnam War. Mr. Lent was
a former commander of the Westwood (Mass.) American Legion Post 320 and past
president of the Boston Rugby Football Club. He is survived by his wife, Jan;
a son; a daughter; two brothers, James W. Jr. '58 and John E., M.D., '62; three
sisters; and many nephews and nieces.
Robert K. Livernois
Jan. 10, 2001
At his home in Southbridge, Mass., at 52. Mr. Livernois
had been employed by Reebok Shoe in Leominster, Mass.;
previously, he worked 25 years for Thom McAn
Shoe. Mr. Livernois served six years in the National Guard. He is survived
by his wife, Paulette; two daughters; his parents; a brother; two granddaughters;
and nephews and nieces.