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  In Memoriam
     
    1924-1950

1951-2001

Friends

1926

Edward L. McCabe
April 15, 2000
In Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket, R.I., at 95. During his career, Mr. McCabe had been employed by the U.S. Department of the Navy for more than 25 years, retiring as deputy director of the Boston regional office of civilian manpower management. Previously, he had held various positions with the Civil Service Commission in wage, classification and industrial relations offices. An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Special Services division from 1942 to 1946, retiring with the rank of captain. Mr. McCabe is survived by a sister; and nephews and nieces. 

1930

Rev. Joseph A. Moynahan
March 13, 2000
In the Glen Meadow Nursing Home, Longmeadow, Mass., at 91. Prior to his retirement in 1972, Fr. Moynahan had served in the Diocese of Worcester for many years, most recently as the pastor of St. John's Church, East Brookfield. Previously, he had been the pastor of St. Christopher's Church, West Boylston; the Church of the Holy Cross in East Templeton; St. Mary's Church, Milford; Sacred Heart Church, Gardner; and St. Paul's Church, Blackstone; he had also served six years as the diocesan director of music at St. Paul's Cathedral in Worcester. Ordained to the priesthood in 1934, Fr. Moynahan received his Ph.D. in theology from Angelico University, Rome in 1936; his Ph.D. in philosophy from Gregorian University, Rome, in 1937; his Maître of Gregorian Chant in Solemnes, France, 1936; and his master of sacred music from Scuola Pontificale di Musica Sacra, Rome, in 1937. He then served in the Diocese of Springfield at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Westfield, St. Bridget Church in Amherst and St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield. After retiring from active ministry, Fr. Moynahan was a substitute teacher for 12 years in the Springfield, Mass., public schools; he then served as a private tutor for the school system. He had been a Holy Cross class agent and a member of the President's Council. Fr. Moynahan is survived by a nephew; eight nieces; grandnephews and grandnieces; and great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces.

John D. Sheehan
Feb. 14, 2000
At the Cape Cod (Mass.) Pavilion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, at 91. During his career, Mr. Sheehan had been a tax attorney with the U.S. Department of the Treasury for many years. Retiring from this position in the early 1970s, he worked several years for the tax department of a Springfield bank and then maintained a private practice on Cape Cod for a short time. Mr. Sheehan began his law practice in Worcester and New York. At the start of World War II, he joined the Army and served in the A.G.C., attaining the rank of major. Mr. Sheehan is survived by his wife, Joann; a son; a daughter; six grandchildren; a nephew; and three nieces. His brother was the late Edward J. '32. 

1931

William F. O'Connell
May 15, 2000
In the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center-University Campus, Worcester, at 90. Prior to his retirement in 1974, Mr. O'Connell had served 27 years as a manager for the Worcester Housing Authority. He then worked part time at Holy Cross in the Dinand Library, from 1975 to 1977. An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. O'Connell worked for the U.S. Government War Assets Department in Boston after the war. He had been a Holy Cross class agent. Mr. O'Connell is survived by his wife, Virginia; a son; a daughter; and five grandchildren. 

1935

Daniel W. Butler
May 11, 2000
In Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, Worcester, at 86. Prior to his retirement in 1980, Mr. Butler had taught at Doherty High School in Worcester for 14 years. Previously, he had been a foreign language teacher and boys tennis coach at Classical High School, also in Worcester, for 20 years. An Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, Mr. Butler served as a first lieutenant in the Romulus Air Transport Command. There are no known survivors.

Richard W. Canavan
May 5, 2000
In Mariner Health at Pendleton, Mystic, Conn., at 87. Prior to his retirement in 1977, Mr. Canavan had been a textile chemist at the American Velvet Co. in Stonington for 25 years. He is survived by two sons; a daughter; a sister; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. 

1936

Andrew H. Creen
April 3, 2000
In Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, Worcester, at 87. The owner of a real estate agency, Mr. Creen had been involved in real estate sales and appraisals in Worcester for 40 years prior to his retirement; during his career, he had been an expert real estate appraisal witness for trials in state and federal courts. Mr. Creen had also operated an insurance agency for many years. In the 1950s, he served as advertising manager for The Catholic Free Press, the weekly newspaper of the Diocese of Worcester. During World War II, Mr. Creen served in the Army. A Holy Cross class agent and a member of the President's Council, he was the recipient of the In Hoc Signo Award in 1982; past president of the Holy Cross Club of Worcester, he was named "Crusader of the Year" in 1977. Mr. Creen is survived by his wife, Rita; four sons; a daughter; 11 grandchildren, including Kara E.M. O'Connell '92; and a great-grandson. 

Rev. William H. Weeks, S.J.
April 9, 2000
In Campion Center, Weston, Mass., at 85. Prior to his retirement, Fr. Weeks served as assistant chaplain and spiritual counselor at Holy Cross. Previously, he performed pastoral work at St. Mary's Church in Boston from 1973 until 1992. Fr. Weeks entered the Society of Jesus at Shadowbrook in Lenox, Mass., and studied philosophy at Weston College in 1937. Ordained to the priesthood in 1944, he taught religion at the Cranwell School in Lenox for seven years. Fr. Weeks is survived by a sister; and several nephews and nieces.

1937

John J. Gallen
May 10, 2000
In Buffalo (N.Y.) General Hospital, at 85, after a long illness. Prior to his retirement in 1985, Mr. Gallen worked 47 years for R.J.R. Nabisco. An Army veteran of World War II, he served in England and France, attaining the rank of captain. Mr. Gallen is survived by his wife, Muriel; three sons; two daughters; and 12 grandchildren.

Philip J. Murphy
April 24, 2000
In the River Terrace Health Care Center, Lancaster, Mass., at 84. Prior to his retirement in 1985, Mr. Murphy served 10 years as the presiding justice of the Fitchburg (Mass.) District Court. Previously, he had maintained a private legal practice in Worcester County for more than 30 years. Mr. Murphy is survived by two sons; a daughter; a brother; a sister; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and 10 nephews and nieces.

Rev. John J. Walsh, S.J.
April 27, 2000
In Deaconess-Waltham (Mass.) Hospital, at 84. Prior to his retirement, Fr. Walsh had served approximately 10 years as provincial archivist at the Campion Center in Weston, Mass. From 1971 until 1985, his duties included college teaching and campus ministry in Massachusetts as well as pastoral ministry at several parishes in New York City and hospital chaplaincy in New York City and Boston. Before beginning his work at the Campion Center, he spent a sabbatical year at the Tantur Institute in Jerusalem and in retreat ministry in Nairobi, Kenya. After entering the Jesuit novitiate in Lenox, Mass., in 1934, Fr. Walsh completed ascetical and classical studies at Lenox until 1938 and then studied philosophy at Weston College. From 1941 to 1943, he did advanced work in classical Greek and taught German and Greek at Holy Cross. Ordained to the priesthood in 1946, Fr. Walsh studied theology at Weston College from 1943 until 1947; he then spent one year in France pursuing ascetic and pastoral theology. After earning an advanced degree in dogmatic theology in Rome, Fr. Walsh returned to Weston College in 1950 to teach theology, serve as prefect of studies and dean of theology and work in campus ministry. Fr. Walsh is survived by two brothers, including Alexander R. '40; three sisters; several nieces and nephews, including Joseph L. Nunes '76; and grandnephews and grandnieces. 

1938

E. Newell Burke, M.D.
April 2, 2000
At his home in Medford, Mass., at 83. Prior to his retirement, Dr. Burke had been the chief of radiology at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Medford, Charles Choate Memorial Hospital, Woburn, and St. Joseph Hospital, Lowell; he was president of the medical staff at the Lawrence Memorial and Choate hospitals. Dr. Burke had also served as president of the Middlesex Radiological Associates and as associate clinical professor of radiology at Tufts University Medical School. A veteran of World War II, he was a pathologist with the Army, serving in the European theater; he attained the rank of major. Board certified in radiology in 1950, Dr. Burke joined the staff of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital, Boston, now known as University Hospital, as an associate radiologist and associate professor of radiology at the Boston University School of Medicine. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons; two daughters; two sisters; and nephews and nieces. 

James R. Clarkin
April 21, 2000
At Adams House, Fall River, Mass., at 83. Prior to his retirement in 1979, Mr. Clarkin had been the executive director of the Rhode Island Medical Society in Providence for several years. Previously, he had worked many years in public relations for various New England companies. Mr. Clarkin is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a son, James W. '66; two daughters; five grandchildren; and a nephew. 

Carl F. Nelson Jr.
March 24, 2000
At his home in East Orleans, Mass., at 85. Prior to his retirement in 1974, Mr. Nelson had worked several years as a field supervisor for the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation in Ann Arbor, Mich. He then volunteered with the Audubon Society in Wellfleet, Mass., and at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. A Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Nelson served in the American and Pacific theaters aboard the USS Navarro and USS Ibis as a gunnery officer and attained the rank of lieutenant; he was the recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Star. At the beginning of his career, Mr. Nelson taught two years at Miami University in Ohio; he then accepted a position as a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Department of Interior-Fish and Wildlife Service, working first in Massachusetts and later in New Hampshire. Mr. Nelson is survived by a son; three daughters; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

John J. O'Neil
April 5, 2000
In Washington, D.C., at 82, after a long illness. During his career, Mr. O'Neil had served as treasurer and director of the General Tire & Rubber Co., the Akron, Ohio, business founded by his father in 1915. In addition, he had been a member of General Tire's board from 1949 to 1950, and again, from 1955 to 1989; he was chairman of the board's finance committee from 1954 until 1989. Mr. O'Neil had also served as president and chairman of the W. O'Neil Foundation, Chevy Chase, Md. In 1954, he co-founded and co-edited The Pope Speaks, a quarterly magazine of papal documents published in Washington, D.C. During World War II, Mr. O'Neil served with the U.S. Coast Guard. He had been a member of the President's Council at Holy Cross. Mr. O'Neil is survived by his wife, Helene; a son; three daughters; a brother, Michael G. '43; a sister; a brother-in-law, William M. Regan '38; nine grandchildren; and nephews and nieces. His father was the late William F. '07; his uncles were the late Augustin F. '10 and Cyril F. '17; and his brothers were the late William M. '34, Thomas F. '37 and Hugh F. '40. 

Wallace F. Snell
March 7, 2000
In Lynn, Mass., at 83. Prior to his retirement in 1998, Mr. Snell had owned and operated Snell's Market in West Lynn, Mass., for 50 years. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant in the Navy. Mr. Snell is survived by a son; a daughter; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

1939

Rev. John T. Cain
April 20, 2000
In the rectory of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, West Springfield, Mass., at 82, after a long illness. Fr. Cain served the Diocese of Springfield as associate pastor and pastor for 56 years. Ordained to the priesthood in 1944, he was an associate pastor at St. Patrick's Parish, Chicopee, from 1944 to 1951; he then served nine years at St. Charles Parish, Pittsfield, and taught a course on Christian values at the former St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing, also in Pittsfield, for several years. From 1960 until 1969, Fr. Cain was associate pastor at Holy Family Parish, Springfield; he then served three years as the administrator of St. James Church, South Deerfield. In 1972, he was appointed pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church, North Adams, and in 1979, pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. From 1985 until 1988, Fr. Cain served as dean of the Hampden West Deanery. He is survived by a brother; two nephews; two nieces; grandnephews and grandnieces; a great-grandnephew; and two great-grandnieces.

1942

Francis J. Getlein
May 7, 2000
At his home in Alexandria, Va., of cancer, at 79. A noted art critic, Mr. Getlein worked for the former Washington (D.C.) Evening Star newspaper from 1961 until 1976 and at the New Republic magazine from 1959 to 1968. In addition to art, Mr. Getlein wrote about film, the theater, books, politics and the American culture. During his career, he contributed articles to numerous magazines and wrote more than 30 books, including Mary Cassatt, a biography of the artist. From 1976 to 1977, he was the co-host of "7:30 Live," a cultural affairs program on what is now WJLA-TV Channel 7; he also gave art and theater reviews on National Public Radio for several years. During the 1970s and 1980s, Mr. Getlein traveled to Europe, Latin American, Africa and India under the auspices of the former U.S. Information Agency to discuss American culture. He helped to organize art exhibitions for the Pan American Union and served as a judge at regional art shows. In 1977, Mr. Getlein was the deputy staff director of the House Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs. A World War II veteran, he was a corporal in the Army infantry in North Africa and Italy; he was awarded the purple heart for wounds received in action. At the start of his career, Mr. Getlein worked as a college teacher in Iowa and Connecticut; foundation executive in New York; public relations executive; and newspaper reporter in Milwaukee, Wis. Before joining the staff of the Washington Evening Star, he worked two years as a free-lance writer based in Connecticut. Mr. Getlein is survived by his wife, Jean; three sons; two daughters; two brothers, including Edward J. '49; and six grandchildren.

1943

John J. Grigas
May 19, 2000
In the Christopher House, Worcester, at 79. Prior to his retirement in 1982, Mr. Grigas had been an industrial engineer for the American Optical Co., Southbridge, Mass., for 35 years. Previously, he had played professional football for the Chicago Cardinals and the former Boston Yanks. Mr. Grigas had been a member of the Holy Cross Club and the Holy Cross College Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife, Helen; two daughters; two sisters; and nephews and nieces. 

J. Frank Murphy
May 19, 2000
At his home in Worcester, at 80, after an illness. Mr. Murphy had worked 39 years for the Worcester Public School system. Prior to his retirement in 1988, he had served nine years as supervisor of the elementary schools. From 1962 until 1979, he had been the principal of several elementary schools-Flagg Street; New Ludlow; Woodland Street Preparatory; St. Joseph's; and Harlow Street. After teaching one year in Sutton, Mass., Mr. Murphy joined the Worcester system in 1949 as a teacher at the Cambridge Street School. He also coached basketball, football and baseball on the elementary school level for 22 years; during this time, he taught in and administered Title I programs. A Marine Corps veteran of World War II, Mr. Murphy served at Guadalcanal, Okinawa, and in the occupation of North China, based in Tinetsin. Mr. Murphy had been a Holy Cross class agent. He is survived by his wife, Bernice; a son; two daughters; and nine grandchildren. His brother was the late Richard M. '52.

1946

James B. Muldoon
May 28, 2000
In Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, at 75. Mr. Muldoon, a Boston attorney for more than 50 years, served as secretary of the Judicial Council of Massachusetts from 1964 until 1991; he began his legal practice at his father's law firm. During his career, Mr. Muldoon had been an adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston and an attorney for the Weston (Mass.) Firefighters Association and the Town Employees Association. In addition to serving as vice president and general counsel for R.M. Bradley and Company, he served on the board of directors of the Valley View School for Boys in North Brookfield, Mass. A writer and historian, Mr. Muldoon was the author of You Have No Courts With Any Sure Rule of Law, the Saga of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. He was a veteran of the Navy. Mr. Muldoon is survived by his wife, Eileen; a son; three daughters; and a brother. 

1948

William F. Gallagher
April 19, 2000
At his home in Webster, Mass., at 77. Prior to his retirement in 1991, Mr. Gallagher had been associated with the American Foundation for the Blind, based in New York City; joining the staff of the foundation in 1972 as the director of program planning, he was named associate director for advocacy in 1978, executive director in 1980, and president in 1989. Previously, he had been associated with the New York Association for the Blind and the Greater Pittsburgh (Pa.) Guild for the Blind; he began his career as a children's social worker for the city of Boston and for the Catholic Guild for All the Blind in Newton, Mass. Mr. Gallagher had been the former president of the North American Region, World Blind Union; and a former member of the U.S. delegation to the World Council for the Welfare of the Blind. In 1979, he was appointed by the governor of New York to the board of the New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped. Mr. Gallagher had also served two terms as president of the Massachusetts Council for Organizations of the Blind. At Holy Cross, he had been the student manager of the 1947 NCAA champion basketball team; in 1987, he was named an honorary member of the Holy Cross Athletic Hall of Fame. Mr. Gallagher had been a member of the President's Council. He is survived by a sister; and several nephews and nieces. 

Robert W. Goss Sr.
March 2, 2000
At his home in Sterling, Mass., at 74. Prior to his retirement in 1996, Mr. Goss had been a professor of sociology in the department of social and behavioral sciences at Worcester State College for 40 years. A Navy veteran, he served as an ensign during World War II; he later joined the Navy Reserve, retiring with the rank of lieutenant commander in 1986. Mr. Goss is survived by two sons; three daughters; five grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.

Joseph F. Kilcoyne
April 30, 2000
In the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, at 77, after an illness. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Kilcoyne had taught 7th grade in the Clinton school system for many years. He is survived by two nephews; a niece; and several grandnephews and grandnieces. 

Ferdinand F. Martignetti
April 14, 2000
In Florida, of heart failure, at 75. Mr. Martignetti had been the chairman of the board of the Martignetti Cos., a wine, spirit and beer distributor and retailer in New England. He was the recipient of the City of Peace Award from the state of Israel and the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Martignetti had been a longtime director of BayBank. He is survived by his wife, Teresa; two sons; three daughters, including Marion '79 and Maria '88; two sisters; and 10 grandchildren.

1950

Richard E. Nolan
May 22, 2000
Mr. Nolan died May 22 in Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan, at 71, of complications from a stroke. A member of the New York City law firm of Davis, Polk & Wardwell for more than 40 years, Mr. Nolan had represented the Roman Catholic Church in important court cases involving religion and government during the course of his career. A 1957 graduate of Columbia Law School in New York City, he had been notes editor of The Law Review. During the Korean War, Mr. Nolan served as a first lieutenant with the Army Signal Corps. He was a Holy Cross class agent. Mr. Nolan is survived by his wife, Agnes; three sons; two daughters; a sister; and three grandchildren.

Daniel E. Sullivan Jr.
May 25, 2000
In Jordan Hospital, Plymouth, Mass., at 72. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Sullivan had taught mathematics at Watertown (Mass.) High School for 36 years. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons; four daughters; two sisters; and five grandchildren. 

 

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