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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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