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  In Memoriam




Joseph P. Tierney
April 8, 2004

In Hamden , Conn. , at 101. Mr. Tierney had been an English teacher for many years at Hamden High School , prior to his retirement. He began his career as a reporter for the New Haven ( Conn. ) Register, covering the federal beat. Mr. Tierney then worked as a stock trader on Wall Street; when the market crashed, he became a teacher in the Putnam ( Conn. ) school system. A track star at Holy Cross, Mr. Tierney broke the world’s indoor record in the 500-yard run at Madison Square Garden in 1923; he won the national championship in the 440-yard run in 1925. Mr. Tierney then competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam , the Netherlands , finishing in the semifinals. He is a member of the Holy Cross Athletic Hall of Fame. Mr. Tierney was also the author of several books of poetry. He is survived by two sisters; and four nephews and nieces.


Donat F. Fortin
April 27, 2004

At St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford , Mass. , at 99. During his career, Mr. Fortin had been a salesman for the Craftsman Insurance Co.; he then taught at Durfee High School , prior to his retirement. Mr. Fortin had been a member of the New Bedford School Committee for 28 years. He is survived by his wife, Antoinette; a son; a brother; two grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.


Msgr. John F. Harrington
May 30, 2004

In the Sisters of Providence Infirmary at the Providence Care Center , Holyoke , Mass. , at 94. Msgr. Harrington had been a priest in the Diocese of Springfield, Mass., for over 68 years, most recently serving as the pastor of Holy Cross Church , Holyoke , until his retirement in 1995. Ordained to the priesthood in 1935, he began his ministry as the parochial vicar of Holy Family Church in Springfield , and, subsequently, at St. Patrick’s Parish in South Hadley Falls. Assigned to the Chancery Office in 1939, Msgr. Harrington served as the chancellor of the diocese from 1951 until 1964, when he was named the pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Springfield ; he became the pastor of Holy Cross Church in 1971. His other duties included serving from 1977-89 as the chair of the bishop’s commission for the clergy; episcopal vicar for the clergy, from 1978 until 1989; and the diocesan director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, from 1968 until the time of his death. Msgr. Harrington had also been a judge in the Diocesan Tribunal. Designated a monsignor in 1953, he was named a protonotary apostolic by the Vatican in 1995. In 2001, Msgr. Harrington’s name was inscribed on a plaque placed near the sanctuary of Holy Cross Church - alongside the names of other former pastors - in tribute to their service to the parish. In 2003, Msgr. Harrington was named to the Bishop’s Circle of Stewards; his name was also inscribed in the “Bishop’s Garden of Stewards ,” located at the entrance of the Bishop Marshall Center at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Springfield . He had been a member of the President’s Council at Holy Cross. Msgr. Harrington is survived by a sister; a sister-in-law; two nephews; a grandnephew and a grandniece. His brother was the late, Most Rev. Timothy J. Harrington ’41, former bishop of the Diocese of Worcester.


Timothy F. Clifford
April 27, 2004

At his home in Salem , Mass. , following a lengthy illness, at 89. Mr. Clifford had been a professor of music for 36 years at Salem State College, retiring in 1985 as chairman of the department. At the start of his career, he had taught in Connecticut . A World War II Army veteran, Mr. Clifford served with the 540 th Engineers Unit in Africa and Europe and attained the rank of captain. Decorated with a Purple Heart at Anzio , he was made an honorary member of the French 2 nd Division Blindée. Mr. Clifford subsequently served in the Army Reserves until 1970, retiring with the rank of colonel. He had been a Holy Cross class agent. Mr. Clifford is survived by his wife, Frances; two sons, including Thomas F. Jr. ’74; a daughter; four grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.


Arigo L. LaTanzi
March 26, 2004

At his home in South Yarmouth , Mass. , at 88. A longtime educator, Mr. LaTanzi had served 13 years as the superintendent of the Everett , Mass. , public school system, until his retirement in 1980; previously, he had been the superintendent of Rockland , Mass. , public schools, for three years. At the start of his career, Mr. LaTanzi taught English and algebra at Rockland Senior High School and coached varsity football and basketball there. In 1947, he joined the faculty of Braintree (Mass.) Senior High School, teaching English and serving as the football coach; he subsequently held the post of administrative assistant and, then, of assistant superintendent, for the Braintree public school system. A lieutenant junior grade in the Coast Guard Reserve during World War II, Mr. LaTanzi served for three years in the South Pacific as a gunnery officer. Active in many professional and civic organizations, including the Massachusetts Superintendents Association and the American Association of School Administrators, he was a former president of the Southeastern Massachusetts Superintendents Association. While a student at Holy Cross, Mr. LaTanzi had been a four-year member of the football team, playing the position of quarterback. In 1994, he was inducted into the Braintree High School Hall of Fame. Mr. LaTanzi is survived by his wife, Mary; a son; two daughters; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


Frank J. Flynn
May 20, 2004

At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center , Boston , at 86. A retired insurance executive, Mr. Flynn had been a senior partner of O’Brion Russell & Co., Boston . During World War II, he had served as a lieutenant in the Navy. Mr. Flynn had been a member of the President’s Council at Holy Cross. He is survived by four sons; a daughter; two sisters; and 10 grandchildren.

James A. McDonough Jr.
April 17, 2004

In Melrose-Wakefield Hospital , Melrose , Mass. , at 87. A longtime businessman and public official, Mr. McDonough and his wife owned McDonough’s Catering in Stoneham , Mass. , for almost 40 years; they started the Town Crier restaurant/catering business in the downtown area following World War II. Active in local government, Mr. McDonough served 16 years as a member of the Board of Selectmen in Stoneham; more than eight years as the Stoneham representative on the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School Committee in Wakefield; and five years as a member and chairman of the Finance Board. During his tenure, he helped create a town square in Stoneham ; establish an annual Town Day Celebration; and reopen the Spot Pond Reservoir for public use. A World War II Navy veteran, Mr. McDonough served in Norfolk , Va. , as a staff officer in Naval Intelligence. He is survived by four sons, including David ’67 and Joseph B. ’72; a sister; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


Joseph G. Fritsch
May 18, 2004

In New York , at 84. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Fritsch had been a justice of the Supreme Court, state of New York , and administrative judge of the 7 th judicial district. During his career, he had also served in Rochester as Children’s Court judge; Family Court judge; and Monroe County district attorney. Mr. Fritsch is survived by his wife, Mary; four sons; two daughters; a sister; a sister-in-law; and three grandchildren. His father was the late Joseph Jr. ’09.

Rev. John J. Quinn, S.J.
April 12, 2004

In Mercy Hospital , Scranton , Pa. , at 82. Professor emeritus of English at the University of Scranton , Fr. Quinn joined the faculty there in 1956. During his 40-year tenure, he had served as professor; residence hall coordinator; moderator of drama; retreat leader; coordinator of the communications program; and founder of Esprit, the university’s literary magazine. Noted for introducing courses in film to the curriculum in the 1960s, Fr. Quinn had been a member of the first board of advisers for the National Catholic Office for Film and Television; he represented the organization at the Cork Film Festival in Ireland and the London Film Festival in England . In addition to teaching, Fr. Quinn was an accomplished scholar and authority on the writings of Flannery O’Connor; his articles appeared in America magazine, Best Sellers and The Month ( London ). Fr. Quinn had been a member of several professional organizations, including the National Council of Teachers and the American Federation of Film Societies. In 2002, he received the Frank J. O’Hare Award for University Service, the highest honor bestowed jointly by the university and its alumni society. Entering the Society of Jesus in Wernersville, Pa., in 1942, Fr. Quinn pursued philosophy studies at Weston, from 1945-47, and, at Woodstock College, from 1947-48; during his three-year regency, he taught English and history at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. Fr. Quinn then studied theology at Woodstock prior to his ordination there in 1954. Following the completion of his tertianship at Auriesville, N.Y., from 1955-56, he earned a master of arts degree in English from Fordham University; Fr. Quinn later earned a doctor of philosophy degree in American studies from King’s College, University of London, in England. He is survived by a brother; two sisters; six nephews and four nieces.

Francis I. Sullivan
May 11, 2004

At Caritas Norwood ( Mass. ) Hospital, at 84. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Sullivan had worked many years for GTE Government Systems Corp. and Laboratories, an international supplier of communications systems in Waltham , Mass. ; he had served in the capacity of vice president and general counsel. At the beginning of his career, Mr. Sullivan had worked as a patent attorney. A longtime resident of Sharon, Mass., he had been active in town government, serving as a member of the Warrant Committee; First Government Study Committee; and Board of Selectmen, from 1966-72; in addition, he provided pro bono legal support for senior activities and friends of the Council on Aging. During this time, Mr. Sullivan helped the town acquire the Community Center Property; foster an area for business and industry around Route 1; and form a recreation department. An advocate for the Sharon Senior Center , he was instrumental in the establishment of the Sharon Housing Authority. In 2003, the town named its recreation center after him. A captain in the Army Air Forces during World War II, Mr. Sullivan had served with the 90 th Bomb Squadron in the South Pacific. He is survived by his wife, Trudy; two sons; four daughters; and 19 grandchildren.


George J. Calvelli Jr., M.D.
April 13, 2004

At his home in Rockville Centre , N.Y. , at 82. During his career, Dr. Calvelli practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Freeport , N.Y. , and Rockville Centre , for almost 30 years, retiring in 1987. From 1961-71, he had served as chief of the ob/gyn department at South Nassau Communities Hospital , Oceanside , N.Y. A member of several professional organizations, Dr. Calvelli was a past president of the Nassau OB-GYN Society. A veteran, he had served in Panama as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, from 1946-48. After completing his residency, Dr. Calvelli worked as an associate attending physician at St. Francis Hospital in New York City and, as a visiting physician, at New York University Bellevue Medical Center . In 1955, he was certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Calvelli had been an active member of the Holy Cross Club of Long Island. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude; two sons; four daughters, including Judanne M. ’84; a sister; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Richard N. Fallon, M.D.
April 20, 2004

In North Carolina , at 82. Dr. Fallon had practiced pediatrics for 49 years, serving as a pediatric consultant with the North Carolina health system and as an attending physician at the Caswell Center in Kinston , N.C. After retirement, Dr. Fallon worked part time at the Louisburg (N.C.) Health Care Clinic. He was elected a fellow of The American Academy of Pediatrics. A veteran, Dr. Fallon served in the Navy aboard the USS Princeton. He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise; a son; two daughters; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

William J. McCann Jr., M.D.
March 10, 2004

In Florida . Dr. McCann is survived by his wife, Dolores; a son; five daughters; nine grandchildren; and five nephews and nieces.

Peter J. Saiano
May 6, 2004

In Connecticut , at 84. Mr. Saiano had worked 30 years for the U.S. Postal Service in Connecticut , retiring in 1986. A well-known basketball and baseball player in the New Haven area, he had been active in the city leagues, Hillhouse High School and service leagues. During World War II, Mr. Saiano served in the Army as a medical administrative specialist. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a son; a daughter; a brother; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


Joseph J. Barry Jr.
May 10, 2004

At Hillcrest Commons, Pittsfield , Mass. , after a short illness, at 82. Mr. Barry had worked 39 years in the financial field, serving 19 years as a vice president of the former Pittsfield National Bank and, its successor, the First National Bank of Boston ; he retired in 1986. Mr. Barry began his career in 1947 as a securities salesman for Tifft Brothers; joining the former Mahaiwe Bank in Great Barrington, Mass., in 1955 as a trust officer, he later became a vice president. A longtime resident of Great Barrington, Mr. Barry had also held the post of chairman of the town’s Finance Committee. A World War II veteran, he served in the Navy with the 12 th Seabee Special Battalion as a cargo officer in the Russell Islands and, also, in the invasion of Okinawa ; he attained the rank of lieutenant. Mr. Barry had been a member of many professional and service organizations, including the New York Society of Security Analysts; the Finance Committee of the Berkshire Museum; the Berkshire County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association; and a former member of the Great Barrington School Building Needs Committee; he had also held leadership positions on the Finance Committee of Fairview Hospital and served as president of the Great Barrington Rotary Club. In 1968, Mr. Barry was elected to the board of directors of the Pittsfield Anti-Tuberculosis Association; he served several terms as its president and treasurer. Mr. Barry is survived by his wife, Martha; two sons; two daughters; and nine grandchildren.

John T. Kinkel
April 26, 2004

At his home in Silver Spring , Md. , at 81. Mr. Kinkel had been a professor of communications at the University of Washington in Seattle for many years, prior to his retirement. At the start of his career, he had worked as a journalist for the New York Herald Tribune and WOR radio news and served as a producer for ABC News. Mr. Kinkel is survived by a son; and a granddaughter.


Arthur C. Beverly
Feb. 26, 2004

At his home in Oceanside , Calif. , at 78. Retired Col. Arthur C. Beverly, USMC, served in China , Korea and Vietnam , from 1941 until 1975. He then worked as the transportation director for the Vista Unified School District , retiring in 1985. Mr. Beverly had been a member of the China Marine Association. He is survived by two sons; a daughter; and seven grandchildren.

Edward J. Harrington Jr.
April 24, 2004

At his home in Dartmouth , Mass. , at 80. During his career, Mr. Harrington had maintained a private law practice in New Bedford , Mass. , for more than 40 years. He had also been a founder of the Public Defender’s Office for Bristol , Dukes and Nantucket counties. A Navy veteran, Mr. Harrington had served in both World War II and the Korean War. Active in several professional and community associations, he had been a member of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and a past president of the New Bedford Bar Association; Mr. Harrington was also a past president of the New Bedford Protecting Society and an original trustee of Southeastern Massachusetts University, now called the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth. A member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, he was a recipient of the Marian Medal from the Diocese of Fall River. Mr. Harrington is survived by his wife, Mary Agnes; a son, Cmdr. Edward J., USN, ’84; two daughters; a brother, Msgr. Thomas J. ’60; three sisters; six grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.

Joseph D. McCarthy
April 17, 2004

In Michigan . Mr. McCarthy is survived by his wife, Patricia; five children; and 10 grandchildren.


Thomas J. Brosnihan
April 28, 2004

In UMass-Memorial Medical Center , Worcester , at 76. Mr. Brosnihan had been a banker for 30 years in the Worcester area, retiring in 1984. During his career, he had worked for Worcester County National Bank - and its successor, Shawmut Bank - managing the Pearl Street , Quinsigamond Village and Westborough branches. A veteran, Mr. Brosnihan served in the Army during the Korean War. He is survived by a brother; two sisters; and 14 nephews and nieces.


William J. Cahill
May 18, 2004

At his home in Worcester , at 81. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Cahill had been a probation officer with the Worcester Superior Court for more than 25 years; at the start of his career, he had been an officer with the Worcester Police Department. A Marine Corps veteran of World War II, Mr. Cahill had served in the Asiatic-Pacific theater; he subsequently became a 30-year member of the U.S. Army Reserves. Appointed to the Worcester Commission on Elder Affairs in 1993, Mr. Cahill served on its Spirituality Subcommittee and Project Review Committee; he had also been co-chair of Worcester ’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Committee. An active member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Worcester, Mr. Cahill received the parish’s “Faith in Leadership Award” in February; in addition, he had been a member of the Alumni Sodality of Our Lady at Holy Cross. A volunteer with the VNA, Mr. Cahill had been a life member of the Greendale Men’s Club and past president of the Greendale Men’s Glee Club. Receiving a master’s degree from Worcester State College in 1985, he was honored by the college this May as a distinguished alumnus, for his outstanding volunteer service to the community. Mr. Cahill was a longtime member of the Holy Cross Club of Worcester and a Holy Cross class agent. He is survived by two sons; four daughters; a sister; and five grandchildren.


Leonard T. Cody
May 9, 2004

At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston , at 76, after a long illness. Prior to his retirement in 1989, Mr. Cody had been the director of guidance at the South Shore Vocational Technical High School in Hanover , Mass. , for 25 years. During World War II, he served in the Navy. Mr. Cody had been an avid bowler and cribbage player as well as a former Little League coach. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a son; three daughters, including Sheila Cody Peterson ’77; two sisters; and eight grandchildren.

Arthur J. Leary Jr.
May 30, 2004

At his home in Southwick , Mass. , at 75. Mr. Leary was the founder of Country Squire Furniture and the Cooper Shop in Agawam , Mass. Active in civic and professional organizations, he had been a member of the Springfield Junior Chamber of Commerce; past secretary of the Home Furnishings Association of New England; and a longtime member of the Interior Design Society. Mr. Leary is survived by his wife, Joan; a son; four daughters; a brother, Thomas D. ’52; two sisters; and six grandchildren.

Ronald P. O’Hanley Jr.
May 5, 2004

In Newport (R.I.) Hospital, at 75. Prior to his retirement, Mr. O’Hanley had been a purchasing manager at Newport Hospital for several years; previously, he had been employed by St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury , Conn. During his career, Mr. O’Hanley had also worked in the brass and cosmetic-container industries. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; three sons; two daughters; and 11 grandchildren, including Kathleen E. Puopolo ’05.


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