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
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,
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
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
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
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
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.