George L. Chandley
Jan. 13, 1999
At Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, Mass. Prior to his retirement
in 1968, Mr. Chandley had maintained a private law practice
in Boston for many years. An Air Force legal officer during
World War II, he retired from the Air Force Reserves with
the rank of lieutenant colonel. Mr. Chandley is survived
by his wife, Mary; a brother; and several nephews and nieces.
Joseph F. Hollfelder
Jan. 29, 1999
At St. Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J.,
at 92. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Hollfelder had served
as principal of the Campbell School, South
River, N.J., for 42 years. At the start of his career, he had taught science
at South River High School. Mr. Hollfelder is survived by his wife, Miriam; and
Rev. Walter J. Sullivan, C.S.P.
March 18, 1999
In New England Medical Center, Boston, at 92. Ordained a
Paulist priest on June 15, 1935, Fr. Sullivan served 19 years
in mission work; eight years as a chaplain
with the Army Air Corps and the Air Force; six years with the administrative
and governing body of the Paulist community; and 30 years in service to the people
of Boston. He was awarded the Bronze Star, a Presidential Citation with two clusters
and commendations from the 379th Bomb Group. Recalled during the Korean War,
Fr. Sullivan was attached to the 66th Recon, 38th Bomb Group. He retained the
rank of lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve. Fr. Sullivan is survived
by three nephews; two
nieces; and numerous grandnephews and grandnieces.
John K. Chenis
March 19, 1999
At his home in Ocala, Fla., at 91. Prior to his retirement,
Mr. Chenis had been an agent for the Internal Revenue Service
for 34 years. A Navy veteran of World
War II, he served in the Pacific, and taught anti-submarine warfare tactics in
Hawaii and Norfolk, Va.; he retired as a Navy captain after 26 years of service.
At the start of his career, Mr. Chenis taught mathematics and physics at Holy
Cross. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve; a son; two grandchildren; and two
John J. Donohue
Feb. 26, 1999
At Fairlawn Nursing Home, Leominster, Mass., at 89. Prior
to his retirement, Mr. Donohue had been a teacher and test
administrator at the former Fort Devens in Ayer, Mass.
Previously, he had been the store manager of an A&P
market in Worcester for many years. Mr. Donohue is survived
by his wife, Catherine; a daughter; five stepchildren;
a sister; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Leonard P. Guertin
Feb. 2, 1999
In Knollwood Nursing Center, Worcester, at 91. Prior to
his retirement in 1970, Mr. Guertin had been an agent for
30 years in the Worcester area for the Metropolitan Insurance
Co. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; a daughter; two
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nephews and
Eugene R. Sullivan, M.D.
March 3, 1999
In Concord, Mass., at 89. A microbiologist and specialist
in internal medicine, Dr. Sullivan had been chief resident
of internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
He later conducted research in the laboratories of Nobel
laureate John Enders at Harvard University and Tom Francis
at the University of Michigan, working on the influenza
vaccine. An officer in the Army Medical Corps during World
War II, he served in North Africa and Italy. Dr. Sullivan
was awarded the Legion of Merit for his efforts in establishing
a system of mobile blood banks. After the war, he served
as commanding officer of the 351st General Hospital Army
Reserve Unit of New England for eight years. From 1946
to 1949, Dr. Sullivan was assistant director of the Massachusetts
biological laboratories; he then became the director of
clinical laboratories and the blood bank at the Veterans
Administration Hospital in Jamaica Plain, Mass. Dr. Sullivan
is survived by a son; two daughters; and six grandchildren.
March 5, 1999
In Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, Mass., at 91. Prior to his
retirement in 1971, Mr. Cravedi had taught mathematics and
science at Classical High School and
then, Doherty High School in Worcester, for more than 37 years; he had also
been a varsity track coach. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Cravedi served with
the Army Air Corps in the Asian-Pacific theater, including Saipan. He had been
a Holy Cross class agent. Mr. Cravedi is survived by his wife, Anna; three
sons; a daughter; three grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.
Daniel E. Fenton Sr.
Feb. 24, 1999
At Morristown (N.J.) Memorial Hospital, at 89. Prior to
his retirement in 1975, Mr. Fenton had been an assistant
superintendent and business administrator in the Jefferson
Township (N.J.) school system. He had also been the first
principal at Jefferson Township High School. Mr. Fenton
is survived by a son; four daughters; a brother; 14 grandchildren;
and 11 great-grandchildren.
Donald H. McCann
Feb. 14, 1999
Memorial Hospital, Milford,
Del., at 88. Prior to
his retirement, Mr. McCann
had been associated with
the law firm of Drake
Loeb Tarskis & Catania, Newburgh, N.Y., for many years. At the start of
his career, he practiced law in the office of former U.S. Rep. and Bronx County
Supreme Court Justice Walter A. Lynch, in New York; in 1942, he entered into
partnership with Stanley B. Johnson, former district attorney of Orange County,
N.Y. Active in civic affairs, Mr. McCann had been a councilman and justice
of the peace in Cornwall, N.Y., and a member of the board of trustees of the
Cornwall School District; he had also served as special district attorney in
Orange County. In addition, Mr. McCann had held the position of counsel to
the Cornwall Central School District for 25 years and had taught real estate
law at Orange County Community College for two years. He had been a member
of the President's Council at Holy Cross. Mr. McCann is survived by two daughters;
eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Edward L. McMonagle
April 16, 1999
In Cape Elizabeth, Maine, at 89. Prior to his retirement
in 1985, Mr. McMonagle had been assistant to the president
at St. Joseph's College, North Windham, Maine; he had begun
working at the college in 1971 as business manager, controller,
and loan officer. At the start of his career, Mr. McMonagle
had been a teacher at Cheverus High School, Portland, Maine,
for three years, and a teacher and principal at St. Francis
High School, for four years; he then served seven years
as superintendent of the Madawaska (Maine) School Union.
In 1946, Mr. McMonagle joined the staff of the State Department
of Education, as the director of schooling in unorganized
territory. He later served as the director of administrative
services in the State Department of Education and as the
Superintendent of Schools in Rumford, Maine. Mr. McMonagle
is survived by his wife, Emily; a son; three daughters;
and four grandchildren.
Matthew F. Blake
Feb. 20, 1999
had been a certified public accountant and the managing partner for the accounting
firm of Hurdman & Cranstoun, New York City, for many years. A veteran of World
War II, he served in the Air Force with the rank of major. Mr. Blake is survived
by his wife, Viola; four sons, including Thomas M. '67; seven grandchildren;
one great-grandchild; and several nephews and nieces.
Thomas J. O'Keefe
March 10, 1999
At Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Mass., at 87. Prior to
his retirement, Mr. O'Keefe had been a home office representative
at the Monarch Life Insurance Co., Springfield, for many
years. During World War II, he served in the Army. Mr.
O'Keefe is survived by four sons; a daughter; a brother;
a sister; five grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.
Thomas J. Kelly
March 5, 1999
in 1977, Mr. Kelly had taught 20 years in Enfield, Conn. Previously, he had
been employed for eight years by the General Electric Co. in Pittsfield, Mass.,
and Hamilton Standard in Connecticut. From 1939 to 1942, he had served as town
clerk and treasurer in Lenox, Mass. An Army veteran of World War II, he served
in South Africa. There are no known survivors.
John L. Madden, M.D.
March 25, 1999
In Mount Vernon, N.Y., at 86. Dr. Madden had been the former
director of surgery at St. Clare's Hospital and Health
Center in Manhattan, from 1948 until 1975. During his career,
he developed techniques for use in a variety of surgeries
including colorectal procedures and mastectomies; an innovator
in the area of vascular surgery, he advanced the use of
grafting arteries to correct aortic aneurysms. In 1952,
Dr. Madden received the American Medical Association's
Ludwig Hektoen gold medal for work illustrating blood vessels.
During World War II, he served in the Army Medical Corps
in the Pacific theater. Dr. Madden had been a member of
the President's Council at Holy Cross. He is survived by
four sons, including Michael R., M.D., '71; and two daughters.
George K. Pender
Jan. 6, 1999
At Mount Greylock Extended Care Facility, Pittsfield, Mass.,
at 86. Mr. Pender had been the president and chief executive
officer of the First Intercontinental Development Co.,
a consulting and engineering firm he founded in 1970; he
was most recently involved in a design engineering project
in Cairo, Egypt. At the start of his career, Mr. Pender
worked for his family's clothing store in Pittsfield. After
completing the General Electric apprentice course, he worked
in Schenectady, N.Y.; in 1947, he was transferred to Cincinnati,
Ohio, where he was part of a group that established the
jet propulsion division at the Lockland plant. In 1957,
he moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where he set up the architectural
engineering division of General Aerojet Corp. He then joined
Burns & Roe Inc. in Oradell, N.J., as a sales representative;
he was responsible for establishing a West Coast division.
Mr. Pender is survived by a son; a daughter; five grandchildren;
11 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews, including
Michael J. Tully '59.
John P. Trayers
Jan. 29, 1999
At Charlwell Nursing Home, Norwood, Mass., at 87. Prior
to his retirement in 1973, Mr. Trayers had been the chief
counsel of the Army Materials and Mechanics Research Agency
(formerly the Watertown Arsenal) in Watertown, Mass., since
1951. A member of the Zoning Board of Appeals in Canton,
Mass., for over 20 years, he served the last 10 as chairman.
Mr. Trayers was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving
in the South Pacific. He is survived by his wife, Mary;
a son, John P. Jr. '68; two daughters; seven grandchildren;
and nephews and nieces.
Rev. Frederick A.
May 21, 1999
Rev. Frederick A. Harkins, S.J., 89, died at the Deaconess-Waltham
(Mass.) Hospital on May 21, after an illness.
Prior to his retirement in 1985, Fr. Harkins had taught
theology at Holy Cross and served as spiritual director of the Jesuit community
for 30 years. Following retirement, he remained active in pastoral work and
12-Step groups for alcoholics in the Worcester area until
1995, and continued this ministry
in Weston until the time of his death.
A graduate of Boston College High School, he entered
the Society of Jesus in 1927. After studying four years at Shadowbrook, the
Jesuit Novitiate in Lenox, Mass., and three years at Weston College, he taught
humanities department at Holy Cross from 1934 until 1936; prior to his ordination
in 1940, he returned to Weston College to study theology, and following ordination,
he pursued advanced studies in ascetical theology for two years at Pomfret.
Fr. Harkins taught Latin and Greek at Shadowbrook, and
then taught classics at Fairfield Preparatory School and Fairfield University
in Connecticut. From 1948 until 1951, he was a mentor and spiritual director
at Weston College, and, from 1951 until 1955, he was active in pastoral
ministry in Norwalk, Conn.
Fr. Harkins is survived by a sister-in-law; several
nephews and nieces; and grandnephews and grandnieces.
John J. Galvin
Feb. 26, 1999
At Newport (R.I.) Hospital, at 84. Mr. Galvin, a former
auditor and Navy comptroller, retired in 1976 after 29
years of service. He began his career as a resident Navy
auditor on contracts in the Newport area before and during
World War II. He was employed in the district public works
office in Boston in cost accounting and labor relations.
In 1953, he transferred to Newport as comptroller at the
Navy Public Works Center. Mr. Galvin was the recipient
of numerous awards and citations, including the Meritorious
Civilian Service Award. He is survived by his wife, Lucille;
six sons; a daughter; two sisters; 19 grandchildren; and
William E. Cashen
Jan. 23, 1999
At Cambridge (Mass.) Hospital, at 86. Prior to his retirement,
Mr. Cashen had worked many years for the Torrington Manufacturing
Co., first as a chemist
and then as a sales manager. He is survived by his daughter, Ann; nine grandchildren;
11 great-grandchildren; a nephew and nieces.
Thomas J. Keogh Jr.
Jan. 30, 1999
At Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport, Mass., at 85. Prior
to his retirement, Mr. Keough had been an assistant clerk
at the Central District Court in Worcester for many years.
He had also been an agent at the Estes and Johnson Insurance
Agency in Worcester. Mr. Keough is survived by his wife,
Margaret; two daughters; four grandchildren; and nephews
Paul R. Shea
Feb. 15, 1999
In Springfield, Mass., at 85. Prior to his retirement in
1992, Mr. Shea had been a partner in the James F. Shea & Sons
Insurance Agency, Indian Orchard, Mass.; he operated the
business with his brother, James, and son, Robert, for
50 years. Mr. Shea also taught mathematics and science
at the Ludlow (Mass.) High School and in South Deerfield.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two sons; a daughter;
seven grandchildren, including James F. '92; and a cousin,
Joseph J. Reilly Jr. '55.
Rev. Andrew H. McFadden, S.J.
April 25, 1999
Rev. Andrew McFadden, S.J., 85, died April 25 at the Campion
Center, Weston, Mass.
A 1937 graduate of Holy Cross, Fr. McFadden served in
the Army for five years prior to entering the Society of Jesus in 1946. After
studying philosophy and theology at Weston College from 1947 to 1953, he completed
a tertianship at Auriesville, N.Y., from 1953 to 1954.
Fr. McFadden then served as assistant director of the
province's fund-raising office, The Jesuit Seminary Guild, and worked as
executive assistant to the president of Holy Cross for six years. Rector-president
High School in Portland, Maine from 1961 to 1968, he directed the construction
of the Jesuit residence there.
In 1968, Fr. McFadden joined the New England Jesuits' mission
work in Jamaica where he would remain until 1997. While in Jamaica, he served
as pastor of a parish in Kingston for six years, rector-president of St. George's
College from 1974 to 1978, and pastor of two country parishes for 16 years; prior
to his retirement, he returned to Kingston for pastoral work.
Fr. McFadden is survived by a nephew and a niece.
Francis W. Thorp Jr.
March 1, 1999
At his Yarmouth Port, Mass., home, at 85. Prior to his
retirement in 1973, Mr. Thorp had worked many years for
IBM in its Boston and Cambridge, Mass., offices. A veteran
of World War II, he served in the Navy as a lieutenant.
Mr. Thorp was a member of the President's Council at Holy
Cross. He is survived by two sons; a daughter; and five
Carl P. Blakely
March 28, 1999
At Corsica Hills Nursing Center, Centreville, Md., of heart
ailments, at 83. Retired Col. Carl P. Blakely, USA, began
his military career during World War
II, serving in North Africa, Italy and the Philippines; he received a Legion
of Merit, Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal. A specialist in the purchase
of supplies and services, Blakely retired from the Army in 1965 as an inspector
general in the Army Materiel Command. Following his military service, he became
an acquisitions consultant with Harbridge House in Washington and later the
Office of Energy and the Peace Corps. Blakely retired from civilian service
in the early 1980s. He is survived by his wife, Natalie; two children; a sister;
and a grandchild.
Donald F. Farrell
March 22, 1999
At Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, Mass., at 82. Prior to his
retirement, Mr. Farrell had served as president and treasurer
of the Wire Machinery Corporation of America in New Haven,
Conn. While living on Cape Cod, he was a volunteer business
consultant for SCORE. Mr. Farrell served in the Navy during
World War II. He had been a Holy Cross class agent. Mr.
Farrell is survived by his wife, Mary; a son, Donald F.
Jr. '76; two daughters; three sisters; and a granddaughter.
Frederick L. O'Neill
April 15, 1999
In Westboro (Mass.) Health Care Center, at 85. Mr. O'Neill
had been a teacher at Auburn (Mass.) High School for many
years, retiring in 1978. He then taught at Notre Dame Academy
in Worcester and worked as a supervisor at the Dinand Library
at Holy Cross. He is survived by two daughters; and nephews
Maurice A. Donahue
Jan. 13, 1999
At his Holyoke, Mass., home at 80. Mr. Donahue, who founded
the Institute for Governmental Service at the University
of Massachusetts, served as its director
from 1970 until his retirement in 1988. A member of the Massachusetts State
Senate from 1951 until 1970, he was senate president during his last six years
in office. Previously, Mr. Donahue had served in the Massachusetts State House
of Representatives, from 1949 to 1950. He had also taught at Holyoke High School
and Hamden County Training School and served in the military during World War
II. A member of the Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, Mr. Donahue
was the grand marshal of the 1962 parade. He is survived by two sisters; and
a nephew and a niece.
Gill R. Ouimet
March 22, 1999
At Cape Cod Hospital in Barnstable, Mass., at 83. Mr. Ouimet
had been employed for more than 52 years in the family
business, Ouimet's Drug Store, Foxboro, Mass., retiring
in 1978 as store manager. He is survived by his wife, Mary;
two sons; a daughter; a brother, Charles H. '37; and two
William T. Connor
Feb. 26, 1999
In Falmouth (Mass.) Hospital,
at 81. Prior to his retirement,
Mr. Connor had worked
for the U.S. Postal Service,
most recently in Falmouth,
in Worcester. He had served in the Army during World War II. Mr. Connor is
survived by his wife, Merle; four sons; three daughters; a brother, Timothy
R. '39; a sister; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Philip G. Flavin
Dec. 21, 1998
At the Veterans Administration Hospital, Bedford, Mass.,
at 80. A World War II veteran, Mr. Falvin had been stationed
in a field artillery unit at the Schofield barracks on
the island of Oahu, Hawaii, during the Japanese attack
on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. He is survived by three
Matthew C. O'Hearn Jr.
Jan. 5, 1999
At River Oaks Residential Care, Beaufort, S.C. At the time
of his retirement in 1981, Mr. O'Hearn had been vice president
of Johnson & Higgins of Ohio; he had joined Johnson & Higgins
in New York City following World War II. A Navy veteran,
he was aboard the USS Tucker during the Japanese attack
on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. He later served on the
USS Evans and received the Navy Cross as a gunnery officer.
Mr. O'Hearn was a Holy Cross class agent. He is survived
by his wife, Maureen; four sons; two daughters; a brother;
two sisters; and 12 grandchildren.
Leonard F. Leamy
March 21, 1999
At his home in Worcester, Mass., at 80. Prior to his retirement
in 1983, Mr. Leamy had been an assistant principal in the
Worcester public school system
for 19 years, serving at North High School from 1964 to 1968, Doherty High
School, from 1968 to 1974, and again at North High, from 1974 until his retirement
in 1983. At the start of his career, Mr. Leamy taught mathematics at Assumption
Preparatory School in Worcester; he then taught at Auburn (Mass.) High School
and Providence Street Junior High in Worcester. Mr. Leamy had also owned and
operated the West Boylston Donut Bakery from 1952 to 1959 and worked as a tax
consultant with H&R Block Co., from 1961 to 1963. A veteran of World War
II, he served with the Army Air Forces in Asia and the Pacific. He then served
in the Air Force Reserve, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1979. Mr. Leamy
is survived by his wife, Anne; and a daughter.
Lucian A. Manzi
Feb. 14, 1999
At his Naples, Fla., home, at 80. Prior to his retirement
in 1977, Mr. Manzi had been an insurance agent with the
A.J. Manzi Insurance Agency, Worcester, for many years.
A veteran of World War II, he served as a captain with
the Army Air Forces. Mr. Manzi is survived by his wife,
Beverly; a son; a daughter; two brothers, John E. '31 and
Arthur J. '39; a sister; five stepchildren; 11 grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; and nephews and nieces, including
Stephen A. '75. His brother was the late Albert P. '34.
Harry C. Potter
Nov. 10, 1998
In Reno, Nev., at 79. Mr. Potter joined the Veterans Administration
during the "Medical Miracle" Program under Dr. Hawley.
After working in VA hospitals in Massachusetts, California
and Minnesota, he was named the director of the VA Medical
Center in Reno in 1973. Mr. Potter retired from the VA
in 1984. During World War II, he served with the Ann Arbor
medical team as adjutant, establishing and maintaining
the tented hospital at Liege, Belgium. Discharged as a
captain in 1945, he joined the Officers Reserve Corps,
USAR. Mr. Potter retired from the Reserves with the rank
of lieutenant colonel. He is survived by his wife, Mary;
two sons; four daughters; two sisters; two grandchildren;
and several nieces.
Matthew A. Reilly
Jan. 7, 1999
At St. Raphael's Hospital, New Haven, Conn., at 79. Prior
to his retirement, Mr. Reilly had been a supervisor in
office operations at the Veterans Hospital in West Haven.
He had been an adjuster and claims supervisor for several
insurance companies in the New Haven area for 20 years.
An Army veteran, he served as a technical sergeant in the
2968 Engineers Corps and the 281 Quartermaster Corps in
the South Pacific theater. Mr. Reilly is survived by his
wife, Jean; a son; two daughters; a sister; and seven grandchildren.
Robert W. Tonelli
Jan. 12, 1999
In the Hospice House, Barnstable, Mass., at 80. Prior to
his retirement in 1982, Mr. Tonelli had worked at the Worcester
Central Post Office for many years; previously, he had
been a teacher in the Worcester public school system. A
veteran of World War II, he was the recipient of the Purple
Heart. Mr. Tonelli had been a Holy Cross class agent. He
is survived by his wife, Barbara; a son; a daughter; a
brother; and nephews and nieces.
John J. Figueroa
March 5, 1999
John Figueroa, educator and poet, died March 5 in England
at the age of 78.
Mr. Figueroa's teaching career spanned several decades
and countries. After receiving his degree from Holy Cross in 1942, he taught
for several years at St. George's College and at Wolmer Boys' College in Jamaica,
W.I. In 1946, he went to London to study for a teaching diploma and a master's
degree at London University; he spent six years as an English and philosophy
lecturer at the Institute of Education. During this time he was a regular contributor
to the Caribbean Voices literary program produced by the BBC Overseas Service.
In 1953, Mr. Figueroa became senior lecturer in education
at the University College of the West Indes in Jamaica; in 1957 he was named
professor of education at the college. In 1971, he published Society, Schools
and Progress in the West Indes. He later taught at the University of Puerto
Rico and then joined the staff of the University of Jos in Nigeria where he
served as professor of education from 1976-79.
Mr. Figueroa relocated to England in 1980 where he established
the program of Caribbean studies at Bradford College, joined the staff of
the Open University for four years and served as an education
advisor at the Manchester
Education Authority from 1983 until his retirement in 1985. He continued
to lecture, publish criticism and write poetry; his last
collection, The Chase,
was published in 1991 by Peepil Tree Press in England.
Mr. Figueroa received the honorary degree, doctor of
humane letters, from Holy Cross in 1960. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy,
and several children, including John P. '68.
Edward P. Galligan
March 10, 1999
At his home in Charleston, S.C., at 80. Mr. Galligan, who
was retired, had worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine
editor and radio news director during his career. A reporter
with the Taunton (Mass.) Daily Gazette and the New York
Journal-American, he returned to Charleston in 1977 to
write for The News and Courier. Mr. Galligan had been the
managing editor of several magazines, including U.S. Camera
and Travel, Travel and Leisure, and Camera 35. He had also
been the news director for the radio station WEZL and host
of the station's community forum. An Army veteran of World
War II, Mr. Galligan served as first officer in charge
of organizing Army Reserve units in the Charleston area
after the war; he was also a retired Army Reserve major.
Mr. Galligan is survived by three daughters; and three
Walter J. Hughes
March 14, 1999
In the University of Massachusetts Hospital, Worcester,
at 79. Prior to his retirement in 1987, Mr. Hughes had
been an assistant district attorney in the Worcester District
Attorney's Office. He previously worked with Legal Services
of Worcester. An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Hughes
served in Europe and Africa. He is survived by his wife,
Rose; four sons; two daughters; a brother; a sister; four
grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.
William E. Murray
Jan. 14, 1999
In Maryland. Mr. Murray is survived by his wife, Kathleen;
four children; a granddaughter; four brothers; and a sister.
Albert B. Giknis, M.D.
Dec. 9, 1998
In Athol, Mass., at 78. Prior to his retirement, Dr. Giknis
had been the medical examiner for the Franklin County (Mass.)
Eastern District. Previously, he worked
in the emergency department of the Franklin County Public Hospital. At the
start of his career, Dr. Giknis had practiced medicine in Turners Falls, Mass.,
from 1953 to 1968. During the Korean War, he served as a Navy flight surgeon
in the South Pacific. Dr. Giknis is survived by two sons; a daughter; a brother;
a sister; eight grandchildren; and a nephew, Francis L. Jr. '68.
Roger F. Smith, D.D.S.
Jan. 16, 1999
At his home in Marathon, Fla., at 76. Dr. Smith had practiced
dentistry for more than 40 years in Manhasset, N.Y., until
his retirement in 1987. He also served as staff dentist
at St. Mary's Hospital for Children in Bayside, N.Y. Dr.
Smith, who served as a dentist during World War II in the
Philippines, attained the rank of lieutenant senior grade
in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Rachel; two
sons; a daughter; and four grandchildren.
Robert L. Boettjer, M.D.
March 2, 1999
In Florida, at 76. Dr.
Boettjer is survived
by his wife, Amida; and
Russell R. Hagedorn
March 16, 1999
In Colchester, Conn.,
at 76. A veteran of World
War II, Mr. Hagedorn
served in the Navy as
a naval aviator aboard
the USS Hanover and the
he was engaged in air battle in the battle at Midway. Mr. Hagedorn is survived
by three sons; two daughters; two grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Robert M. Phalen
Feb. 4, 1999
At Wolcott Hall, Torrington, Conn., at 75. Prior to his
retirement in 1994, Mr. Phalen had been the owner and director
of the Phalen Funeral Home in Torrington. He had also served
12 years as city clerk in Torrington. During World War
II, Mr. Phalen was in the Air Force. He is survived by
his wife, Mary; two sons, including Paul R. '71; a daughter;
a sister; and 10 grandchildren.
William F. Butters
Feb. 6, 1999
of the family business, the South Norwood Pharmacy, for many years prior to
its closing in 1990. He served one term as a Massachusetts state representative
in 1964 and then became research director for a state commission on welfare
programs. Elected a selectman in Norwood, Mass., in 1971, he served in this
capacity for 24 years. Mr. Butters was a veteran of the Navy. He is survived
by his wife, Phyllis; three sons; three daughters; a brother; and nine grandchildren.
Rev. Robert J. O'Connell, S.J.
Feb. 13, 1999
In New York, at 74. Fr. O'Connell had taught philosophy
for many years at Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y., and
authored several books on St. Augustine, including St.
Augustine's Confessions: the Odyssey of Soul. Ordained
to the priesthood on July 28, 1957, he had entered the
Society of Jesus in 1946. Fr. O'Connell is survived by
a brother; and four sisters.
John J. Boursy
Jan. 18, 1999
Vincent's Hospital, Worcester. Mr. Boursy, 75, had served as an administrator
at Fitchburg (Mass.) State College for almost 20 years; named assistant to
the president of the college in 1964, he was later promoted to director of
fiscal affairs, dean of admissions and vice president for administration. Mr.
Boursy then taught in the business department at Fitchburg State until his
retirement in 1993. Previously, he had owned and operated the Dana J. Loud
Insurance Agency in Northampton, Mass., and served as director of the Northampton
Chamber of Commerce; he had also held management positions at W.T. Grant Stores
throughout New England. Mr. Boursy was an Army veteran of World War II. He
is survived by his wife, Eleanor; four sons; a sister; two grandchildren; two
nephews and four nieces.
Leo M. Grawzis
Dec. 23, 1998
In Norwalk (Conn.) Hospital, at 73. Prior to his retirement,
Mr. Grawzis had been an accountant with Lever Bros. of
Park Ave., N.Y., for over 30 years. He had also served
as a second lieutenant in the Navy. Mr. Grawzis is survived
by his sister; and nephews and nieces.
John C. Spillane
Jan. 29, 1999
At the Boston Medical Center, at 74. A licensed insurance
advisor, Mr. Spillane had been vice president of worker's
compensation for the CMS Insurance Agency Inc., a division
of Cook & Co., Marshfield, Mass., prior to his retirement.
He served as a major in the Marine Corps during World War
II and the Korean War. Mr. Spillane had been a member of
the President's Council. He is survived by his wife, Marie;
a son; a daughter; and a sister.
Andrew A. Athy
Feb. 17, 1999
In Memorial Hospital, Worcester, at 77. Mr. Athy had been
a funeral director at the Athy Memorial Home, Worcester,
for 50 years. Active in community service,
he was a former member and chairman of the Worcester Parks and Recreation Commission,
heading the committee that organized the redesign of the Green Hill Golf Course.
He had also been a member of the Worcester License Commission and the Worcester
Retirement Board and an incorporator of St. Vincent Hospital and Bay State
Savings Bank. A Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Athy served in the Asian-Pacific
theater. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons; four daughters, including
Aileen '81; three sisters; 10 grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.
Bernard W. Aubuchon Sr.
Feb. 16, 1999
At his Fitchburg, Mass., home, at 72. Mr. Aubuchon had
worked 50 years for the W.E. Aubuchon Co. in Fitchburg
and Westminster, Mass., prior to his retirement as vice
president in 1993. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine;
six sons, including Bernard W. Jr. '80; two daughters;
two brothers; two sisters; five grandchildren; nephews
and nieces; and cousins.
Alfred M. Sheehy, M.D.
Feb. 17, 1999
On Cape Cod, at 70. Dr. Sheehy, an obstetrician-gynecologist,
had been on the staff of St. Elizabeth's Hospital and the
Beaumont Med-Surg Hospital, Beumont, Texas, from 1986-1996;
he had also been the senior physician at Stat-Care Inc.,
a walk-in family practice and industrial clinic in Beaumont.
Previously, Dr. Sheehy had been on the staff of the Pungo
District Hospital in Belhaven, N.C., from 1978 until 1985.
At the beginning of his career, he had maintained a private
practice in Hyannis, Mass. An obstetrician-gynecologist
at Cape Cod Hospital from 1958 until 1978, Dr. Sheehy had
served as chief of the ob-gyn department from 1969 until
1970 and again, from 1973 to 1974; he had been chief of
staff at the hospital from 1971 to 1972. He was a captain
in the Army Medical Corps from 1954 to 1956 and a clinical
instructor at Tufts Medical School from 1958 to 1964. Dr.
Sheehy is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a son; six daughters,
including Catherine S. '80; three brothers, including John
W. '52; six grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.
Rev. Nicholas J. McNeil, S.J.
April 14, 1999
Rev. Nicholas J. McNeil, S.J., 83, died April 14 at
the Campion Center in Weston, Mass.
Prior to his retirement in 1991, Fr. McNeil worked at
Cheverus High School in Portland, Maine for 41 years, teaching English and
religious studies and serving as a librarian for the school
and the Jesuit community. He
was also chaplain of the Cloistered Nuns of the Precious Blood at their monastery
in Portland. Following retirement, Fr. McNeil lived at Holy Cross where he
was active in pastoral ministry for several years. He retired
to Weston in 1995.
A graduate of Salem (Mass.) High School, Fr. McNeil
attended Boston College. Entering the Society of Jesus in 1938, he completed
ascetical and classical studies at the Jesuit Novitiate in Lenox, Mass. After
earning his bachelor's degree and master's degree in philosophy at Weston
College in 1941, he taught English for two years at Holy Cross. Prior to
in 1946, he studied theology at Weston College and, after ordination, continued
his studies for an additional year. He subsequently taught theology at Holy
Cross for one year.
Fr. McNeil did advanced ascetical and pastoral work
at Pomfret in 1948 and 1949. He then earned his master's degree in English
from Fordham University in New York in 1950. In 1984 and 1985 he studied
and at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, Calif.
Fr. McNeil is survived by two sisters; and nephews and
Joseph M. Mulkern Jr.
Feb. 1, 1999
At the Mark Wentworth Home, Portsmouth, N.H., at 75. Prior
to his retirement in 1985, Mr. Mulkern had been principal
at the New Franklin School in Portsmouth; previously he
had been a principal of the Sherburne School, also in Portsmouth,
since 1959. At the beginning of his career, Mr. Mulkern
had taught school in Maine for one year; he then worked
for Kresge's Department Store. In 1954, Mr. Mulkern returned
to teaching, joining the staff of the Central School, South
Berwick, Maine, and later serving as principal there. A
Navy medic during World War II, he served on the USS Ranger,
then in Africa and the Pacific islands. Mr. Mulkhern is
survived by his wife, Catherine; two sons; four daughters;
five sisters; eight grandchildren; and one stepgrandson.
Thomas J. O'Halloran
Feb. 25, 1999
In Boston, at 73. Prior to his retirement, Mr. O'Halloran
had been an executive of the Ford Motor Co. for 31 years.
A veteran of World War II, he served with the 8th Army
Air Corps. Mr. O'Halloran, who had also been a volunteer
with SCORE, opened a chapter office in Prescott, Ariz.
He is survived by four sons; a daughter; several stepchildren;
13 grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Paul A. Simoneau
Dec. 24, 1998
In Summerville, S.C., at 76. Prior to his retirement in
1982, Mr. Simoneau had been the director of labor relations
for the Panama Canal Company - Commission, Panama. A veteran
of World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps from 1941
until 1945. Mr. Simoneau is survived by his wife, Norma;
three sons, including Jean-Michel '74 and David G. '76;
two daughters; three brothers; two sisters; 11 grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
Lawrence X. Dalton Sr.
March 14, 1999
At Genesee Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., at 71. Mr. Dalton
maintained a law practice in Massena, N.Y., for over 30 years,
retiring in February. Past president
of the Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce, he had served as secretary and
general counsel for the St. Lawrence Gas Co., and town and village justice
in Massena for over 20 years. Mr. Dalton is survived by three sons, including
John A. '86; a daughter; and two grandchildren.