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  In Memoriam
     
    1924-1950

1951-2000

Friends



1924

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. 

1928 

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 three sisters.

1929 

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. 

1930 

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 great-granchildren. 

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 nieces. 

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. 

1931 

Alfred Cravedi 
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. 

1932 

Donald H. McCann 
Feb. 14, 1999 
In Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford, Del., at 88. Prior to his retirement, Mr. McCann had been associated with the law firm of Drake Sommers 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. 

1933 

Matthew F. Blake 
Feb. 20, 1999 
At his home in New Milford, Conn., at 87. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Blake 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. 

1934 

Thomas J. Kelly 
March 5, 1999 
At Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach, Fla., at 85. Prior to his retirement 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. Harkins, S.J.
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 in the 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. 

1935 

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 five great-grandchildren.

1936 

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 and nieces. 

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. 

1937

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 of Cheverus 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.  

1937 

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 grandchildren. 

1938 

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 and nieces. 

1939 

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 grandchildren. 

1940 

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, and previously 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 brothers. 

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. 

1941  

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. 

1942

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.

1942  

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 grandchildren. 

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. 

1943  

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. 

1944  

Robert L. Boettjer, M.D.  
March 2, 1999  
In Florida, at 76. Dr. Boettjer is survived by his wife, Amida; and a son. 

1945  

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 USS Washburn; 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. 

1946  

William F. Butters  
Feb. 6, 1999  
At the Harrington House, Walpole, Mass., at 75. Mr. Butters had been the manager 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. 

1947  

John J. Boursy  
Jan. 18, 1999  
In St. 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. 

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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 his ordination 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 in Jerusalem and at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, Calif.

Fr. McNeil is survived by two sisters; and nephews and nieces.

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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.

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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. 

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