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  In Memoriam




John R. Lucey
Nov. 8, 2000
In St. Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center, at 73, after a long illness. Prior to his retirement in 1996, Mr. Lucey was the president of Security Airlines Sales, Inc., Miami Springs, Fla. Previously, he worked more than 20 years as a foreign service officer for the U.S. State Department, serving in embassies and consuls in Berlin, Frankfurt, Istanbul and El Salvador. A Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Lucey served in Asia and the Pacific. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons; four daughters; two brothers; two sisters; 12 grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.

Albert A. Morel Jr.
Nov. 1, 2000
At his home in Hudson, Mass., at 75. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Morel was a vice president at BayBank/Harvard Trust, in Cambridge, Mass. During his career, he had also been active on local boards for the town of Hudson, serving on the School Committee, Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee. A Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Morel retired as a commander. He is survived by his wife, Joan; four sons; two daughters; a brother; two sisters; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nephews and nieces. 


James C. Thornton Jr. 
Oct. 22, 2000
At Kent County Memorial Hospital, Warwick, R.I., at 70. Prior to his retirement in 1991, Mr. Thornton worked 37 years for Fleet Bank, holding the positions of branch manager, regional manager, and vice president. A Navy veteran during the Korean War, Mr. Thornton served aboard the destroyer, the USS Darby. He is survived by his wife, Terry; a son; a daughter; two stepsons; and six grandchildren. 


William R. Hussey
Sept. 7, 2000
In Florida, at 68. Mr. Hussey is survived by his wife, Patra; three sons; and four daughters. 


Theodore T. Lambert, D.M.D.
Oct. 20, 2000
In Oakdale Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, West Boylston, Mass., at 68. Prior to his retirement in 1989, Dr. Lambert maintained a private dental practice in Worcester for 28 years. He had also been a director of dental services for the city of Worcester and a staff dentist for Worcester City Hospital and the Worcester Health Department Dental Clinics. During the Korean War, Dr. Lambert served in the Army and the Army Reserves. He is survived by his wife, Maureen; a brother; two sisters; nephews and nieces; and grandnephews and grandnieces. 

Robert F. Shannon
Oct. 21, 2000
At his home in Tampa, Fla., at 68. Mr. Shannon taught economics for 30 years at the University of South Florida. He had been a member of the President's Council at Holy Cross. Mr. Shannon is survived by his wife, Katherine; two sons, including Robert F. Jr. '83; a daughter, Kathleen M. '80; a sister; and three grandchildren. 


Stuart T. Maher
Aug. 29, 2000
In Pennsylvania, at 63. During his career, Mr. Maher had been an attorney in private practice and an author. He is survived by a son; a brother, Edward A. Jr. '49; and several nephews and nieces. 

Arthur E. McGuinness Jr.
Aug. 11, 2000
In California, at 64. Prior to his retirement in 1994, Mr. McGuinness taught English for 30 years at the University of California at Davis. During his career, he helped establish Integrated Studies, the first honors program on campus, serving as its director from 1968 until 1974. He then became associate director of the UC Education Abroad Program for the United Kingdom and Ireland. Co-founder of the scholarly journal, Eighteenth Century Studies: A Journal of Literature and the Arts, he was the co-editor until 1992. A scholar of Anglo-Irish literature as well as 18th-century literature, Mr. McGuinness wrote three books, the most recent about the Nobel Prize-winning poet, Seamus Heaney. He is survived by his wife, Nora; a son; two daughters; his mother; a brother; two sisters; two grandchildren; and 15 nephews and nieces.

James P. Redgate
Oct. 12, 2000
At his home in Middletown, R.I., at 64. During his career, Mr. Redgate had worked at Sansieri, Kimball and McNamee in Providence, R.I., and, also, for Gould/Westinghouse, Middletown, R.I.; in addition, he had been the financial manager of the Newport (R.I.) Shipyard for five years. A Navy veteran, Mr. Redgate retired in 1978 as the comptroller of the Naval Air Engineering Center in Lakehurst, N.J. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons; two daughters; a brother; a sister; six granddaughters; and many nephews and nieces. 


Francis X. Smith
Oct. 11, 2000
At his home in West Hartford, Conn. Early in his career, Mr. Smith worked for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. in its Worcester, Boston and Hartford, Conn., offices, becoming a partner of the firm. He then joined the Aetna Life & Casualty Co. in Hartford, where he was vice president, taxes and accounting policies. Mr. Smith later served as senior vice president and general counsel for Conning & Co. in Hartford; he had most recently pursued entrepreneurial interests. Mr. Smith had been a Holy Cross class agent and a member of the President's Council. He is survived by his wife, Suzan; two daughters; his father, Joseph A. '32; four brothers, including Bernard P. '67 and William F. '68; a sister; and many nephews and nieces. 


F. Joseph Waickman, M.D.
Oct. 21, 2000
At the New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain, Ohio, at 44. Dr. Waickman had been a pediatrician with HMO Health Ohio of Cleveland for 13 years before joining the staff of the Community Health Partners' medical office in Avon Lake, Ohio, last year. He is survived by his wife, Marianne (Casey) '78; three sons; a daughter; his mother and father, Francis J., M.D., '45; four brothers, including L. Anthony, M.D., '73 and Michael J., M.D., '81; and two sisters, including, Kathryn M. '85.


Anne M. Kennedy
Sept. 28, 2000
At Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, at 31. Ms. Kennedy was a regional account coordinator for E.F. Inc. She is survived by her parents; and two brothers.


Mary Ann (Mulcahy) Sessions
Dec. 1, 2000
At the Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Mass., at 27. Mrs. Sessions was a social studies teacher at Nashoba Regional High School, Bolton, Mass., where she was also an advisor to the Student Council. She is survived by her husband, Patrick M. '95; her mother; her stepfather; and a sister.


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