Howard J. Connell
Oct. 18, 1999
At the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines, Fla., at 100. Prior
to his retirement, Mr. Connell had been a national sales
executive for the American Girl Shoe Co., Bryn Mawr, Pa.
He was a veteran of both World War I and World War II. Mr.
Connell is survived by a son; two granddaughters; and seven
Cyril L. Thiel
Sept. 11, 1999
At Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich., of complications
from a stroke, at 96. Prior to his retirement in 1962, Mr.
Thiel had served with the U.S. Foreign Service
for 38 years, in 15 countries in Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Europe,
the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America and Australia. He is
survived by two sons; and four grandchildren.
Clement C. O'Sullivan
Sept. 16, 1999
At his home in Bayonne, N.J., at 93. Prior to his retirement
Mr. O'Sullivan had taught history, French and English at St. Peter's Preparatory
School, Jersey City, N.J., for 45 years. He received the lifetime achievement
award during his tenure. There are no known survivors.
John F. Power
Sept. 13, 1999
In Florida, at 93. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Power had
been a senior partner of Blyth Eastman Dillon Union Securities
and a member of the New York Stock Exchange
for 25 years. He had also served as a director of many corporations including
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of New York, Palm Beach Co., Consolidated Cigar, Skelly
Oil and Kewanee Oil. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; two sons; five daughters;
28 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Monsignor John J. O'Brien
Sept. 22, 1999
In Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Mass., at 91. Prior to his
retirement in 1983,
Monsignor O'Brien had served as pastor of St. Bernard's Church, Fitchburg, for
15 years. He had also been headmaster of St. John-Ascension Central Catholic
grammar school and, later, of Sacred Heart Academy. Following his ordination
in 1938, Monsignor O'Brien had served at Sacred Heart Church in Holyoke for seven
years and had also been director of Sacred Heart grammar and high schools. His
next assignment was St. Bernard's Church, Fitchburg, where he served for six
years; during this time, he was also headmaster
of St. Bernard's grammar and high schools. In 1950, he became the first superintendent
of schools for the Diocese of Worcester and, in 1955, while retaining his duties
as superintendent, he became the headmaster of St.
Peter's High School, Worcester. In 1955, Monsignor O'Brien was named papal chamberlain
and, in 1960, domestic prelate. Appointed pastor of St. John's Church, Worcester,
in 1964, he retired as superintendent of schools in
1966. Monsignor O'Brien is survived by a sister-in-law.
Raymond C. Reilly
Aug. 28, 1999
In Northgate Manor Nursing Home, North Tonawanda, N.Y.,
at 91. Prior to his retirement in 1972, Mr. Reilly had
been a stationery engineer at The Buffalo News for 32 years.
Following graduation, he had worked as a stationery engineer
on Great Lakes Freighters. He is survived by a son; a daughter;
six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and nephews and
Francis E. Carey
Nov. 5, 1999
At the Hermitage, Alexandria, Va., at 90. Prior to his
retirement in 1975, Mr. Carey had worked for the Associated
Press, writing news and feature stories
about science, medicine and space. A member of the American Association of
Science Writers, he received many awards for his in-depth reporting. Mr.
Carey had also been the editor of the Arlington Forester
for five years. He began
his journalism career with the Lowell Sun. Mr. Carey is survived by three
daughters; eight grandchildren, including Elizabeth Anne
Hayes '86; and six great-grandchildren.
Donald J. McCrann, M.D.
Aug. 7, 1999
At the Maine Medical Center, Portland, at 90. Prior to
his retirement in 1986, Dr. McCrann had been a member of
St. Francis Hospital's medical staff as an attending obstetrician
and gynecologist for 48 years. During his tenure, he had
served as president of the medical and dental staff in
1967 and taught residents and students at the ob-gyn clinic
for many years; he had also been chairman of the department
from 1962-64. Dr. McCrann had also volunteered at the St.
Agnes Home and in the pastoral care department at St. Francis
Hospital, both in Hartford, Conn. A lieutenant commander
in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps from 1943-46, he served
18 months on the Island of Iwo Jima. He is survived by
a son; a daughter; a sister; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
and four nephews and a niece.
Charles J. Jarvis
Oct. 10, 1999
At Griffin Hospital, Derby, Conn., at 88. Mr. Jarvis,
who coached football, basketball and track at Ansonia
(Conn.) High School for 29 years, retired as
athletic director in 1966. The recipient of numerous awards, he was named
to the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Hall
of Fame in 1978. Mr. Jarvis
had been a member of the varsity football team at Holy Cross. He is survived
by his wife, Constance; a sister; and several nephews and nieces.
John J. Kelly
Sept. 12, 1999
In Holyoke (Mass.) Hospital, at 87. During his career,
Mr. Kelly had been a paralegal in the office of his brother,
the late attorney Joseph F. Kelly and a law librarian at
the Hampden (Mass.) County Courthouse, in Springfield,
for 20 years, retiring in 1981. He had been a member of
the President's Council. Mr. Kelly is survived by several
cousins in Ireland.
Frederick T. Moore, M.D.
May 21, 1999
At Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo, N.Y., at 84. Dr. Moore
was a general surgeon in Springfield, Mass., from 1946
to 1970; he then relocated to Mattapoisett,
Mass., where he continued to practice medicine until his retirement in 1980.
A member of the American Medical Association and the Massachusetts Medical
Society, he was a past consultant for the authenticity of cures at Our Lady
of the Immaculate Conception Shrine in Lourdes, France. A veteran of World
War II, Dr. Moore had been a captain in the Army Medical Corps. He is survived
by three sons, including Frederick T. Jr., D.M.D., '63; and six grandchildren.
James E. Hackett Jr.
Oct. 5, 1999
In Newport (R.I.) Hospital, at 85. Mr. Hackett had served
in the Navy for 25 years, retiring as a captain in 1965.
A veteran of World War II, and the Korean
and Vietnam Wars, he had been the commanding officer of the Gen. William Mitchell
AP114, the John W. Thomason DD770 and, from 1960 to 1963, the commanding officer
for the Navy ROTC at Notre Dame. Mr. Hackett had most recently worked for International
Minerals and Chemicals in Skokie, Ill., and for the state of Rhode Island in
food service. He is survived by his wife, Jane; two sons, James E. III '66
and William F. '72; three daughters; a son-in-law, Dennis Egan '69; a sister;
and 18 grandchildren.
Edward A. LaCroix
Sept. 10, 1999
At the Metrowest Medical Center, Framingham, Mass., at
84. Mr. LaCroix had worked as a sales manager for Boston
Edison at several locations in the Boston area before his
retirement. A lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during
World War II, he had served in the Pacific, North and South
Atlantic. Mr. LaCroix is survived by his wife, Marjorie;
two sons; five daughters; a brother; 14 grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.
Edward B. O'Connell, M.D.
Oct. 17, 1999
In Connecticut, at 84. Dr. O'Connell, who had maintained
a private practice in the New Haven, Conn. area, had most
recently worked at the Health Services Department of Southern
Connecticut State University and served as director of
the Colposcopy Clinic at St. Raphael's Hospital. Following
military service in the U.S. Army during World War II,
he completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology
at St. Vincent's Hospital, New York. He is survived by
his wife, Catherine; three sons, including Edward B. Jr. '65;
four daughters; a sister; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Charles J. Brucato
Aug. 9, 1999
In the St. Camillus Nursing Home, Whitinsville, Mass.,
at 83. Prior to his retirement in 1973, Mr. Brucato had
been a teacher, coach, athletic director
and assistant principal at Milford (Mass.) High School. A Marine Corps officer
in the Pacific during World War II, he had participated in four major campaigns
and received the Purple Heart award for wounds received in battle. After
the war, Mr. Brucato served in the Marine Corps Reserves,
attaining the rank of
major. A member of the Holy Cross Hall of Fame in both baseball and football,
he had been the captain of the 1938 baseball team. Following graduation,
Mr. Brucato played and coached professional baseball.
He is survived his wife,
Concetta; three sons, including Joseph N. '75; a daughter; a sister; and
Hector A. Duplessis
Sept. 8, 1999
At the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester,
at 83. Prior to his retirement in 1981, Mr. Duplessis had
owned and operated the Skyview Farm and Dairy in Marlborough,
Mass., for many years. A baseball player at Holy Cross,
he had been a member of the Varsity Club. Mr. Duplessis
is survived by his wife, Barbara; four sons; a daughter;
11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
Alfred A. Foley
Aug. 19, 1999
At Memorial Hospital, Worcester, at 85. Mr. Foley had taught
English at South High School, Worcester, for more than
30 years before his retirement. He had served in the Army
during World War II. Mr. Foley is survived by many nieces
and nephews; and grandnephews and grandnieces.
Bernard G. Walsh
Sept. 1, 1999
In New York, at 83. Mr. Walsh had worked for C.N.A. Insurance and had served
as an account executive for the Plumbers Welfare Association of Harrison, N.Y.
He is survived by a son; a daughter; a grandson; four granddaughters; a cousin;
and several nephews and nieces.
Philip W. Boivin
Aug. 21, 1999
In the skilled nursing home at Covenant Village of Cromwell,
Conn., at 80. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Boivin had been
a manager of textile technology
with the Rayonir division of ITT; previously, he had worked in New York for
Werner Consultants. During World War II, Mr. Boivin served in the Navy from
January 1941 until December 1944. He then began his career as a market development
executive in the textile industry. Mr. Boivin is survived by his wife, Edith;
and a daughter.
Gerard M. Lally
Sept. 8, 1999
At his home in Milford, Mass., at 81. Prior to his retirement,
Mr. Lally had been a security supervisor at the Jordan
Marsh Company in Framingham, Mass. Previously, he had been
employed at the former Milford Shoe Company for more than
10 years as well as at the Krippendorf Kalculator Co. in
Lynn, Mass. Mr. Lally is survived by a nephew; several
nieces; and several grandnephews and grandnieces.
Jose L. Porrata, M.D.
Aug. 1, 1999
In Puerto Rico, of a heart attack, at 81. A retired physician,
Dr. Porrata had served as a deacon of the Archdiocese of
San Juan, Puerto Rico, for 25 years. He is survived by
a son; a daughter; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
His brother was the late Frank C., M.D., '40.
E. Roy Williams
Oct. 6, 1999
In Massachusetts, at 81. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Williams
had been an international trade specialist for the U.S.
Commerce Department. During World War II, he served in
the Navy. Mr. Williams had been a member of the President's
Council and a past president of the Varsity Club. He is
survived by his wife, Helen; two daughters; and six grandchildren.
Daniel J. Lynch
Sept. 12, 1999
In North Merrick, N.Y., at 78. Mr. Lynch, who was retired,
had most recently served as vice president of Donaldson,
Lufkin & Jenrette in New York City;
he previously had been executive vice president and treasurer of Wood, Struthers & Winthrop,
also in New York City. Mr. Lynch is survived by his wife, Eleanore; four sons,
including Daniel J. Jr. '75; three daughters; and seven grandchildren.
Daniel J. Moran
Aug. 2, 1999
In Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, at 77. Prior to his
retirement in 1998, Mr. Moran had been an executive insurance
broker for 51 years. He began his career with the former
State Mutual Insurance Co. and then worked as a broker
for the National Life Insurance Co.; during his association
with National Life, he became a life member of the Million
Dollar Round Table. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II,
Mr. Moran served with the rank of lieutenant. He is survived
by his wife, Patricia; a son; two daughters; a brother,
William H. Jr. '40; two sisters; and two grandsons.
Edward T. O'Malley
Aug. 30, 1999
At his home in Worcester, at 78. Mr. O'Malley had most
recently been the owner and operator of an import-export
business, specializing in artwork and giftware, in Canada
and Europe. He had also been a stockbroker for many years.
In addition to Worcester, Mr. O'Malley had lived in Canada
and Spain for extended periods. During World War II, he
served as a lieutenant junior grade and as a pilot in the
U.S. Navy Air Corps. Mr. O'Malley is survived by two sons;
three daughters; a brother; a sister; four grandchildren;
and nephews and nieces.
Joseph J. Stapor, M.D.
Oct. 18, 1999
In the Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital, at 77. Dr. Stapor
had most recently been medical director for American Home
Products, Ayerst Division in New York,
for seven years, retiring in 1987. Previously, he had been medical director
of public health for the state of Connecticut Department of Public Health for
25 years before his retirement in 1981. Dr. Stapor had interned at St. Francis
Hospital, Hartford, and St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury before attending the
University of Michigan's School of Public Health. He served with the U.S. Air
Force during the Korean War, achieving the rank of captain. Dr. Stapor is survived
by his wife, Florence; a son; a daughter, Margaret M. '82; a son-in-law, John
F. Costa '82; a sister; and four grandchildren.
Thomas H. Tracy, M.D.
Oct. 29, 1999
At his home in Gardner, Mass., at 75. A retired orthopedic
physician, Dr. Tracy had also served on the Gardner City
Council during his career. A Navy veteran
of World War II, he had served for two years as a lieutenant junior grade in
the Pacific theater. Dr. Tracy is survived by his wife, Dorothy; a son, Michael
P. '78; three daughters, including Martha M. '87; two sisters; six grandchildren;
and nephews and nieces.
Marvin G. Wells
May 3, 1999
In California. Mr. Wells had most recently worked for Lockheed
Missiles and Space for 22 years. Commissioned as an ensign
after graduation, he had served
in the Navy for 15 years. Prior to his retirement in 1961, Mr. Wells was awarded
the Purple Heart for his involvement in the Battle of Guadalcanal. He is survived
by two sons; a daughter; and two grandchildren.
Charles D. Tuppen Jr.
Oct. 8, 1999
In Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home, Clarence, N.Y., after
a lengthy illness. Prior to his retirement in 1993, Mr.
Tuppen had been associated with the Buffalo,
N.Y., law firm Falk & Siemer for 42 years. During the 1960s, he served
in the Erie County Legislature. Mr. Tuppen had also been president of the
Buffalo Zoological Society from 1975 to 1979, a former member of the Buffalo
Erie Bridge Commission, and a board member of the Irish Classical Theater.
An ensign in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he served in the Pacific
Theater. Mr. Tuppen is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons; a daughter;
and three grandchildren.
John E. Hannibal Jr., M.D.
Sept. 5, 1999
At Rae-Ann Center, Cleveland, Ohio, of complications from
progressive supranuclear palsy, at 71. Dr. Hannibal, a
dermatologist, had maintained a private practice
in Rocky River, Ohio, from 1961 until his retirement in 1993. He had also
served on the medical staffs at Fairview General and St. John hospitals,
both in Cleveland,
and at St. John West Shore Hospital in Westlake. During this time, Dr.
Hannibal had served as an assistant clinical professor
of dermatology at the Case
Western Reserve University School of Medicine. After earning his medical
had been a general medical officer for two years in the Air Force. Dr.
Hannibal is survived by his wife, Patricia; two sons; two
daughters; two brothers,
including Mark J., M.D., '54; a sister; and four grandchildren.
William H. Henchey Jr.
Aug. 27, 1999
In the Fountain Valley (Calif.) Regional Hospital, at 71.
Mr. Henchey had enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1954, achieving
the rank of specialist 3rd class upon his discharge in
1956. He is survived by two daughters; a brother; two sisters;
and several nieces and nephews.
John F. McGuire
Oct. 22, 1999
At Community Hospital of New Port Richey, Fla., at 74.
Prior to his retirement, Mr. McGuire had been a transportation
supervisor for the New York Telephone Co. During World
War II, he served in the Army Air Forces. Mr. McGuire is
survived by his wife, Ruth; four daughters, including Maureen '81;
four sons-in-law, including Gregory J. Partyka '80; two
brothers; three sisters; and six grandchildren. His father
was the late Francis C. '19 and his uncle was the late
J. Donald '21.
James J. Caulfield Jr.
Sept. 9, 1999
In Beverly (Mass.) Hospital, at 71. Prior to his retirement,
Mr. Caulfield had been employed as a sales representative
in the leather industry for many
years. A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived
by his wife, Dorothy; a son; a daughter, Maureen B. '81; six grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews.