In Memoriam: 1941-1958

Holy Cross Magazine publishes In Memoriam to inform the College community of the deaths of alumni, Trustees, students, employees and friends. In Memoriam content, which is based on obituaries published in public forums or provided directly to HCM by the family, is limited to an overview of an individual’s life accomplishments, including service to alma mater and a survivors’ listing. Featured obituaries, labeled “Holy Cross Remembers,” are provided for faculty, senior administrators, Jesuits, honorary degree recipients and Trustees. Portrait photos from The Purple Patcher appear as space permits and at the discretion of the editor (photos provided by the deceased’s family are not accepted). Tributes appear in the order in which they are received; due to the volume of submissions and Magazine deadlines, it may be several issues before they appear in print. To notify the College of a death, please call the Alumni Office at 508-793-3039 or email AlumniRecords@holycross.edu, attaching a copy of an obituary, if available.

1941
James J. Armstrong

James J. “Jack” Armstrong, of Palm Beach, Florida, died on Sept. 24, 2014, at 96. Mr. Armstrong was the vice president at Marsh & McLennan, Inc. He was predeceased by his wife, Doris.

1945
Gerald K. Cassidy

Gerald K. “Gerry” Cassidy, of Easton, Maryland, and formerly of Bethesda, Maryland, died on Sept. 8, 2013, at 89. Mr. Cassidy was born in Atlanta and raised in Washington, D.C., where he attended Gonzaga College High School. He was an economics major at Holy Cross. Mr. Cassidy spent 20 years working at his father-in-law’s law firm, Ellet and Short. In 1971, the company merged with another firm to form Early, Cassidy and Schilling, an insurance company based in Washington, D.C., and later moved to Rockville, Maryland. Mr. Cassidy became the chief executive of the company before his retirement. He was the past chairman of what is now the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers and a past president of several organizations, including what is now the Metropolitan Washington Association of Independent Insurance Agents, the Kiwanis Club of Washington and the Washington-area chapter of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, an Irish heritage group. Mr. Cassidy was a past member of the Catholic Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda and the Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He is survived by eight children; 26 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Jane; one son; and his brother, Bertrand Cassidy ’55.

1946
Thomas E. Deem, Ed.D.

Thomas E. “Tom” Deem, Ed.D., of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, died on June 24, 2015, at 90. Dr. Deem was a member of the Naval ROTC program at Holy Cross and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He also played on both the football and basketball teams at Holy Cross. He went on to earn a master of arts degree at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and a doctorate in education at the University of Illinois, Chicago. A graduate of New Albany (Indiana) High School, Dr. Deem was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. He supported the College as a class agent and career advisor, and was also a member of the Varsity Club. Dr. Deem lived in Hot Springs Village for 23 years, and was a member of the Writers Club, Tennis Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Ann; four children and their spouses; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

1947
Arthur F. Larievy Jr.

Arthur F. “Art” Larievy Jr., of Greenville, South Carolina, and formerly of Dudley, Massachusetts, died on April 29, 2015, at 90. Mr. Larievy served in two branches of the military for nine years, from 1944 to 1953. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and, upon graduating from Holy Cross, served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Marines in the artillery division in Korea. Upon his return, he earned a master’s degree in education and went on to a 37-year career in the Worcester Public Schools, in the capacity of teacher, assistant principal and principal. As principal, he served in three Worcester schools, including St. Nicholas Avenue Community School, from which he retired after 22 years. Mr. Larievy was a great fan of Holy Cross sports and proud of the academic excellence the College achieved over the years. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Jeanne; three sons, including Arthur F. “Bud” Larievy III ’70 and his spouse; one daughter, Donnamarie Rastad ’78 and her spouse; two stepsons and their spouses; three grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.

1948
Ciro G. Buonocore

Ciro G. Buonocore, of San Francisco, formerly of Bronx, New York, North Haven, Connecticut, and Milford, Connecticut, died on April 23, 2015, at 91. Mr. Buonocore served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946. His family came to the United States from Italy to establish a wine-making business. Mr. Buonocore moved to California and founded Buonocore Distributing, a wine business that has now been in the family for five generations. He is survived by three sons, two daughters and their spouses; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters; one sister-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Corinne.

Thomas M. Whelan
Thomas M. “Tom” Whelan, of Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, died on May 22, 2015. Mr. Whelan served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. During his career, he worked for Bell Atlantic Corp. and NYNEX Corporation. He is survived by six children; five stepchildren; and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins, including Richard Whelan ’66. He was predeceased by his first wife, Catherine, and his second wife, Mary.

1949
George F. Cahill, Esq.

George F. Cahill, Esq., of Concord, Massachusetts, died on July 21, 2015, at 87. Mr. Cahill was born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts, and was a longtime resident of Weston, Massachusetts. While he as a student at Holy Cross, Mr. Cahill ran on the track and cross country teams and was a mathematics major. He earned a law degree from Northeastern University in Boston in 1952 and was a practicing attorney for 63 years. He was a founding partner of the law firm of Cargill, Masterman and Cahill in Boston. Mr. Cahill was a dedicated and longtime supporter of the College. He was a member of the President’s Council, Fitton Society, Varsity Club and Holy Cross Lawyers Association. He also volunteered as an admissions advisor, class agent, regional club career counselor, reunion class chair and on a number of alumni committees. In honor of this distinguished service to Holy Cross, Mr. Cahill received the In Hoc Signo Award in 1988; the award is the Alumni Association’s highest honor, and is presented to alumni who have distinguished themselves by their dedicated, outstanding and lengthy service to the College, alumni organizations, regional clubs or class. He also received the Matthew P. Cavanaugh Award from the College in 2014, which is presented to the class chair who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to his or her class and to the College over the past year. He is survived by three sons, including Gregory H. Cahill ’81 P14, one daughter and their spouses; eight grandchildren, including Peter Cahill ’14; and many nieces and nephews, including William C. Casey ’78 and Karen C. Sciarrino ’82. He was predeceased by his wife, Constance; one sister and her spouse; and one brother, Charles A. Cahill ’52 P82 and his spouse.  

1950
Robert E. Horgan, D.D.S.

Robert E. “Bob” Horgan, D.D.S., of Annandale, Virginia, and formerly of Worcester, died on July 4, 2015, at 90. Dr. Horgan grew up in Worcester, enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1943. He served during World War II in the Philippines and the Solomon Islands, on assignment to the Marine Corps Air Wing. He was in Okinawa, Japan, when the war ended and went to serve in China under the Peace Treaty before returning home. After the war, he enrolled at Holy Cross and majored in biology. He earned his doctoral degree in dental surgery at Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C., in 1954, and then opened his private dentistry practice in Falls Church and Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia. He worked at the practice for 56 years, until his retirement in 2010. Dr. Horgan was active in professional and civic organizations, including as a member and former president of the Commonwealth Dental Study Club, Fairfax Dental Society, Catholic Physicians and Dentists Guild and Arlington Knights of the Round Table. He was also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity. He supported the College as a class agent and member of his class reunion committee. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Claire; two daughters; six grandchildren; and one brother. He was predeceased by one of his daughters.

1951
Robert G. Burns, D.D.S.

Robert G. “Bob” Burns, D.D.S., of Needham, Massachusetts, and formerly of Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, died on May 19, 2015, at 88. He graduated from Cranwell School in Lenox, Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Bourne, Massachusetts. Dr. Burns earned his dental degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C. He practiced dentistry in the U.S. Navy for two years, stationed at the Naval Submarine Base in New London, Connecticut. In 1960, he opened his dental practice in Wellesley, where he practiced for 35 years. He was a parishioner and Eucharistic minister at St. Paul Church in Wellesley. Dr. Burns also stayed connected to the College as a class agent. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; five sons, including James Burns ’76, and their spouses; eight grandchildren; one brother; and one sister.

1953
Vincent T. Andriole, M.D.

Vincent T. “Vince” Andriole, M.D., of Stratford, Connecticut, died on April 26, 2015, at 83. After graduating from Holy Cross, Dr. Andriole earned his medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine and then completed his postgraduate training at North Carolina Memorial Hospital, the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/National Institutes of Health (NIAID/NIH) and Yale University School of Medicine. He served in the Navy Reserve with the U.S. Public Health Service/NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Andriole was an emeritus professor of medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, an attending physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital and an attending physician at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He received a number of awards throughout his career, including the Laureate Award of the American College of Physicians, the Bristol Award of the Infectious Disease Society of America and the Yale School of Medicine Medical Housestaff Teacher of the Year Award. Dr. Andriole was the first faculty member to receive this award twice. He also received the prestigious Sanctae Crucis Award, the College’s highest non-degree honor, given in recognition of professional achievements and commitment to service, faith and justice. He also served as the president of the Infectious Disease Society of America and authored a number of articles, reviews and textbooks on infectious diseases. Dr. Andriole supported the College as an admissions advisor and member of the 1843 Society and Fitton Society, and was also a member of the Varsity Club. He majored in biology at Holy Cross and also ran track and cross country. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Daria Louise; four children and their spouses; two brothers and their spouses; one sister; and five grandchildren.

Paul S. Archambault
Paul S. Archambault, of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, died on April 11, 2015, at 84. Mr. Archambault was the vice president at insurance company Pearson Cronin & Jacobson. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jeanette; nine children and their spouses; 20 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

William H. McBride
William H. “Bill” McBride, of Spring Lake, New Jersey, died on May 11, 2015, at 90. Mr. McBride grew up in Newark, New Jersey, and later returned to live in his hometown from 1972-1978. He attended Sacred Heart School in Newark and Our Lady of the Valley School in Orange, New Jersey, before earning an undergraduate degree in philosophy and chemistry at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, in 1950. Mr. McBride attended Holy Cross when there was a graduate program in chemistry, and he earned a master’s degree in chemistry in 1953. After graduating from the College, he entered the Society of Jesus and was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1956. He served as a priest for 15 years, but eventually left the order and continued his career in education. During his teaching career, he taught physical science, earth science and chemistry at the Montclair Academy in Montclair, New Jersey, as well as chemistry at McQuade High School in Rochester, New York, and at Brooklyn Preparatory School in Brooklyn, New York. He served as the assistant headmaster and an instructor in chemistry and earth science at the Morristown-Beard School in Morristown, New Jersey, for 19 years. Upon his retirement in 1996, Mr. McBride was honored by the school with the establishment of the William H. McBride Prize, which is given annually to a deserving graduate. He continued to teach in retirement, as a substitute teacher at Wall High School in Wall Township, New Jersey, and also tutored students in chemistry and science. He was an active member of St. Catharine’s Church in Spring Lake, where he sang with the church choir. He also sang with the Red Bank (New Jersey)-area chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife of 43 years, Regina, who has since passed away. He is survived by many nieces and nephews, and was predeceased by three siblings.

Francis X. Stankard
Francis X. “Frank” Stankard, of Raleigh, North Carolina, died on April 23, 2015, at 83. After graduating from Holy Cross, Mr. Stankard attended the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C., and the Senior International Managers Program at Harvard University in Boston. He also spent three years serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, earning the rank of captain and continuing to serve in the reserves. He worked for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York for 35 years, including 12 years as executive vice president of international banking. He also served as vice chairman of American Express Bank from 1994-1999. Mr. Stankard served on many boards, including Bank Leumi, Bankers Life Insurance of New York, American Express Bank, Netherlands Bank of Holland, Asia Society, Japan Society, Christian Brothers Academy and the United States National Advisory Board of INSEAD. He was board president of the Council of the United States and Italy and executive in residence at Monmouth College (now University) in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Mr. Stankard was a Knight of Malta, which is a Roman Catholic lay religious order, in both Rome and New York. He was a dedicated supporter of alma mater, serving as a trustee from 1984-1992 and the chair of the Holy Cross Fund from 1980-1983, as well as a member of the Fitton, Fenwick and Cornerstone Societies and President’s Council. He was also a class agent, career advisor and reunion gift chair, as well as a former member of the Holy Cross Advisory Board and Leadership Council of New York. In recognition of his 60 years of distinguished service to the College, Mr. Stankard received the Holy Cross Alumni Association’s In Hoc Signo Award in 2013. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elsa; three sons and their spouses, including Charles Stankard, M.D., ’84, John Stankard ’89 and Marcia Corbidge Stankard ’89; nine grandchildren; two sisters; and nieces and nephews, including  Judith Ford ’80, Gregory Ford ’83, Douglas Ford ’87 and Christine Medler Ford ’87. 

1954
Garry Charles Degermajian

Garry Charles “Garry” Degermajian, a lifelong Worcester resident, died on April 27, 2015, at 83. Mr. Degermajian attended the Worcester Public Schools, graduating from North High School in 1950. He majored in history at Holy Cross and went on to earn a master’s degree in education from the former Boston State Teacher’s College in 1957. He also completed a number of post-graduate courses in school curriculum and administration at Worcester State College (now University). Mr. Degermajian served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956. In the summer of 1957, he began his career as a classroom teacher at the Oxford (Massachusetts) Public Schools and would remain there for his entire career, serving in various administration roles. He was a member of the Armenian Church of our Savior in Worcester, the American Legion Tatnuck Post #288, State Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Massachusetts Retired County and Municipal Employees Association. He volunteered as a coordinator for his 60th reunion at Holy Cross. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Theresa; one son, Gregory Degermajian ’81; one daughter and son-in-law; one granddaughter; and members of his extended family, including Daniel Kalashian ’68. He was predeceased by one sister and one brother.

James M. Fitzgerald
James M. “Jim” Fitzgerald, of Londonderry, New Hampshire, and Old Lyme Shore, Connecticut, died on July 4, 2015, at 83. Mr. Fitzgerald was raised in Springfield, Massachusetts, and lived in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, for 35 years. After graduating from Holy Cross, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Upon his return, Mr. Fitzgerald continued his education, earning a master’s degree and certificate of advanced graduate study in psychology at Springfield College, and a doctoral degree in psychology at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He served as a counselor in the Springfield public school system for many years, and then established the Diagnostic Center for the Connecticut Department of Corrections in Somers, Connecticut, where he worked for 20 years as the director. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy; two daughters, two sons and their spouses; nine grandchildren; one sister; and a nephew, John E. Fitzgerald ’73. He was predeceased by one brother, John E. Fitzgerald ’44 P73; and one brother-in-law, Terry D. Ryan, M.D., ’55.

John J. O'Grady III
John J. “Jack” O'Grady III, of Garden City, New York, died on July 10, 2015, at 82. Mr. O’Grady was a political science major at Holy Cross, as well as the valedictorian of his class and a member of the Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society. He graduated from the College with magna cum laude honors. While he was a student, Mr. O’Grady participated in the Debate Society and was a member of the football team. He earned a law degree from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1957. He spent his professional career practicing law with Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft in New York City, where he was a partner from 1966-1996. He maintained his status as senior counsel until his death. He supported the College as a member of the President’s Council, 1843 Society and as a class agent. He was also a member of the Holy Cross Lawyers Association and the William H.P. Jenks Committee. He is survived by two sons, Glennon O'Grady, M.D., ’81 and Paul O'Grady ’90, and their spouses; two daughters, including Carol Costello ’86, and their spouses; eight grandchildren; one sister; and a niece, Maura Clancy ’77.

1955
Paul F. Granger

Paul F. Granger, of Phoenix, Maryland, died on April 18, 2015. While he was a student at Holy Cross, Mr. Granger participated in ROTC and also worked on the Purple Patcher yearbook. He was a member of the O’Callahan NROTC Society. Mr. Granger worked at the US Life Insurance Company and retired in 2002 as senior vice president of the company. He supported the College as a class agent, career advisor and member of the 1843 Society. He is survived by five children and their spouses, as well as 10 grandchildren.

John G. Weg, M.D.
John G. “Jack” Weg, M.D., of Ann Arbor, Michigan, died on May 3, 2015, at 81. Dr. Weg was a premedical major at Holy Cross and earned his medical degree in 1959 from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He was the chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Weg was also the president of the American College of Chest Physicians and received that organization’s Master Fellow Award, given to physicians who have distinguished themselves with professional preeminence. He supported the College as a member of the President’s Council and as an admissions advisor. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary; six daughters and their spouses; 12 grandchildren; and one brother, Leonard Weg ’60.

1956
John W. Connelly Jr.

John W. “Jack” Connelly Jr., of Needham, Massachusetts, died on June 1, 2015, at 81. Mr. Connelly graduated from Boston College High School. While he was a student at Holy Cross, he ran on the track and cross country teams. After graduating from the College, he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. He spent his 50-year career as a manufacturer’s representative throughout New England. Mr. Connelly was a parishioner at St. Bartholomew Church in Needham. He supported the College as a career advisor and was also a member of the Varsity Club. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Janet; six children and their spouses; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister; one brother; and many nieces and nephews.

1957
James L. Higgins

James L. “Jim” Higgins, of Andover, Massachusetts, died on Nov. 25, 2014, at 80. Mr. Higgins was also known as “Larry,” and was a lifelong resident of Andover. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover and Cranwell Prep in Lenox, Massachusetts. He entered Holy Cross with the Class of 1957 and completed his education at Merrimack College. He spent his 30-year career at Camp, Dresser and McKee (now CDM Smith), an engineering and construction company in the Boston area. Mr. Higgins was also a lifelong member of St. Augustine’s Parish in Andover. He is survived by four children and their spouses; seven grandchildren; three siblings and their spouses, including John Higgins ’53; one cousin; and several nieces and nephews, including James Higgins ’84, Caroline Higgins ’88 and Nancy Dankert ’92.

Robert E. Rainone
Robert E. “Bob” Rainone, of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, died on July 10, 2015, at 80. Mr. Rainone attended Holy Cross on a football scholarship and majored in economics; he was also a member of the track and cross country teams. From 1957-1963, he served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He earned an MBA from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, in 1971. After serving in the Army, he worked as a labor relations specialist at General Motors and Hess Oil, then as director of human resources at manufacturer Curitss Wright. In 1973, he accepted a position at International Mill Service in Philadelphia, where he retired as senior vice president. He was a member of the Varsity Club. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lucy; two sons, two daughters and their spouses; and three grandchildren.

Paul S. Reilly
Paul S. Reilly, of Eltingville, New York, died on April 19, 2015, at 79. Mr. Reilly was born and raised in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens, New York, and moved to Eltingville, on Staten Island, in 1989. He graduated from Xavier High School in Manhattan and majored in economics at Holy Cross. He worked in many field throughout his career, including as a mortgage officer at Citibank in Manhattan, a corporate bond trader at L.F. Rothschild in Manhattan, a bartender and at the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Child Roman Catholic Church in Eltingville. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Lorraine; one daughter; and three grandchildren.

Robert J. Ridick
Robert J. “Bob” Ridick, of Chathan, Massachusetts, and Marco Island, Florida, died on July 12, 2015. Mr. Ridick was a psychology major at Holy Cross and earned a master’s degree in psychiatric social work from Boston College in 1959. He was a social worker at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts, for 30 years. He also worked part-time at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester for 26 years, counseling people with substance addiction. His work led to the founding of the Honor Court in Worcester, a humane alternative to prison for substance addicts. He was also a lifetime member of the National Association of Social Workers. He raised his family in Concord, Massachusetts, for 22 years, and then retired to Chatham and Marco Island. Mr. Ridick was a founding member of the Marco Island Men’s Club, a supporter of the Concord Boosters Club and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He supported the College as a class agent and member of his class reunion committee. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carole; three sons and their spouses; and six grandchildren.

1958
Paul G. Morrissey

Paul G. Morrissey, of Baldwinsville, New York, died on Feb. 24, 2015, at 78. Mr. Morrissey was born in New Rochelle, New York, and lived in the Baldwinsville area for a number of years. He served in the Army National Guard of New York. Mr. Morrissey worked for life insurance company MONY (Mutual of New York) for 31 years, until his retirement. In retirement, he worked at the Foxfire Golf Course in Baldwinsville. He is survived by his wife, Karen; one granddaughter; two sisters; one brother; several nieces and nephews; and his extended family.

Thomas J. Tierney
Thomas J. “Tom” Tierney, of Sun Valley, Idaho, died on May 23, 2015, at 78. Mr. Tierney grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Regis High School in New York City in 1954. He was an English major at the College and participated in the Naval ROTC, Student Council, Student Government Association, Glee Club, senior class play and Purple Patcher yearbook. After graduating from Holy Cross, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1958-1961, achieving the rank of lieutenant junior grade. He lived in Brooklyn until 1965, then, moved to Atlanta and, later, Southfield, Michigan. He moved to Sun Valley in 1998 and lived there until his death. He worked for 3M Company as a sales and marketing executive for 35 years, until his retirement in 1996. Mr. Tierney was the board chairman of the Hospice of Wood River Valley in Sun Valley and was also a member of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, where he served on the pastoral council and finance committee. He was a member of the American Legion Post 115 in Ketchum, Idaho, and also supported the College as a member of the President’s Council and the O’Callahan NROTC Society. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; two sons, two daughters and their spouses; two stepsons and their spouses; six grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; one brother; and his first wife, Judith.

Mr. James H. Woods Jr.
Mr. James H. “Pat” Woods Jr., of Holyoke, Massachusetts, died on July 20, 2015, at 79. Mr. Woods grew up in Holyoke and attended Holyoke High School, where he was on the baseball team that won the 1953 State Championship. He attended Holyoke Community College prior to enrolling at the College. After graduating from Holy Cross, he earned a master’s of education degree at Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Upon finishing his education, he played baseball with several teams, including the Holyoke Allies, the Knights of Columbus, the Chicopee Tigers and the Holyoke Liquor Dealers. Mr. Woods also served in the U.S. Army and had a 40-year career in the Holyoke public schools. He started as an English teacher and freshman baseball coach at the Lawrence School and then worked as an English teacher, guidance counselor and tennis coach at Holyoke High School until 2001. Alongside his wife, he also operated the John H. Woods Company Realtors, a firm founded by his grandfather in 1905. He was also the author of a book of photography, Carriage Houses of Holyoke, which he sold locally. Mr. Woods coached a number of sports teams in Holyoke, including youth soccer, basketball, softball and the high school varsity boys’ tennis team. He was also a player in the Tri-County Baseball League, a volunteer at the Holyoke History Room and Holyoke Soldiers’ Home and a member of the Blessed Sacrament School Board. He was a past member of the National Association of Realtors, the Elks and the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ellen; one son; two daughters; one son-in-law; two grandchildren; six siblings and their spouses; several cousins, including James H. Mahoney Jr., M.D., ’60 P94, Richard P. Mahoney ’69, Philip Ingersoll-Mahoney ’70, Michael K. Mahoney ’94; many nieces and nephews, including Grace E. Lavelle ’18; and godchildren.