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.
Matthew C. Barrett
Matthew C. “Matt” Barrett, of Niantic, Connecticut, died on May 2, 2015, at 76. Mr. Barrett graduated from Loomis Chafee School in Windsor, Connecticut, before attending Holy Cross. He spent 36 years working for the Travelers Insurances Company, until his retirement in 1996. Mr. Barrett raised his family in Windsor and volunteered as a little league and youth basketball coach. He was an active member of St. Gabriel Parish in the town, where he sang in the Good Shepherd Choir, taught religious education (CCD) classes and volunteered at Hartford’s Immaculate Conception Shelter and Housing. He moved to Crescent Beach in Niantic in retirement and served on the board of the Crescent Beach Association. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kathleen; five daughters, one son and their spouses; nine grandchildren; and six siblings. He was predeceased by a brother, Lt. Col. Frederick W. Barrett, USAF Ret., ’60.
James “Jim” Southwood, of Marshfield, Massachusetts, died on July 10, 2015, at 76. Mr. Southwood was born and raised in Canton, Massachusetts, and graduated from Coyle and Cassidy High School in Taunton, Massachusetts. He enrolled at Holy Cross with the Class of 1960 and continued his education at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. He served in the 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion in Korea until 1963, and then began a reporting and writing career. He wrote for the Boston Herald Traveler, and also published his own works and research projects. He is survived by his wife, Anne; two daughters; one son and his spouse; one granddaughter; one sister and her spouse; and three nephews.
Algird S. Cibulskas
Algird S. “Al” Cibulskas, of Roswell, Georgia, died on Nov. 17, 2014, at 75. Mr. Cibulskas earned both a bachelor of science with a major in chemistry and a master of science degree in chemistry from the College, which had a graduate science program at the time of his matriculation. He worked as a chemical engineer for American Cyanamid (later Cytec). Mr. Cibulskas supported the College as a career advisor. He spent most of his life in Stamford, Connecticut, before moving to Crestview, Florida, in 2004, and then Roswell. He is survived by one son, one daughter and their spouses; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Margaret, and his parents.
Thomas D. Flaherty
Thomas D. “Tom” Flaherty, of San Antonio, died on March 27, 2015, at 75. Mr. Flaherty graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Waterbury, Connecticut, in 1957. He developed his lifelong interest in history while he was a student at Holy Cross and went on to earn a master of arts degree in history at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana. After graduating from Notre Dame 1963, he accepted his first teaching position at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. In 1967, Mr. Flaherty began his career with San Antonio College, which is now a part of the Alamo Community College District, and remained there for 44 years. He was promoted through the academic ranks from instructor to professor, and was named professor emeritus upon his retirement in 2011. He also received distinguished recognition from the Alamo Community College District when he retired, in honor of his “outstanding contributions to the San Antonio College department of history through teaching and service.” Mr. Flaherty served as vice president of the San Antonio College chapter of the American Association of University Professors and was a member of the Texas Community College Teachers Association, the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians and the American Catholic Historical Association. He is survived by two brothers and their spouses; four nieces; one nephew; and many great-nieces and -nephews.
Gerard H. Magee Jr.
Gerard H. “Mickey” Magee Jr., of New Bern, North Carolina, and formerly of Babylon, New York, died on May 30, 2015, at 75. Mr. Magee majored in industrial relations at Holy Cross and went on to earn a law degree at Fordham University School of Law in New York City. He took over the family fuel oil business, Magee Fuel Oil, after his father’s passing; he later sold the company but continued working there until his retirement. He was a member of the Holy Cross Lawyers Association and the Varsity Club. While he was a student at Holy Cross, Mr. Magee ran track and cross country, and also was a religious education (CCD) teacher, member of the Knights of Columbus and writer for The Crusader student newspaper. Mr. Magee and his wife volunteered as pre-marriage counselors, and he also volunteered at a number of churches in his area, including the United Methodist Church of Havelock, New Song United Methodist Church, Temple Baptist Church and Latitude Church. He is survived by his wife, Pat; six sons, two daughters and their spouses; 14 grandchildren; and one sister.
Michael V. Morreale
Michael V. “Mike” Morreale, of Poughkeepsie, New York, died on Feb. 18, 2014, at 73. He is survived by his sister, brother-in-law and nephew.
Richard J. Nirrengarten
Richard J. “Dick” Nirrengarten, of Cape Coral, Florida, died on April 18, 2015. Mr. Nirrengarten majored in English at Holy Cross. He worked as a manager at Doubleday Book Shops. He is survived by his wife, Nicole.
Frederick W. Hoogland
Frederick W. “Fred” Hoogland, of Naples, Florida, died on May 11, 2015, at 75. Mr. Hoogland graduated from Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, Maryland. After graduating from Holy Cross, he received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Mr. Hoogland was an active member of the New York, California and Texas bar associations, the states where he practiced corporate contract law for Air Liquide (America) Corporation and Shell Oil Corporation. He served as a class agent and reunion gift chair for the Class of 1962 and was a member of the Holy Cross Lawyers Association. He is survived by his wife, Maryalice; one son; one granddaughter; five siblings and their spouses; and 37 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters and their spouses.
Edward L. Mahoney
Edward L. “Ed” Mahoney, of West Boylston, Massachusetts, died on July 5, 2015, at 75. In 1958, Mr. Mahoney graduated from Leominster (Massachusetts) High School, where he was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and track. At Holy Cross, he was a deputy commander and in the color guard of the Air Force ROTC. He achieved the rank of first lieutenant in the Air Force. During his career, Mr. Mahoney worked as a systems analyst for a number of companies before founding his own business. In retirement, he established the A-1 Tool Repair Company. He was a founder and coach of the West Boylston Youth Soccer program, and also coached community league baseball teams. He delivered Meals on Wheels to his neighbors and also volunteered with the Joseph’s Project, which delivers food to local families in need. He is survived by six children and their families, including Kathleen E. Moylan ’87; and 13 grandchildren and their spouses. He was predeceased by his wife of nearly 50 years, Maureen, in 2013; and one sister.
Peter J. Barrett, M.D.
Peter J. Barrett, M.D., of Hingham, Massachusetts, died on May 1, 2015, at 72. Dr. Barrett attended St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers, Massachusetts, before enrolling at Holy Cross, where he was a member of the varsity football team and the Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit honor society. He earned his medical degree from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, in 1968, and completed a residency in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Barrett also served in the U.S. Navy Reserve and was honorably discharged with the rank of commander. He practiced radiology at Quincy Hospital in Quincy, Massachusetts, and was later a professor of clinical radiology at New England Medical Center in Boston and Tufts University School of Medicine. He also founded a medical business that evaluated cases of respiratory disease nationally on behalf of the United States government and private clients. Dr. Barrett supported the College as a class agent and member of the President’s Council, and also volunteered his time and resources to St. John’s Preparatory School, Milton Academy, The Catholic Schools Foundation, the ALS Association and the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Nantucket. He is survived by two sons; six grandchildren; and one sister and brother-in-law. His wife of 48 years, Clara, passed away in 2013.
Joseph R. Roy
Joseph R. “Joe” Roy, of Meredith, New Hampshire, and formerly of Newton, Massachusetts, died on April 23, 2015, at 71. He majored in German language and literature at Holy Cross and went on to a 47-year career in communications and public relations. He held management positions with Honeywell Information Systems, Prime Computer and Wang Laboratories. Mr. Roy also counseled senior executives of start-up technology companies, Fortune 500 companies and multinational corporations while working as a senior executive at several large public relations firms and as the owner of Joy Roy and Co., which he founded in 1992. He also wrote a blog called “Clear Writing with Mr. Clarity.” He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Janice; one daughter; two sisters; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
John L. Shanahan Jr.
John L. Shanahan Jr., of Peabody, Massachusetts, died on July 13, 2015, at 71. Mr. Shanahan grew up in Swampscott, Massachusetts, and graduated from St. Mary’s Boys High School in Lynn, Massachusetts. After graduating from Holy Cross, he joined the U.S. Army in 1965 and became a helicopter pilot. He deployed to Vietnam in 1967 as a gunship pilot with the Air Cavalry Unit. He was shot down while on a mission, but rescued his crew and assisted them to safety despite having a head wound; he returned to complete his tour of duty after recovering from the wounds. In 1970, he returned to Vietnam for a second tour, this time as a platoon commander in an assault helicopter company. Mr. Shanahan received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Bronze Star and several Air Medals; his unit received the Presidential Unit Citation. He left active duty in 1971 and joined the Army Reserve, which led to a third combat tour as a lieutenant colonel during the 1991 Gulf War. He retired from the military in 1997 and worked as an air traffic controller with the FAA until 1981. He earned a master’s degree in accountancy from Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts, and became a certified public account. He worked for the Tofias, Fleishman and Shapiro accounting firm before joining the Environmental Protection Agency in Boston as a financial analyst. Mr. Shanahan and his wife, Kathie, volunteered with the marriage preparation program for engaged couples at St. Ann’s Parish in Peabody. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Kathie; one daughter; one brother, one sister and their spouses; one cousin; two sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and 10 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and one brother.
Richard M. Warren, M.D.
Richard M. “Dick” Warren, M.D., of Slidell, Louisiana, died on June 28, 2015, at 72. Dr. Warren was born and raised in Worcester before attending Holy Cross, where he majored in biology. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1967-1969, obtaining the rank of lieutenant commander and serving as battalion surgeon and medical officer. He completed his internship and first medical residency at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston, and later became chief medical resident at Kern County General Hospital in Bakersfield, California. He completed a fellowship in neurology and electroencephalography at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Dr. Warren was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Qualification in Electroencephalography and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. During his career, he worked as an internist and director of medical clinics at Kern County Medical Center in Bakersfield, California; staff neurologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee; assistant professor in the neurology department at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, Wisconsin; and clinical neurologist at Culicchia Neurological Clinic in Marrero, Louisiana. Dr. Warren was a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Electroencephalography Society, American Medical Association, American Epilepsy Society, Louisiana State Medical Society and Jefferson Parish Medical Society. In retirement, he volunteered at a World War II museum in Louisiana. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Yvette; two stepchildren and their spouses; four stepgrandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law; one sister; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three siblings.
James P. Curran, Ph.D.
James P. “Jim” Curran, Ph.D., of Smithfield, Rhode Island, died on May 29, 2015, at 70. Dr. Curran was born and raised in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and graduated from Mount Saint Charles Academy, where he was class president and captain of the football team. He majored in psychology at Holy Cross and went on to earn both a master’s degree and Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He began his career as an associate professor of psychology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and later returned to his home state of Rhode Island to work at Brown University and the VA Medical Center in Providence. Dr. Curran served in a number of roles at the VA, including director of the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic and chief of the PTSD Program, which he developed. He started his own clinical practice in 1984 and later developed Plaza Psychology and Psychiatry. Dr. Curran was a board member of the Rhode Island Psychological Association and the Board of Examiners in Psychology, as well as the founder of the Coalition of Mental Health Professionals of Rhode Island. He devoted his work to veterans’ rights and PTSD patients, and is the author of more than 50 articles in professional journals, 20 book chapters and one book. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; one son; one daughter; three siblings; and four grandchildren.
Robert E. Gillis Jr., D.M.D.
Robert E. “Bob” Gillis Jr., D.M.D., of Fair Oaks, California, died on March 16, 2015, at 70. Dr. Gillis was a native of Chesterfield, Pennsylvania. He played on the soccer team at Holy Cross and was a member of the Varsity Club. He practiced prosthodontics in Sacramento, California, since 1978, and was active in local, state and national dental societies. He was also an active member of Divine Savior Catholic Church in Orangevale, California. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; two sons, three daughters and their spouses; seven grandchildren; and one sister. He was predeceased by one grandchild.
Henry Correia Jr.
Henry Correia Jr., of Rhode Island, died on Nov. 21, 2012, at 67. Mr. Correia was born in Newport, Rhode Island, and attended Bishop Stang High School in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. He entered Holy Cross with the Class of 1967 and completed his education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He attended all three of these schools on football scholarships and played semi-professional football for the New Bedford (Massachusetts) Whalers. Mr. Correia was a sixth grade teacher in the New Bedford School System for more than 30 years. He also served as the catechism coordinator and instructor at St. Mary’s Church in New Bedford and the assistant Little League coach in Dartmouth (Massachusetts), as well as a Cub, Boy Scout Troop leader and Eagle Scout mentor. He is survived by four children; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Joan.
Michael A. Monjoy
Michael A. “Mike” Monjoy, of Sarasota, Florida, died on March 15, 2015. Mr. Monjoy worked in the insurance business for a number of companies, including The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York Life Insurance and the Prudential Insurance Company of America. He is survived by his wife, Cleophas.
John B. Fulham
John B. “Jeb” Fulham, of Kennebunk, Maine, and formerly of Centerville, Massachusetts, died on July 7, 2015, at 68. Mr. Fulham graduated from St. Sebastian’s School in Needham, Massachusetts, before attending Holy Cross. He worked at LaTouraine Coffee of Cleveland, Ohio, and was the owner of several establishments throughout his career: Jessica Jordan in Boston, The Computer Workshop of Osterville, Massachusetts, and Bootlegger’s Restaurant in East Falmouth, Massachusetts. He also worked as an IT consultant for Boston Children’s Hospital and the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Medicine, where he helped design and implement the Massachusetts Physician’s Profiles Website. He also worked at Sears for several years before retiring. He is survived by three sons, two daughters and their spouses; and one brother, two sisters and their spouses. He was predeceased by his parents and two sisters.
Alfred T. Cullen
Alfred T. “Al” Cullen, of Clifton Park, New York, died on May 17, 2015, at 67. Mr. Cullen majored in history at Holy Cross and then went on to pursue a master’s degree in public administration at State University of New York (SUNY) Albany. He graduated in 1972 and began a long career in the New York State service, first as a bingo control inspector, and then worked in the Department of Labor, Department of Social Services and the Division of Medical Assistance. He retired in 2004 as a Medicaid specialist with the New York State Department of Health. He is survived by three stepdaughters; five grandchildren; one sister-in-law; and one niece and one nephew. He was predeceased by his parents, one brother, and his wife, Audrey.
Richard S. St. Onge
Richard S. “Rick” St. Onge, of Avon, Connecticut, died on May 27, 2015, at 62. Mr. Onge was raised in Needham, Massachusetts, and attended Needham High School. He was a mathematics major at Holy Cross and went on to earn an MBA from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, in 1980. While he was a student at Holy Cross, Mr. Onge was a member of the band. He worked for IBM for 41 years, most recently as a senior IT architect. He supported the College as a class agent and career advisor. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Cynthia; six children; and one sister and brother-in-law.
William J. Dean III, M.D.
William J. “Bill” Dean III, M.D., of Holyoke, Massachusetts, died on May 2, 2015. Dr. Dean graduated from Holyoke High School in 1978, followed by a post-graduate year at Deerfield (Massachusetts) Academy. He was a standout athlete in football, swimming and track. He held all-Massachusetts records in track and was a part of the varsity track team at Holy Cross. After graduating from the College in 1983, he earned a medical degree at New York Medical College in 1988. He completed his internship at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and his residency in neurology at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont. In 1992, he opened his neurology medical practice in Holyoke, where he was also a staff physician at Holyoke Hospital and the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, as well as Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts. Dr. Dean often lectured at national neurology conferences. He is survived by his wife, Sheila; three children, including Cailee Dean ’15; his parents; two sisters, one brother and their spouses; his mother-in-law and father-in-law; two godchildren; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.