Obituaries for the Class of 1938 through 1955

A Note about In Memoriam 

Holy Cross Magazine publishes In Memoriam four times a year, in honor of College alumni, Trustees, students, employees and friends. Due to space constraints, obituary content is limited to an overview of an individual’s life accomplishments, including service to alma mater and a survivors’ listing. 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. For a list of recent deaths, visit To notify the College of a death, please call the Alumni Office at (508) 793-3039 or send an email to, attaching a copy of a newspaper obituary, if available.



Edward J. McCaughey
Edward McCaughey, of Middletown, R.I., and, formerly, of Pawtucket, R.I., died Dec. 4, 2013, at 98. A graduate of the Boston University School of Law, Mr. McCaughey practiced law in Pawtucket and served as a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. In the 1960s he relocated with his family to Middletown where he pursued a career in business and belonged to St. Lucy’s Church. Mr. McCaughey was predeceased by his wife, Mary, and three children. 




Harry J. Mallette
Harry Mallette, of Winchester, Va., died Feb. 10, 2014, at 94. Mr. Mallette is survived by his wife, Claudette. 


John J. Ryan
John J. “Bud” Ryan, of Needham and Brewster, Mass., died Jan. 27, 2014, at age 94. During his career, Bud had been a longtime partner, with his late sister Elinor, in the John J. Ryan Insurance Agency, a business established in 1922 by their father in Brighton, Mass.; they both retired from the agency in 1999. Born in Brighton, Bud was a 1937 graduate of Boston College High School and a World War II Army veteran, serving in the China-Burma-India Theater; he joined the family business after the war. A resident of Needham, Mass., for 60 years, Bud had been active in town affairs, holding the posts of School Committee member from 1962 to 1971, town meeting member for 35 years and member of the Needham Board of Assessors, from 2000 to 2005. His community involvement also included serving on the Brighton Board of Trade for 20 years and as a board member and past president of the former Brighton Cooperative Bank. A longtime member of the President’s Council at Holy Cross and the 1941 class chair for 48 years, Bud had been involved in alumni affairs at the College throughout his career. He was a past president of the Holy Cross Alumni Association and the Varsity Club, of which he was a founding director. In 1971, Bud was recognized with the Alumni Association’s highest honor, the In Hoc Signo Award. During his 40th reunion in 1981, the “Bud Ryan Room” in the Hart Center was dedicated in honor of his service to his class and the College. Bud also received the Matthew P. Cavanaugh Award as the Outstanding Class Chair in 1980 and the Joseph A. Perotta Award as the Outstanding Class Correspondent in 1976. Involved as well on the boards and president’s councils of other educational institutions, Bud had also been an active member of the Holy Cross Club of Boston, for which he was a past president and, in 1970, the recipient of its Crusader of the Year Award. His late wife, Helen, and he were active parishioners of St. Joseph Church in Needham and members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre. Bud and his family enjoyed Cape Cod summers in Brewster, Mass., every year beginning in 1952. He could be seen in front of the Brewster Store every morning wearing his HC cap, enjoying a cup of coffee with Helen. He is survived by two sons, John J. Jr. ’74 and Thomas E. ’76; five daughters, including Maureen Ryan Guerry ’77 and Christine Ryan McCarthy ’87; their six spouses, including William F. Joy ’69, Preston J. O’Toole Jr. ’78 and Sean M. McCarthy ’87; a sister; three brothers-in-law, including David Judge ’48 and Robert Judge ’50; 17 grandchildren, including Katherine Devlin Goodberlet ’95, Lt. Eileen M. Joy, USN, ’97, Katherine Ryan Milkosky ’05 and Mary Beth Ryan ’05; six great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.




William D. Molloy
William Molloy died Nov. 29, 2013, in St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, Conn., at 93. Purchasing the family funeral home and relocating it to West Hartford, Conn., in 1956, Mr. Molloy had been the funeral director there until his retirement in 1993. A World War II veteran, he served with the 453rd Bombardment Group in England. Mr. Molloy had been the captain of the tennis and hockey teams at his alma mater William H. Hall High School and an active member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, both in West Hartford. He is survived by four sons; three daughters; their spouses; a brother, Robert J., M.D., ’46; a sister; a sister-in-law; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.



Thomas J. Alberghini
Thomas Alberghini, of Bethesda, Md., and, formerly, of Peabody, Mass., died Nov. 26, 2013, at 94. Employed by the Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, Md., Mr. Alberghini served as the athletic director at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, from 1957 to 1982. A star athlete at Holy Cross, he had been a member of the 1942 football team that ended the season with a 55-12 victory over previously undefeated, top-ranked Boston College at Fenway Park. Playing one year with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League after graduation, Mr. Alberghini was inducted into the Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 2006. A World War II Marine Corps veteran, he was awarded the Silver Star and two Purple Hearts. Mr. Alberghini is survived by a daughter-in-law; two grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.


Richard T. Martell
Richard “Dick” Martell, of Naples, Fla., died Dec. 29, 2013, at 93. An executive with AT&T his entire career, Mr. Martell had held various positions throughout New England. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Martell had been a member of the President’s Council at Holy Cross. He is survived by his wife, Alice; a son, R. Thomas Jr. ’70; a daughter; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 




Robert J. Flynn
Robert Flynn, of Huntington, N.Y., and Sarasota, Fla., died Oct. 26, 2013, at Hospice House, East Northport, N.Y., at 91. A graduate of the Fordham University School of Law, New York City, Mr. Flynn practiced law for 50 years, retiring in 2004. During his career he co-wrote with his son, Robert Jr., a definitive work on local Zoning Board of Appeals practices that was published in 1996 by the New York State Bar Association. Active in community affairs, Mr. Flynn was Huntington town supervisor, from 1959 to 1965, and chairman of the Suffolk County (N.Y.) Water Authority, from 1977 to 1987, among other endeavors. An Army veteran, he served in Europe during World War II, including Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Flynn is survived by a son; three daughters; their spouses; and eight grandchildren. 


Michael T. Sponzo, D.D.S.
Michael Sponzo, D.D.S., died Oct. 16, 2013, at his home in Avon, Conn., at 91. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Sponzo began his career in dentistry while serving as a captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corps. He subsequently practiced in Hartford, Conn., until 1977, when he joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in Farmington. Retiring from teaching in 1986, Dr. Sponzo attended Holy Apostles College & Seminary in Cromwell, Conn., and, following graduation, became a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Hartford; he served in this ministry for 25 years. Dr. Sponzo is survived by two sons, including Thomas S., D.M.D., ’72; two daughters; a sister; and six grandchildren. His brothers were the late James J., M.D., ’34 and Maurice J. ’36. 




John F. Hogan, M.D.
John Hogan, M.D., of Rumford, R.I., died Oct. 26, 2013, at 89. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Boston, Dr. Hogan had been a pediatrician for 50 years, retiring in 1998. Beginning his career in the Southwest working for the Public Health Service on the Navajo Reservation and, then, in Nashville, Tenn., for the Public Health Department, Dr. Hogan subsequently returned to his hometown of Pawtucket, R.I., where he established a private practice; he later worked for the Rhode Island Group Health Association and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. An incorporator of the former Providence (R.I.) Lying-In Hospital, Dr. Hogan had been a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at the Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School in Providence, an assistant professor of community medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and a teaching fellow in pediatrics at Harvard University. His professional affiliations included the Rhode Island chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the New England Pediatric Society and the Pawtucket Medical Association. Dr. Hogan is survived by his wife, Marghretta “Peggy”; two sons; two daughters; a sister; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 


Monsignor Vincent A. Tatarczuk
Monsignor Vincent Tatarczuk, of Raymond, Maine, died Dec. 27, 2013, in Sarasota, Fla., at 88. A longtime priest of the Diocese of Portland, Maine, Monsignor Tatarczuk had been the pastor of Holy Martyrs Parish in Falmouth, from 1979 until his retirement in 1996. Ordained to the priesthood in 1949 after completing studies at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore where he received his licentiate in sacred theology, he served two years as a curate at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland. Subsequently studying for three years at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Monsignor Tatarczuk received his juris doctor in canon law in 1954; he then returned to the diocese and became vice chancellor and secretary to the bishop. Elevated to papal chamberlain in 1963, Monsignor Tatarczuk was appointed chancellor of the diocese in 1964 and vicar for religious in 1966; promoted to domestic prelate in 1967, he was named vicar general in 1970. Monsignor Tatarczuk had also been the administrator of St. John the Evangelist Parish in South Portland; vicar for temporalities; longtime diocesan consulter; defender of the bond in the diocesan tribunal; editor, for many years, of the diocesan newspaper, The Church World; and a founder of the Diocesan Bureau of Human Relations Services, now Catholic Charities of Maine. In addition to his pastoral duties, he had been active in community affairs, serving as president of the board of directors of Mercy Hospital, Portland, and St. Joseph’s College, Standish, among other endeavors; and, in 1981, Monsignor Tatarczuk was appointed to the Accounting Practices Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C. For his more than 50 years of service to the Diocese of Maine, he received the pontifical honor of protonotary apostolic in 2000. Monsignor Tatarczuk is survived by a brother, Joseph R. ’58; a sister; a sister-in-law; and two nephews and a niece and their families. 




Joseph P. McAfee Sr.
Joseph “Reds” McAfee, a longtime resident of Horsham, Pa., died Dec. 4, 2013, at 91. Working many years for the National Life & Accident Insurance Co., Mr. McAfee later served as an accountant/controller for the Flynn & O’Hara Uniform Co. in Philadelphia, until his retirement. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. A star athlete at his alma mater St. John’s High School in Manayunk, Pa., and a member of the Holy Cross varsity football team, Mr. McAfee played in the Nov. 28, 1942, 55-12 upset game against Boston College. He is survived by three sons, including Michael J. ’79; four daughters; their spouses; a sister; 22 grandchildren, including Melissa Conley Hanson ’06; and five great-grandchildren. 




Clayton F. Barton
Clayton Barton, of Hamden, Conn., died Dec. 12, 2013, at 90. During his career, Mr. Barton taught 30 years at Hamden High School, retiring in 1984 as chairman of the science department. An active member of the Connecticut Science Teachers Association, he also taught evenings at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. Born in Worcester, where he was a 1942 graduate of St. John’s High School, Mr. Barton subsequently relocated to Wallingford, Conn., and, then, North Haven, Conn., when he began his teaching career. He was a longtime, active parishioner of St. Rita Church, Hamden. A World War II Army veteran, Mr. Barton served in the European theater with the 3rd Battalion, 377th Infantry Regiment. Predeceased by his first wife, Marita Gruber Barton, he is survived by eight children; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and the family of his late second wife, Rita Champagne.


Armand G. Perreault
Armand Perreault died Jan. 2, 2014, at his home in North Adams, Mass., at 95. During his career, Mr. Perreault had been a French teacher at Drury High School in North Adams, until his retirement in 1983; he had also taught at the former Worcester Junior College. A parishioner of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in North Adams, where he served as a lector, Mr. Perreault had volunteered, for many years, at North Adams Regional Hospital following his retirement. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the 10th Armored Division and participating in the invasion of Normandy; awarded the Bronze Star, Mr. Perreault was made an honorary citizen of a town in Normandy he helped liberate. He is survived by a sister; and nephews and nieces. 


Richard Turnbull
Richard Turnbull, of Reno, Nev., died June 20, 2013, in Las Vegas, at 86. A graduate of Western Illinois University, Mr. Turnbull had worked as a high school teacher and, then, as a leader-trainer for The Great Books Foundation. Relocating to the western part of the country in 1976, he became a professional poker dealer and worked at the annual World Series of Poker event in Las Vegas. Born in Chicago, Mr. Turnbull was a 1944 graduate of Kewanee (Ill.) High School. He was a Navy veteran. Mr. Turnbull is survived by five children; and six grandchildren. 


Joseph P. Carey
Joseph Carey, of Needham, Mass., died Oct. 14, 2013. A 1951 graduate of Harvard Business School, Boston, Mr. Carey was the comptroller for the town of Needham prior to his retirement. He was a World War II combat veteran, serving with the Army Infantry in North Africa and Italy and fighting at the Battle of Monte Cassino. Mr. Carey belonged to the Needham Veterans of Foreign Wars and Knights of Columbus Council. He had been a member of the President’s Council at Holy Cross and a Holy Cross class agent. Mr. Carey is survived by his wife, Natalie; three sons; a daughter; their spouses; a brother; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and many nephews and nieces. 


Peter J. Flynn Sr.
Peter Flynn died Nov. 26, 2013, at his home in Des Moines, Iowa, at 86. A lifelong resident of Des Moines and a longtime advertising professional, Mr. Flynn began his career in 1952 with Lessing Advertising Co., Inc. (now Lessing-Flynn). Resigning in 1981 as its executive vice president to establish The Flynn Advertising Agency with his son Peter Jr., he then merged the company in 1984 with Celia Wright Advertising Ltd. to form Flynn Wright, Inc.; Mr. Flynn had been chairman and chief executive officer of the company and, following retirement, chairman emeritus. Involved for many years in numerous professional and community organizations, he was a recipient of Youth Homes of Mid-America’s “Friend of Youth” award and, in 1999, the American Advertising Federation Silver Medal from the Ad Pros of Des Moines, among other honors. Mr. Flynn had also been an active parishioner of St. Ambrose Cathedral. A veteran, he served a two-year tour of duty in the Army. Mr. Flynn is survived by his wife, Joan; three sons; a daughter; four daughters-in-law; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. His brother was the late Connor T. ’42. 

Anthony M. Picucci
Anthony Picucci, a longtime resident of Leominster, Mass., died Nov. 7, 2013, at 92. During his career, Mr. Picucci worked 35 years at Fort Devens for the federal government, outfitting the troops; after retirement, he was employed by the city of Leominster as a weigher at the transfer station. Joining the U.S. Coast Guard in 1942, Mr. Picucci had been on reserve active duty for three years during World War II, serving aboard the LST 71 in the South Pacific and earning the rating of seaman first class. He attended the University of Louisiana, belonged to St. Cecilia Church in Leominster and played semi-pro football for the Leominster Lions. Mr. Picucci is survived by his wife, Mary; four children; their spouses; three brothers; five sisters; eight grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces. 


Frederic W. Schlosstein Jr.
Frederic Schlosstein, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., and, formerly, of Warren, Mass., died Nov. 7, 2013, at 90. During his career, Mr. Schlosstein served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, from 1965 to 1972, and the Massachusetts State Senate, from 1973 to 1976; he subsequently served two years as fiscal adviser for the Senate Ways & Means Committee. Appointed assistant secretary of administration and finance by Massachusetts Gov. Edward J. King, Mr. Schlosstein held this position until 1984 when he retired to Lee County, Fla. Joining his father’s law firm in Warren as a licensed public accountant after graduation, he was elected town treasurer and collector of taxes in 1952. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, Mr. Schlosstein was a flight engineer and an aerial gunner with the 461st Brigade, 767th Bomb Squadron. He belonged to St. Paul Parish in Warren and St. Raphael Catholic Church in Lehigh Acres. In retirement, Mr. Schlosstein served several years as elected supervisor of the East County Water Control District. He is survived by two sons; three daughters; their spouses; two sisters; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces. His brother was the late John P. ’49.


Herbert F. Travers Jr.
Herbert Travers, retired associate justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court, died Dec. 26, 2013, on Cape Cod, Mass., at 85. Appointed to the Superior Court in 1971, Mr. Travers served 27 years on the bench, retiring in 1998. A graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., he completed military service in the Coast Guard, from 1952 to 1954, and, then, became a partner in the law practice, Fellows, Travers & Hoaglund. Mr. Travers was subsequently an assistant district attorney in the Office of the Middle District (Worcester County), from 1955 to 1959; assistant attorney general, from 1963 to 1969, assigned as chief of the criminal division; and the U.S. attorney from Massachusetts, from 1969 to 1971. He was a recipient of the St. Thomas More Society Silver Medal Award, “for distinguished service to the bench and bar, and for active involvement in community activities.” Holding dual American and Irish citizenship, Mr. Travers was a graduate of the Worcester Public Schools, a member of the Worcester and Boston bar associations—and admitted to practice in Washington, D.C. He is survived by his wife, Marie; four sons, including Herbert F. III ’76; a daughter; their spouses; and many grandchildren. 




Ralph J. Diverio
Ralph Diverio, a longtime resident of Maywood, N.J., died Nov. 20, 2013, at 84. Serving 25 years as the senior vice president for institutional lending at the New Jersey Bank (now PNC), Mr. Diverio had previously worked for the FBI and the New Jersey Bell Telephone Co. He attended St. Peter’s Preparatory School, Jersey City, N.J.; the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University, New Jersey; Columbia University Graduate School of Banking, New York City; Brooklyn (N.Y.) Law School; and the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. A Korean War veteran and retired captain of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, Mr. Diverio had been an active member of the Reserve Officers Association (ROA) for 38 years, serving as the national president in 1988. Founding the first Coast Guard chapter in New Jersey, he represented the United States as vice president of the international ROA association (CIOR – Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers). Mr. Diverio was a recipient of the U.S. Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award; Admiral Alexander Jackson Career Service Award, ROA Naval Services Section; and the ROA Harry S. Truman Award. Holding leadership positions in college, civic and community affairs, he had been an active member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in Maywood and a founder and coach of the Maywood Little League football team. Mr. Diverio was a knight of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great and a knight of the Sovereign Military Order of St. John of Jerusalem. He is survived by his wife, Eileen; four sons; two daughters; their spouses; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law; and 11 nephews and nieces. 


Charles W. Kennedy
Charles Kennedy, of Leland, N.C., and, formerly, of South Bend, Ind., died Feb. 18, 2014, at 89. Mr. Kennedy was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Florence; two sons; four daughters; their spouses; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 




Adrian P. Hulsebosch, D.D.S.
Adrian Hulsebosch, D.D.S., of Elmira, N.Y., died on Oct. 25, 2013. Dr. Hulsebosch practiced dentistry for almost 30 years in Elmira, prior to his retirement. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, he obtained a degree in orthodontics at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York City, after serving in the Navy. Active in numerous community affairs, Dr. Hulsebosch was a former president of the Elmira Rotary Club and an active member of Blessed Sacrament Parish. He had been a member of the President’s Council at Holy Cross. Dr. Hulsebosch is survived by his wife, Jessica; two sons, including Christopher N. ’87; a daughter; their spouses; a brother, Thomas A., D.D.S., ’49; three grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.


Bernard L. Sullivan
Bernard Sullivan, of Peabody, Mass., and, formerly, of Chelsea, Mass., died Sept. 20, 2013, at 86. During his career, Mr. Sullivan taught science for many years at Everett (Mass.) High School. A World War II Navy veteran, serving aboard the USS Burias and USS Cascade, he was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. Mr. Sullivan is survived by two nephews; seven nieces; two sisters-in-law; and many grandnephews and grandnieces. 




Charles P. Priesing
Charles Priesing, of Pequannock, N.J., died Oct. 14, 2013, at 84. Mr. Priesing is survived by his wife, Aurelie; six children; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 




David T. Boland, D.D.S.

David Boland, D.D.S., of Plantsville, Conn., died Nov. 22, 2013, at 83. During his career, Dr. Boland practiced general dentistry for 43 years in Cheshire, Conn. A graduate of the Northwestern University Dental School in Evanston, Ill., he served in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps, from 1957 to 1959. Dr. Boland is survived by his wife, Margaret; two sons; three daughters; their spouses; a brother; and seven grandchildren. 


Justin F. Deedy Sr.
Justin Deedy died Dec. 9, 2013, at his home in Duluth, Ga., at 81. Active for many years in the financial services industry, Mr. Deedy had most recently been an investment broker with A.G. Edwards & Sons until his retirement in 2005. Born in Worcester, where he was a graduate of St. John’s High School, he relocated with his wife to Atlanta in 1970. Mr. Deedy had been an Army veteran. His interests included sports, reading and history. Mr. Deedy is survived by his wife, Barbara; six sons; two daughters; their spouses; a brother; 26 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. His brothers were the late John G. Jr. ’48 and Edward T. ’49.


Paul A. Kennedy Jr., M.D.
Paul Kennedy, M.D., died Dec. 15, 2013, at 81. A graduate of Regis High School and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, Dr. Kennedy focused his career on new drug investigation for the pharmaceutical industry, which included 20 years with Lederle Laboratories. He is survived by his wife, Pat; three sons; a daughter; their families, including six grandchildren; and two brothers, including John J., M.D., ’57, and their families. 


Norman E. Lovely
Norman Lovely, of Worcester, died Jan. 10, 2014, at 82. Earning his master’s degree in library science at Simmons College in Boston, Mr. Lovely worked 40 years at the Worcester Public Library, serving 20 years as head of the reference department. Volunteering with the Worcester Catholic Charities Food Pantry following retirement, he had been a member of the Holy Cross Club of Worcester, the Retired State, County and Municipal Employees Association, and the Guild of Our Lady of Providence. Stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, during the Korean War, Mr. Lovely had served with the Counterintelligence Corps. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; a daughter; a son-in-law; and two grandchildren. 


Joseph E. Murphy Jr.
Joseph Murphy, of Chalfont, Pa., died Nov. 9, 2013, at 82. A computer specialist, Mr. Murphy worked for the Central Bucks School District, Doylestown, Pa., and Vanguard. He was a Navy veteran. Mr. Murphy is survived by his wife, Loree; a son; six daughters; two stepsons; three stepdaughters, including Sharon M. O’Neill ’79; their spouses; a brother, James D. ’55; a sister; their spouses; and 25 grandchildren. 


Peter A. Naton Jr.
Peter Naton, of Camillus, N.Y., died Dec. 10, 2013, in Springfield, Mass., at 82. During his career, Mr. Naton worked 50 years in the automotive business prior to retirement. A member of the varsity baseball team at Holy Cross and the 1952 NCAA College Baseball World Series championship team, he was inducted into the Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 1993. Mr. Naton played baseball professionally for several years with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, after graduation. Born in Flushing, N.Y., he was a graduate of Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., and a member of its Hall of Fame. An avid golfer, Mr. Naton had been a past president of the Tuscarora Golf Club, Marcellus, N.Y., and the Syracuse (N.Y.) District Golf Association. He is survived by his wife, Joan; two sons; two daughters; their spouses; a brother; a sister; 12 grandchildren; and several nephews, nieces and cousins. 

Vito J. Miglinas

Vito Miglinas, of Brookfield, Conn., died Nov. 26, 2013, at 81. During his career, Mr. Miglinas worked as a postal clerk at the Danbury, Conn., Post Office, retiring in 2004. Previously, he managed Friendly’s restaurants at several locations, including Danbury and Bethel, Conn. An Army veteran, Mr. Miglinas served in the 2nd Armored “Hell on Wheels” Division in Germany. Active in the Boy Scouts as a young man, he had been a longtime member of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church in Brookfield. Mr. Miglinas is survived by his wife, Jane; two sons; a daughter; their spouses; a sister; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a niece.




Edward J. Golden

Edward Golden, of Troy, N.Y., died Dec. 13, 2013, at 80. Self-employed for many years as a real estate broker, Mr. Golden first worked with his father in the R.D. Golden Construction Co. and then joined Bryce Real Estate. During his career, he was also active in the New York State Right to Life Committee and the National Right to Life Committee, serving as a past president; Mr. Golden belonged to Our Lady of Victory Church in Troy. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was a navigator of the Strategic Air Command, from 1955 to 1957. Mr. Golden is survived by his wife, Catherine; five sons; two daughters; their spouses; four sisters; two brothers-in-law; 20 grandchildren, including Holy Cross alumni; and many nephews and nieces. 


Richard F. Lefebvre, D.M.D.
Richard Lefebvre, D.M.D., died Nov. 10, 2013, at his home in Pomfret Center, Conn., at 80. A graduate of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Dr. Lefebvre practiced oral surgery in Southbridge, Mass., and Pomfret, Conn., for more than 30 years, retiring in 1993. He served as a member of the staff of Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge, Mass., and Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, Conn. Dr. Lefebvre had been a member of the President’s Council at Holy Cross. He is survived by a son; a daughter; a son-in-law; three grandchildren; and his friend, Nancy Fox. 


William F. O’Shea
William “Bill” O’Shea, of Nahant, Mass., died July 8, 2013, at 79. A longtime attorney, Mr. O’Shea pursued his law degree in the evening program at Suffolk University Law School, Boston, while working full time as a claims adjuster for the Travelers Insurance Co.; receiving his juris doctor in 1963, he was recently honored by the Essex County Bar Association for completing 50 consecutive years of service as an attorney in Massachusetts. Active in community affairs, Mr. O’Shea served as a city councilor, park commissioner and youth hockey coach in Lynn, Mass. He played hockey and baseball at his alma mater St. Mary’s High School in Lynn, semi-professional baseball as a pitcher and an outfielder, and baseball and hockey at Holy Cross. A Navy veteran, Mr. O’Shea completed two years of military service and, during that time, participated in the Navy baseball league. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; three sons; three daughters; their spouses; and 13 grandchildren. 


David L. Turley    
David Turley, of Ormond Beach, Fla., died Nov. 23, 2013, at 81. Active in the public relations/advertising field, Mr. Turley held executive roles with the New England Gas and Electric Association, Florida Gas, and Robinson, Yesawich & Pepperdine, in Orlando, Fla.; he began his career with Eastern Gas in Boston, after completing military service in the Army. Mr. Turley is survived by a son; two daughters; their spouses; two brothers; a sister-in-law; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.