Former trustee Michael Novak ’56, who died in February, was “widely recognized as one of the most influential Catholic theologians of his generation,” wrote the Washington Post. His works are regarded as central to a fuller understanding of American Catholicism in the late 20th century, and the College is home to his papers. Author of 45 books, Novak received the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion in 1994, which came with a $1 million award. He shared a quarter of that sum with Stonehill for student scholarships. Close to 300 students have benefitted from several Novak-inspired scholarships. Recognizing his accomplishments in philosophy and journalism, his fellow alumni honored him with the Outstanding Alumnus Award in 1974. In 1998, Novak received a Moreau Medallion in recognition of the important role he played in the life of the College during its first half century. Predeceased by his wife, Karen Laub, Novak is survived by his children, grandchildren and two siblings.

 

Paul Jobin ’53 of Easton died Dec. 3. He is survived by his four siblings.

Rev. Donald Haycock, C.S.C. ’55 of Notre Dame, Ind., died Dec. 9. He is survived by his sister.

Ronald Buck ’56 of Easton died Oct. 25. He is survived by his wife, Rose, nine children, 18 grandchildren, including granddaughter Mary Charlotte ’14, five great-grandchildren and a sister.

Mary Patricia Ann (Lambert) Carvalho ’56 of Phoenix, Ariz., died Jan. 17. She is survived by her four children, 10 grandchildren and former husband, Gilbert ’57.

Daniel Cahill ’57 of Raleigh, N.C., died Dec. 5. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, two children and seven grandchildren.

Jane (Dupre) Frenette ’58 of Silver Spring, Md., died Dec. 4. She is survived by her three children and five grandchildren.

Paul Mahoney ’60 of Augusta, Ga., died Aug. 14. He is survived by his wife, Audrey, two children, a granddaughter and two brothers.

Richard Murphy ’60 of Stoughton died Sept. 24. He is survived by his six children, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, his sister, Joan Camber ’58, his brother, Robert ’66 and many nieces and nephews, including Kevin ’92.

Edward Crowley ’61 of Scituate died Jan. 17. He is survived by his three children, including Kellie Manzone ’85, five grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, including Marlene Mansulla ’90, five siblings, including Bernadette Pare ’65 and brothers-in-law Edward Pare ’64 and Frederick Mansulla ’60.

David Cronin ’62 of Portland, Ore., died Dec. 1. He is survived by his wife, Pat, three children, including Kathleen Gobel ’00, eight grandchildren and four siblings.

Josephine (Manocchio) McCusker ’63 of Westwood died Aug. 15. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Jr. ’62, five children, 11 grandchildren and one brother.

Robert Kelley ’65 of South Weymouth died Dec. 25. He is survived by his wife, Joanne, two sons, including Paul ’92, and three grandchildren.

Robert Studley ’65 of Stratford, Conn., died Jan. 18. He is survived by his wife, Maribeth, five children, 15 grandchildren and two sisters.

Helen Warren ’66 of Jamaica Plain died Dec. 30. She is survived by her four siblings.

Denis Bouffard ’67 of Danbury, Conn., died Jan. 2. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary, six children, including Margaret Manning ’07, 13 grandchildren, one step-grandchild, one great-grandchild and eight siblings.

James Doherty ’67 of Weymouth died Aug. 22. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, four children, six grandchildren and three siblings.

C. Gregory Lennox ’67 of Easton died Dec. 12, 1995.

Michael Spicer ’67 of Barrington, R.I., died on Dec. 1. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn, three children, four grandchildren and a sister.

Theresa (Perry) Dougall ’68 of Marion died Dec. 12. She is survived by her extended family and friends.

Janet (Winning) Horstman ’68 of Mason City, Iowa, died Aug. 28. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence, three children, five grandchildren and two sisters.

Joseph Donohue Jr. ’70 of Millbury died Feb. 5. He is survived by his wife, Celeste, two children, six grandchildren and two siblings.

Diane (DeWald) Sale ’70 of Richmond, Va., died Oct. 10, 2012.

John Skelly ’70 of Stoughton died Feb. 11. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou, four children, seven grandchildren and four siblings.

Kathleen (Griffin) Brookson ’74 of Old Saybrook, Conn., died Jan. 19. She is survived by her husband, Julien, her daughter, Melissa ’01, and three brothers.

William Herlihy ’74 of Easton died Feb. 22. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, three children and seven siblings, including Walter ’68.

George Knasas ’74 of Quincy died Nov. 27. He is survived by his mother and four siblings.

Paul McCarthy ’74 of Captiva, Fla., died on Aug. 23. He is survived by his mother, three siblings and nine nieces and nephews, including Christine Chiulli ’92.

Sheila (Finnerty) Nickerson ’74 of Belfast, Maine, died May 15. She is survived by her husband, Paul, two daughters, one stepdaughter, two grandchildren, two sisters and a stepbrother.

Arthur Turcotte ’74 of Middleboro died Aug. 17. He is survived by his wife, Laurette, four children, 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two sisters.

Doreen Massarelli ’75 of Saddle River, N.J., died Feb. 1. She is survived by her two siblings.

James Scott ’75 of Glenview, Ill., died Sept. 29. He is survived by his wife, Sheri, two children and seven siblings.

Peter Crecca ’76 of Manasquan, N.J., died March 30, 2015.

Kathleen (Driscoll) Kazanowski ’76 of Duxbury died Sept. 14. She is survived by her husband, Thomas ’74, a son, Thomas ’14, a daughter, her mother and three siblings, including Kenneth Driscoll ’74.

Patrick Desmond ’77 of West Bridgewater died Nov. 19. He is survived by his wife, Anne, six children, 10 grandchildren and three siblings.

Claire Garrett ’79 of Centerville died Dec. 13. She is survived by her four children and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Michelle (Connolly) Baghdadi ’80 of North Attleboro died Nov. 14. She is survived by her husband, Fouad, and two siblings.

Kevin Burke ’82 of Revere died Sept. 30. He is survived by his four brothers.

Andrew Howitt ’82 of Cambridge died Sept. 1. He is survived by his father, a brother and his sister, Cinthia Sellers ’80.

Elaine McDuff ’82 of Boston died Oct. 9. She is survived by her son, a granddaughter and two siblings.

Paul Cashin ’84 of Plymouth died Nov. 22. He is survived by his wife, Donna, two daughters and four siblings.

Robert Souza ’84 of Taunton died Feb. 21, 2013.

Judy (Strott) Commesso ’87 of Marshfield died July 30. She is survived by her husband, Joseph, two sons, her mother and a brother.

Nancy Rullo-Smith ’87 of Pembroke died Aug. 26. She is survived by her husband, Donald, a son, her mother and two sisters.

Christopher Cullen ’88 of Mansfield died Aug. 17. He is survived by his wife, Diane, a son, his parents and a sister.

Eileen O’Keeffe ’88 of West Falmouth died Nov. 12. She is survived by her two siblings.

Nora (Schwarz) Mercier ’92 of Red Hook, N.Y., died Feb. 9. She is survived by her husband, Edward, two daughters, her parents and her sister, Sarah Fox ’00.

Kevin Begley ’93 of Mansfield died Oct. 28. He is survived by his longtime partner, Lisa, his parents and three siblings.

Stephen Kanode Jr. ’00 of Watertown died Jan. 18. He is survived by his wife, Amanda, two sons, a sister and his parents.

College Obituaries

William “Bill” Burke, professor of business administration, department chair and director of strategic planning, died in January.

Frank Phelan, professor of English and scholar of Irish literature, died in December.

Rev. Rudolph Carchidi, C.S.C., professor of mathematics and winner of the Hegarty Award of Excellence in Teaching, died in September.

Diane Ferreira, long time executive assistant in the President’s Office, died in September.