Alumni Community, Winter | Spring 2020
David Gates ’52 of Chatham died August 10. He is survived by his daughter.
Edward Hughes ’52 of Hyannis died May 24, 2011. He is survived by his two sons and a granddaughter.
James McCauley ’52 of Bolton died May 7. He is survived by his three children, one sister and four grandchildren.
Edward Nordberg Sr. ’52 of Glen Arm, Md., died October 27. He is survived by his wife, two children, a brother, two grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, including Karen (Nordberg) Tolbert ’79 and William Nordberg ’83.
Robert Wilkinson ’52 of Havertown, Pa., died August 23. He is survived by his sister.
Normand Bouthillier ’53 of Harrison Township, Mich., died August 15. He is survived by his wife, three children, his brother, Conrad ’55, and five grandchildren.
Mary (Filippetti) Markey ’57 of Laurel, Md., died February 23. She is survived by her five children, including Lisa Ann (Markey) Zolga ’81, son-in-law William Zolga ’80, three siblings, including Louis Filippetti ’61, brother-in-law John Markey ’58, 17 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and many nieces and nephews, including Terri Filippetti ’93, Kristen (Morast) Clark ’94, Kerry (Morast) Lamlein ’98, Karla (Morast) Psaros ’01 and Kimberly Morast Middlemiss ’07.
Herbert King ’58 of West Dennis died November 2. He is survived by his wife, Denise (Murphy) ’59, two daughters, including Maribeth (King) Burch ’83, two sisters, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
John Rafuse ’58 of Alexandria, Va., died October 11. He is survived by his wife, three children, his sister, Mary Frances (Rafuse) MacDonald ’62, and four grandchildren.
Ralph Matinzi ’59 of Plymouth died December 28. He is survived by his two sisters and many nieces and nephews.
Robert O’Brien ’59 of Ninde, Va., died January 23. He is survived by his wife, Joanne (Harrington) ’57, three children and six grandchildren.
David Pomfret ’59 of Jamestown, R.I., died February 22. He is survived by his wife, four children, one brother and eight grandchildren, including Meredith Pomfret ’19. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2003.
Charlotte (Deveney) Collins ’60 of Raynham died September 29. She is survived by her daughter, Amy Collins ’94, her son, Michael Collins ’91, and his wife, Jennifer (Adams) Collins ’94, four siblings and one grandson.
William Devin ’60 of Braintree died January 2. He is survived by his wife, Susan ’04, his two children, including Kathleen (Devin) Garvey ’88, one brother and five grandchildren. He served as a Stonehill trustee, seven years as vice chair, leading two successful comprehensive campaigns and the College’s 2012 presidential search committee. With Susan, he created the William F. Devin Scholarship for business students as well as a stock picking competition, the Devin Family Cup. The College honored him with the Outstanding Achievement Award (1980) an honorary Doctor of Business degree (2012) and the Genesis Award (2015).
David Lahive ’61 of Cohasset died December 10. He is survived by his two sons and two grandsons.
William Michaud Jr. ’61 of New Bedford died September 18. He is survived by his four children and seven grandchildren.
Harry Hewins ’62 of Bridgewater died October 20. He is survived by his brother and many nieces and nephews.
Marilyn McLean ’63 of Jamaica Plain died February 11. She is survived by her sister and many nieces and nephews.
Carol (Adams) Russell ’64 of Stow died December 29. She is survived by her husband and her brother.
Virginia (Waring) Yafrate ’64 of East Bridgewater died December 27. She is survived by her son, a brother, two stepchildren and six grandchildren.
Josephine (Rizzo) Fay ’65 of South Weymouth died February 18. She is survived by her husband, three children, one sister and 10 grandchildren.
John Haran ’65 of Lake Forest, Ill., died September 19. He is survived by his wife, four children, three siblings and five grandchildren.
Barbara (Thureson) Dobrynski ’69 of Melbourne, Fla., died October 19. She is survived by her husband, two brothers, a stepson and four grandchildren.
Susan Wheelan ’69 of Provincetown died October 26. She is survived by her wife, a daughter, four siblings and three grandchildren.
James Montague ’70 of Syracuse, N.Y., died September 8. He is survived by his wife, four children, three siblings and eight grandchildren.
Anthony Rossi ’70 died September 18, 2002.
Edwin Donahue ’71 of Randolph died January 12. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne (Kelliher) ’71, two children, two sisters and two grandsons.
Katharine (Gilbride) Corbett ’72 of Scituate died October 23. She is survived by her husband, two sons, including Joseph Corbett ’01, two sisters, six grandchildren and many cousins, including Daniel O’Brien Jr. ’64.
Edward Marshall ’74 of Garden City, N.Y., died May 9. He is survived by his wife, Lisa (Gendron) ’77, and two daughters, including Carey (Marshall) Savio ’01.
Elizabeth (Murnane) Leonard ’75 of Weymouth died January 15. She is survived by her husband, five children, one brother and five grandchildren.
John Cahalane ’76 of Plymouth died February 23. He is survived by his wife, two children, one sister, five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Lillian (Pompeo) Breen ’77 of Hanover died February 14. She is survived by her husband, two children and two sisters.
Anthony Munson ’77 of Portland, Conn., died February 1. He is survived by his wife, two children, his mother, two brothers and three granddaughters.
Pamela (Sotiropoulos) Diakun ’78 of Glastonbury, Conn., died October 15. She is survived by her husband and two children.
Eric Nordeen ’78 of Brockton died November 29. He is survived by his wife, four children, two sisters, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Rev. J. Edwin Thayes Tewes ’78 of Annandale, Va., died August 17. He is survived by his brother and sister.
Pamela Connelly ’81 of Bolton, Conn., died February 7. She is survived by her mother and two brothers.
Ellen (Curran) Lambert ’81 of Franklin died September 2. She is survived by her husband, three children, five siblings, including Mary Curran ’75, Sheila (Curran) McDermott ’77, Peter Curran ’79 and many cousins, including Anne O’Brien ’71.
George Manchester ’82 of Plymouth died December 30. He is survived by his wife, a son, two sisters and two grandchildren.
Andrew McCarrick ’82 of Lynn died January 19. He is survived by his mother and three siblings.
Paul Spang ’84 of Madbury, N.H., died August 14. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, his mother and three brothers.
Frederick Rafuse ’84 of Quincy died November 1. He is survived by his four siblings.
Charles Butler Jr. ’85 of Easton died December 13. He is survived by five siblings, including John ’89, Katherine Mattson ’76, Sheila ’85 and his niece, Kristen Mattson ’11.
Elaine Butler ’85 of North Easton died January 16. She is survived by her husband, three children, three siblings including her sister, Susan (Montella) Saia ’72, her brother-in-law, Joseph Saia ’70, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Henry White ’88 of Brockton died December 6. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, including Karen (White) Dullea ’95, his sister and one grandchild.
Lois Marie Seggelin ’89 of Whitman died November 20. She is survived by her two children, six siblings and two grandchildren.
Christine Donovan ’90 of Brockton died January 12. She is survived by her mother, four siblings, and many cousins, including Barbara McDermott ’85.
Lois Schoonmaker ’92 of South Weymouth died October 2. She is survived by her aunt and many cousins.
Karen (Obue) Buske ’93 of Coventry, Conn., died February 6. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, her parents and her sister.
Jason Buffington ’96 of Taunton died January 1. He is survived by his wife, four children, his parents and one brother.
William Rogers ’99 of Taunton died October 23. He is survived by his wife, two children, four stepdaughters, thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Gayle Clark ’00 of Brockton died December 28. She is survived by her parents and four siblings.
Sabrina Ferrara ’14 of River Vale, N.J., died September 29. She is survived by her parents, brother and three grandparents.
Sister Tania Santander Atauchi, an adjunct professor of Spanish, died September 26.
As Stonehill’s sixth president, Rev. Ernest Bartell, C.S.C., who died April 16, oversaw continued academic growth and new construction at the College. In addition, while operating without a deficit during his six-year tenure, he grew the endowment to $2 million from next to nothing. Serving from 1971 to 1977, he was the first Stonehill president to be recommended by a search committee as opposed to being appointed by a Congregation of Holy Cross Provincial.
Under Fr. Bartell, the College Center was built (1973), the Anthony E. Casino Wing was added to the Library (1976) and Hemingway Auditorium was remodeled and expanded to become Hemingway Theatre (1973).
Residence space increased when Holy Cross Fathers Seminary was leased from the Congregation and renamed Holy Cross Center in 1974. Ground was also broken for the construction of St. Mary’s Chapel and the Human Resources Center. New majors in Finance and Marketing and minors in Asian, Irish and Environmental studies were added to the curriculum.
Fr. Bartell’s legacy continues at the College through the Ann and Joe Bartell Scholarship. Created in honor of his parents, the scholarship provides full tuition for a student over four years.
Leo “Mike” Brophy Jr., a retired grounds keeper who worked in Facilities Management for 33 years, died December 2.
Professor John Carty, who taught accounting in the Business Administration department for 43 years, died November 30.
Professor Francis Gendreau ’64, who taught philosophy, ethics and logic for 43 years, died December 27. He is survived by his wife, Claudette Demers-Gendreau ’81, three sons, including Craig ’93, Kyle ’91, and Kyle’s wife, Suzanne (Molloy) ’93 as well as his nine grandchildren, one great grandson and cousins, including Ronald ’76 and his wife, Sharon (Smith) ’76, and Daniel ’86.
Retired Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Louise Kenneally, who died April 21, established a strong Archives department, one that comprehensively gathers, preserves and shares College history and provides future generations with a window on Stonehill’s past. Throughout her 40 years of service, Kenneally, the College’s first full-time archivist, was known for her unfailing courtesy and professional vision, especially in anticipating the importance of electronic records. She is survived by her husband, Professor Emeritus of History James Kenneally, and her children, including son, Stephen ’77, and daughter, Ann (Kenneally) Puccetti ’80.
Sheila Martin, former administrative assistant in Campus Ministry, died November 20.
Former trustee, Lawrence Salameno died February 24. With his wife and fellow trustee, Theresa, he founded a scholarship program for students with financial hardship and supported H.O.P.E. service immersion trips. His enthusiasm for the study of history led to the creation of the Lawrence and Theresa Salameno Chair in History at Stonehill in 2006—the first endowed chair in the College’s history. His passion for lifelong learning expanded the ways Stonehill students fall in love with history through the Salameno Lecture Series, which brings renowned historians to campus as guest speakers.