Rev. Charles L. Hewitt
March 18, 2003
In Trumbull, Conn., at 96. Prior to his retirement in
1976, Fr. Hewitt had served 11 years at St. Lawrence OToole
Church in Hartford, Conn.; appointed administrator in 1965
and pastor in 1966, he was named pastor emeritus in 1971. Previously,
Fr. Hewitt had served 14 years as the pastor of St. Bernadette
Church in New Haven. Ordained to the priesthood in 1931, he
began his ministry as assistant pastor of St. Justins
Church in Hartford; in 1946, he became the assistant pastor
of St. Josephs Church in New Haven where he served five
years. Following retirement, Fr. Hewitt remained active, assisting
at parishes in Connecticut and Florida. During his ministry,
he had also been the chaplain for the Daughters of Isabella,
New Haven and Hartford Circle, state chaplain for nine years
and a member of the Priests Senate. In addition, Fr.
Hewitt had been active in Emmaus, the Hartford Club and Graduates
Club. He had been a Holy Cross class agent. Fr. Hewitt is
survived by a nephew; a niece; a grandnephew and three grandnieces;
and several cousins.
Cyril T. McDermott
May 20, 2003
At his home in Mamaroneck, N.Y., at 96. Mr. McDermott
had a lengthy legal career, practicing in Peekskill, N.Y.,
from 1946 until his retirement in 1986; he then continued
in private practice at his home in Mamaroneck. In addition,
Mr. McDermott had held the position of Cortlandt, N.Y., town
justice for 26 years. He began his career with the New York
City law firm of Davis, Polk & Wardwell. An Army captain,
he had served in the Adjutant Generals Office in Ohio
prior to moving to Peekskill. Mr. McDermott had been a member
of the Presidents Council at Holy Cross and a Holy
Cross class agent. He had also been a member of many professional,
service and community organizations, including the Peekskill
Lincoln Society and the Peekskill Hook and Ladder Company.
Mr. McDermott is survived by his wife, Peggy; a son; a daughter;
nine grandchildren; a sister-in-law; two nephews, including
Timothy M. 72; and a niece. His brother was the late
Thomas F., M.D., 35.
Joseph A. Smith
May 25, 2003
In Worcester, at 91. During his career,
Mr. Smith had served three terms as the
sheriff of Worcester County, from
1962 until 1977. His accomplishments included instituting
the first county work-release program in Massachusetts; developing
an in-house educational facility for inmates in New England;
and implementing a countywide volunteer program for human
service agencies working with the prison. A lecturer on law
enforcement, federal law and modern penology, he served in
this capacity at Assumption College and Worcester Junior
College. At the start of his career, Mr. Smith had been an
attorney and claims investigator for Aetna Casualty & Surety
Co., and an attorney with the Boston Legal Aid Society. From
1941 to 1962, Mr. Smith had been a special agent with the
FBI and a firearms and police instructor. A member of the
Massachusetts Police Chiefs Association, he was the
past president of the Massachusetts Sheriffs Association
and a former vice president of the National Jail Association.
Mr. Smith was a volunteer with Big Brothers of America. He
is survived by four sons, including Bernard P. 67 and
William F. 68; a daughter; 15 grandchildren, including
Brian D. Carr-Smith 93; and 10 great-grandchildren.
His son was the late Francis X. 64.
Paul F. Schoenrock
March 9, 2003
At Monastery Heights, West Springfield, Mass., at 90.
During his career, Mr. Schoenrock had worked 33 years in
the Westfield, Mass., school system, as a teacher, principal,
and, until his retirement, as the assistant superintendent.
Previously, he had served seven years as a principal in the
Russell, Mass., school system. Mr. Schoenrock was a Navy
veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Edith;
a son; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
James C. OShea
Feb. 28, 2003
In New Hartford, N.Y., at 90. During his career, Mr.
OShea practiced law for many years in Rome, N.Y. From
1975 to 1980, he had been the commissioner of the New York
Office of General Services in Albany, N.Y. Appointed to the
New York Court of Claims in 1980, Mr. OShea held this
position until his retirement from the court in 1983; he
later served on the New York Board of Equalization and Assessment.
A World War II veteran, Mr. OShea had been a lieutenant
commander with the Seventh Fleet in the Southwest Pacific;
he commanded the advanced echelon of the Seventh Fleet Intelligence
Center and received four Battle Stars. Active in professional
and civic affairs, Mr. OShea had been the president
of the Rome and Oneida County Bar Associations; director
of the Historic Rome Development Authority; chairman of the
Rome Industrial Commission; director of the Rome Chamber
of Commerce; trustee of the Court of Appeals Library; trustee
and legal counsel for the Oneida County Savings Bank; and
a founding trustee of St. Pauls Church. He is survived
by his wife, Alice; three sons; a daughter; four stepchildren;
19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister.
John F. Moriarty Jr.
March 16, 2003
In Florida, at 87. Mr. Moriarty, who
began his career at General Electric, Bridgeport,
Conn., joined Warnaco, Inc.
in 1941. President of the Warner Division of Warnaco, he
served on the board of directors from 1967 until his retirement
in 1980. Mr. Moriarty was a former president of the American
Apparel Education Foundation and a recipient of the Flame
of Truth Award in 1975. During World War II, he served as
a captain in the Army Air Forces in the China, Burma and
India theaters and earned three combat Battle Stars. Mr.
Moriarty was chairman of the Presidents Council at
Holy Cross from 1972 to 1974 and a recipient of the In
Hoc Signo Award in 1983. He is survived by his wife,
Flora; two sons, John F. III 68 and Robert F. 77;
a daughter; and 12 grandchildren.
Joseph D. Ward
May 10, 2003
At his home in Ocean Ridge, Fla., at 89, after an illness.
A longtime Massachusetts elected official, Mr. Ward first
served four terms as the state representative of the 13th
Worcester District, beginning in 1948. The Democratic nominee
for attorney general in 1958, he held the post of secretary
of state from 1958 to 1960. The Democratic nominee for governor
in 1960, Mr. Ward was elected to the state senate in 1962;
he served in this capacity until 1972. During his tenure
in the legislature, Mr. Ward had been a strong advocate for
education, the environment, families, the elderly and veterans.
He also worked to improve the legal process, filing a bill
that created the juvenile court system and proposing legislation
for the creation of a Commission on Legislative Ethics. In
1968, Mr. Ward filed the bill for the construction of Interstate
190. While in the legislature, his duties included serving
as the chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary; the Joint
Legislative Committee on the Judiciary; the Commission on
Retarded and Handicapped Children; the Committee on the Problems
of Water Pollution; the Commission on Juvenile and Family
Courts; the Public Welfare Committee; and the Committee on
State Administration. He had also been a member of the Election
Law Committee and the Commerce and Labor Committee. In addition
to his public service, Mr. Ward had been a professor at Boston
University for 12 years, lecturing in municipal political
law. He began his legal career in 1938 at the firm of his
late father, Gelinas & Ward, in Fitchburg. A Navy lieutenant
from 1942-45, he served in motor torpedo boat squadrons in
the Pacific theater and as a naval intelligence officer in
tactical command under Adm. William F. Halsey. After completing
military service, he started his own law firm, practicing
for many years in Fitchburg and Boston. The recipient of
many awards and commendations, Mr. Ward was inducted into
the Hillard Society of Boston University, in recognition
of his contributions to the legal profession, public life
and community service; he was also invited to serve on the
universitys alumni committee. In addition, Mr. Ward
received a Marine Corps League citation for his dedication
to the ideals of brotherhood and for his leadership on issues
related to veterans rights. He is survived by a son;
eight daughters; a sister; 12 grandchildren; several nephews
and nieces; and grandnephews and grandnieces.
Thomas L. Duffy, M.D.
March 12, 2003
In Vernon Hills, Ill., at 86. Prior
to his retirement in 1983, Dr. Duffy had
maintained a private pediatrics practice
in Evanston and Northbrook, Ill., for 21 years; he also served
on the clinical faculty of Northwestern University Medical
School in Evanston. Enlisting in the Navy in 1941 after receiving
his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada,
Dr. Duffy became a naval flight surgeon. His 22-year naval
career spanned World War II and the Korean conflict and included
service with the Air Force, Atlantic, and the Second Marine
Division. Following World War II, Dr. Duffy trained in pediatrics
at Childrens Hospital in Boston and, subsequently,
held the post of chief of pediatrics for many years at the
Great Lakes Naval Hospital in Illinois. He retired from the
military in 1962 to enter private practice. Dr. Duffy is
survived by three sons, including Thomas M., M.D., 65
and Stephen J. 70; a daughter; 16 grandchildren, including
Katherine J. 96; and five great-grandchildren. His
son was the late Peter J. 68.
Joseph H. Sarris
April 7, 2003
In the Caritas Norwood (Mass.) Hospital, at 87. Mr. Sarris
was the founder of the Central Equipment Co. of Millis, Mass.,
a provider of police equipment. He had been a Holy Cross
class agent. Mr. Sarris is survived by two sons; two daughters;
and three grandchildren.
George Andre Brouillette
March 6, 2003
At Tandem Health Care, Vero Beach, Fla., at 86, after
a brief illness. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Brouillette
had owned and operated Brouillette and Sons Funeral Home
in Pawtucket, R.I., for 40 years. A veteran, he served in
the Army during World War II. Mr. Brouillette was a past
president of the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association.
He is survived by his wife, Annette; three sons; two daughters;
seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Paul J. Halloran Sr.
May 11, 2003
At the Addison Gilbert Hospital, Gloucester, Mass., at
86. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Halloran had worked as a
fisherman on many different vessels in Gloucester. Previously,
he had been associated with his fathers business, D.J.
Halloran & Sons, Inc., a potato brokerage firm based
in Boston. A World War II Navy veteran, Mr. Halloran served
as a lieutenant commander in the Pacific theater. He is survived
by his wife, Theresa; a son; two daughters; a daughter-in-law;
a brother; a sister; and seven grandchildren.
Patrick F. Pepper
April 13, 2003
At the Harbour Health Center in Port Charlotte, Fla.,
at 88. Prior to his retirement in 1965, Mr. Pepper had served
as a police officer with the Springfield (Mass.) Police Department
for 19 years. An Army veteran of World War II, he was the
recipient of a Bronze Star; American Defense Service Medal;
European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon;
and Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Pepper is survived by a son;
a brother; and a sister.
Leo F. Shea
April 18, 2003
At Cranberry Pointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
in Harwich, Mass., at 86. During his career, Mr. Shea had
taught elementary school in Weymouth, Mass., and served as
the towns school adjustment counselor for more than
20 years. He is survived by his wife, Joan; many nephews
and nieces; and grandnephews and grandnieces.
John S. Herron
March 8, 2003
In Florida. Mr. Herron is survived by his wife, Joan;
four sons; and a daughter.
J. Richard Myles, D.M.D.
April 10, 2003
At Emerson Hospital, Concord, Mass., after a lengthy
illness, at 85. Prior to his retirement in 1993, Dr. Myles
had maintained a private dental practice in Cambridge, Mass.,
for 40 years. During his career, he had been chairman of
the Middlesex District Society, Yankee Dental Congress and
Massachusetts Dental Board of Registration; president of
the Massachusetts Dental Society and the New England Foundation
for Continuing Education; member of the Northeast Board of
Dental Examiners; and a staff member of Cambridge Hospital,
Sancta Maria Hospital, and the Harvard Athletic Department
dental staff. A World War II veteran, Dr. Myles served in
the Navy as a lieutenant in the Medical Services Corps. He
is survived by his wife, Theresa; three sons; three daughters;
a brother; two sisters; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Walter B. ONeil
March 10, 2003
In UMass Memorial Medical Center Memorial Campus,
Worcester, at 85, after a short illness. During his career,
Mr. ONeil had been the vice president of sales for
Hazeltine Corp. Electronics in Washington, D.C. From 1940
to 1960, he served in the Navy. A veteran of World War II
and the Korean War, he had been an aviator with the rank
of commander, serving in both the Atlantic and the Pacific
theatres, and a hurricane hunter in the United States; he
was a recipient of the Gold Star. Mr. ONeil was the
grand marshall in the Westboro (Mass.) 2002 Memorial Day
Parade. Active in sports, he had been recruited by the former
Boston Braves baseball team. A member of the Presidents
Council at Holy Cross and a Holy Cross class agent, Mr. ONeil
was the recipient of the In Hoc Signo Award in 1995.
Involved in alumni affairs, he had been a member of the Washington
Club, holding several offices, including president, in 1964;
he was named its Crusader of the Year in 1968. Following
retirement, Mr. ONeil became active in the Cape Cod
Club, which named him Crusader of the Year in 1991. A director
of the GAA, he had been a member of its Regional Clubs and
Continuing Education Day, and Book Prize committees. Mr.
ONeil is survived by two sons, including Thomas D. 73;
two daughters; a sister; nine grandchildren; and nephews
Bernard M. Collins
March 10, 2003
At Sunbridge of North Reading (Mass.)
Nursing Facility, at 82. Prior to his
retirement in 1986, Mr. Collins had been
employed by the William Gainer Leather Firm of Chicago.
1947 to 1970, he was the president of Allied Kid Co., a
leather firm in Boston. A veteran of
World War II, Mr. Collins served
with the Navy in the intelligence branch. During his career,
he had been the chairman of the finance committee and a
Town Meeting member in Braintree, Mass.
Following retirement to
Yarmouthport, Mass., in 1987, Mr. Collins became a hospice
volunteer. He had been a Holy Cross class agent. Mr. Collins
is survived by his wife, Ruth; two sons; two brothers,
including Philip H. 50; two sisters;
and four grandchildren.
Paul E. Dorrington
May 20, 2003
In Massachusetts. A longtime football coach and English
teacher, Mr. Dorrington began his career at Woburn (Mass.)
High School, where he worked from 1946 to 1959. Under his
leadership, Woburn won its first State Class C championship
and the Northeastern title in 1955. Mr. Dorrington later
taught and coached at Medford and Dedham high schools in
Massachusetts; during his tenure, the Dedham High School
football team won the Bay State League championship. Mr.
Dorrington retired as a teacher from Arlington (Mass.) High
School in 1980. Senior class president of the Arlington High
School Class of 1936, he played center and co-captained the
football team. During World War II, Mr. Dorrington had been
an officer in the Navy, serving in the Pacific from 1941-46.
He was the past president of the Massachusetts Football Coaches
Association and also of the St. Agnes Holy Name Society.
Mr. Dorrington is survived by his wife, Alice; a son; four
daughters; a brother; a sister; 17 grandchildren; and two
John A. Millin Jr.
Sept. 19, 2002
In Texas. Retired Col. John A. Jack Millin
Jr., USAF, is survived by his wife, Albina; one son; two
grandsons; and two granddaughters.
William P. Hynes
April 15, 2003
At his home in Chelmsford, Mass., at 85. Prior to his retirement in 1978, Mr.
Hynes had been the director of education for the Army at Fort Devens, Mass.
He was one of the founding members of the Chelmsford Art Society. Mr. Hynes
served in the Marine Corps and the Army during World War II, participating
in the invasion of the Pacific islands. He is survived by his wife, Amelia;
and a stepson.
Thomas F. Hickey
March 30, 2003
In Vero Beach, Fla., at 81. During his career, Mr. Hickey had been self-employed
as an independent insurance adjuster, retiring in 1987. A veteran of World
War II, he served in Europe with the Army Air Force. Mr. Hickey is survived
by his wife, Norma; a son; two daughters; and six grandchildren.
Robert W. McVay
March 16, 2003
At Miriam Hospital, Providence, R.I., at 80. Prior to his retirement, Mr. McVay
had been an assistant director of health for the state of Rhode Island for
more than 35 years. An Army veteran, he served in the infantry during World
War II. Mr. McVay is survived by his wife, Hilda; two stepsons; two brothers,
including Richard E., D.M.D., 53; a sister; and several nephews and nieces.
James T. Cassidy Jr.
Feb. 15, 2003
In South Dennis, Mass., at 79. During his career, Mr.
Cassidy had practiced law in Boston and Yarmouthport, Mass.,
for more than 50 years. A Navy veteran, he served during
World War II and the Korean War; he retired from the Naval
Reserve as a lieutenant commander. Mr. Cassidy had been a
life member of the U.S. Naval Institute. He is survived by
his wife, Pauline.
Richard J. Flynn
April 28, 2003
In St. Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center,
after an illness, at 79. Mr. Flynn, who had a lengthy career
in corporate finance, had been the former vice chairman and
member of the board of directors of Norton Co. in Worcester
for 12 years, prior to his retirement. Previously, he had
been the president and chief executive officer of the Riley
Corp. in Worcester and vice president of LTV in Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Flynn also served on the boards of Fidelity Investments;
Arkwright-Boston Insurance; Cleveland-Cliffs Corp.; and Mechanics
Bank in Worcester. In addition, he had been a member of the
Board of Trustees of Holy Cross as well as Old Sturbridge
Village; Catholic Charities; and the Worcester Art Museum.
During World War II, Mr. Flynn served in the Navy aboard
the USS Worbley. He had been a member of the Presidents
Council at Holy Cross and a Holy Cross class agent. Mr. Flynn
is survived by his wife, Ellen; four sons; three daughters;
a brother; a sister; 14 grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.
Joseph M. DiNardo, M.D.
Feb. 25, 2003
At Noble Hospital, Westfield, Mass.,
after a long illness, at 76. Dr. DiNardo
had maintained a private practice in cardiology
for many years in Westfield, beginning in 1976. During his
career, he had also held the positions of director of cardiology
and director of the Coronary Care Unit at Noble Hospital,
and consultant in cardiology at Western Massachusetts Hospital,
also in Westfield. In addition, Dr. DiNardo had been an instructor
in cardiology at University Hospital and St. Vincent Hospital
in Worcester. His professional honors included a fellow of
the American College of Cardiology; the American College
of Angiology; and the Council of Geriatric Cardiology. He
had been a recipient of the Physicians Recognition
Award of the American Medical Association. Dr. DiNardo was
a member of the Clinical Council of Cardiology of the American
Heart Association; the American Society of Echocardiography;
Massachusetts Medical Society; Hampden District Medical Society;
American Medical Society; and a former member of the American
Academy of General Practice. A veteran, Dr. DiNardo served
in the Navy in Philadelphia, Pa., from 1957 to 1959, as a
lieutenant (M.C.). He is survived by his wife, Lydia; a son,
Domenic J. 75; two daughters, including MaryJo 84;
six grandchildren, including Hadley K. 06; a brother;
three sisters; nephews and nieces; and cousins.
Robert J. Sheerin
April 6, 2003
At his home in State College, Pa.,
at 75. During his career, Mr. Sheerin had
worked many years for the Metropolitan
Life Insurance Co., retiring in 1988 as vice president in
charge of the General Motors account. Previously, he served
as vice president of the companys national accounts
operation in Pittsburgh, from 1969 to 1982. Mr. Sheerin joined
Metropolitan Life in 1950 as a field auditor; following the
completion of military service, he resumed his career with
the company in 1952. Mr. Sheerin had been a member of the
Presidents Council at Holy Cross. He is survived by
his wife, Dorothy Kate; nine children; and 22
Raymond L. Turek, D.D.S.
Feb. 19, 2003
In Morrisville, Pa., at 78. Dr. Turek practiced dentistry in Bucks County,
Pa., for more than 39 years, with offices in Yardley and Newtown. A Navy veteran
of World War II, he was commissioned a 2nd-class pharmacist in 1943; he served
during the invasion of Okinawa. At the start of his career, Dr. Turek had been
a periodontist in New York City before relocating to Bucks County. He is survived
by his wife, Jean; three sons; a daughter; a sister; and five grandchildren.