Obituaries


EDWARD BORGESS

Edward Borgess, 76, of New Bedford, a former administrative assistant at Lincoln Lab's Fiscal Office, died on May 9. He retired in 1983 after working at MIT/Lincoln Lab for 30 years. Names of survivors were unavailable.

W. F. CONSTANTINE

A funeral Mass was held on May 16 in St. Dorothy's Church in Wilmington, MA, for William F. Constantine, 76, of Palm Harbor, FL, who died on May 7. He was a former custodian at Lincoln Laboratory who was hired in 1962 and retired in 1978.

Mr. Constantine is survived by three sons, William F. Jr. of Waltham, Robert E. of Amesbury and Michael of Palm Harbor; a daughter, Patricia Spurr of Wilmington; three sisters, Ellen Sullivan of Maine, Joan Phillips of Bridgewater and June Hogan of Everett; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

DORA B. JACKSON

Dora B. Jackson, 58, of Somer-ville, a senior secretary in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the time of her death, passed away on May 20. She had held her most recent position since 1997 but also worked at MIT from 1983-85 and 1992-95.

Ms. Jackson is survived by a son, Kif-Rob Dannecker of Riverdale, GA. Donations in her memory may be made to Oxfam, Amnesty International or the American Cancer Society.

AUSTIN P. MacNEIL

A funeral Mass was held in St. Mark's Church in Dorchester on May 19 for Austin P. MacNeil, 73, of Dorchester, who died on May 15. He was a former custodian with Physical Plant who retired in 1988 after 33 years at MIT.

Mr. MacNeil is survived by his wife, Margaret; a sister, Marjorie Dugas of Nova Scotia; three daughters, Carol Elliott of Halifax, MA, Angela O'Donnell of Norwell, MA, and Marie MacNeil of Weymouth, MA; a son, Mark of Casselberry, FL; and six grandchildren. He was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of Boston and Greater Brockton, 500 Belmont St., Suite 215, Brockton, MA 02401.

FELICIA H. MIKULA

Felicia H. Mikula, 86, of Sandwich, a former section head in the Controller's Accounting Office, died on May 9. She retired in 1977 after working at MIT for 24 years. Names of survivors were unavailable.

GREGORY NAJARIAN

Gregory Najarian, 69, of Woburn, a former service staff member at Lincoln Lab, died on May 27. He retired in 1995 after seven years at Lincoln. Survivors include a son, Alan, and a daughter, Kimberly Najarian, both of Brighton.

ADA SHECHTER

Word has been received of the November 9, 1997 death of Ada Shechter, 90, of Roslindale. She began work at MIT in 1962 and retired as a senior clerk in the Development Office in 1972.

JOSEPH W. SOUZA

Joseph W. Souza, 72, of Revere, formerly a senior stock clerk at Lincoln Laboatory, died on June 1. He was hired in 1950 and retired in 1994. Survivors include his wife, Marie; a son, Stephen; a daughter, Carol Souza; and two grandchildren.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on July 15, 1998.


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