Philbert Alleyne, 79, of Barbados, a former service staff member at Lincoln Laboratory, died on December 9. He retired in 1996 after 20 years with MIT. Survivors include his wife, Naomi.
A funeral mass was said on December 2 in Our Lady of the Presentation Church in Brighton for William Mele of Brighton, a former custodian in Physical Plant, who died on November 29 at the age of 61. He began working at MIT in 1981 and retired in 1994.
Mr. Mele is survived by his wife, Josephine; three sons, William Jr., Salvatore and James; a daughter, Madeline; three sisters, Lucy Anselmi, Josephine Alessi and Marion Driscoll; a brother, Fred; and three grandchildren. He was buried in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury. Donations in his memory may be made to Bridge Over Troubled Waters, 47 West St., Boston, MA 02111.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 15, 1999.