Obituaries


PHILIP COPE

A graveside service was held in Sharon Memorial Park in Sharon on May 29 for Philip Cope of Delray Beach, FL (formerly of Needham), who died on May 26. He was a former assistant director of the Office of Laboratory Supplies who retired in 1987 after working at MIT for eight years. He is survived by his wife, Zelda; two daughters, Ellen Cope of Chicago and Marcia Eisner of Randolph; a brother, Gerald of Portland, ME; and four grandchildren.

GERARD T. FLYNN

A funeral Mass was said in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in West Acton on June 3 for Gerard T. Flynn of Acton, a former research technical staff member at Lincoln Laboratory, who died on May 30 at the age of 67. He retired in 1993 after 27 years at Lincoln Lab.

Mr. Flynn is survived by his wife, Margaret; three daughters, Judy Dunn of Framingham, Kathleen Flynn of Acton and Mary Flynn of Watertown; three sons, Peter of Maynard, Dennis of Manville, NJ and James of Athol; and seven grandchildren. Gifts in his memory may be sent to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

MARY HILLIS

A service was held on May 15 for Mary Hillis of Burlington, a former senior office assistant in the Alumni Association, who died on May 12 at age 81. She retired in 1981 after 16 years at MIT.

Ms. Hillis is survived by many nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to the North Prospect United Church of Christ, 1803 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140.

SQUARE JOHNSON

Square Johnson of Boston, a former custodian at Lincoln Laboratory, died on May 22 at the age of 95. He began working at MIT in 1954 and retired in 1973. Survivors include a son, Edward of Boston.

HERBERT LEE JR.

A funeral was held on May 22 at Union Baptist Church in Cambridge for Herbert Lee Jr., 80, of Cambridge, who died on May 18. The former administrative assistant in the Office of the Vice President retired in 1978 after 23 years at MIT.

Mr. Lee is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons, Herbert E. III and Richard; two daughters, June B. Lewis and Delores J. Bayne; a brother Roland Lee; a sister, Eleanor Ashe; 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was buried in Cambridge Cemetery.

MATTHEW J. MURRAY

A Mass of Christian burial was held in St. Mark's Church in Dorchester on May 17 for Matthew J. Murray of Dorchester, who died on May 14 at age 80. A former custodian in Physical Plant, he retired in 1986 after working at MIT for 16 years.

Mr. Murray is survived by his wife, Helen; a son, John of Revere; and a daughter, Mary Murray of Grafton. He was buried in New Calvary Cemetery in Mattapan.

LAWRENCE V. SOUSA

Word has been received of the February 18 death of Lawrence Sousa, 90, of Belmont, a former project technician in the Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory. He was hired in 1966 and retired in 1980. Names of survivors were unavailable.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on August 9, 2000.


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