Obituaries


ANTHONY CAMARA

A funeral was held in Sacred Heart Church in Cambridge on May 25 for Anthony Camara of Cambridge, who died May 9 at age 80. The former Physical Plant grounds worker began working at MIT in 1971 and retired in 1995. He is survived by his wife, Lillian; two daughters, Patricia and Catherine; two brothers, Buddy and Frank; and three grandchildren. He was buried in Cambridge Cemetery.

RICHARD A. DARLING

Richard A. Darling, 78, of Halifax, MA, died on May 18. A former supervisor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, he began working at MIT in 1961 and retired in 1987. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Chodor of Florida; two sons, Robert of Brockton and Richard of Bryantville, MA; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

ALFRED DePAROLESA

A funeral Mass was said on May 7 in St. Mary's Church in Melrose for Alfred DeParolesa of Melrose, who died on May 2 at the age of 78. A former heating and ventilation mechanic at Lincoln Lab, he retired in 1989 after working there for 27 years.

Mr. DeParolesa is survived by his wife, Marion; two sons, Frederick of Westwood and Edward of Chelsea; a daughter, Maria G. DeParolesa of Hallandale, FL; two stepsons, Richard W. Strecker of Cohasset and Robert W. Strecker of Santa Cruz, CA; a sister, Angie Festa of East Boston; and nine grandchildren.

WILFRED MEUSE

A funeral Mass was said at St. Dorothy's Church in Wilmington on April 14 for Wilfred Meuse of Wilmington, who died on April 9 at the age of 72. A former painter at Lincoln Laboratory, he began working there in 1986 and retired in 1994.

Mr. Meuse is survived by his wife, Jeanne; three sons, Brian of Las Vegas, James of Wilmington and David of Burlington; and three sisters, Marion Cooper, Helen Amirault and Betty Meuse, all of Wakefield. He was buried in Wildwood Cemetery in Wilmington.

Donations in Mr. Meuse's memory may be made to Dana-Farber's Jimmy Fund Tribute Program, 1309 Beacon St., Brook-line, MA 02446.

THERESA R. WALSH

A funeral Mass was said on May 21 in St. Marys Church in Winchester for Theresa R. Walsh of Winchester, who died on May 11 at the age of 100. A former senior secretary in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, she retired in 1971 after working at MIT for 15 years.

Mrs. Walsh is survived by two sons, Frederick Jr. of Franklin, NH and Robert of Burlington, VT; a daughter, Margaret J. "Marnee" Walsh of Winchester; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Donations in her memory may be a made to Hospice Care, Inc., 41 Montvale Ave., Stoneham, MA 02180.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 6, 2001.


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