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Buckley, Cahoon, Parker, Quinn, Spack

Francis X. Buckley

Francis X. Buckley, 72, of Tewksbury, a former custodian in Physical Plant, died suddenly on April 27. He worked at MIT from 1968 until his retirement in 1985.Mr. Buckley leaves his wife, Doris Bates Buckley; two daughters, Doreen M. Buckley and Kelly-Jean West of Malden; a son Robert F. Buckley, also of Malden, and a granddaughter.

Thomas E. Cahoon

A funeral Mass was held April 25 for Thomas E. Cahoon, 70, of Gloucester and Lecanto, Fla., who died April 21. Mr. Cahoon was a utility worker at Lincoln Laboratory from 1966 until his retirement in 1985.He is survived by his wife, Margaret Cavanaugh Cahoon; a daughter, Tamara Rowe of Groveland; two sons, Bryan J. of Dover, N.H., and Mark T. Cahoon of Gloucester, and six grandchildren. Remembrances may be sent to St. Scholastica Church, Lecanto, Fla., 32661.

Robert A. Parker

Robert A. Parker, an engineer in Physical Plant until March, died on May 2. He was 70 and lived in Dorchester. Mr. Parker had worked at MIT since 1971.He is survived by his wife, Rita Colbert Parker; two sons, Robert A. Jr. of Dorchester and Donald Parker of Braintree; two daughters, Loretta M. Henry of Dorchester and Madeline L. Parker of Saugus, and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society,247 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, 02115.

Madeline F. Quinn

A funeral Mass has been held for Madeline F. Quinn of Hingham, who died on April 5. She was 86. Ms. Quinn was a staff member in Student Accounts from 1929 until her retirement in 1970. She leaves a sister, Mary L. Hoagland of Needham, a brother, Joseph Quinn of Wilmington, Del., a nephew and five nieces.

Nathan Spack

Word has been received of the February 10 death of Nathan Spack, 83, of Sharon. Mr. Spack worked in Physical Plant from 1965 until his retirement in 1973.

A version of this article appeared in the May 13, 1992 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 36, Number 30).

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