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A funeral Mass was held on February 9 at St. John's Church in Cambridge for Roy Lynch, 70, of Somerville, a former patrol officer with Campus Police who died on February 6. He retired in 1990 after working at MIT for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, Ann; three daughters, Sharon Cann of Manchester, NH, Mary Ramsey of Watertown and Patricia Cray of Salem, NH; a brother, Thomas of Somerville; and four grandchildren.


Word has been received of the November 5 death of Helen M. Clifford, 87, of Brookline, a former administrative staff member with the Alumni Association. She retired from MIT in 1975 after working at the Institute for 12 years.


A funeral Mass was held on February 17 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Medford for Alfred DiPietro, 79, of Medford, a former head custodian in Physical Plant who died on February 13. He began working at MIT in 1965 and retired in 1987.

Mr. DiPietro is survived by his wife, Maria; a son, Stephen of Merrimack, NH; a daughter, Lisa DiPietro of Roslindale; a brother, William of Malden; a sister, Josephine of Medford; and one grandson. He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monastery of Sr. Clare, P.O. Box 333, Lowell, MA 01853.


A funeral Mass was held at St. benedict's Church in Somerville on February 10 for Armand Nadeau, 88, of Somerville, a former head custodian with Physical Plant who died on February 7. He began working at MIT in 1956 and retired in 1974. Survivors include his wife, Regina; a son, Warren of Somerville; a daughter, Alice Pascussi of Andover; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.


Dorothy M. Chapman, 80, of Chichester, NH, a former project technician in the Center for Material Science and Engineering, died on February 8. She retired in 1983 after working at MIT for 16 years. Survivors include two sons, David of Hill, NH, and Ralph of Pickens, SC; a daughter, Viola Plaza of Winter Haven, FL, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 4, 1998.

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