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A funeral Mass was held in St. James Church in Newton on April 25 for Ernest DiMarzio, 78, of Newton, who died on April 21. He was hired at MIT in 1948 and was an engineering assistant Lincoln Laboratory when he retired in 1984.

Mr. DiMarzio is survived by his wife, Gertrude; a son, David of Holden, MA; two daughters, Ann French of Waltham and Susan Nashawaty of Milford; two brothers, Joseph of Norwood and Lawrence of Burkburnville, TX; and five sisters, Lucy Perno of Cape Coral, FL, Mary Reilly of West Palm Beach, FL, and Silvia Connaughton, Patricia Pino and Pauline McKee, all of Readville; and seven grandchildren.

He was buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. Memorial donations may be made to the Boston Archdiocese Choir School, 29 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138.


Richard A. Knight, 75, of Clearwater, FL, former secretary of alumni in the Association of MIT Alumni/ae, died on April 10. He retired in 1983 after 33 years at the Institute. Survivors include his wife, Joan, and a son, William of Richland, MI.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 6, 1998.

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