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James J. Adams, 74, of Cocoa, FL, a former custodian with Physical Plant, died on April 24. He was hired in 1971 and retired in 1989. Names of survivors were unavailable.


A funeral mass was held May 5 in St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Revere for Salvatore Lauricella, 77, of Revere, a former manager in Food Services who died on May 1. He was the first winner of the James N. Murphy Award in 1968, a former director of the MIT Employees' Federal Credit Union and an honorary MIT alumnus. Mr. Lauricella retired in 1985 after 34 years at MIT.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia (who retired from her job as financial administrator at the Research Laboratory of Electronics in 1996); three daughters, Debi Aubee of Franklin, Joni Lauricella of Woodland Hills, CA and Doreen Howell of Marblehead; two sisters, Josephine Panzini of Revere and Frances Tringale of East Boston; and two grandsons.

Mr. Lauricella was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the MIT Medical Department Infirmary, 25 Carleton St., Cambridge, MA 02139.


A service was held in the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home in East Boston on May 1 for Daniel L. McCall, 87, of East Boston, a former custodian with Physical Plant who died on April 28. He retired in 1976 after working at MIT for eight years.

Mr. McCall is survived by his wife, Anna; two daughters, Diana Melanson and Regina Falzone, both of East Boston; a sister, Stella Buckley of Medford; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.


William K. Wright, 85, of Concord, NH, a former guard at Lincoln Laboratory, died on April 13. He was hired in 1956 and retired in 1969. Survivors include a son, David of Mystic, CT; and a sister, Phyllis Branigan of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 13, 1998.

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