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Nancy L. Finley, 53, of Salem, NH, a staff specialist at Lincoln Laboratory, died on February 28. She had been working at Lincoln Lab since July 13, 1998. Survivors include a daughter, Robin Guilford, and three grandchildren.


A funeral Mass was held on February 15 in St. Pius the Tenth Church in Milton for Joseph W. Palmer, 71, of Hyde Park, a former electrical supervisor in Physical Plant, who died on February 11. He retired in 1992 after 44 years at MIT.

Mr. Palmer leaves two daughters, Lynn M. Smith of Hyde Park and Karen Kerr of Franklin; two sons, Wayne of Belmont and Bruce of Mansfield; two sisters, Joan Dullea of Wakefield and Jean Anderson of Saugus; a brother, Frank of Melrose; and eight grandchildren. He was buried in Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree.


Richard F. McKay of Natick, 80, an MIT alumnus (SB 1940) and former superintendent in Physical Plant, died on March 8. He retired in 1986 after working at MIT for 24 years. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis L.; two daughters, Pamela R. McKay of Grafton and Deborah Keefer of Falls Church, VA; a stepson, Richard S. Leonard of Lunenburg; a stepdaughter, Julie P. Leonard of Lima, Peru; and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the MIT Alumni/ae Association, School of Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139.

A version of this article appeared in the March 17, 1999 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 43, Number 23).

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