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A funeral service was held at Temple Beth El in Swampscott on January 20 for Louise Goodman of Swampscott, who died on January 18 at the age of 78. She was a former senior secretary in the Office of the Dean of Students who retired in 1986 after eight years at MIT.

Ms. Goodman is survived by her husband, Samuel; a son, Carl, and a daughter, Laura, both of Marblehead; two brothers, Leon Blumberg of Florida and Fred Blumberg of Tennessee; and four grandchildren. Donations in her memory may be made to the Marnell Goodman Scholarship Fund, 25 Amherst Rd., Marblehead, MA 01945.


A Mass of Christian Burial was said in St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Revere on February 24 for Frances Tringale, who died on February 21 at the age of 84. Mrs. Tringale worked for Housing as a housekeeper from 1968 until her retirement in 1981.

She is survived by two sons, Ronald of Saugus and Thomas of East Boston; a daughter, Virginia of East Boston; a sister, Josephine Panzini of Revere; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.


A Funeral Mass was said in Immaculate Conception Church in Revere on February 26 for Delphis Cotreau, a former machine operator in Physical Plant, who died on February 24 at the age of 98. A resident of Revere, he retired in 1971 after working at MIT for 14 years.

Mr. Cotreau leaves a son, Lawrence of Revere; a sister, Elizabeth Jedrey of Lanesville; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 1, 2000.

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