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Francis Brady of Annapolis, MD, a former sponsored research staff member at Lincoln Laboratory, died on April 15. He was 80. Mr. Brady retired in 1985 after working at Lincoln Lab for 28 years. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Mary Anne Osborne of Cumberland, RI and Muriel Marquet of Reston, VA; two sons, John of Silver City, NM and James of Tiverton, RI; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


A funeral was held in St. Mark's Church in Southboro on April 18 for John L. Cochrane of Southboro, who died on April 14 at the age of 61. He began working at MIT in 1967 and was assistant director for administration at the Plasma Fusion Center when he retired in 1994.

Mr. Cochrane leaves his wife, Katherine (also a former MIT employee in the Alumni/ae Association and reengineering); two sons, Mark of Lansing, MI, and Kenneth of Milford, NH; a sister, Laura Welby of Lexington; and a granddaughter. He was buried in Rural Cemetery in Southboro. Expressions of sympathy may be sent in his memory to Buddy Dog Humane Society, Inc., 151 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776.


A funeral service was held in St. Athanasius Greek Orthodox Church in Arlington on April 12 for Costas Constantinidis of Arlington, who died on April 8 at the age of 87. A former custodian in Physical Plant, he retired in 1977 after 18 years at MIT.

He is survived by his wife, Irene; three daughters, Elaine Alexis of Sudbury, Rodia Diamandis of Millis and Maria Constantinidis of Lexington; and six grandchildren. He was buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. Donations in his memory may be made to the St. Athanasius Church Restoration Fund, 735 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA 02476, or to the Alzheimer's Association, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139.


Funeral services were held at Heritage Park Baptist Church in Burlington on April 21 for Harold Duffett of Somerville, who died on April 18 at the age of 80. A former machine operator in Physical Plant, he was hired in 1968 and retired from MIT in 1985.

Mr. Duffett is survived by his wife, Polly; three sons, John of Westford, Douglas of Fairbanks, AK, and Robert E. of Somerville; a daughter, Elaine Bontempo of Somerville; a sister, Alice Peterson of Brockton; a brother, John Duffett of Florida; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was buried in Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. Donations in his memory may be made to Heritage Park Baptist Church, PO Box 189, Burlington, MA 01803.


A funeral mass was said on April 8 in St. Ann's Church in Somerville for Robert Gutro, 74, of Somerville, who died on April 5. He was a former dorm housekeeper in Housing who began working at MIT in 1972 and retired in 1990.

Mr. Gutro leaves his wife, Elizabeth; a son, Robert of Somerville; two daughters, Kathleen Boti of Everett and Suzanne Harrison of South Lawrence; and five grandchildren. He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


A funeral Mass was said in St. Denis Church in Westwood on April 4 for Constantine A. Pappas of Dedham, a former sponsored-research technical staff member at Lincoln Laboratory, who died on March 30 at the age of 81. He was hired in 1957 and retired in 1984.

Mr. Pappas is survived by his wife, Rose; a son, Les of San Francisco; and a sister, Helen Olsen of West Roxbury. He was buried in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 26, 2000.

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