A funeral Mass was said on Sept. 9 in Immaculate Conception Church in Cambridge for Dorothy Kontrimus of Cambridge, who died on Sept. 6 at age 86. A former senior office assistant at the Laboratory for Computer Science, she retired in 1981 after working at MIT for 16 years. She leaves a daughter, Karen Barker; and two sisters, Julie Benben and Lorraine Cavallaro. She was buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.
A funeral Mass was said on Aug. 26 for Kathleen M. McCue of Marshfield, a former administrative secretary for the Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems (LEES), who died on Aug. 23. She was 61. Before retiring in 1996 from her position at LEES, McCue worked in several other areas at MIT, including the Department of Physics headquarters (1988-89), the Magnet Lab (1988), the Center for Materials Science and Engineering (1985-88), and the Research Laboratory for Electronics (1981-85). She began working at MIT in 1981.
McCue leaves a partner, Merrill Adler of Marshfield; three sons, John of Pembroke, Michael of Weymouth and Daniel of Plymouth; a daughter, Mary McCue of Somerville; two sisters, Patricia Flynn of Canton and Maureen Bopp of Wilbraham; two brothers, John O'Connor of Walpole and Paul O'Connor of Boston; and six grandchildren. She was buried in Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 20 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 25, 2002.