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Gordon P. Catton of Littleton, a former locksmith at Lincoln Laboratory, died on Nov. 29 at the age of 78. He was hired in 1954 and retired in 1989. He is survived by three daughters, Miriam Stevens of Templeton, Sharon Salmela of Worcester and Valerie Kouloyan of Leominster; a son, Gordon Jr. of Hudson; a brother, Kenneth of Rockland; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Dec. 3 in St. George's Episcopal Church in Maynard.


Jennie Correia of Revere, a retired housekeeper in Housing, died on Nov. 19 at age 88. She began working at MIT in 1962 and retired in 1980. No information on survivors was available.


Ronald Gagne of Acton, a former sponsored research staff member at Lincoln Laboratory, died on Nov. 9 at the age of 70. A funeral Mass was said in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in Acton on Nov. 12. He began working at Lincoln Lab in 1952 and retired in 1995. Mr. Gagne is survived by his wife, Geraldine; a daughter, Michelle Trull of Brookline, N.H.; two sons, Michael of New Castle, N.H., and Mark of California; five stepchildren, Mark Frye, Robert Frye, Steven Frye, Christina Frye and Janet Lentz; a sister, Janet Cote of Lowell; four grandchildren; and 13 stepgrandchildren. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Acton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140.


Michal Grela of Chelsea, a former custodian in Physical Plant, died on Oct. 27 at the age of 78. He retired in 1995 after 10 years at MIT. Survivors include his wife, Amelia.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 11, 2002.

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