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Leona K. Loughlin, longtime Lincoln Lab employee, 83

Leona K. (Hanlon) Loughlin, who spent most of her 38 years of employment with MIT as a document librarian at Lincoln Laboratory, died on Monday, Oct. 20. She was 83.

Born in Arlington on May 10, 1925, she was raised in Lincoln, attended Lincoln public schools and graduated from Concord High School in 1943.

During World War II, she worked as a secretary at Raytheon Corporation in Waltham. She worked in the library at Lincoln Lab until her retirement in 1995.

She was involved in sports and enjoyed horseback riding, baseball, hockey; she played in a volleyball league for Lincoln Lab. A longtime Lincoln resident, she enjoyed gardening and loved to shop for clothes.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 29, 2008 (download PDF).

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