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John Hynes, MIT administrator for 44 years, dies at age 66

John J. Hynes, a senior human resource consultant in Information Services and Technology, died suddenly on Tuesday, July 13. He was 66.
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John J. Hynes, a senior human resource consultant in Information Services and Technology, died suddenly on Tuesday, July 13. He was 66.

John J. Hynes, a senior human resource consultant in Information Services and Technology (IS&T) and an administrator at MIT for the past 44 years, died suddenly on Tuesday, July 13. He was 66.

Visiting hours will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, July 16, at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home at 455 Washington St. in Canton, Mass. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Gerard Majella Church in Canton, followed by interment at Canton Corner Cemetery. The full obituary for Hynes can be found on the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home website.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to “Our Neighbor’s in Need” c/o St. Gerard Majella Church, 1860 Washington St., Canton, MA 02021.

IS&T and the MIT News Office are working with John’s colleagues to provide a more detailed account of his career at MIT. This information will be shared with the community as it becomes available.  

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