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Pasquale Capodilupo, a former service staff member in Physical Plant, died on November 28. He was 81 and had worked at MIT from 1956 until his retirement in 1976. He leaves a brother, Elmer Capodilupo of the North End, and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held December 19 for John Collins, 74, of Somerville, who died unexpectedly on December 14. Mr. Collins was a custodian in Physical Plant from 1974 until his retirement in 1983. He is survived by a sister, Mary Evans of England.
Conrad J. Girouard
Funeral services were held December 27 for Conrad Girouard, 85, of Stoughton, a former technician at Lincoln Laboratory. Mr. Girouard, who formerly lived in Woburn, died December 24. He had worked at Lincoln from 1958 until his retirement in 1981.He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Skitt Girouard; three sons, Alan of Stoughton, Gary of East Falmouth and William Girouard of Medford, and a grandson.
Walter V. Hachijian
Walter V. Hachijian, 61, of Newton Upper Falls, a carpenter in Physical Plant since 1980, died on December 9. He leaves his wife, Alice Madanjian Hachijian, and several nieces and nephews. Memorial gifts may be made to the Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 145 Brattle Street, Cambridge, 02138.
Word has been received of the November 10 death of Gertrude Hbbard, 85, of Nashua, N.H. Mrs. Hubbard was a support staff member in aeronautics and astronautics from 1953 until her retirement in 1974. She leaves a son, Reed Hummard of Lyndeboro, N.H.
Charles T. Jennings
Charles T. Jennings, 70, of Port Rickey, Fla., a former route supervisor in the Superintendent's Office, died on December 19. Mr. Jennings worked at MIT from 1969 until his retirement in 1986.He is survived by his wife, Carol T. Jennings, a son, Charles T. Jr., and a daughter, Dorothy Campbell.
Allan H. LaPlume
Allan H. LaPlume, 59, of Quincy, a project technician in chemistry, died on December 4. He had worked at MIT since 1987.He leaves his wife, Lorraine Poirier LaPlume; his mother, Catherine LaPlume of Quincy; two sons, Brian W. of East Lebanon, Maine, and Larry LaPlume of Jackson, Tenn; a daughter, Suzanne C. Egan of Moreno Valley, Calif., and two grandsons.
Virginia Luongo, 74, of Somerville, a retired senior stock clerk in the Office of Laboratory Supplies, died on November 11. She had worked at MIT from 1945 until her retirement in 1982. She leaves a friend, Judy Giles of Somerville.
Salvatore Megna, 86, of Bedford, a retired service staff member in Physical Plant, died on October 27. Mr. Megna worked at MIT from 1930 until his retirement in 1972. He is survived by a daughter, Sandra Blasi, and a son Richard Megna.
Henry Pressey, 79, a research affiliate in urban studies and planning from 1963-74, died November 17 in San Antonio Texas. He is survived by his wife, June Pressey, and a son, David Pressey.
A version of this article appeared in the January 8, 1992 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 36, Number 16).