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Mary Barney, 75, of Lynn, a retired electronic technician at Lincoln Laboratory, died on January 9. She worked at Lincoln from 1953 until he retirement in 1983. She is survived by a daughter, Beatrice Tanner of Lynn, two granddaughters and a great-granddaughter.
Charles W. Blackmon
Charles W. Blackmon, a staff member in the Radiation Laboratory who later worked at Lincoln Laboratory until his retirement in 1969, died on December 27. A resident of Arlington, he was 86.
He leaves his wife, Margaret Bunter Blackmon; two sons, David H. of Boston and C. Peter Blackmon of Cambridge; a daughter, Margaret A. Blackmon of Newburyport, and a granddaughter.
Clifford A. Bonvie
Clifford A. Bonvie, 70, of Cambridge, died on January 11. Mr. Bonvie was a metalworker in Physical Plant from 1957 until his retirement in 1989.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Fitzgerald Bonvie; six daughters, Sarah and Catelin Bonvie and Ramone McGrath of Cambridge, Julie Kirchner of Malden, Suzan Everett of Lexington and Doreen Costarelli of Chelmsford; four sons, Clifford Bonvie II of Cambridge, Matthew of Chelmsford, Eric and Andrew Bonvie of Malden and 12 grandchildren.
Rudolphe A. Dube
Word has been received of the January 5 death of Rudolphe A. Dube, 66 of Pepperell. Mr. Dube was an engineering assistant at Lincoln Laboratory from 1972 until his retirement in 1992. Survivors include his wife, Clare, and a daughter, Barbara Bretton.
A funeral Mass was held December 21 for Josephine Fitzgerald, 92, of Arlington, a member of the service staff in the Medical Department from 1943 until her retirement in 1971. She died December 17. Mrs. Fitzgerald is survived by six nieces and nephews.
Joseph R. Theriault
Joseph R. Theriault, 69, of Lowell, died on December 16. Mr. Theriault was a buyer at Lincoln Laboratory from 1952 until his retirement in 1990. He leaves his wife, Rita A. (McDowell); a daughter, Denise Casale of Methuen; two sons, Philip G. of Littleton and Joseph Theriault Jr. of Dracut, a technician at Lincoln, and seven grandchildren.
Gertrude M. Tracy
Gertrude M. Tracy, 81, of Boston, a support staff member in student accounts from 1959 until her retirement in 1972, died on December 23. She leaves a niece, Martha Pettis, of Waltham.
Barbara J. Walsh
Word has been received of the November 16 death of Barbara J. Walsh, 72, of Westwood. Mrs. Walsh was a service staff member in the Medical Department from 1980 until her retirement in 1987. She leaves a daughter, Jeanne M. Twomey.
Oliver F. Yearwood
Services were held January 9 for Oliver F. Yearwood, 80, of Allston, a service staff member in Housing Services, who died January 5. Mr. Yearwood worked at MIT from 1943 until his retirement in 1978.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Medina Yearwood; a daughter, Olivia Miles; a son, Oliver F. Yearwood Jr.; three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
A version of this article appeared in the January 26, 1994 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 38, Number 20).