Neurons that can multitask greatly enhance the brain’s computational power, study finds.
A funeral Mass was held for Biagio Caiani, 86, of Wakefield, a retired machinist at Lincoln Laboratory, who died on June 30. Mr. Caiani worked at Lincoln from 1966 until his retirement in 1974.He leaves his wife, Livia Palmerino Caiani; a son, Angelo Caiani of Wakefield; a daughter, Mary Sheahan of Bradford; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Lee P. Farnsworth
Lee Pierce (Bill) Farnsworth, 71, of Lancaster, a former group leader at Lincoln Laboratory, died on June 16. He worked at Lincoln from 1957 until his retirement in 1984.
Active in the affairs of his town, Mr. Farnsworth was a cofounder of the Nashua River Watershed Association and the Montachusett Regional Planning Commission. Mr. Farnsworth is survived by his wife, Phillis Spettique Farnsworth, also formerly of Lincoln Laboratory; two sons, John A. and James W. Farnsworth of Lancaster, and two sisters.
Russell J. Kelley
Russell J. Kelley, 78, of Nashua, NH, formerly of Tyngsboro, died on June 24. Mr. Kelley was a service staff member at Lincoln Laboratory from 1964 until his retirement in 1982.
His survivors include his wife, Catherine R. Cutress Kelley of Nashua; a son, Robert J. Kelley of Phoenix; five daughters, Catherine R. Kelley of Temple Terrace, FL, Barbara Difava and Maureen J. Paradis of Londonderry, NH, Donna M. Kelley of Haverhill and Marygayle Kelley of Dracut; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Elsie M. Quimby
Elsie M. (Heidi) Quimby, 79, of Arlington, a retired laboratory aide in Applied Biological Sciences, died on June 4. Mrs. Quimby worked at MIT from 1967 until her retirement in 1986. She is survived by three daughters, Judith A. Quimby of Arlington, Ruth A. Cummisky and Loretta M. Quimby of Bedford; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Remembrances may be sent to Youville Hospital in Cambridge or Trinity Baptist Church, 115 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, 02174.
Word has been received of the deaths of the following people about whom no further information is available.
Frank Costa, 72, of Cambridge, a retired custodian in Physical Plant, died on March 23. Mr. Costa worked at MIT from 1977 until his retirement 10 years later. He leave his wife, Helen Costa.
Robert H. Ellis, 73, of South Harpswell, ME, a retired staff member at Lincoln Laboratory, died on June 23. He is survived by his wife, Claire J. Ellis.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on July 19, 1995.