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An MIT memorial service is being planned for J. Samuel Jones, 78, who retired in 1992 as associate director of student financial aid. Mr. Jones died of cancer at his home in Lexington on May 4.
A native of Oklahoma, Mr. Jones was a graduate of Oberlin College and had a master's degree in government from Harvard, where he also was a financial aid officer. He joined the MIT staff in 1956. Mr. Jones was a former president of the Massachusetts Financial Aid Administrators, and a member of the national organization.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Conroy Jones; a daughter, Anne C. Jones-Duval of Lexington; a son, David M. Jones of Atherton, CA, and three grandchildren.
Word has been received of the April 26 death of Jerome Barraford Sr., 89, of Stoneham. Mr. Barraford was an administrator in Physical Plant from 1944 until his retirement in 1972. He leaves his wife, Josephine Barraford; a son, Jerome Barraford Jr. of Lynnfield, and four grandchildren.
Terrance J. Roche
A funeral Mass was said April 18 for Terrance J. Roche, 75, of Cambridge, a former electrician in Physical Plant, who died on April 18. Mr. Roche worked at MIT from 1973 until his retirement in 1986.
He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Batterton of Malden and Catherine Eurglunes of Brighton; a son, John Roche of Somerville, and six grandchildren. Remembrances may be sent to Youville Hospital, 1575 Cambridge St., Cambridge 02139.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 15, 1996.