Actions of MIT’s 15th president have ‘grown to inspire generations,’ Reif says.
A funeral Mass was held on December 14 in St. Anthony's Church in Revere for Agnes Alexander, 83, of Revere, who died on December 10. Ms. Alexander was hired at MIT in 1964 and was a Food Services cashier when she retired in 1984.
She leaves two sons, Alfred L. Jr. of Revere and Reynold R. of North Reading; a daughter, Linda Botticelli of Saugus; three sisters, Gilda Vultaggio of Boston, Barbara Devlin of Woburn and Assunta Antonino of Boston; five grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery Community Mausoleum.
A funeral was held at the First Congregational Church in Somerville on December 3 for Andrew Hamilton, 70, of Somerville, who died on November 30. Hired in 1950, he was a supervisor in the Office of Laboratory Supplies at the time of his retirement in 1983.
Mr. Hamilton leaves his widow, Isabelle M.; a daughter, Barbara of Tewksbury; three sons, Robert of Rindge, NH, and Mark and David of Somerville, a brother, Daniel of Attleboro, three nieces and seven grandchildren. He was buried in Tewksbury Cemetery.
WALTER J. JOSEPH
Walter J. Joseph, 89, of Dorchester, died on November 22. He was a houseman in the Housing Office who retired in 1972 after almost nine years at MIT. Survivors include his niece, Jane M. Weston of Dorchester.
WILLIAM KILLEFER JR.
William Killefer Jr., 73, of Falmouth, died on November 13. He was hired by Lincoln Lab as an administrator in 1967 after serving in the Navy. He retired in 1986.
Mr. Killefer is survived by his wife, Constance Killefer; four daughters, Barbara Feknous of Brooklyn, NY, Patricia Killefer of Richmond, VA, Anne Meehan of Aptos, CA, and Nancy Killefer of Washington, DC, and three grandchildren. He was buried in Birmingham, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Falmouth Hospital, 100 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth, 02540-2599, or to a favorite charity.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 18, 1996.