In Memoriam


Patricia Gipson (1971–2021)

August 16, 2021 by Office of the President

I write with the very sad news that our colleague Patricia Gipson, a longtime member of the dining service staff, suffered a heart cardiac arrest on Friday, August 6, and died while in hospice care on Sunday, August 15. She was fifty years old. Trish, as she was known to friends and coworkers, had been with the College for more than thirty years.

Gerald W. Blakeley Jr. '43 (1920–2021)

July 7, 2021 by Office of the President

I write with the sad news that Gerald Walter Blakeley Jr., a member of the Class of 1943 and overseer of the College emeritus, died in Osterville, Massachusetts, on July 2 at the age of 100.

Judy Montgomery (1952–2021)

May 27, 2021 by Office of the President

As we end a very difficult year, I am very sorry to write to you with the heartbreaking news that our former colleague and friend Judy Montgomery and her husband, Paul D’Alessandro, were killed yesterday afternoon in a two-car automobile accident in Lewiston.

Clifton Cooper Olds (1935–2021)

April 12, 2021 by Office of the President

It is my sad duty to inform the campus community of the death of Edith Cleaves Barry Professor of the History and Criticism of Art Emeritus Clifton C. Olds. Clif died on Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Massachusetts. He was eighty-five years old.

Betty M. Massé (1929–2021)

February 1, 2021 by Office of the President

I am sorry to report that Betty M. Massé, assistant to the treasurer of the College emerita, passed away in Topsham on Saturday, January 30, 2021, from complications related to COVID-19. She was ninety-one years old.