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Anne Reuther Harris ’47

harrisAnne Reuther Harris, 88, of Rowayton, CT and New York City died at home on February 2, 2017. Born in Buffalo, NY to Bernard Oscar Reuther and Edna Steele Reuther and graduated from Smith College. Active supporter of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, former Co-Chair of the Winter Antiques Show benefiting the East Side House Settlement and former President of the Colony Club. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, James Hoban Harris, and is survived by her three sons, Duncan (Beth), Gordon and Andrew (Christine) and grandchildren Jennifer, Amanda, Andrew, Christopher, Katherine and Michael.

Charlotte Heavens Bruins ’47


Charlotte Heavens Bruins, of Port Saint Lucie, FL, passed away November 9, 2016. Charlotte served on the Board of Trustees from 1980 to 1985 and was a member of the Alumni Council. She was a tireless advocate for keeping the legacy of Northampton School for Girls alive within Williston Northampton culture. Her daughters, Amy Bruins and Faith Bruins ’81, and her son John Bruins ’80, and their families, as well as her brother R. Bardwell Heavens ’51, survive her.

Dr. John G. Daley ’47

daleyJohn G. “Jack” Daley, MD, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Georgia.

From 1977 to 1993 he served as Assistant Director of the UNC OB/GYN residency program affiliated with New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Easthampton, Massachusetts in 1926 into a working class family. He used his GI Bill from service as an Army clerk at the end of World War II to become the first in his family to attend college. He continued to Yale Medical School, graduating in 1955, and completed his residency at Yale Hospital in 1960. Before coming to Wilmington, he served 22 years active duty in the U.S. Air Force.

In 2007 he lost his beloved wife Pat and son Stephen, and moved to Alpharetta, Georgia to be close to remaining family. He is survived by his son John, daughter-in-law Marta, grandchildren Kevin and Laura, of Milton Georgia, and sister Mary Pat Daley of Kennebunk, Maine.

Joyce Stedfast Taylor ’47

Joyce StedfastJoyce Stedfast Taylor, 86 of LaConner, passed away Monday July 27, 2015 at Island Hospital with her loving husband, Ted at her side.

She was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts to Albert M. and Marion T. (Tabor) Stedfast.

Joyce grew up in the Boston area, attended Northampton School for Girls and then went on to Mt Holyoke College, graduating in 1951 with a B.A. in Economics.

A desire for new horizons took her to Southern California, where she worked for Douglas Aircraft and the Rand Corporation.

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John F. Murphy, Jr. ’47

MurphyJohn F. Murphy, Jr., 87, of Milton, formerly of Northampton, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the Colonial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Weymouth.

Born March 16, 1927, in Northampton, he was the son of the late John Francis Murphy and Margaret Mary (Hayes) Murphy. He graduated from Northampton High School in 1945 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy the same year. He was honorably discharged as a Seaman First Class and received the World War II Victory, American Area and Asiatic Pacific Area medals. He attended Williston Academy and St. Michael’s College from 1947 to 1949. He graduated from Boston College Law School in 1952.

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Elizabeth Hartwell Wallace ’47

Hartwell WallaceElizabeth Ayer Hartwell Wallace died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Masonic Healthcare Center, in her 84th year of life.

Born in Muskegon, Mich., she grew up in the Great Lakes region with her parents, Dr. Shattuck Wellman Hartwell and Kathleen Gemmell Hartwell, her brother, Shattuck, and sister, Kathleen. Elizabeth’s family moved and lived in Northampton, Mass. during World War II, while her father served as a surgeon in New Guinea. Elizabeth attended Northampton School for Girls and graduated from Smith College in 1951 with a degree in music and English.

After graduating from Smith, Ms. Hartwell taught school in Greenfield, Mass., where she met her future husband, Dr. Edward Paez Wallace. Dr. Wallace and Miss Hartwell were married in 1953 and began their married life living in Virginia, where Dr. Wallace was a physician with the U.S. Navy. In 1954, Elizabeth and her husband moved to Meriden, where they have lived ever since.

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Richard M. Austin ’47

Richard AustinRichard M. Austin , 86, of Keene, NH peacefully passed away April 17, 2014 at Maplewood Nursing Home after a period of declining health.

He was born in Worcester, MA April 13, 1928, the son of James and Clara (Marsh) Austin. Mr. Austin spent his childhood years growing up in Dudley, MA, a neighbor to his “love of his life” and future wife, Lucille Bates. He attended Bartlett High School; Webster, MA and subsequently graduated from Williston Academy; East Hampton, MA in 1947 and Clark University; Worcester, MA in 1952 with a degree in business administration. During his high school and college years, he played basketball and football, however his true passion was baseball which he excelled at. Post college, he pitched on several semi-pro teams and was even invited to try out for his beloved Boston Red Sox.

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Margaret DeWitt Dickinson ’47

DewittMrs. Margaret D. Dickinson, 84, of Heritage Village died with dignity,grace and in peace Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, five months after her open heart surgery. She was the wife of the
late Frederick A. Dickinson.

Mrs. Dickinson was born Oct. 23, 1929 in Canandaigua Lake, N.Y., a daughter of the late Richard and Jean (Burnett) DeWitt. She was a graduate of the
Northampton School for Girls in Massachusetts and of Hartford Seminary School.

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Bayley F. Mason ’47

MasonBayley F. Mason, 84, of Cambridge, formerly of Weston and Belmont, a retired Senior Development Officer for Harvard University, died peacefully on January 27, 2014.

An avid historian, he will be greatly missed by his family, friends, students, advisees and colleagues. Beloved husband of the late Edith (Harwood) Mason. Devoted father of Beverly Mason Dillaway and her husband Lance of Weston, Stephen Mason and his wife Susan of Bethlehem, PA, and Christopher Mason and his partner Myrna Reevis of Browning, MT. Loving grandfather of Rebecca and Margaret Dillaway, David Mason, and Sierra Mason. Brother of the late Herbert P. Mason, Jr. and his late wife Jeanne. Dear cousin of Frederick J. England, Jr., step-brother of Joan (Sprague) Garry and T. Leslie Shear, Jr., Brother-in-law of Justine (Harwood) Laquer and LTC (ret) David Smith. He also leaves his caregiver Andrew Lenzini, and many nieces and nephews.

Born 1929 in Lynn, MA he graduated from Williston Academy, Harvard College 1951 and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Awarded his commission from Navy OCS, he was a Naval Intelligence Officer from 1952-55, serving on the staff of Commander, Naval Forces, Far East in Japan and Korea as Lieutenant, j.g.

A longtime dedicated fundraiser for Harvard University as Associate Dean for Development at both the Medical School and the Kennedy School, member of the 1951 Permanent Class Committee, he was also an Admissions Office alumni interviewer, freshman adviser, Crimson executive, instructor at Harvard Extension School (management of NGOs) and Senior Common Room member of Lowell House. Also Administrative Vice President for Oberlin College 1971-74 and Vice President for Resources of Boston University 1974-80. Private family services were held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Weston where he served as vestryman and senior warden. A memorial service will be held in the spring at The Memorial Church of Harvard University.