The Death of Dr. Frances Lippmann

Williams mourns the passing of Dr. Frances Lippman, retired director of the college counseling center, who passed away peacefully last Thursday at age 90. Doctor Lippmann joined Williams in 1993 and retired in 2010. At the college she held the titles at various times of director of psychological counseling; psychotherapist… Continue reading »

The Death of Professor John Hyde ’56

Dear Williams colleagues, I write with still more sad news. John Hyde ’56, Brown Professor of History, Emeritus, passed away yesterday at the age of 93. Maud will send a full commemoration in the days to come. In the meantime, our thoughts go out to John’s family, friends, colleagues and… Continue reading »

The Deaths of Norman Petersen and Phyllis Cutler

Williams colleagues, I write to inform you of the deaths of two Williams emeriti: Washington Gladden 1859 Professor of Religion, Emeritus, Norman R. Petersen, Jr.; and College Librarian, Emerita, Phyllis Cutler. Maud will send full commemorations for each of them in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we wanted to… Continue reading »

Resources for our grieving community

To the Williams community, Maud sent an all campus message last night, informing you all of the death of a student. Please know that staff are planning to hold space today and also to host a community-wide vigil tonight. We will share details about the vigil in a followup message. Continue reading »

The Death of Professor Emeritus Jean-Bernard Bucky

Williams colleagues, I write with the sad news that Jean-Bernard (Bernie) Bucky, William Dwight Whitney Professor of Arts and Theatre, Emeritus, passed away yesterday. I will send a full commemoration soon. In the meantime, my thoughts go out to Bernie’s loved ones and his many friends, former colleagues and students. Continue reading »

The Death of Retiree Barbara Agostini

Williams mourns the death of retiree Barbara Agostini, who passed away on January 14 at the age of 80 from cancer. Barb joined Williams in 1984, as a secretary in the Alumni Relations office. In 1989 she moved to the Dean’s Office as Editorial Assistant. In 2004 she joined the… Continue reading »

The Death of Retiree Dolories “Dee” Garnish

Williams mourns the death in December of retiree Delories “Dee” Garnish. Dee passed away peacefully on December 21, at the Maple Ridge Memory Care facility in Essex, VT, at the age of 93. She started her employment at Williams in 1983 and retired in 2004 as Secretary/Receptionist in the Office… Continue reading »

The Death of Retiree Mary Gangemi

Williams mourns the death in December of retiree Mary Gangemi. Mary passed away peacefully on December 28, 2023, at the age of 92, surrounded by family in her home in Williamstown, MA. She had joined the college in 1975 and retired in 1997 as Clinical Nurse and Health Care Coordinator… Continue reading »

The Death of Retiree Zygmund “Ziggy” Cwalinski

With sadness, Williams notes the death of retiree Zygmund “Ziggy” Cwalinski, who passed away last Thursday, December 7, at age 96. Ziggy joined Williams in 1974 and retired as Paint Shop Foreman in 1993. A proud veteran, he also served in the U.S. Army from 1935 to 1947 and in… Continue reading »