In Memoriam

Sharing news about the passing of Williams faculty, staff and retirees.

The Passing of Paula Tabor

Williams faculty and staff, I write with sad news that Paula Moore Tabor ’76, who worked in the Alumni Relations Office for two decades, died on Friday, October 22.  A pioneer of coeducation at Williams, Paula returned to the college in 1992 and served… Continue reading »

The Passing of Bob Peck

Williams faculty and staff, It is my sad duty to inform you that retired Director of Athletics Bob Peck passed away last Friday, October 15. Bob ran our athletics program from 1971 to 2001, a time of enormous change at Williams. Most notably he oversaw the transformation of our athletics… Continue reading »

The Passing of Dorothea Hanson

With sadness, Williams notes the passing of retired staff member Dorothea Hanson on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Dorothea joined the college in 1972 as a Foreign Student Advisor and held several titles over the course of three decades, before retiring in 1991 as Assistant to the Director of the Center… Continue reading »

The Passing of Chet Lasell

Williams faculty and staff, I write with sad news that Chester “Chet” Lasell ’58, director of alumni relations from 1992 to 1998, passed away on Sunday, September 12.  Remembered for his generous spirit and unwavering commitment to the college, Chet oversaw all alumni relations… Continue reading »

The Passing of Bill Wagner

Williams faculty and staff, As promised, I write to share some remembrances of Brown Professor of History, Emeritus, and former Interim President and Dean of the Faculty Bill Wagner, who passed away yesterday. One of the most telling things I can say about Bill is that he was well-known, admired… Continue reading »

The Passing of Ben Labaree

Williams faculty and staff, I write to share the sad news that Ben Labaree, Professor of History and Environmental Studies, Emeritus, and founder of the Williams-Mystic Coastal and Ocean Studies Program, passed away Monday night at the age of 94. Born in New… Continue reading »

The Passing of Patricia Mancuso

To the Williams community, I write to share the sad news that retired staff member Patricia Mancuso passed away on Monday, July 12, at her home in North Adams. She was 80.  Pat, as she was known to many in the Williams community, was… Continue reading »

The Passing of Doris Trimarchi

To the Williams community, We just learned the sad news that retired staff member Doris Trimarchi passed away on Monday, June 21, at her home in Clarksburg. She was 90.  Born in North Adams, she attended local schools and graduated from Drury High School. Continue reading »

The Passing of Jeanne Quinn

To the Williams community, I write to share the sad news that retired staff member Jeanne Quinn passed away shortly after midnight on Monday, June 21. She was 91.  Born in North Adams, she attended local schools and was an executive secretary for most… Continue reading »

The Passing of Peter Anderson

To the Williams community, We just learned the sad news that Peter Anderson, an electrician at the college, passed away unexpectedly in the early hours this morning.  A resident of North Adams, Pete attended local schools and graduated from Mount Greylock Regional High School… Continue reading »