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In Memoriam

Former Lasell president Thomas de Witt with Dick Holway | Image Courtesy of the Winslow Archives at Lasell UniversityRichard Saville "Dick" Holway H'01 (pictured R) served on the Lasell Board of Trustees from 1984 to 2006, as treasurer and then chairman during his tenure. Holway became a driving force behind Lasell's transformation at the turn of the millennium from a two-year women's college to a thriving, four-year coeducational institution. Holway passed on September 23, 2018, in Port Charlotte, Florida.

"Dick's leadership was pivotal to Lasell," said former Lasell President Thomas de Witt (pictured L). "He was a mentor to me through my 19-year presidency."

Holway's legacy impacts every Lasell student on a daily basis. His input shaped the modern operations and structure of the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. The Holway Child Study Centers - home of The Barn and Rockwell Preschool - were named in honor of Holway's grandmother, Ella Ellis Holway (class of 1881), an advocate for women's education.

"Dick and his wife, Jeannine, recognized the continued growth, success, and expansion of the [early childhood] programs," said Kellee Miller, executive director of the Holway Early Childhood Centers.

"The Holway name has carried on for the past 22 years as a well-known and highly sought source of early education programs in Newton," said Miller.

Image Courtesy of the Winslow Archives at Lasell University

In Memoriam:

Janet Faye Payson Dinan '39
December 3, 2018

Elizabeth Pfeiffer Fiske '39
July 24, 2019

Mary Jean Schultz Wadell '39
June 8, 2019

Barbara Rockwell Carlstrand '42
March 27, 2019

Nancy Gorton Ross '42
March 14, 2019

Mary Louise Gloeckler Millar '43
March 5, 2019

Carol Wadhams Wolcott '43
May 5, 2019

Marjorie Wing Berry '44
July 11, 2019

Eleanor Greenhalgh-Kilty '44
January 6, 2019

Dorothy Crathern French '46
July 16, 2019

Marjorie Norris Harris '46
April 29, 2019

Phyllis Pagliarulo Chicarello '47
February 6, 2019

Mary Ida Hanson Olson '47
August 7, 2019

Muriel "Bib" Standish West Owler '48 P'84
August 5, 2019

Nancy Macdonough Jennings '49
May 18, 2019

Joan Kennedy Johnson '49
March 27, 2019

Janet Cotter Dow '51
June 2, 2019

Peggy Bostwick Farnsworth '52 P'76 P'77
June 19, 2019

Diane Benfield Foye '52
July 30, 2019

Barbara Karasik Davidson-Kravitz '55
June 16, 2019

Mia Ysselstyn Orlando '55
January 15, 2019

Joan Shanley Verdile '55
July 25, 2019

Dr. Carol Nelson Borjeson '56
June 19, 2019

Betty Ann Apgar Lott '57
April 29, 2019

Elaine Evans Fisk '59
March 19, 2019

Carol Cunningham Hoyt '59
June 28, 2019

Louise Ruma Ivers '59
February 11, 2019

Polly Bergstrom Barnes '60
April 9, 2019

Anne Sutherland Haggett '60, P'84
May 11, 2019

Barbara Brydon Tracey '62
July 23, 2019