Winifred T. McDonough, longtime administrative employee, 82


Winifred T. McDonough, who spent more than 30 years in various administrative positions at the Institute, died on Monday, Dec. 8. She was 82.

A graduate of Emmanuel College, McDonough began her employment with MIT in 1966 as a secretary in the treasurer's office. In 1986, she was promoted to recording secretary and she retired -- for the first time -- in June 1994, and became an active retiree/administrative staff member in July of that year. She re-retired in June 1996.

She was elected an honorary member of the MIT Alumni Association in 1987, and was also the treasurer for the MIT Quarter Century Club.

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, at Keefe Funeral Home, 2175 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at Sacred Heart Church, 47 Sixth St., Cambridge, with burial to follow at New Calvary Cemetery. A memorial Mass will take place at 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Sacred Heart Chapel, 32 Summer St., Yarmouthport.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 17, 2008 (download PDF).


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