LLOYD A. DEARDEN ’75 (MBA)
Stafford Springs, CT; January
13, 2015. The decorated Vietnam War Marine veteran was
a special agent of the Department of the Treasury assigned
to the DEA Criminal Investigation Unit. He is survived by
his wife, Patricia; a daughter;
and two sons.
EDWARD T. NOONAN ’75 (
mechanical engineering), Springfield, MA; March 6 , 2015. He
was employed for 25 years by
Smith & Wesson.
MICHAEL A. WOODSON ’75
(MBA), Enfield, CT; May 7,
2015. He was an Air Force
captain in the Vietnam War
and was a Connecticut State
Police captain. He is survived
by his wife, Beverly; a son;
and two daughters.
GEORGE COLLINS ’76 (
accounting), Wilbraham, MA; June 13,
2015. He was a clinician and
owner of the Crossroads
Agency and CEO/director of
Experience Wellness Centers.
George is survived by his wife,
Mary; a son; and a daughter.
JOHN M. LAWRENCE G’76 (MBA),
Monson, MA; September 7,
2015. The Army veteran was
a production manager for
Spalding Sports Worldwide in
Chicopee, MA. He is survived
by a daughter and a son.
DEBORAH MCKINLEY BARRETT ’77
(government), Cape Elizabeth,
ME; July 25, 2015. She
worked for the Cumberland
County Judge of Probate and
she later was deputy register
of probate. She is survived by
her husband, Daniel; a son;
and a daughter.
ROBERT N. COHEN G’77 (MBA),
Worcester, MA; April 23,
2015. He was the controller of
Acura of Auburn (MA). Robert
was predeceased by a daughter. He is survived by his wife,
Deborah; and a daughter.
RUSSELL E. WILSON ’77/G’80 (
engineering and management/
MBA), Pittsfield, MA; March
31, 2015. Worked at General
Electric for 38 years. He was
predeceased by his wife,
Shirley; and a daughter. He is
survived by a daughter and
ELIZABE TH (RODIER) MOKRZECKI
’78 (MS accounting), Pelham,
MA; May 27, 2015. She was
the director of facilities and
operations finance department at Westfield State College. Elizabeth is survived by
her husband, Stanley; and a
JOHN WILLIAM ANDERSON ’79
(MBA), Springfield, MA;
August 3, 2015. The Army
veteran was president and
CEO of Temp-Tech and co-owner of Sonridge Food
Services. He is survived by
his wife, Gail.
RICHARD ’72 AND
It is with great sorrow that we report the
tragic loss of 65-year-old Richard Louis “Dick”
Vilardo ’72, and his wife, Julianne “Jody”
Humphreys Vilardo, who were killed in a
double homicide on May 10, 2015 at their
home in Rockville, MD. A suspect has been
charged with first-degree murder and burglary.
Dick was a generous supporter of students
at Western New England University through
scholarship funding and a significant gift to
the Transformations campaign. Born January
13, 1950 in Brooklyn, NY, he graduated from
Sanford H. Calhoun High School on Long Island in 1967. He earned his bachelor’s degree
in Industrial Engineering in 1972 from Western New England and his master’s degree in
Finance from Pace University.
Dick and Jody met while working for the
accounting firm Harris Kerr Foster, Inc. Soon
after getting married in 1976, they moved to
Maryland, where Dick was offered a job with
Marriott International at the headquarters in
Washington, DC. After learning the ropes,
Dick decided to go into business for himself
in real estate investment and hotel management. Jody built a successful career developing and growing the audit division of DeLeon
& Stang CPAs, where she became partner before retiring in 2007.
They are survived by a son and a daughter.