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BIO The Boston Globe TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 Obituaries THOMAS, Kathleen Of Jamaica Plain, MA. Passed away at home, Mon, Aug 25, 2014. Born in Bangor, ME on March 15, 1973, Kate was a graduate of Riverview High School in Oakmont, PA. She received her bachelor's degree from Boston University and was a licensed social worker. Kate was an advocate and champion of LGBT elders. Through her work at Somerville Cambridge Elder Services, Kate founded Cambridge Cafe at Ryles, originally Cadbury Cafe, a monthly dinner for LGBT seniors. The Cambridge LGBT Commission presented her with a Recognition Award at their 24th Annual Pride Brunch this past June, in honor of her work. Kate was treasured by her neighbors, co-workers, and friends for her caring and generous spirit. She loved cooking for people while listening to Nina Simone, and she'd never turn down perfectly ripe raspberries or a well-poured Guinness. She will be remembered as an avid sports fan, doting cat mom to her sweet Rosie, and lover of all things dance, Muppets, and Sesame Street. Survived by longtime friend and partner Tina Cincotti of Jamaica Plain, MA. Daughter of Constance Rittal Thomas of Oakmont, PA (deceased) and Calvin Thomas II of Dayton a Beach, FL and his partner Janie Phillips. Sister of Calvin Thomas III of Lake Hopatcong, NJ and his partner Vicki Hantke. Niece of Timothy and Ann Rittal of Anchorage, AK. Daughter-in-law of Marilyn Hancock and Frank Cincotti, both of Randolph, MA. Sister-in-law of Michael and Kristen Cincotti of North Attleboro, MA and aunt to their children Kyla and Leo. Visiting hours at P.E. Murray Funeral Home, 2000 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY, MA on Tues, Sept 2nd from 4-Spm. Donations in memory of Kate can be made to the LGBT Aging Project. Checks payable to "Fenway Health" and indicate "LGBT Aging Project" in the check memo line. Mail to Fenway Development Dept, 1 340 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215. For directions, guestbook pemurrayfuneral.com P.E. Murray F.J. Higgins George F. Doherty & Sons WestRoxbury 617 325 2000 TORCHIO, Thomas J. Of Dedham formerly of Brighton suddenly August 26, 2014. Beloved husband of Donna (Guilford). Devoted father of Thomas J. Jr. and his wife Marie of Hudson, Michael P. and his wife Stefanie of Dedham and Kim and her husband Byron of Dedham. Brother of Michael V. of Dedham and Ralph of Natick. Loving grandfather of Stephanie, Kaitlynn, Gianna, Cay lee Anne, Mikayla and Elissabella. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Lehman Reen & McNamara Funeral Home 63 Chestnut Hill Ave. (nr. Brighton Courthouse) BRIGHTON, Wednesday Sept. 3rd at 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Columbkille Church, 321 Market St., Brighton at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hour Tuesday Sept. 2nd from 4-8 p.m. If desired donations in memory of Tom may be made to St Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 3S105. For directions and guestbook please visit www.lehmanreen.com Lehman Reen McNamara Funeral Home Brighton 617-782-1000 WEBBER, Janet Anne (McKeown) Of Norwood died on Aug. 31, 2014 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth E. Webber. Devoted mother of Susan Sullivan and her husband Paul of Norfolk, Scott K. Webber and his wife Dorothy of Norwood, Kate Harris and her Husband Matthew of N. Attleboro and Daniel O. Webber of CT. Cherished grandmother of Benjamin, Meghan, Alexander, Kevin, Rachael, Jesse, Hannah and Christina. Daughter of the late Oliver and Dorothy M. (Charlton) McKeown. Janet was a 1 948 graduate of Norwood High School and was a retired Clerk for Don and Wal-ly's Auto Repair Shop in Norwood. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 from 4-8pm. Time and place of funeral service for Wednesday will be announced on the Funeral Home Website on Tuesday morning. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Norwood. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name in memory of the Norwood High School class of 1 948 to the Norwood Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 1 1 2, Norwood, MA 02062. www.kraw-kornackfuneralhome.com (781)762-0482 WHIPPEN, Harold A. Of West Roxbury, August 31, o 2014. Beloved husband lB&3 of the late Rose lEsSSl (O'Rourke). Devoted fa-ther of Brian and his wife Margaret of Canton, David and his wife Gail of Norton, Cynthia Williams and her husband John of Walpole, Doreen Kane and her husband Michael of Taunton, Gwenna Whippen of Foxboro and Mary Morrissey and her husband William of Foxboro. Beloved grandfather of 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Also survived by 4 sisters and 1 brother. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St., WEST ROXBURY on Thursday, Sept. 4th. at 9am, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa Church at 10 o'clock. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8pm. Relatives and friends invited. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. U.S. Army Veteran Korea. In lieu of flowers donations in Harold's memory may be made to Beacon Hospice, 182 North Main St., Fall River, Ma. 02720. For directions and guestbook www. g o r m I ey f u neral.com William J. Gormley Funeral Service 617-323-8600 WRIGHT, Bradford Of Waban on June 19, 2014. A memorial celebration of Bradford's life will take place at All Saints Episcopal Church, 1773 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02445, 617-738-1810 on Sat Sept. 6 at 1:00 pm, followed by a reception at the church. Adrienne Wilson, 80, activist for community planning By Kathleen McKenna GLOBE CORRESPONDENT As a single working mother, Adrienne Wilson felt a strong connection to Urban College of Boston, where most students are working women struggling to support their families. She was a mother to two small boys when she and her first husband separated, and "she really started to push herself on her career," said her son Daniel of Newtonville. "She was so grateful that she had earned her degrees and was able to get a good job and support us," he said. "And she really felt it was important for all women to have access to what she had, because you never know what life is going to bring." Ms. Wilson, who was a founding member of the Urban College board and had a long career in community planning, died of pneumonia Aug. 17 in Faulkner Hospital. She was 80 and lived in Chestnut Hill. Early in her career, she began working at Action for Boston Community Development, the organization that created the two-year Urban College and remains closely connected to the school. John Drew, president and chief executive of the college on Tremont Street, had worked on the ABCD staff with Ms. Wilson in the late 1960s and early 1970s and said she was "a great advocate for people who were left behind." The mission of ABCD during the civil rights era was to show those in underserved and mi- Carol Vadnais, By Richard Goldstein NEW YORK TIMES NEW YORK - Carol Vadnais, a six-time NHL All-Star who played for Stanley Cup championship teams with the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins and who became a mainstay of the New York Rangers' defense in the 1970s and early '80s, died Sunday in Laval, Quebec. He was 68. The cause was cancer, Mr. Vadnais's former Canadiens teammate Serge Savard, who visited him at a hospice last week, told the newspaper Le Journal de Montreal. Having played 17 seasons in the NHL when he retired after the 1982-83 season, Mr. Vadnais joined with Savard, who was concluding his career as a Winnipeg Jet, and the Bruins' Wayne Cashman as the last three remaining NHL players who began their careers when the league had only six teams, the Original Six. Mr. Vadnais played for Mon-treal's 1968 championship team, then was drafted by the Oakland Seals Qater the California Golden Seals) in June 1968, when the NHL was going into the second season of expansion, becoming a 12-team league. The Golden Seals traded Mr. Vadnais to the Bruins in February 1972, and he joined youth- YOUNG, Helen T. (Buckley) Of West Roxbury, August 29, 2014. Dear and devoted wife of the late William Young BFD. Dear sister of Claire Connors of Roslindale and the late Paul Buckley, Kay Buckley, Anna Snider, Leo Buckley, Virginia Mulkern, and Joseph Buckley. She is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Wednesday 12 p.m. at St. John Chrysostom Church, West Roxbury. Visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at the Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home, 8 Spring St. (at the corner of Centre StO WEST ROXBURY. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Helen's memory may be made to Rosie's Place 889 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02118. Interment New Calvary Cemetery. Guestbook, directions and other information at www. KfouryFuneral.com. Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home West Roxbury 617-325-3600 ZUSMAN, Rita L. 89, of Lauderhill, FL and recently of Bedford, NH, on September 1, 2014. Rita is survived by her sons Ralph and Howard, both of Derry, NH and Lawrence, of Sucfbury, MA, her daughters-in-law Meryle and Susan, as well as her four grandchildren Laura, Hilary, Nicole, and David. Graveside services at the Beth El Cemetery, (776 Baker St., W. Roxbury) on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 1 1 :00 AM. Following interment, Shiva will be held at the home of Larry Zusman until 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rita's memory may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241 . Stanetsky Memorial Chapels (617) 232-9300 www.stanetsky.com 'B Ms. Wilson encouraged people to get involved in their communities. nority groups that they "had access they had never had before," he said. "People who had never participated in anything were participating in everything." Ms. Wilson, Drew said, was known for persuading people to get involved in their communities. She also taught them to get job training, register to vote, run for political office, join local boards, and more. "She was good at dealing with different groups of people," Drew said. "She could be aggressive when there was something she wanted to get done, and we needed that. She made things happen." Adrienne Silver was born in 1934 in the Far Rockaway 68; NHL defenseman with Mr. Vadnais was one of the last active NHL players who began their careers when the league had six teams. ful phenom Bobby Orr on defense and high-scoring center Phil Esposito on the team that defeated the Rangers in the 1972 Stanley Cup finals. Mr. Vadnais became a Ranger in November 1975 as part of a memorable deal that sent him and Esposito, the centerpiece of the trade, to New York for Rangers captain Brad Park, one of the NHL's top defensemen, along with center Jean Ratelle and a minor leaguer. A fine stickhandler and an "offensive defenseman," Mr. Vadnais led the Rangers defensive corps in points during his first season in New York, tallying 20 goals and 30 assists Yves Carcelle, By Nicola Clark NEW YORK TIMES PARIS - Yves Carcelle, the charismatic executive who transformed Louis Vuitton from a staid French maker of handbags and travel trunks into one of the world's most iconic luxury brands, died Sunday in Paris. He was 66. Mr. Carcelle died "following a long and courageous struggle with illness," according to a statement from LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the parent company of Louis Vuitton. The cause was not specified, but French news media reported that Mr. Carcelle learned last year that he had kidney cancer. Mr. Carcelle, who was promoted to the top post at the Louis Vuitton brand in 1990 and later ran LVMH's fashion division, was the main architect of an aggressive expansion into Asia and other international markets that elevated leather goods emblazoned with Louis Vuitton's distinctive LVlogo into one of fashion's most recognizable status symbols. neighborhood of Queens, N.Y., the second of two daughters whose parents were Benjamin Silver and the former Sadie Gould. She was young when her family moved from New York to the Boston area. Ms. Wilson graduated from Brookline High School and attended Simmons College, where she received a bachelor's degree. She also graduated with a master's in education from Boston University and worked as a teacher and a guidance counselor before getting involved in community planning. In 1966, ABCD hired her as deputy director of the agency's employment and training program, and she eventually became deputy director of its urban training center. She also served as director of monitoring and evaluating for neighborhood councils. When she retired in 1979, she was the agency's director of planning. After retiring, Ms. Wilson remained involved with ABCD and Urban College, which opened in 1967. "She was just a wonderful supporter of the college in every way," said Nancy Daniels, the college's academic dean. "She will be sorely missed." Two years ago, when Urban College of Boston lost an annual federal government subsidy, Ms. Wilson and other board members gathered to discuss whether to close the school, which would mean turning away about 600 students who were already registered for fall classes. Halfway through the long while playing in 64 games. But Mr. Vadnais got his share of boos at Madison Square Garden early on with mediocre Rangers teams, having essentially replaced Park, a hugely popular figure. The fans' attitude seemed to change, however, when the Rangers got off to a fast start in 1978 with Mr. Vadnais, at age 33, guiding an otherwise young defensive alignment that included Ron Greschner, Dave Maloney and Mike McEwen. "When I make mistakes I'm a natural target," Mr. Vadnais told Sports Illustrated in November 1978. "What are the fans going to do, blame a 22-year-old kid? But when we win they forget the mistakes fast. I'll tell you, it's nice hearing cheers for a change." Mr. Vadnais flourished in the 1979 playoffs, scoring two goals and adding nine assists as the Rangers reached the Stanley Cup finals before losing to the Canadiens in five games. When the Rangers started slow-ly in the 1981-82 season, Greschner showed gratitude for the help Mr. Vadnais gave him. "I was really losing confidence," he told The New York Times. "I asked Vad to watch me, to tell me what I was doing wrong." Mr. Vadnais was born in Montreal. He made his debut 66; made Louis Vuitton a status symbol jHk M. BUREAUAFPGETTY IMAGES2003 Mr. Carcelle was named a chevalier, or knight, in 2004 for his contributions to French cultural life. In 1997, he gave the brand further impetus by recruiting Marc Jacobs to design shoes and ready-to-wear clothing for Louis Vuitton, which also added watches, jewelry, and other accessories. "He really gave his life to that place," Jacobs said Monday from New York. "But while he knew it was a huge business and he was building it, he never meeting, which board chairman Peter Ebb said took place "on a very hot day, in a very crowded conference room," Ms. Wilson "calmly but forcefully said: 'This school is too important to the students and to the community to close.' " "She answered the question for all of us," Ebb recalled. "Adrienne was willing to take a stand by saying what many of us were thinking, but no one was comfortable saying." He said she "changed the discussion" and effectively turned the focus of the meeting from whether to close the school to planning its turnaround. Today, Urban College, which became independent in 1993, is thriving, Ebb said, "and that's in large part thanks to Adrienne." Ms. Wilson brought the same spirit and dedication to Temple Reyimin Newton, where she was a member of the congregation for 50 years and had served on the board. "Adrienne was a wonderful woman who did so much for the temple," said Bruce Jacobs, who also had served on the board. "She was never afraid to speak her mind. But when she spoke, people thought about what she said, and nearly always came around." At Temple Reyim, Ms. Wilson organized a museum of antiques, an annual meal to break the Yom Kippur fast, and a variety of programs for children. "She was not going to be the girl in the corner who didn't say or do anything," said Joan Bruins, Canadiens, Rangers The six-time All-Star battled with the Canadiens in the 1966-67 season, but played in only 42 games over two seasons, facing stiff competition from seasoned defensemen Jacques Laperri-ere, Jean-Guy Talbot, and J.C. Tremblay along with Savard, his fellow rookie when he arrived in Montreal. After playing for the Rangers, Mr. Vadnais was picked up by the Devils for his final NHL season. He had 169 goals and 418 assists in 1,087 games in his NHL career. Mr. Vadnais was an assistant coach with the Rangers and a scout for the Canadiens after his playing days, and he sold forgot it was also something he enjoyed, and it was fun. And that made all the difference. I doubt we will see another man like that again." In a statement confirming his death, Bernard Arnault, the LVMH chairman, described Mr. Carcelle as a tireless traveler and a pioneer of the industry, who was "always curious, passionate, and in motion." Yves Carcelle's career at LVMH spanned more than two decades. He joined LVMH in 1989 as head of strategy, before becoming chairman and chief executive of its Louis Vuitton Malletier unit as it was then called in 1990. In 1998, he was put in charge of the LVMH Fashion Group, overseeing not just Louis Vuitton, but a stable of coveted brands including Loewe, Celine, Givenchy Donna Karan, Kenzo, Berluti, Fen-di, and Thomas Pink. He stepped down as head of fashion in 2002 to focus exclusively on Louis Vuitton. Under Mr. Carcelle's leadership, the number of LVMH boutiques doubled to 1,300 in more Smoller, a longtime friend who also served on the board. "She had ideas, and reasoning that was well known and good for the temple, and it was appreciated." Board members at the college and temple said that along with sharing her time and talents, Ms. Wilson was generous with her money. When Smoller was trying to raise funds to buy uniforms for the temple's softball team, she called Ms. Wilson and said: "Adrienne? It's Joan. Can I have $250?" "She said, 'OK,' " Smoller recalled, "and then we talked about the kids, and we talked about the weather, and when we were about to hang up, she said, 'How should I make out the check?' She never asked what the money was for, she just gave it." A service has been held for Ms. Wilson, who in addition to her son Daniel leaves another son, Steven of Millis, and a grandchild. Her two marriages ended in divorce. When Ms. Wilson was not working, Daniel said, she read "two or three big thick novels a week" and played bridge and mahjong. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles. "She always worked very, very hard," he said, "but her main goal, no matter what it took, was to do what was best for her kids." Kathleen McKenna can be reached at kmck66verizon.net. CANADIAN PRESSFILE 1975 Bobby Clarke for the puck. commercial real estate. He leaves his daughter, Michele, and two grandchildren. His wife, Raymonde, died in 2004. Looking back on his career in a 2009 interview for the Canadiens' website, Mr. Vadnais told how he cherished his Stan-ley Cup championship ring from the Canadiens over the ring he later received from the Bruins. "I've had the ring I won with the Canadiens on my pinkie finger for 40 years," he said. "I never take it off. I won one with Boston also. I don't wear it. It's too big." than 50 countries, while revenue soared almost tenfold to nearly $13 billion. Louis Vuitton remains the French luxury giant's main source of revenue, accounting for more than two-thirds of the group's fashion and leather goods sales. Before entering the glittering halls of LVMH, Mr. Carcelle a mathematics major with degrees from France's elite Ecole Polytechnique and from Insead business school started his career in the somewhat less glamorous realms of household cleaning products and polyurethane foams for a series of companies at which he held various marketing and product management roles. He later worked with the Absorba clothing brand and was president of Descamps, a French maker of high-end household linens. Mr. Carcelle retired from Louis Vuitton in 2012 and was succeeded by Jordi Constans, a Spanish businessman who resigned a month later for health reasons. Constans was replaced by Michael Burke, a French-American businessman.

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