An Obituary: Irving R. Smith

Irving R. Smith passed away on September 1, 2019. A Bedford resident since 1969, he retired from MITRE after 28 years of service but will be best remembered in Bedford for his role in the community. Mr. Smith belonged to or helped create several local civic organizations including the Bedford Council on Human Relations, Concerned Black Citizens of Bedford (CBCB), and advocated for fair housing in Bedford’s early initiatives.

An Obituary: Holly Andrews Goolsby

Holly Andrews Goolsby of Bedford passed away on June 16. Ms. Goolsby managed the Pathology Department laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital and was part of a research team known for its groundbreaking work on repetitive traumatic brain injuries of NFL players.

An Obituary: Terrence K. Murphy

Terrence K. Murphy of Bedford passed away on August 29, 2019. Mr. Murphy was a Machinist for the United States Government who served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1967 to 1970. He was awarded the Cross of Gallantry, a Silver Star and two Bronze Stars