Gone But Not Forgotten

We update this page when we learn of the passing of Stockbridge family.  You can report the passing of a friend or loved one to us by emailing stockbridge@umass.edu

Click the images below to read about the excellent lives they lived and the contributions they made while giving their Hearts and Souls to Dear Old Stockbridge.

In Winter 2022, we learned of three Stockbridge alumni and one long-time staff.

Ronald A. Beckwith

(1937 - 2021)

Manager of Morrill Greenhouses for 25 years


 Timothy J. Kelleher

(1973 - 2021)

Turfgrass Management AS '95

Landscaper at Premier Landscaping


Richard Walter Wehren

(1943 - 2021)

Forestry AS '63



Catherine L. Vollinger

(1967 - 2021)

Agriculture and Business Mgmt AS '88

Animal Science BS '89

30 years as Massachusetts State Dairy Inspector


In Fall 2021, we learned of the passing of an emeritus professor, and a Stockbridge alum.

Robert S. "Bob" Bond


UMass forestry professor for 21 years;

Donated 234 acres of forest to the University


Frances Elizabeth "Betsy" Fitzpatrick


Floriculture AS

Horticultural Science BS

Director of Research for Commercial Flower Producer


In Summer 2021, we learned of the passing of two emeritus Stockbridge faculty.

Anthony Borton


UMass professor for 31 years;

Established UMass Equine and Livestock Research and Education Farm


Hugh Clark


Stockbridge professor for 31 years;

Instrumental to the study of Dutch Elm Disease in trees