The Broken Column – December Necrology

By Christopher Rooney |

The roll of the workmen has been called, and the following Master Masons have not answered to their name.

At the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts’ December Quarterly Communication, a Necrology was read for the following departed Brothers:

RIGHT WORSHIPFUL ROBERT SARGENT PHILLIPS
Raised: Alpha Lodge, Framingham February 24, 1964
District Deputy Grand Master: Natick 23rd Masonic District, 1984-1985
Joseph Warren Distinguished Service Medal: April 24, 2000
Veteran’s Medal: February 24, 2014
Entered the Celestial Lodge above: October 25th, 2017
A Mason for 53 years, 7 months, 13 days

RIGHT WORSHIPFUL JOHN CHARLES MacDONALD, III
Raised: Rabboni Lodge, Westwood, June 15, 1967
District Deputy Grand Master: Dorchester 4th Masonic District, 1987-1988
Joseph Warren Distinguished Service Medal: December 21, 1993
Veteran’s Medal: March 21, 2017
Entered the Celestial Lodge above: October 31, 2017
A Mason for 50 years, 4 months, 17 days

RIGHT WORSHIPFUL DAVID PEARCE DUNCAN
Raised: Milton Lodge, Quincy, December 9, 1966
District Deputy Grand Master: Boston 4th Masonic District, 2001-2002
Joseph Warren Distinguished Service Medal: June 13, 2001
Veteran’s Medal: May 13, 2016
Entered the Celestial Lodge above: November 13, 2017
A Mason for 50 years, 11 months, 5 days

RIGHT WORSHIPFUL WILLARD BRYANT COOKSON
Raised: Eliot Lodge, Westwood (now Celestial Lodge), February 26, 1942
District Deputy Grand Master: South Boston 4th Masonic District, 1993-1994
Joseph Warren Distinguished Service Medal: June 11, 1997
Entered the Celestial Lodge above: November 17, 2017
A Mason for 46 years, 11 months, 9 days

RIGHT WORSHIPFUL LYNWOOD PENDEXTER HARRIMAN
Raised: Monument Lodge #96 (Houlton, ME): April 28, 1954
Affiliated: George H. Taber Lodge, Fairhaven, May 12, 1969
District Deputy Grand Master: New Bedford 30th Masonic District, 1987-1988
Joseph Warren Distinguished Service Medal: December 14, 1998
Veteran’s Medal: April 1, 2004
Entered the Celestial Lodge above: November 21, 2017
A Mason for 63 years, 6 months, 25 days

RIGHT WORSHIPFUL JOHN HARADEN DAY, JR.
Raised: John T. Heard Lodge, Salem, April 24, 1982
Joseph Warren Distinguished Service Medal: February 4, 1988
District Deputy Grand Master: 10th Masonic District, 2004-2005
Entered the Celestial Lodge above: December 8, 2017
A Mason for 35 years, 7 months, 15 days