John Brett Cahill, Xerox manager; 57
By Globe Staff, 9/15/2001
John Brett Cahill of Wellesley, a former senior executive manager with Xerox, died Tuesday in the crash of United Airlines Flight 175 at the World Trade Center in New York. He was 57.
Born in Brookline, he attended St. Mary's grammar school in Brookline and graduated from Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury in 1962.
During high school, Mr. Cahill's work as a caddie at Marshfield Country Club earned him a Francis Ouimet Scholarship, presented to caddies or helpers of professional golfers.
He graduated from Boston College in 1966, where he earned his bachelor of science degree in accounting. He earned an MBA at Suffolk University.
Mr. Cahill joined Xerox in 1967. He began in the sales training department and became a senior executive manager in Boston.
Later in his career, while he was completing international assignments, his family resided in Rio de Janeiro and Henley, England.
Mr. Cahill had a gift for languages, learning Spanish and Portuguese while working overseas. He returned from England in 1999.
He was a member of the Boston College Alumni Association and was an annual donor to the Flynn Foundation for athletes at Boston College.
He was a member of the Drug and Alcohol Prevention Committee in Wellesley and a member of the Wellesley High School Gridiron Club.
He was a recent member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Wellesley.
He leaves his wife of 19 years, Sharon (O' Carroll), and two sons, Brett and Sean, all of Wellesley; his mother, Hannah (Sullivan) of Brookline; and three sisters, Alice Beaton of Braintree, Eileen Keenan of Arlington, and Patricia Hoban of Needham.
A memorial service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Paul's Catholic Church in Wellesley.