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The Alpha Tau Gamma Alumni encompass a broad spectrum of industry professionals around the world.  These brothers consist of some of the best tree care specialists, turfgrass superintendents and managers, landscape contractors, expert horticulturalists, and many, many more! The Alumni make up the Alpha Tau Gamma, Inc. corporation, responsible for all fraternity operations, real estate, finances, funding of Stockbridge School studies, and most importantly, establishing long-lasting friendships.


James Edward Mulcahy, 76, of Lyman Street, Holyoke, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Holyoke Hospital. Holyoke. He has been our brother for many years who has devoted much of his life to our organization. We are his only family.

Mr. Mulcahy was born in Boston, October 30, 1938, the son of Joseph V. and Catherine Rose (O’Connor) Mulcahy and grew up in Arlington. He had attended St. Agnes Church in Arlington. Mr. Mulcahy was a 1960 graduate of University of Massachusetts School of Agriculture at Stockbridge and in 1966 graduated from the University of Massachusetts. He worked briefly for the United States Forestry Service.

He became a life long member of the Alpha Tau Gamma social fraternity where he developed a keen concern with student development. He instructed the fraternity in financial investment as well as the benefits derived from the Arts. He remained and avid student of classical music, theater and fine arts.

Mr. Mulcahy was an active alumnus of the University of Massachusetts’ Stockbridge School of Agriculture (SSA) where he studied arboriculture, turf grass management, and entomology. Following work as an arborist and biological aide he was: the owner of many rental properties in Amherst; publisher of audience programs for UMass athletics and the UMass Fine Arts Center; partner/treasurer of the Wilbur Theater in Boston and Mildred’s Chowder House in Hyannis; and owner/operator of Cypress Apartments in Providence, RI.

He has served the SSA for over 50 years in a variety of alumni volunteer board and officer positions. He co-founded the UMass athletic hall of fame and continues on the annual selection committee. He served on the board of the Boston Symphony Tanglewood Friends. He was an overseer of the Newman Center in Amherst. He is the clerk for the James Underwood Crockett Agricultural Technology Growth Fund and is the treasurer of Alpha Tau Gamma, Inc. He coordinated the installation and current maintenance of the Frank Hart Memorial Garden in Amherst, the Mass. Highway Visibility Site at UMass and the Jim Crockett Memorial Garden in Boston until its relocation to the Elm Bank Horticultural Center.

He was a member of the Massachusetts Agricultural Club, the Knights of Columbus and a subscriber to Fridays at the Boston Symphony since 1963.



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