Elinor Baker, 92, of Lenox. Taught
at the former Dawes School and at
Herberg Middle School for 23 years.
Richard Batchelder, 87, of
Chatham. Served as NEA president
and was instrumental in merging the
American Teachers Association with
the NEA in 1966 to form one racially
integrated union. Feb. 26.
James Braga, 61, of Middleborough.
Taught marketing and business classes
and coached at Middleborough High
School. March 9.
Cynthia Calvin, 80, of Lexington.
Was a special education teacher at
Lexington High School for 30 years.
Anne Campbell, 49, of Portsmouth,
N.H. Was an MTA field representative
for 12 years in the Lynnfield Regional
Service Center. Among many other
activities, she assisted locals in
negotiating contracts, handling grievances
and strengthening union relationships.
Robert A. Enman, Jr., 74, of
Holden. Was an administrator and a
professor at Quinsigamond Community
College for 40 years. Feb. 1.
Robert L. Gauvin, 76, of
Marlborough. Taught at Assabet Valley
Regional Technical High School in
Marlborough before retiring in 1995.
Leon L. Gould, 92, of Sharon.
Served as principal of the Montclair,
Gridley Bryant and Beechwood Knoll
elementary schools in Quincy and the
Hunt School in Bridgewater. Jan. 26.
Estelle V. Griffin, 93, of
Burlington. Taught fifth grade at the
Memorial School in Burlington for 22
years. Feb. 6.
Lois P. Jenner, 76, of Duxbury.
Taught English and foreign languages in
the Needham Public Schools. March 4.
Mary F. Knapp, 87, of Norwell.
Taught physical education; coached field
hockey, softball and girls’ basketball;
and was instrumental in starting the first
formal physical education program in
Norwell. Feb. 21.
Evrett Masters, 72, of West
Brattleboro, Vt. Was a social studies
teacher and served as assistant principal
and principal at Pioneer Valley Regional
High School. Dec. 18.
Bernard E. Lawson, 87, of
Hingham. Was a science teacher for 24
years for the Braintree school system.
Marjorie J. McCaul, 90, of
Waltham. Was an art teacher in the
Lexington Public Schools for many
years. March 2.
Dr. Eileen B. Neville, 71, of
Easthampton. Was a professor and dean
of nursing at Springfield Technical
Community College for more than 20
years before retiring in 2003.
Jeffrey V. Pavao, 55, of Dighton.
Was the landscape foreman at Bristol
County Agricultural High School for
more than 12 years. Jan. 20.
Ernest P. Pike, 92, of Buckland.
Taught in various school systems,
including Attleboro, Waltham, Pioneer
Valley and Turners Falls. Feb. 10.
Jacqueline J. Pressey, 80, of
Westfield. Was a high school teacher
in the Agawam school system for more
than 20 years, retiring in 2000. Feb. 15.
Jere A. Sheehan, 77, of
Springfield. Was a teacher at the
Buckingham and Marcus Kiley schools
in Springfield for 34 years before
retiring in 1998. Jan. 26.
Janet M. Smith, 78, of South
Hadley. Was an elementary special
education teacher in South Hadley until
her retirement in 1992. Jan. 31.
Martha V. Strachan, 70, of
Wareham. Taught in Oxford for 30
years. March 4.
Paulina J. Veronick, 93, of
Worcester. Was a secretary at North
High School and the North High Annex
for 14 years, retiring in 1981. Jan. 10.
Richard A. “Dick” Xenos, 87, of
Holden. Was a teacher at South High
School in Worcester for many years.
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