Caitlin M. Clavette, 35, of
Arlington and Winchester. Was an art
teacher in Milton elementary schools
since 2011. Had previously taught at
the Cushing Elementary School in
Scituate. Feb. 12.
Eileen Rita Clifford, 84, of
Worcester and Charlton. Was a reading
and elementary classroom teacher in
the Worcester Public Schools for 40
years. Feb. 4.
Marilyn A. Dowd, 61, of Ashland.
Taught for 30 years in the Dover-Sherborn Regional School District
before retiring last spring. Dec. 15.
Nancy J. Finkelstein, 72, of
Winthrop, formerly of Malden. Served
as president of the MTA from 1984
to 1988. Was a French and English
teacher at Lincoln Junior High School
in Malden for 19 years and had served
as president of the Malden Education
Association. She later served as
executive director of the Massachusetts
Cultural Alliance and worked as a
science education specialist for the
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
Astrophysics. Feb. 29.
Carol A. Hennigan, 78, of
Worcester. Was employed by the
Educational Association of Worcester
and then as a secretary for the MTA in
the Auburn Regional Service Center
for 13 years. Feb. 1.
Dr. Frank J. Hilferty, 95,
of Medway. Taught science and
mathematics at Millis High School
and Wilbraham Academy and at the
University of Maine, Salem State
University and Bridgewater State
University, where he was a professor
of botany and became head of his
department and dean of the graduate
school. Dec. 11.
Ann E. Kirk, 73, of Chelmsford.
Taught in the Westford Public Schools
for 39 years. Jan. 15.
Beverly A. Mahoney, 86, of
Rockland. Was responsible for starting
the cosmetology program at South
Shore Vocational Technical High
School in Hanover and taught there
until her retirement. Feb. 10.
Mary J. Murphy, 69, of
Worcester. Was an English teacher in
the Worcester Public Schools for more
than 35 years. March 21.
Shirley O’Donnell, 80, of Revere.
Was an elementary teacher at the
Lincoln School and the A.C. Whelan
Elementary School in Revere for 38
years. Jan. 21.
Susan Offner, 71, of Sudbury.
Was a high school biology teacher for
43 years in the Plymouth, Milton and
Lexington school systems. Feb. 13.
Katherine Sakowicz, 71, of
South Deerfield. Was a teacher in the
Greenfield Public Schools for 23 years,
retiring in 2001. Jan. 26.
Douglas H. Woodburn, 86, of
Brewster. Taught in the Hopedale and
Medfield Public Schools for 27 years.
Was an active member of the Medfield
Teachers Association and the Norfolk
County Teachers Association. Jan. 12.
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