Jean L. Blessington, 85, of
Duxbury. Taught mathematics at
Belmont High School and then became
an elementary teacher in Kingston for
33 years, retiring in 1988. March 16.
Harry W. Carter, 79, of Auburn,
Maine. Taught in Quincy for more than
35 years. May 11.
Joseph J. Catino, 77, of Rutland
and Worcester. Was a welding
instructor and head of the welding
division at Worcester Vocational High
School for more than 30 years. March
Raymond J. Chelte, 81,
of Chicopee. Was an MTA field
representative for many years,
primarily working with locals in the
western part of the state. Assisted
in negotiating contracts, handling
grievances and strengthening union
relationships. July 16.
Frank P. Conte, 66, of Millis.
Taught at Coolidge Junior High
School in Natick, Natick High School
and Wellesley Middle School. March
Joan Cormack, 82, of Ludlow,
Mass., and Vero Beach, Fla. Taught
in East Longmeadow, Hampden and
Springfield for more than 29 years.
Louis “Skip” Eiserman, 68,
of East Hampstead, N.H. Taught
social studies in Andover for 30 years.
Was a first-grade teacher in Quincy
and served as regional director of the
South Shore Remedial Reading School
Program. March 21.
Mary Frenning, 87, of Wellesley.
Was a guidance counselor for the
Weston school system for 25 years.
Elizabeth A. Fyrberg, 67, of
Rutland. Was a teacher and guidance
counselor in the Worcester school
system. April 15.
Eileen P. Kenary, 65, of
Teaticket. Was an elementary teacher
in the Worcester school system for 34
years, retiring in 2005. April 11.
Roberta Kreplick, 73, of Salem.
Taught at Marblehead Middle School
and in the Masconomet Regional
School District for 30 years. May 5.
Joseph F. McHugh, Jr. 71, of
Hopedale. Taught in the Medfield
school system for 38 years before his
retirement in 2002. April 26.
Claire Mulready, 81, of Milford.
Taught in Brockton and Weymouth
for 11 years and then was a bilingual
teacher in Hudson and Marlborough
for 20 years. June 15.
Patricia C. O’Neill, 78, of South
Hadley. Taught for 39 years in the
Marshfield, Springfield and Granby
schools, retiring in 1995. May 19.
Patricia C. Powers, 79, of
Holyoke. Taught in Chicopee for 30
years. July 24.
Albert J. Romano, Jr., 79, of
Worcester and Fitchburg. Was a teacher
and principal in Fitchburg for 30 years
before retiring in 1989. June 3.
Doris Stockdale, 88, of Webster.
Taught mathematics in Webster,
Oxford and Lee City, Fla., before
retiring in 1986. June 7.
John E. Wheeler, 69, of
Worcester. Was a mathematics and
computer teacher for more than 30
years in Northbridge. July 2.
George Yianakes, of North
Reading, Mass., and Saco, Maine.
Taught and was a basketball coach at
North Reading High School before
retiring. April 28.
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