Margaret M. Cavanaugh, 96,
of Holyoke. Was a school adjustment
counselor in the Holyoke school
system for many years, retiring in
1980. Sept. 28.
Elizabeth G. Chavier, 87, of
Fairhaven. Taught in the New Bedford
school system for many years. Dec. 20.
Frances Cooper-Berry of
Cambridge. A lead teacher in the
induction program for the Cambridge
Public Schools before her retirement,
she served her union and fellow
educators in several capacities and
was the MTA’s Legislative and
Political Action Team coordinator
in the 2nd Middlesex Senate District.
Anne T. Donovan, 74, of Quincy.
Had served as an insurance manager
for MTA Benefits. Nov. 25.
Anthony V. Freitas, 84, of
Dartmouth. Had been an educator
in the New Bedford school system.
Caroline Giamattei, 91, of
Mt. Pleasant, S.C., formerly of
Winchester and Stoneham. Taught in
the Winchester Public Schools before
retiring. Nov. 4.
Dorothy E. Graham, 88, of
Westborough. Taught fourth and
fifth grade for 35 years in the
Westborough Public Schools, retiring
in 1985. Oct. 8.
Dr. Padmanabh Harihar, 84, of
Lowell. Taught at the University of
Massachusetts Lowell for 43 years.
Rosemarie E. Langley, 78, of
Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Quincy.
Was an elementary school teacher in
the Brockton school system for 40
years. Oct. 16.
Marianne Minns, 74, of
Worcester. Was a reading specialist
and teacher in the Worcester Public
Schools; worked for many years at the
Midland Street School. Sept. 23.
Marie L. Reba, 70, of Dighton,
formerly of Fall River. Was an
educator in the Fall River school
system for 33 years, retiring in 1999.
Jane M. Russell, 66, of Plymouth.
Taught in the Plymouth school system
for 18 years. Was a past president of
the Education Association of Plymouth
& Carver and served on the MTA
Board of Directors for six years.
Marion E. Snyder, 82, of West-
field. Taught in Northampton for three
years and in Westfield for 31 years.
Patricia M. Stewart, 73, of
Woburn. Was an English teacher at
Woburn High School for 45 years.
Jean Stonehouse, 69, of South
Weymouth. Was a history professor at
Bridgewater State University for more
than 40 years. Served as president
of the Massachusetts State College
Association’s Bridgewater chapter.
Ann R. Talbot, 79, of Holliston.
Taught for four decades, most of
that time in the Holliston Public
Schools. Sept. 30.
Sheila N. Walsh, 79, of Dracut.
Was a teacher in the Tewksbury
Public Schools for more than 30 years
and had served as president of the
Tewksbury Teachers Association.
Anne E. Wojtkowski, 79, of
Pittsfield. A professor of engineering
and mathematics at Berkshire
Community College for 35 years,
she initiated a sex bias suit against
BCC that was joined by the MTA.
The settlement was a major step
nationally in the battle for equal
treatment in the workplace. Was
Pittsfield’s first woman mayor
(1988-1992) and a School Committee
member. Oct. 13.
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