Alma Elizabeth Andrews, 97,
of West Harwich. Was a kindergarten
teacher in Weston for 25 years
and worked for seven years in the
Barnstable Public Schools. Dec. 26.
Genevieve M. Atkinson, 73, of
Pittsfield. Taught elementary school
in Norwood and at the Pomeroy
and Crosby elementary schools in
Pittsfield. Sept. 19.
Patrick J. Barry, 59, of Quincy.
Was employed for many years in the
Quincy Public Schools. Nov. 6.
Richard Connole, 72, of
Millbury. Was an elementary teacher
and guidance counselor in the public
schools in Leicester and Worcester,
retiring after 35 years. Nov. 7.
Jeanne B. Cullen-Cronin, 78, of
Stoneham, formerly of Woburn. Was
a teacher in the Winchester Public
Schools for many years. Oct. 14.
Jerome B. Cullen, 78, of
Stoughton. Was a teacher and head
coach of the football team at Stoughton
High School. Nov. 8.
Diane E. D’Olimpio, 80, of
Lancaster. Was an elementary teacher
in the Sterling and Clinton public
schools for close to three decades.
Dr. Leonard C. “Lefty” Harlow,
Jr., 90, of Dover, Delaware, formerly
of Gardner. Served as principal of
the former Gardner Junior High
School. Also was a professor at
Boston University, Fitchburg State
University and the University of
Massachusetts Lowell before retiring
in 1999. Oct. 31.
Patricia Izzi, 64, of Warwick,
Rhode Island. Taught at Barrington
Junior High School in Rhode Island and
at Attleboro High School for 39 years.
Served as math department coordinator
and as treasurer of the Attleboro
Education Association. Oct. 1.
Shirley K. Jennings, of Melrose.
Was a language arts teacher at Melrose
Middle School and Melrose High
School for 19 years. Oct. 8.
William F. Kaylor, 67, of
Westport. Taught physical education
in the Fall River Public Schools for
35 years, coached various sports
teams over the years and served as
president of the Fall River Educators’
Association for 10 years before retiring
in 2006. Dec. 5.
Marie A. Kergaravat, 100, of
Lenox. Taught French in Old
Forge, New York, for five years
before moving to Lenox, where
she taught French, English and
Latin for many years, retiring in 1981.
David Korowski, 68, of Goshen.
Worked for 28 years at the University
of Massachusetts Amherst in several
areas of academic administration and
served as an elected chief steward.
Victor J. Ladetto, 83, of
Dartmouth. Was a teacher in the
Dartmouth Public Schools for 10 years
and served as principal of the Cushman
Elementary School in Dartmouth for
29 years. Nov. 14.
Marilyn F. Smart, 74, of
Marshfield, formerly of Watertown.
Was an elementary school teacher in
the Watertown school system for 31
years. Nov. 25.
Terry L. Smith, 66, of
Stoughton. Taught at the Maria
Weston Chapman Middle School in
Weymouth, the Brockton Christian
School and in Portland and Bath,
Maine. Oct. 10.
Robert A. Szlyk, 75, of
Northborough. Was a business teacher
at North High School in Worcester
for 28 years until he retired in 1997.
Eleanor O’Neil Taff, 83, of North
Adams. Taught at Drury High School
and the Mark Hopkins School for 35
years. Oct. 28.