Memorial Resolutions for 2020, 2021, and 2022 ~ Read at Bedford’s 2022 Annual Town Meeting

March 31, 2022

Editor’s Note: Memorial Resolutions for 2022, 2021, and 2020 were read at the opening of Bedford’s 2022 Annual Town Meeting

Whereas, since the Annual Town Meeting of 2019, employees, officers, and committee members of the Town have passed away, having performed their duties faithfully, dedicating their time and skills to benefit the residents of Bedford, and

Whereas we gratefully recognize their public service to Bedford’s citizens,

MEMORIAL RESOLUTION,  2021 ~ Read by Select Board chair Emily Mitchell

Now, therefore, be it resolved that we, the people of Bedford, assembled here in Annual Town Meeting on March 28, 2022, mourn their passing and extend sincere sympathy to the families of:

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Betty Baker, Home Economics Teacher, retired June 30, 2012

Marion J. Bryan, Permanent Substitute Teacher, 2002-2017

William Carruth, Bedford School Committee

Dianne DiNitto, Special Education Coordinator, 1997-2018

Dorothy Edwards, Third Grade Teacher

Vincent A. Fay, Patriotic Holiday Committee, 2008-2021

Alden P. French, Police Lieutenant, 1968-1999

Elinor Handel, Grade 4 Teacher, 1967-1999

Ryan L. Kilian, Physical Education Teacher and Basketball Coach, 2017-2021

Richard LeSchack, Historic Preservation Committee, 2013-2021

Charles Lipson, Bedford Cultural Council ,2015-2021

Caryl Russo, Town Accountant for 20 years

Armand Sabourin, Math Teacher, Football and Baseball Coach, 1968-1999

John B. Snyer, Police Officer, 1962-2000

Fay R. Spergel, Speech Therapist, retired in 1986

 

MEMORIAL RESOLUTION,  2021 ~ Read by Select Board member Margot Fleischman

Now, therefore, be it resolved that we, the people of Bedford, assembled here in Annual Town Meeting on May 15, 2021, mourn their passing and extend sincere sympathy to the families of:

Dorothy Ahearn, 20 years Technical Services and Circulation, Bedford Free Public Library; Election Worker

Madeline Barton, Bedford Public Schools Secretary

William Damery, Firefighter

Richard M. Delfino, Bedford Public Schools

John M. Dietz, Bedford High School French Teacher for 20 years

John F. Fichera, Elementary School Teacher, 1973-2007

Alice F. Hinkle, Home Economic Teachers until 1986

Jeffrey S.C. Hoyland, Community Preservation Committee, 2002-2005; Citizen of the Year, 2019

Torvy E.J. Hurd, Bedford Public Schools Substitute Teacher and Librarian

Marion Joslin, Public Schools Cafeteria Manager

Leonard H. Kieley, 1949 – Sketch Plan Committee; 1950 – Committee to advise School Committee regarding vocational education; 1951-1952 – Finance Committee; 1953 – School Building Committee, Sketch Plan Committee to add to the High School building; 1954-1958 – Planning Board

Michael C. Lehane, Bedford Town Counsel, 1991-2011

Judith L. McConnell, Facilities Use Committee,1984-1986; Town Historian, 1994-2000; Town Center Board of Directors, 1994- 2010; Bedford Citizen of the Year, 2004

Dorothy McKenna, John Glenn Middle School Math Teacher and Math League Coach

Dorothy M. McManus, Elementary School Teachers’ Aide

Robert Mead, Citizen of the Year, 2006

James A. O’Neil, Capital Expenditure Committee, 2005-2017; School Needs Building Committee; Sign Bylaw Committee

Carla S. Priest, Director of Public Health for 12 years

James Rouvalis, Teacher and Science Coordinator

Ann F. Seamans, Historic Preservation Commission, 2017-2021

Lauretta E. Stead, Math Teacher, 1957-1991

Eleanor C. Stanley, Special Education Secretary – Bedford High School, retired 1985

MEMORIAL RESOLUTION – 2020 ~ Read by Select Board member Margot Fleischman

Now, therefore, be it resolved that we, the people of Bedford, assembled here in Annual Town Meeting on July 11, 2020, mourn their passing and extend sincere sympathy to the families of:

Phyllis Allen, Tax Collector retired, 1989

Joseph Bellino, Recreation Commission

Mary  Biggio, Conservation Commission

Jean  Chamberlain, Secretary at Bedford High School, 1969-1985

Robert  Ciolfi, Program Administrator of Counseling and Guidance for Bedford High School, 1977-1991

Robert  D’Auria, Police Sergeant, 1971-1998

JoAnn Elder, Elementary School Teacher

Maria Garcia, Davis Elementary School Custodian, 2001-2012

Eileen Hansen, Public Works Office Manager, 1977 -1991

Walter  Harkins, Public Works Maintenance Department, retired in 1996

Susan Hay, Assistant Library Director, 1973-1979

Dorothy LoVecchio, Secretary at Bedford High School, 1984-2003

Robert McGrath, Bedford Police Officer, 1960-1990

Neil Odams, High School Teacher and Football and Baseball Coach, 1968-1976

Lucas “Tad” Taddeo, Jr., Custodian, 1997-1999 and 2000-2014

Calvin Tingley, Teacher, Head of Science Department, 1960-1993

Carol Walcott, Teacher, 1968-1998

And be it further resolved that these Resolutions be inscribed in the permanent record of this meeting, and notification thereof sent to members of their families.

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