Memorial Resolutions ~ Annual Town Meeting, 2021

Whereas, since the Annual Town Meeting of 2020, 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,

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
Technical Services and Circulation at the Bedford Free Public Library,   20 years; Election Worker

Madeline Barton
Bedford Public Schools Secretary

William Damery

Richard M. Delfino
Bedford Public Schools

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

John F. Fichera
Elementary School Teacher, 1973-2007

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

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

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

Lauretta E. Stead
Math Teacher, 1957-1991

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