<p>Whereas Peter F. Colleary, 86, of Medford, MA, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020; and </p> <p>Whereas he was born and educated in Cambridge and was the beloved husband of 46 years to the late Beatrice M. (Moynihan). Devoted and Loving father of Maura C. Colleary of Medford. Dear brother of the late James and Thomas Colleary; and </p> <p>Whereas he attended, Matignon High School and was in the first graduating class of the School of Education for Boston College, Class of 56; and </p> <p>Whereas Peter Colleary was an Army veteran who served our country during the Korean War Conflict; and </p> <p>Whereas, he was a beloved teacher and administrator who was a friend to countless students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the local Cambridge Community. </p> <p>Whereas while at the Peabody School, Mr. CollearyÕs number one focus was always the students. He took an interest in their academic success as well as their personal success. Maintaining relationships long after graduation; and </p> <p>Whereas Peter Colleary was one of the founding members of the Cambridge Teachers Association, where he was instrumental in demanding and implementing fair wages and safe working conditions for his peers; and </p> <p>Whereas Peter Colleary was not only a dedicated father to his daughter, Maura he was an equally proud Uncle Peter to his many nieces and nephews of the Karle, Buckley, and Colleary Families, regaling on their journeys and accomplishments; and </p> <p>Whereas Peter Colleary loved travelling to Ireland and relished his times on Cape Cod, he always knew his roots were in Cambridge; and therefore be it Resolved that the Cambridge School Committee go on record recognizing the accomplishments; academically, personally and professionally, of Peter Colleary and his impact on the Cambridge School District; and be it further Resolved that a formal copy of this Resolution be prepared by the Executive Secretary to the School Committee and forwarded to his daughter.</p>

School Committee Actions

Action Action Date Reconsidered By Referred to Subcommitee
12/01/2020 Adopted
12/01/2020 Adopted

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