Ron Donnelly, DMSB’60, was recently honored for 20 years of volunteer service, building homes for Habitat for Humanity (Sarasota, Florida).
James McDonough, DMSB’60, wrote and published a book that introduces children to the unusual behavior of people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. He wrote it to help his grandchildren connect with his wife, Carol, who suffers from Alzheimer’s. The illustrations were completed by his daughter Beth Bonham, making this truly a family project. The book is titled “The Urban Life of Barney Buzzard: An Alzheimer’s Tale,” and is available on Amazon. James donates all proceeds from the book to the ALZ Association for care, support, and research.
James Frontero (James S. Frontero), Ed’60, of Lynnfield, MA, James S. Frontero, 1960 graduating class, recently passed away. He met his wife of 45 years, Jeanette Tempesta, who predeceased him and a graduate in the class of 1959. Jim and Jeanette were residents of Lynnfield, MA and Naples, FL. Both were life long educators, raised 4 children and had 10 grandchildren. Jim was born in Boston, raised in Everett and was a star athlete on the high school football team playing quarterback. He graduated from Everett High School ’54, Cheshire Academy ’56, Northeastern University ’60, and Salem State College ’65 with a Masters in Education. Jim worked as an English teacher, adjustment councilor and for his last 20 years as an assistant principle for Melrose High School. He was also part of the coaching staff that led Malden Catholic High School to win the Mass State Football Championship in 1965. He raised his family in Lynnfield where he served on the School Committee and was active in the town’s sports program. He was an avid golfer, reader, loved music and enjoyed cooking. Yet, his life passion was his family. He will be truly missed.