FORMER SHS GUIDANCE DIRECTOR PASSES AWAY: It saddens me to inform you that Jane Welch Sheehan, former Director of Guidance and Testing for the Stoughton Public Schools, passed away March 8.
Sheehan began her career with the Stoughton Public Schools in 1972 as an English teacher at Stoughton High School. She was appointed to the position of Guidance Counselor in 1979. In 1986, Sheehan became the Director of Guidance and Testing, K-12, a position she held until her retirement in June 2007.
Sheehan graduated from Stoughton High, and was educated at Salem State and Bridgewater State. Sheehan also did extensive graduate work at Bridgewater State College, Fitchburg State College, Salem State College and Plymouth State College.
A resident of North Easton since 1982, she had also been a longtime resident of Harwich Port. In her free time, she enjoyed reading, gardening, traveling and spending time on Cape Cod.
Sheehan was a member of several professional associations, including the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, The New England Association for College Admissions Counseling and was the Past President of the Massachusetts School Counselors Association and the South Shore Guidance Association.
After her retirement, she continued her work in Guidance at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood and at BC High in Dorchester.
GEORGE MOSES III PASSES AWAY: George Moses, former Stoughton Auxiliary Police Lieutenant and Captain, passed away on March 10. He was the one in white at the beginning of Stoughton's parades.
He spent more than 40 years as an auxiliary police officer in Norwood, Canton and Stoughton. He retired from the Stoughton Auxiliary Police, due to health reasons, in January of 2007, and was honored by the Stoughton Board of Selectmen.
He was named Honorary Deputy Chief at that time, and given citations from the White House and the State House. He told the Stoughton Journal at the time, "I enjoyed doing what I could and helping people."
Stoughton Police Executive Officer Robert Devine told About Town Sunday night, "The Stoughton Police Department is saddened by the recent loss of former auxiliary Captain Moses. His many years of volunteer service exemplified what the Stoughton Auxiliary Police Department was founded for. Our hearts go out to his family and friends."
"I think the way many of us will remember seeing him is with his Dunkin Donuts Coffee but will always remember his deep love for family. George Moses was a gentleman and a leader who will be missed, never forgotten and always remembered," Auxiliary Police Capt. Ron Dardano said.
The Canton resident had joined Stoughton's Auxiliary Police when Canton's disbanded.
He was the dear and devoted husband of Joanne (Nawfel). Loving father of Gary Moses and his wife of Bellingham, Stacey Moses of Canton, and Kristie Gingras and her husband Michael of Stoughton. Cherished grandfather “giddo” of Andrew, Matthew, Branden, and Daniel. Dear brother of Barbara Arvanitides and her husband George of Salem. Dear brother-in-law of John Nawfel and his wife Justine. Loving son of the late George and Adele (Solomon) Moses. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
George's Funeral Service was held Tuesday, March 13 at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church 55 Emmonsdale Rd. in West Roxbury.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in George's memory to the Church or to the charity of your choice.