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ABOUT TOWN: Stoughton Mourns the Loss of Jerry Savage

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STOUGHTON MOURNS THE LOSS OF JERRY SAVAGE:  Personally, I am deeply saddened by the passing of Jerald S. Savage, a CPA with Wallace, Savage & Davis in Stoughton. He died Wednesday, August 29.

Jerry Savage was a vice chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals, and was the campaign treasurer for former selectman John Anderson’s campaign.  Savage was a financial wizard who helped to save Curry College, and did the same for New England Sinai Hospital.

He and his lovely wife Sheryl, Executive Director of College Advancement at Massasoit Community College in Canton, were very active at (where he served as President), and were very generous with their time and funds for many local charities.  

In addition to his bride, Jerry leaves his son Michael his wife Karen; his daughter Karen and her husband Tom; grandson Brody, granddaughter Anya, his late grandson, Cole Benjamin; and his brother Sam and sister-in-law Deb, both graduates of Curry College.

Savage’s Funeral will take place Friday, August 31, at Ahavath Torah Congregation, 1179 Central Street at 1 p.m. Memorial observance will take place at his home Sunday through Tuesday nights, with Minyan at 7:30 p.m. 

Rabbi Jonathan Hausman, who is leading the funeral, told About Town, "He was a great man with a giant heart who would do anything for his community."

Per the family's wishes and request, donations in Jerry's memory may be directed to the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, c/o ATC, 1179 Central Street, Stoughton, MA 02072.

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SPRAYING THE MOSQUITOES BEFORE THEY GET US! The Stoughton Board of Health and Stoughton Public School Department have announced at Stoughton School Department athletic fields.

This is scheduled to occur in the early morning hours on Friday, August 31, 2012 at the following locations: Stoughton High School, Robert G. O’Donnell Middle School and the West Elementary School.

Ground spraying will continue in the early morning hours on Tuesdays until the first frost occurs.

While the planned ground spraying of these fields is not compulsory, officials in the Town believe that spraying for adult mosquitoes provides an additional precautionary step in protecting students and the general public.

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