Edward M. McCormack
MCCORMACK Edward M. 73, suddenly by accident passed away surrounded by his loving family on April 13, 2017. Husband of Norma (Kearns) McCormack for 50 years. Father of Edward M. Jr. of West Roxbury, Scott and his wife Alison and Sean and his wife Kim of Roslindale. Brother-in-law of Joyce Toland of West Roxbury and Marshfield. Son of the late John and Anne McCormack of Brookline. Brother of John J. or Burlington, VT, Marie McArdle of Windham, NH, Jean and her husband Philip Malley, Irene McCormack and Barbara Manie all of West Roxbury; and the late Thomas McCormack. Beloved papa to his grandchildren, Alicia, Sean, Jack and Kaylin McCormack. He was born in Brookline, MA., and attended St. Mary's High School. He graduated from Boston State College and Boston College Graduate School majoring in special education. He loved children and dedicated his life to making sure they received the best quality of care and education available. He was the principal of Holy Childhood School at Nazareth in Jamaica Plain for 18 years developing life long friendships with staff and kids. Over the years he was Special Education Director at the Cotting School in Lexington, and the public schools in Athol-Roylston, Everett, Cambridge and Waltham retiring in 2010. He was very involved in Parkway Youth Sports, West Roxbury Community and loved his Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Celtics. Over the last 20 years he relaxed weekends and summers on the Cape. His love of the ocean and nature brought him much joy and peace which he shared with his family. His grandkids adored him and he loved them especially listening to their stories and sharing their day. Funeral from the Bell-O'Dea Funeral Home, 376 Washington St., BROOKLINE, Wednesday morning at 10:00 followed by a Funeral Mass in Holy Name Church, West Roxbury at 11:00. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:00 8:00. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Ed's name made to the Holy Name School Scholarship Fund, Holy Name School, 1689 Centre St., West Roxbury, MA. 02132 would be appreciated.
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