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    In Memoriam

    Thomas F. Shields
    Thomas F. Shields passed to eternal life on April 2. Please keep the entire Shields family, especially his sons Bill '78, Jack '79, and grandson John '06 in your thoughts and prayers during this time.

    Tom Shields knew what it meant to be a “Man for Others” long before he sent his sons to BC High. His commitment to helping others was the model by which he lived. At BC High, he provided an oppprtunity for our brightest and most promising students to excel by establishing the Thomas and Mary Shields Merit Scholarship. Since 2005, more than 80 have been named Shields Scholars and have gone on to attend the most prestigious schools in the US.

    Tom believed “if you do good you will do well” and he will long be remembered for all the good he did in the BC High community and beyond. While not an alumnus himself, Tom and Mary were proud parents of BC High students, he served on the Board of Trustees, and was so committed to the Jesuit ideals and mission of BC High that he became an example to countless others. In 2011, BC High inaugurated the Shields Medal in honor of members of the BC High community, though not alumni, for their service, dedication and generosity to BC High. The very first recipients of this high award were Tom and Mary Shields.
     
    Visiting hours will be Friday, April 10th, from 4-8 PM in St. Francis Xavier Church, 261 Pleasant Street in Weymouth. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 AM at the same location. Arrangements by McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, WEYMOUTH. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.

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    Larry Blake '60
    In 1967, Larry began his teaching career at BC High in the mathematics department. His career spanned more than four decades on Morrissey Boulevard and in 1983 Larry was appointed as the first lay Principal of the school. 
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