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Ruth Ann Concannon
  • In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Framingham State University, in care of Development and Alumni Relations, 100 State Street, PO Box 9101, Framingham, MA 01701-9101. In the memo line please write "In memory of Ruth Concannon."

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("Ronnie" is the name by which I was known in those days.)

I am one of the many fortunate persons to be taught in first grade by Ms. Concannon. I have no doubt that her love and dedication influenced my positive attitude and enjoyment of school ever since. I could not know it then at the age of 6, but in retrospect, I must have been truly blessed to have her as a teacher.

Posted by: Ronnie Alpert - Student   Feb 26, 2019

She was truly one of a kind. I student taught for her in 1984. She taught me so many things that have guided me through my life and helped me become a compassionate and dedicated teacher. She taught me to love them first, always listen to what they had to say and then teach them what they are eager to learn. It was evident that she loved every student and took a personal interest in their success. She laughed with

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Posted by: Regina(Betteker) Appleby - North Palm Beach, FL - friend   May 30, 2018

I am so saddened to here this news. Ms Concannon(as I will always know her) was my first grade teacher many years ago at Mason-Rice. She was my favorite and had left a lifelong impression on me. She will be greatly missed. Rest easy Ms Concannon.

Posted by: Kathleen Murphy - Newton, MA   Jan 16, 2018

Ruth is my first cousin and one of the brightest ladies I've known . She loved her student's so much and her memory of them and all their names was incredible! I listened to her stories about their accomplishments as she was so proud of them and it brought a smile to her lovely face. .The Aunts" as Ruth, Nancy and Joan were lovingly called were the epitome of true ladies and great teachers to thousands of children . Ruth

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Posted by: ann Roderick - Newton, MA - Family   Dec 10, 2017

Deepest condolences to all the family and friends. She was my favorite elementary teacher, and I always remembered her, even after fifty-five years.

Posted by: Tom Kovar - Florence, MA   Dec 10, 2017

57 years ago I set foot in Classroom 4 in Mason Rice as if it were yesterday and I was the beneficiary of the greatest teacher I ever had. I remember vividly her interest in me despite being a rambunctious 7 year old-always
( mistakenly) thinking I was her favorite. Thank you Ms Concannon for your selfless gift to the kids of Newton Ctr.

Posted by: Kevin O'Malley - Groton, MA   Dec 09, 2017

Even close to six decades later, I still remember vividly Room 4 at the Mason-Rice School and my wonderful teacher, Ruth Concannon. I still have my report cards from her - written with such personal and deep concern for me and each and every student. Even at that young age, I recognized her peerless dedication to her craft and the kids she cared for so deeply. You truly made a difference, Ms. Concannon. Bravo to you and I am sure you bring a bright light to heaven!

Posted by: Patty Summers Lank - Newton, MA   Dec 09, 2017

My condolences to the family. I had Mrs. Concannon for for 1st grade in 1977- she made a remarkable impression on me and my parents- before moving away, I went back to visit a few times - she always remembered me. I've since assessed my own children's teachers based on my experience with her.. she left a lasting legacy and positively impacted so many people.

Posted by: Molly (Counihan) Rodriguez - South Kingstown, RI   Dec 09, 2017

There are no words to describe Ruth's extraordinary gifts as a teacher and friend. They don't make them like that anymore! She was the best.

Posted by: Marcia Karp    Dec 09, 2017

Miss Concamnon was my daughters first grade teacher at Mason Rice. What a wonderful experience. Ruth was everything a teacher should be. May her soul Rest In Peace.
Shelley Abrahams

Posted by: A friend   Dec 09, 2017