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John Monbouquette of West Dennis, an educator, 72
John F. Monbouquette of West Dennis, an international educator, died Wednesday at home after a battle with colon cancer.
Born and raised in Norwood, he attended Norwood High School and then received a degree in philosophy and classical languages from St. John's Seminary in Brighton.
He went on to earn master's and doctorate degrees in education from the University of Massachusetts and Boston College, respectively.
first taught in Colebrook, N.H., in 1954.
He then returned to Norwood and began teaching Latin and English, becoming vice principal of Norwood High School in 1961 and principal in 1964.
He joined the Braintree school system in 1976, first as assistant superintendent of schools and then as superintendent, serving from 1977 to 1991.
retirement in 1991, Mr. Monbouquette
established the International Educators Services consulting firm, which serves the needs of local and international schools around the world.
Always active in public education, he became president of the Massachusetts Secondary School Principal Association in 1974, and was a member of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents and a member of the Educational Foundation for Dennis/Yarmouth.
He served as a consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Education and was an adjunct professor in the graduate school of the University of Massachusetts from 1975 to 1991.
liked to travel and formed strong ties with the international education community.
He worked with the European Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, of which he was president in 1974.
He served as chairman of the Committee on International Schools from 1979 to 1985.
had enjoyed summers with his
family on Cape Cod since the 1960s and was commodore of the West Dennis Yacht Club
He was also an officer of the Waterways Commission in Dennis, a member of the Cape Cod Power Squadron and a past president of the Oak Street Association in Dennisport.
Mr. Monbouquette was an avid golfer and tennis player and was very fond of ice hockey and downhill skiing.
While at Norwood High School
coached the boys hockey team and led them to the Bay State League Championship in 1964.
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...John Monbouquette, 72 School administrator
was born in Norwood.He graduated from Norwood High School and from St. John's Seminary in Brighton with a degree in philosophy and classical languages.He received a master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts and a doctorate in education from Boston College.Mr. Monbouquette's
first teaching assignment took him to Colebrook, N.H., where he
wife, Norma.After marrying in 1956, they returned to Norwood, where he taught Latin and English at Norwood High School.He coached the school's hockey team, which won the Bay State League Championship in 1964, and became principal. In 1976 he joined the Braintree school system in 1976 as assistant superintendent of schools.A year later he became superintendent, retiring in 1991.Mr. Monbouquette was also an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Massachusetts from 1975 to 1991.After retiring, he established International Educators Services, a consulting firm.He
helped the Massachusetts Department of Education
in its review of statewide school performance.Mr. Monbouquette was a president of the Massachusetts Secondary School Principal Association and a member of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents and the Educational Foundation of Dennis/Yarmouth.He had a longstanding affiliation with the European Council of International Schools and was president of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.Mr. Monbouquette was a member of the West Dennis Yacht Club, the Waterways Commission in Dennis, the Cape Cod Power Squadron, and the Oak Street Beach Association in Dennis Port.He
wife, Norma Faye (George) of Colebrook, N.H.; three sons, Harold of Santa Monica, Calif., John Jr. of West Roxbury, and Richard of Newton; two daughters, Paula of Dedham and Linda Cangiano of Lawrenceville, N.J.; four sisters, Mary Alice McCormack, Phyllis Palleiko, and Rita Crimmins, all of Norwood
, and Theresa Berrigan of Hingham; and seven grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be said Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Pius X Church
in South Yarmouth.
This story ran on page C16 of the Boston Globe
on 9/15/2002.© Copyright 2002 Globe Newspaper Company