Monbouquette of West Dennis, an educator, 72
Friday, September 20, 2002
F. Monbouquette of West Dennis, an international educator, died Wednesday at
home after a battle with colon cancer. He was 72.
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.
Monbouquette 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.
joined the Braintree school system in 1976, first as assistant superintendent
of schools and then as superintendent, serving from 1977 to 1991.
his retirement in 1991, Mr. Monbouquette established the International
Educators Services consulting firm, which serves the needs of local and
international schools around the world.
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.
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.
Monbouquette 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.
Monbouquette was an avid golfer and tennis player and was very fond of ice
hockey and downhill skiing. While at Norwood High School, he coached the boys
hockey team and led them to the Bay State League Championship in 1964.
is survived by his wife, Norma Faye (George); 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 of Norwood, Phyllis Palleiko of Norwood, Rita Crimmins of
Norwood and Theresa Berrigan of Hingham; seven grandchildren; and many nieces
funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Saint Pius X Church, South
reception will follow immediately at the West Dennis Yacht Club, West Dennis.
by Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, North Attleboro.