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Westfield Year in Review: Those We Lost

Westfield mourned those who passed away in 2011.

Westfield Patch remembers those who died during the year. All passed away far too soon.

Firefighter  passed away in March following a 15-month battle with an unknown primary cancer. Maglione, a married father of two daughters, ages 14 and 12, had been waging an aggressive battle, including traveling to Tennessee to seek treatment.

lost first grade teacher in April after a battle with cancer. Finkel left behind her husband Darren, an English teacher at and their young daughter. 

Westfielders mourned the loss of beloved consumer science and family life teacher, who passed away at the age of 54 from lung cancer.

WHS class of 2011 graduate was killed in a car accident on Dec. 20. Nearly 200 mourners filled the Presbyterian for a memorial service in which he was remembered for his kindness and bright smile.

, who spent 23 years as WHS's beloved biology teacher, passed away after a brief illness on Dec. 22. Grasso was remembered as a loving husband, father, teacher, coach and volunteer firefighter.

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