RHAM High School and Middle School will be closed Monday so staff and students can attend the funeral for longtime high school social studies teacher Larry Fagan, Jr.
Fagan passed away last Wednesday after battling brain cancer. He was 56 years old and leaves behind a wife and three children.
The staff remembers his sense of humor and skill at working with students in his civics and psychology classes. He also taught classes as part of the adult evening diploma program. They say Monday will be a day to celebrate his life.
“I think we’ll really miss him and I think the tribute of the students coming, the staff members coming, and closing the school tomorrow is a tribute to a great teacher,” said District #8 Superintendent Dr. Robert Siminski.
Hundreds turned out to attend calling hours for Fagan on Sunday. His funeral is set for 10 a.m. at St. Patrick - St. Anthony in Hartford.