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December 11, 2016

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May 22, 2015
I will always remember fondly my kind and friendly neighbor in Williamstown, Mr. McSweeny. May he rest in peace. He and his dear wife made me feel welcome, even once taking me to the St. Patrick's Day celebration at church with them. I send my deepest sympathies and condolences to the whole family.
May 11, 2015
Mr. McSweeney was my high school math teacher at Searles..and the only one who ever made math interesting. I can't remember too many of my former teachers, but I never forgot him.
May 10, 2015
My deepest sympaties to the McSweeney family over the loss of Mr. McSweeney. I had him for 2 years of math at Mt. Greylock, and I doubt few teachers ever had as much impact on their students as he did on our class. Students from the class of '72 went on to be lawyers, vets, chemical engineers, computer scientists and engineers, with several getting PhD's. His explanation of limits (with the boys on one side of the room and the girls on the other and the boys never getting to the other side despite going halfway, halfway, halfway) was a classic, and everyone remembers it to this day. "Close enough for all practical purposes" indeed!

He helped shape my life (a math/computer science major in college) and I will never forget him, he was such a great teacher.

I know he will be deeply missed.

Sincerely,

Bill Peck
MGRHS Class of 1972
Minneapolis, MN
May 9, 2015
Mr. McSweeny. Thank you for the big difference you made in my life. When I was a junior at Searles High School in Great Barrington in 1961 in your math class you had me stand up one day and told the class that I was the most improved student that year. I know you didn't mean I was the best and brightest, just the most improved. That encouragement made me work harder and resulted in me taking every math course available in college. Without your encouragement I would have never made it in engineering doing mathematical modeling of complex electromagnetic systems. Thank you for your caring. I think of that day often when you changed my life.
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