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June 18, 2013
I just learned of Mr. Donaher's death. He worked with me in the early 60's to bring me up to speed after a disastrous first year of Greek- and I ended up in the Homeric Academy. He was, simply put, the finest teacher I have ever known - and I became one myself. I do not exaggerate when I say that he taught me how to learn. How can anyone give someone a better gift than that? He was a mentor and for the time I was at BC High, a true friend as well. The world is a poorer place without him. Gerry Daley, "66
March 15, 2013
I never had Brian as a teacher. The simple hard truth is that I was not a good enough student to be in his class. However, my older brother had been. On many a morning in the late 60's as I waited for the T bus on Neponset Ave. across from St. Ann's, Brian would stop and offer me a ride. And on many of these days, he would stop at the Dunkies at the bottom of Pope's Hill St. to pick up a dozen for the teacher's lounge. So, in addition to a ride I would get a donut! It's still one of my favorite high school recollections.
March 13, 2013
Dear Marge and Family,

Maureen and I are deeply sorry for your loss. Brian was a personable energetic guy,who dealt with his recent adversities well. Marge, you and Brian will remain in our prayers with some comfort that he has certainly attained his eternal reward. May God bless you and your family at this difficult time.

Maureen and Dick O'Neil
March 12, 2013
I have so many wonderful memories of the teacher we affectionately called "The Chief": afternoons spent poring over lists of gods, goddesses, and nymphs to hone our skills for the BC High Certamen team; crammed into the school's fleet of Ford Econoline vans to get to the various Certamen meets around Boston (I won't say we ever got lost, but we certainly took the scenic route from time to time); and of course Homeric Academy. My packed teenage mind might not have fully grasped its significance at the time, but as I look back now, some thirteen years later, it stands as one of the formative experiences of my life. I can't thank Brian for his positive influence, his ceaseless cheer and good spirits, his rallying us to take on some challenging subject matter, his many sacrifices on our behalf. Paul Moynahan, also a beloved teacher, wrote in an earlier post that BC High won't forget Brian, and he couldn't be more right. Requiescat in pace, Chief, and condolences and sympathies to your family and all who hold you dear.

Hal Mackins '00 and Paige Carambio
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