GuestbookWilliam J. Horrigan
Had the distinct pleasure of having had both Mr. And Mrs. as teachers. Had and still have the utmost respect for both. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Be warmed somewhat with the knowledge of the positive impact they had on so many lives and to this day bring back fond memories to many others who will also be saddened with the loss. May they both rest in peace together again.
I do remember Mr. Horrigan and Miss Dunn from Woburn High. They were a class act. My sympathies to the family.
Oh I remember Mr. Horrigan...
What a fine man. RIP Mr.
Robert Eddy, Woburn High 1962; Whittier, California
Not only was Mr. Horrigan an outstanding teacher but he was extremely successful in spreading his enthusiasm for learning to his students. His Math 12 class ignited my intellectual curiosities and developed enthusiasms which have served me well over the years. I am hoping that the donation I'm making in his memory to the Woburn High Scholarship Fund will help keep that special fire burning for those students yet to come.
My deepest sympahies go to the Horrigan family. Mr. Horrigan and Mrs.Horrigan were very special and appreciated teachers. God Bless them and may they celebrate in heaven forever.
Patricia (Bowman) Canavan
I had your mom and dad both as teachers and I have to tell you they were the best Math and English teachers I ever had.
My sympathies to your family and may you find peace knowing that your parents are together forever.
With thought and prayers
Very, very sad. We have always held Bill Horrigan in the highest regard. He was a fine and caring person, a conscientious professional, and a true friend. So very sorry for your loss. Kathy and I will always remember him, Shirley, and your fine family fondly. --Rick Cooper
Former Mayor Tom McLaughlin
As a graduate of the Class of 1963..I would later find myself working together with Bill on the new Woburn High School Building Committee.
Bill was such a decent person , likeable, easy to work with, cooperative in every way possible.... a pleasure to talk to and to be around. He was always happy to see you.
The City of Woburn was so fortunate to have such a qualified person serve as an educator, administrator and one of its appointed members of the new WMHS building committee. It seems so fitting a tribute to his memory that his name appears on the decication plaque in the foyer of the new high school.
I was fortunate to have both or your parents as teachers. Your dad made math accessible to all his students. He always seemed to have time to give me the extra help I so often required. He was a model for me throughout my career. Joe Riley, Professor of Math and Science University of Georgia
Ruth Lehoux former Aranmark Employee
I worked with Bill for over 16 years both in the money room and first Base Station, at Fenway Park. He was always a gentleman and demanded accountability from his team. When I left Fenway he was one of the Management I missed the most.RIP Bill.
At the Kennedy I will always remember him using the phrase "You have one foot on a banana peel and one foot out the door"
We used to laugh so much at that. RIP
Visiting Boston during college I was always welcome in the home of Shirley and Bill Horrigan. Whether it was summer vacation, a Thanksgiving with nowhere to go, or sitting around their kitchen table talking, my memories are fond. Mr.Horrigan will be deeply missed by many people, especially his loving daughters, and my very best friend Julie. He raised some awesome women!
Bob Upton "class of 1962"
There is no doubt that Mr Horrigan left a lasting impression on his students. His classses made a very important impression on me. We have a lot of teachers in our lives but few are remembered. Mr Horrigan was has always been on the top of my list and I am sadded to hear of his passing. I am sure he will make an impression 100 times greater in heaven. My condolences to his family and all the many friends he left behind.
Had the privilege of spending many Saturday's in the Fall tailgaiting with Mr & Mrs. H at Boston College. We enjoyed those days immensely and will always cherish those as very fond memories. Godspeed.
Love Ann Marie & Greg
I went to Kennedy Junior High back in the 70's. I remember how nervous and scared I was the first day of going to that new school after six years at Wyman. Mr. Horrigan could tell I was lost while looking for one of my new classes. He put his comforting hand on my shoulder, put me at ease, and personally took me to the room I was looking for. He gave me a warm smile and a wink as he walked away. A lot of principles wouldn't take the time to do that, but he did. That spoke volumes about this man's character, and soul. My sympathy to his family. You lost a wonderful person. Dave Olson