Herbert J. "Herb" Callahan
  • In lieu of flowers a donation in his name to Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike Suite 420, Rockville MD 20850 to provide housing for military families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization or illness, would be appreciated.

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Herbert J. Callahan, a resident of Wellesley for 60 years, died on Nov. 2, 2012 at Wingate at Needham. He was 89.
Born and raised in Newton, Herb graduated from Newton High School and served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He received his BS in journalism and his Masters in Education from Boston University. He taught in Jefferson NH for a short time and then in 1949 began his career with the Newton Public School system. He taught at the Bowen School from 1949-1953 then he was principal at the Stearns School and the Lincoln Eliot School from 1953 to 1962 at which time he became principal of the Peirce School West Newton until his retirement in 1987. He also taught at Mt. Ida College in Newton and was the Director of the Mt. Ida Day Camp from 1951 until 1986.
He was the beloved husband for 60 years of Audrey (Zervas) Callahan, the loving father of Lynne M. DeGiacomo and her husband Mark of Cohasset, Laurie Vitti and her husband Mike of Stow and Jonathan Callahan of Brooklyn, NY and grandfather of James DeGiacomo and his wife Vienna, Samuel DeGiacomo, and Jennifer, Matthew and Sara Vitti.
A memorial service will be held on Thurs Nov 8 at 11 AM in the Newton Cemetery Chapel, 791 Walnut St. Newton Centre followed by interment with Military Honors. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.
In lieu of flowers a donation in his name to Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike Suite 420, Rockville MD 20850 to provide housing for military families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization or illness, would be appreciated.
To share a memory of Herb please visit www.eatonfuneralhomes.com