New London -- Anthony John "Tony" Bauduccio, 76, a lifelong resident of New London,...of 20 Williams St., passed away peacefully April 21, 2009, at Kindred Crossing East, surrounded by his loving family. Tony was born on Jan. 22, 1933, the son of Sebastiano and Mamie Parisi. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Martha Scott.
Tony was a member of NLHS' first graduating class, the class of 1952.
He earned a BA from U-Conn in 1956, an MS in 1962 (Willimantic State Teacher's College), a Diploma in Professional Education from U-Conn in 1965, and a doctorate of education in curriculum and instruction from the University of Wyoming in 1971.
Education became one of Tony's passions with children as his first priority.
(Excerpts from "The Day," obituaries, April 23, 2009)
I had the pleasure of knowing Tony from 1995-96 when I served an internship as a Special Education Aide by day at Pawcatuck Middle School, in conjunction with attending University of New Haven on the New London campus by night. He was my advisor.
"....if you're too nice, the kids are going to s*** all over you!" "...you have to have a way with kids...." "it doesn't matter if you're short, tall, skinny, fat..." "There's a line that can't be crossed." "You should become a substitute teacher in the school in your hometown and in the school of your internship."
He once observed me teaching an art class. "You don't attempt the stars and the moon and the Sun," he said. "Keep it simple. You seem like a happy teacher. But if you're too nice, the kids are going to s*** all over you!!" ***
Some of my classmates were of a different opinion. They saw Tony as a little "rough around the edges." But I saw, felt that he had a good heart. That he knew what he was talking about. The last time I saw him was a couple of years ago at "Latin Night" at New London High School."
The family will receive relatives and friends from 5-8 pm on Friday, April 24 at Impelleteri-Malia Funeral Home, 84 Montauk Ave., New London.
A service of remembrance will be held at 11 am at the funeral home on Sat., April 25. Burial, Cedar Grove Cemetery, Broad St., New London.
Will there be food? (Not!)
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New London Education Foundation, 147 State St., NL, CT 06320.
Thank you, Tony!
See you when I get there.
MS in Education, 1996
University of New Haven
Other Experience: Tyl Middle School, Montville, Student Teacher (1996).
Substitute Teacher, all grades, all subjects: Montville, North Stonington, Stonington, and Groton (1996-97).
Teacher, Huntington School of Business & Allied Health, Norwich (Summer 1997).
Special Ed Aide, Fitch Middle School, Groton, (1997-98).
(one of the best jobs I've ever had! Hello, Anthony!)
LEARN, Special Ed Aide, Essex Elementary School (Summer 1999).
LEARN, Lilly B. Haynes Elementary School, East Lyme (Summer 2000).
English Teacher, Harvard H. Ellis Regional Vocational
Technical School, Danielson, CT (Fall 1999).
(at least I can say I taught English at "Harvard!!!!").
East Lyme Middle School, Classroom Aide (2000-01).
West Side Middle School, Groton, CT, Classroom Aide (Sept.-Oct. 2006):
"Thanks for getting me the medical help I needed on 9-29-06!!"***