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Paul Joseph Magro, 94, passed away on Aug. 16, 2014. He was born in Worcester, Mass. on Jan. 5, 1920 to Sebastiano and Josephine (Ciurcina) Magro. Mr. Magro was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Little Rock.
He served in the United States Army in World War II and was shop/industrial arts teacher at Little Rock Central High School for the class of 1962 and also served as a principal with the Little Rock School District for 33 years.
He is survived by his brother, Anthony Magro; sister, Mary Joyce; daughters by mutual agreement, Janet Lowe and Jane Lang; and a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Anna Marie Magro; sisters, Frances Bellerive, Anna Verdoloino, Pauline Pellegrino, Rosemary Buduo; and his twin sister, Josephine Giaquinto.
Mass of Christian burial was at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Little
Rock with Father Warren Harvey officiating. Burial was in Black Springs Cemetery in Black Springs, AR. Visitation was held on Monday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. with Rosary service at 7 p.m. at Little Rock Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Our House Shelter, 302 E. Roosevelt Rd., Little Rock, Ark. 72206, (501)374-7383, Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church, 1003 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, Ark. 72205, (501) 663-8632 or Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 1321 S. Van Buren St., Little Rock, Ark. 72204, (501) 663-5073.
Special thanks to Katz Morrison, Mike Margolis, Deloris Williams and Terry Mashing for all of their loving care given to Paul.
Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct., (501)224-2200. Mr. Magro's online guestbook may be signed at www.littlerockfuneralhome.com
Paul Joseph Magro
Shop/Industrial Arts
Little Rock Central
Class of 1962
Remembering Teachers and Staff
Born in New Orleans on December 11, 1933, Shirley Anne (McGalin) Dunaway, affectionately known as "Mickey," faced the final curtain on October 14 at the age of 80.
She was a drama teacher at Little Rock Central High during the 1957 crisis and was happy to educate anybody who walked into her classroom. One of the Little Rock 9 once called her classroom a "Safe Haven." She was the first sponsor of Central's High Steppers. She was an aspiring actress before moving to St. Louis to become a full-time mom and part time Realtor. Louis and Mickey returned to Conway in 1987.
Lives still affected by her legacy are sister, Judith (George) Carabine of Tampa and their children Hal and Dinah, husband Louis, her only son, Sharpe, daughter-in-law, Angela and grandchildren Quint, Grace and London, all of Conway, in addition to hundreds of students including those of the class of 1962.
She was preceded in death by her parents Howard and Elsie McGalin of Sun City Center, Florida. Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery in Conway October 21 at 10 a.m.
Shirley Anne McGalin Dunaway
Shirley Ann Dunaway
Drama Teacher/Hi-Steppers
Little Rock Central
Class of 1962
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