Kevin J. McCormick

  • Born: September 5, 1950
  • Died: August 4, 2020
  • Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Kevin J. McCormick, 69, a lifelong resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Season Hospice and Palliative Care Inpatient Center in Milton on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Son of the late James and Margaret (Lee) McCormick, he was born in Brockton and graduated from Stoughton High School. Kevin was a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps and a veteran of the Vietnam War. Upon his return, he earned his Bachelor's Degree at Bridgewater State College. Kevin was a school teacher at Stoughton High School for 35 years before retiring several years ago. He was a member of the Massachusetts Teacher's Association and coached the Stoughton American Legion baseball team for many years.

Kevin is survived by his twin sons, James R. McCormick and his wife Andrea of Plainville and Michael A. McCormick and his wife Jessica of Attleboro, as well as his granddaughter, Robyn McCormick. He was the dear brother of the late Robert McCormick and James "Jamie" McCormick. He is also survived by his longtime partner, Jill Howard and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services private. Donations in Kevin's name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I am saddened beyond words to learn of Mr. McCormick's passing..
Mr. McCormick made a significant impact in my life and its trajectory, even today I carry those lessons with me.
Farewell Mr. C, and thank you.
You will forever be missed and always remembered.
May your memory always be for a blessing.

Posted by Steve Uckerman - New York, NY - Student   March 13, 2022


Mr. McCormick was an amazing teacher. I still remember so many things from his class. He was funny and his class was fun. I was lucky enough to get Mr. McCormick for psychology. He helped shape a generation of students. Not many people can impact the world as he did. I am late to this guestbook, but I really wanted to say what a wonderful teacher he was. Mr. McCormick was Suzy Creamcheese approved. I'm in my 50s and still remember that.

Posted by Dawn Ahern-Hodgson Ahern-Hodgson - Stoughton, MA - Student   August 13, 2020

My condolences to you all. He was my teacher at SHS & we all loved him.

Posted by Candace Fisher - Stoughton - Student   August 12, 2020

Just reading through so many wonderful comments, its clear you made quite an impact on students and left a great legacy in Stoughton. You were a fantastic teacher, rest in peace.

Posted by Jennifer Tanzi - Stoughton, MA - Student   August 09, 2020

Remember playing baseball at MARKS' field, playing hockey and fishing on Woods' pond and R C cola's from M & M's variety store. Half days on Friday's at St Mary's. Very inspiring reading tributes from friends and students. Thank you for your service to County and Community. PEACE BE WITH YOU my friend.

Posted by Carl LaCivita - Friend   August 08, 2020

So sorry to hear about Kevin's passing. He will be greatly missed at our next Stoughton High School Reunion. I guess it is bound to happen as we are getting older, but it is still hard to hear about it. My prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow.

Posted by Susan Campbell - Edenton, NC - Classmate   August 08, 2020

Corky, you were the BEST teacher ever. You cared about your students and helped me with my decision to go into psychology. You will always be remebered by your SHS students!!!!

Posted by Lori Smith - Wareham, MA - Student   August 08, 2020

My Godfather died when I was about 7. The Mass was in the 'Bomb Shelter" that would become the new Immaculate Conception Church (across from "Al's"). Kevin would have been there because Jim McCormick was his dad and my father's good friend. About 10 years later, Kevin taught me in a psychology elective. Fast-forward to 2008 when I received a letter from a man I taught 10 years earlier wrote "This Studley Goodbody had found his Suzie Creamcheese and married her." Kevin's stories, his brilliance, his humor, and his influence have endured. This line never left me: "When I left for Vietnam, I did not hug my father (gist: too manly, yada yada). But when I got home I sure as hell did." Mr. McCormick was my neighbor before I was born. He was a very good man. God bless his family!

Posted by Ed Homer Homer - Christchurch, VA - Friend   August 07, 2020

Rest In Peace, Mr. McCormick! I received the award as the outstanding Social Studies student in my graduating class. It may seem trivial now. However, it’s an award I remain extremely proud of receiving. I’ll always remember your being instrumental in my receiving it. Your teaching and guidance had a tremendous impact on my life in ways you probably didn’t realize. Thanks so much! God Bless You!
Ron Mone SHS Class of ‘81

Posted by Ronald Mone - North Dartmouth, MA - student   August 07, 2020

So sorry for your loss. He was a great influence on many Stoughton High graduates.

Posted by Susan Bradbury - Apex, NC - Student   August 07, 2020


I am so saddened by the loss of one of the best teachers I have ever had. I truly loved Mr. McCormick and always looked forward to his class. His history class was literally the ONLY history class that I have EVER enjoyed.....ever.

He inspired and encouraged so many young kids, including me. He was one of the greats and will be truly be missed.

Posted by Margaret Burke - Weymouth, MA - Student   August 07, 2020


Such an amazing teacher, with so many great stories. You will truly be missed. Condolences to your family.

Posted by Nina Ribeiro - Stoughton, MA - Teacher   August 06, 2020

I will miss our chats - thank you for being an amazing teacher and friend to so many of us at SHS. Dave Lambert SHS 87

Posted by David Lambert - Stoughton, MA - Friend   August 06, 2020

Great guy. Still remember his passionate teaching and thoughtful conversation. RIP, sir.

Posted by Joe Waters - Newton, MA - Student   August 06, 2020

Sorry for the loss of your Father, Grandfather and Brother. Went to school with Kevin from 1st grade to 12th grade. He will be missed by a great many of us.

Posted by Janet (Foster) McIntyre - Arlington, WA - Classmate   August 06, 2020

Kevin was an excellent teacher for many years at SHS. He made psych one of the most popular electives in the school due to his knowledge, passion, insight, and humor. We had many interesting conversations over the years about teaching and, well, life. I'll always treasure those talks. He was a valued colleague and friend.

Posted by Dave Tucker - Plymouth, MA - Coworker   August 06, 2020

Mr McCormick was one of the most powerful teachers I've had in my life. I know many of my friends feel the same way. He emphasized critical thinking and seeing issues from many different sides. 15 years later his lessons still live inside of me. He was a beautiful man.

- Joseph Freedman
SHS Class of 2006

Posted by Joseph Freedan - Twentynine Palms, CA - Student   August 06, 2020

Offering my condolences to Kevin's family. Kevin was a much-admired and respected teacher who greatly influenced so many lives. I always enjoyed having conversations with Kevin; one always walked away from those conversations feeling a little better about the world. There was always a comment or insight that he shared that made one wonder, and then laugh as well. Peace.

Posted by John Gunning - Easton, MA - Coworker   August 06, 2020

My sympathy to Kevin's family on your loss . Fond memories of growing up and hanging out at 72 Perry St playing sports and countless games of pool with the uncles. Rest in Peace, Cousin Kevin .

Posted by Mike McCormick - Bridgewater, MA - Family   August 06, 2020

I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Kevin for just about his entire career at Stoughton High. In our younger years we played on a slow-pitch softball team together. He was a brilliant man, with a dry sense of humor. We shared many laughs and adult beverages - especially after softball games. He was a terrific classroom teacher, loved by students and colleagues alike. My sincere condolences to his family. Rest in Peace, Kevin, proud to be your coworker and friend.

Posted by Philip Iacobacci - MA   August 06, 2020

Kevin was a wonderfully creative, student centered teacher and proud father. His sense of humor and understanding of student perspectives helped them look forward to coming to his class. His use of colorful boards and music were masterful. He was a gift to Stoughton, the teaching profession, and to those who knew him.

Posted by John Keppel - FALL RIVER, MA - Coworker   August 06, 2020

He was always one of my favorite teachers, a great teacher, soldier and most importantly family man. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. Rest easy Semper Fi.

Posted by Shawn Lovell - Rockport, MA - Student   August 06, 2020

My condolences to Kevin's family. I have so many fond memories of Kevin from SHS. He was a great teacher, truly connected with kids and his colleagues. I also had the chance to see his passion in coaching baseball in the terrific clinics he ran with Bob Ashley for the Stoughton Recreation Department. Kevin was a team player and inspired many young people in Stoughton. We have lost a great man.

Posted by John Denison - Coworker   August 06, 2020

Kevin was very good teacher and a great guy always friendly and happy to chat with anyone, did a great job of raising two wonderful sons who i always enjoyed, sorry for their loss
kevin kelleher

Posted by kevin kelleher - canton - Coworker   August 06, 2020

So sad to hear the news I pray that your family is at peace and that he is well at peace he was one of the best teachers that I had at Stoughton high.. Such a great sense of humor and was able to help a lot of kids in need thank you Mr. McCormick

Posted by Darling Pierre - Stoughton, MA - Student   August 06, 2020

RIP Cousin - Sheila McCormick Middleboro, MA

Posted by Sheila McCormick - Middleboro, MA - Family   August 05, 2020

Dearest Jay and Mike, our condolences to you and your extended family for the loss of your dad. We are grateful to Kevin for his service to our country, to the young people whom he taught at SHS and on the ball field, and for the legacy he left behind - the two of you and his (and our) beautiful granddaughter, Robyn. Wishing Kevin eternal peace and peace, comfort, sympathy and love to you as you grieve his loss. May your happy memories fortify you.

Posted by Debbi and Henry Pires - Rehoboth, MA - Family   August 05, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the family. Mr. MCormick was a great teacher who was instrumental in my success. I remember how happy and supportive he was when he learned that I was going to Bridgewater State. May he rest in peace. Sam Araujo Stoughton High School class of 1993.

Posted by Sam Araujo - Wareham, MA - Student   August 05, 2020

Graduated in 1981, still remember him as one of my favorites at SHS. Had a gift of connecting with many of us. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Brian Donnellly - Student   August 05, 2020

I remember my cousin Kevin and his brother Rob as playmates in grade school. My brother Mike and I spent many days with Kevin and Rob and our uncles and aunts at the family home at 72 Perry St. I send my condolences to his children and their families, and to his partner Ms. Howard on their loss. Blessings to you all. With sympathy, Andy McCormick

Posted by Andy McCormick - Bellevue, WA   August 05, 2020

Such an amazing man and teacher. One of the only I've ever had that asked me how I was after I left school because he knew I had surgery and always wondered how I was doing.

Posted by Robert Cummins - Stoughton, MA - Student   August 05, 2020

Thank you for your service to our nation as a soldier and as an amazing teacher. Rest in Peace.

Posted by David Fahy - Austin, TX - Teacher   August 05, 2020

Prayer go out to his family and all who loved him❤He was the best teacher❤ Rest easy Mr McCormick.

Posted by Nancy Lynch - Port Charlotte, FL - Student   August 05, 2020

Mr. McCormick was one of my favorite teachers in high school. He was understanding, kind, funny and approachable. I'm sorry for our collective loss and my sympathies go out to his family.

Semper Fi,

Pat Dunne
Class of 82

Posted by Pat Dunne - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Student   August 05, 2020

You was an amazing teacher, so glad I got the honor to have you. you was one of the most down to earth, funny, most real teachers we had. You made history worth learning about. I always talk about you til this day, how you would have your line of political views and whatever you was under you would play as them to show us how they actually thought or how you let me be me and sit on the desk in the back all yr long as long as I did my work.. you would sit in the hallway with your bat before class, tossed the ball while in deep debates even co taught anytime Dr. D Came. You will definitely be missed R.I.P

Posted by Davina mendes - MA - Student   August 05, 2020

Rest In Peace
Mr McCormick
You made every day fun in classic Corey

Posted by Corey Brown - Stoughton., MA - Student   August 05, 2020


You will be missed my friend and colleague. We had many great conversations together and our similar values on life and living. Those who never had you for a teacher or coach will miss you the most as they never received the greatness of your words and guidance. Rest in peace my friend Semper Fi.

Posted by Paul Monti - Raynham, MA - Friend   August 05, 2020


Rest In Peace Kev (Pudge). Thank you for all of your Brotherly love, support and coaching me through what was life's normalities (that at the time seemed opposite of normal). You will forever be in my heart.

Karen, James and Michael,

My Thoughts are with you all and all of your your extended families. I wish life didn't have the twists and turns that it does And that occasionally we could freeze time and revisit some of our shared, treasured and pereceptive memories that included Kev and your Dad.

Sending all of you love, light and warm thoughts.

My l❤Ve to you,


Posted by Christine Carr - Norton, MA - Family Friend   August 05, 2020

One of the greatest not only teachers I ever had in high school but one of the best people i
Ever had the privilege to call friend.... He will be dearly missed....the world is a little less bright.......

Posted by Thomas Walsh - Stoughton, MA - Student   August 05, 2020

Kevin McCormick was my teacher in a psychology elective course as a senior at Stoughton High School. He instilled a passion in me in psychology and the study of human behavior. He is the reason I continued my education, subsequently becoming a neuroscientist focusing on the brain-behavior relationship. He will be greatly missed.
Edward Justin Modestino, Ph.D.

Posted by Edward Modestino - South Easton, MA - Student   August 05, 2020

Mr. McCormack was my favorite teacher. He got us into psychology. A great teacher, soldier, and even a greater human being. Thank you for being my mentor.

Posted by Barry Steinberg - Wilmington, CA - Student   August 05, 2020

Rest In Peace Kevin, you were a real asset to the Stoughton Public Schools. My condolences to the whole McCormick family.

Posted by Steve Woodruff - Bridgewater, MA - Coworker   August 05, 2020

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