NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Lauren Denninger, a special education teacher and facilitator at Isaac E. Young Middle School and a beloved member of our school district community.
Lauren passed away on August 18.
“Lauren was a dedicated special educator who touched hundreds of children’s lives,” said Yvette Goorevitch, the New Rochelle schools Director of Special Education who hired Denninger and worked with her during her career in the District.
Denning is seen here with her daughter, Margaret.
“Lauren's capacity to love students and staff created a climate of compassion and understanding that made it easier to accomplish very difficult tasks," said Isaac E. Young Principal Anthony Bongo. "Her humor, mixed with her fierce commitment to our school, made students and staff better.”
New Rochelle schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne added, “Lauren was an excellent teacher, a wonderful person and a tremendous asset to Isaac E. Young Middle School and the entire school community. She will be deeply missed by all.”
“She had a lasting and profound impact on many students over the years,” said New Rochelle Board of Education President Rachel Relkin.
Friends and family will gather on Monday, August 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Coxe and Graziano Funeral Home, 767 East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, according to the notice on the funeral home’s website. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 22 at 10 a.m. at Saints John & Paul Church, 280 Weaver Street, Larchmont. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Toms River, New Jersey.