Obituary: Anna Magill-Dohan, 17, of Arlington

Magill-Dohan was a high school student but did not attend Arlington High School, according to an email from Principal Matthew Janger.

The following is from Dignity Memorial.

Anna Magill-Dohan, of Arlington, died on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

Beloved daughter of Marc Dohan and Marion Magill. Twin sister of Samuel Magill-Dohan. granddaughter of Ruth and Charlie Magill and Mimi Dohan and the late Michael Dohan. Niece of Elizabeth Magill and Ken Porter, Daniel Dohan and Phaedra Bell, Stephen and Heidi Magill and David and Alexandra Dohan. Cousin of Sarah Dohan, Benjamin Dohan, Erin Magill, Brendan Magill, Raisa Bell and Joseph Dohan.

Services will be held at Temple Isaiah, 55 Lincoln St., Lexington, on Monday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the Westview Cemetery, 520 Bedford St., Lexington. Shiva will be held Monday, Dec. 16, from 7-9 p.m.; and Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m., all at the Magill-Dohan home. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England Aquarium in Anna's name.

Arlington High Principal Matthew Janger also sent the following email to the high school community on Friday.

Dear Arlington High School Community,

We have received news of the death of Anna Magill-Dohan, a high school student in Arlington. Anna was not an Arlington High School student. However, she was the sister of Arlington High School senior Sam Magill-Dohan, a past student at Brackett Elementary, and a friend to many of our students. The family has given us permission to share this information.  

Anna was not an Arlington High School student, but she does have contacts within our student community. This information can be triggering for students who know the family and for others. Today, we set aside the Guidance Conference room for students who needed support or who wanted to create cards or art work for the family. We have had counselors and therapists available for students who needed support. We continued our normal routine, as this is the recommended approach for supporting students. 

The service will be at 10:00 am on Monday at Temple Isaiah in Lexington, 55 Lincoln Street. The family has asked that donations in honor of Anna be made to the New England Aquarium, where she was a volunteer. 

 If you feel that your student needs mental health resources, I have listed some useful contacts. Walk-in evaluation screening is available through Advocates in Waltham from 7:00 am-11:00 pm (781-893-2003). Counseling resources are also available 24 hours at the Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Hotline (800-273-TALK). You can also find additional resources at our Guidance website LINK.

If you have concerns over the weekend that affect the high school, I will be checking this email frequently.


Matthew Janger

Eileen December 15, 2013 at 07:34 AM
Deepest sympathy to Anna's family and friends. May she Rest in Peace


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