P.S. 254 dedicates cafeteria to school aide Mary Colgan, who died from cancer

An elementary school in Sheepshead Bay is dedicating its cafeteria to a school aide that lost her battle with breast cancer almost a year ago.

Staff and students at P.S. 254 honored the

Staff and students at P.S. 254 honored the memory of Mary Colgan, who worked in the school system for 43 years. (Credit: News 12)

SHEEPSHEAD BAY - An elementary school in Sheepshead Bay is dedicating its cafeteria to a school aide who lost her battle with breast cancer almost a year ago.

Staff and students at P.S. 254 honored the memory of Mary Colgan, who worked in the school system for 43 years.

Her family was on hand during a special ceremony Tuesday that included songs and speeches about her good nature. Staff and students say Colgan was the heart and soul of the school, and her daughter told News 12 that the school was like a second family to her mom.

Colgan was an avid Jets and Mets fan, and both teams donated memorabilia to the school in her honor. The Jets gave a signed football from Rex Ryan, while the Mets sent 700 T-shirts.

Every year, the school will give the "Mary Colgan - You Have to Believe Award" to a student who exhibits a positive attitude and leads by example.

More on this topic

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Officials believe the drug ring brought heroin, cocaine, 1 New drug furanyl-fentanyl hits Brooklyn streets
Wells Fargo is rolling out cardless ATMs where 2 Word on the Street: Paying by phone
Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 3 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown
The New York Cosmos soccer team says they 4 NY Cosmos ready for home opener in Brooklyn
Officials believe the drug ring brought heroin, cocaine, 5 Kings County DA: 34 charged in sprawling drug ring

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE