The late School Superintendent Cara Murtagh. (Courtesy photo)

Peabody high school vice principal dies, funeral services planned for superintendent

PEABODY — Just three days after learning of the tragic, sudden death of School Superintendent Cara Murtagh, the community was dealt another blow on Sunday when the city's high school assistant principal died unexpectedly. 

Judith Maniatis, vice principal of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, died Sunday morning, Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt confirmed in a text message to The Item.

"She was a wonderful educator and school administrator and her passing is a huge loss for our high school community," Bettencourt said. 

City Hall will be the focus Thurs…

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