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Essex County

 Agricultural School
&
Essex County

 Home Making School

Class Reunion Report

August 23, 1997

Class Reunion August 23, 1997

for classes 1953 thru 1959

Held at Alice Coleman Young Henning's

home at Sunset Lake in

Hampstead, New Hampshire

PROGRAM

12 noon - 2 pm SOCIAL

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CATERED BBQ

3:30 pm MOMENT OF SILENCE

for departed classmates

CHAMPAGNE TOAST

Compliments of Dorothy Morneau Canavan

Class of "56"

SPECIAL AWARDS GIFTS

Longest Married - Marge Maynard Miller

Newly Married - Alan Benson

Most Kids - Mary Cortez Zouilias

Most Grand Kids - Mary Cortez Zouilias

Longest Traveler - Robert Stevenson Jr.

Most Difficult Access To An Airport -

 Dorothy Ness Taylor

4:00 pm - OFFICIAL CLOSING

Anyone who wished to stay longer and visit

was welcome.

 

DIRECTORY OF ATTENDEES

(Addresses and phone numbers deleted for web publication)

 NAME: Benson, Allen SPOUSE: CLASS: 1958
 CHILDREN: 5, ages 25-12 yrs GRANDCHILDREN: 1, age 1 mo.
 OCCUPATION: Director of Grants, Lynn Public Schools
 LEISURE: tennis
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Traveled to Aruba, Hawaii, Florida

 NAME: Bockus, Walter A. SPOUSE: CLASS: 1956
 CHILDREN: GRANDCHILDREN:
 OCCUPATION: Electrician
 LEISURE: golf
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Travel to Alaska

 NAME: Burgess, Barbara Sanborn SPOUSE: Richard CLASS: 1956
 CHILDREN: 4, ages 38, 35, 32, 28 GRANDCHILDREN: 6, ages 12 yrs to 11 mo
 OCCUPATION: Screener
 LEISURE:
 OF SPECIAL NOTE:

 NAME: Burgess, Mary Horgan SPOUSE: Phil CLASS: 1957
 CHILDREN:3, ages 23, 25, 27 GRANDCHILDREN: 0
 OCCUPATION: Agency Worker
 LEISURE:
 OF SPECIAL NOTE:

 NAME: Coleman, Alice Young Henning SPOUSE: widowed CLASS: 1956
 CHILDREN: 3, ages 39, 38, 36 GRANDCHILDREN: 3, ages 14, 12, 10
 OCCUPATION: LPN, Private Duty Home Care
 LEISURE: music, jazz, gardening, skydiving, theater, white water rafting
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Travel Hawaii, Germany, Ireland, England, Bermuda.

 NAME: Cook, Merrilynn Cutter SPOUSE: Paul CLASS: 1958
 CHILDREN: 5, ages 38 to 28 GRANDCHILDREN: 17
 OCCUPATION: Retired
 LEISURE: cooking, sewing
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Home Church, Family, New York School Urban Ministry 8 days.

 NAME: Cortez, Mary Zoulias SPOUSE: CLASS: 1958
 CHILDREN :7 ages 39-30 GRANDCHILDREN: 15 ages 17 - 1yr
 OCCUPATION: C. N. A.
 LEISURE :lottery, movies, plays
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: travel-Germany, Ireland, Caribbean, Belgium

 NAME: Cyr, Donald SPOUSE: CLASS: 1956
 CHILDREN: 2 ages 33 & 30 GRANDCHILDREN: 2 ages 6 & 2
  OCCUPATION: Raytheon
 LEISURE: golf, coins, sports
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Toured Europe in 1961. Stayed in campgrounds

 NAME: Darisse, Andre SPOUSE Barb CLASS: 1957
 CHILDREN: 3, ages 35, 34, 32 GRANDCHILDREN: 4 ages 11 to 4
 OCCUPATION: Construction Laborer
 LEISURE:
 OF SPECIAL NOTE:

 NAME: Demers, Lillian Seaborn SPOUSE: Widowed CLASS: 1956
 CHILDREN: GRANDCHILDREN:
 OCCUPATION: Retired
 LEISURE: cooking, hooking rugs
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Enjoy Photography, Travel to Canada & Nova Scotia

 NAME: DiGrasia, Joan Herrick Noyes SPOUSE: Richard CLASS: 1953
 CHILDREN: 1 age 30 GRANDCHILDREN: 5 ages 23 to 1yr
 OCCUPATION: Retired
 LEISURE: Politics
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Traveled to Australia, New Zealand, Russia

 NAME: Doucette, Alfred SPOUSE: CLASS: 1957
 CHILDREN: 4 ages 32, 31, 21, 19 GRANDCHILDREN: 2 ages 2 & 1 1/2
 OCCUPATION: Sales: Insurance, Mutual Funds
 LEISURE:
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Travel to Sunrise Resort in Connecticut

 NAME: French, Cynthia Kolhonen SPOUSE: CLASS: 1957
 CHILDREN: 2 ages 31 & 25 GRANDCHILDREN: 2 ages 10 & 6
 OCCUPATION: Retired
 LEISURE:
 OF SPECIAL NOTE:

 NAME: Gifford, Lee SPOUSE: CLASS: 1955
 CHILDREN :yes GRANDCHILDREN: yes
 OCCUPATION:
  LEISURE :
 OF SPECIAL NOTE:

 NAME: Gouldsbrough, Roger SPOUSE: Sylvia CLASS: 1954
 CHILDREN: 4 ages 37, 36, 34, 33 GRANDCHILDREN: 8 ages 17 to 1 yr.
 OCCUPATION: Truck Driver
 LEISURE: gardening, Lionism
 OF SPECIAL NOTE:

 NAME: Hall, David L. SPOUSE: Karen CLASS: 1957
 CHILDREN: 2, ages 33 & 29 GRANDCHILDREN:
 OCCUPATION: Regional Director, Mass. Dept. of Environmental Management
 LEISURE: boating
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Travel to Hawaii, Germany, Australia & Switzerland

 NAME: Henderson, George SPOUSE: Barb CLASS: 1957
 CHILDREN: 4 ages 36, 35, 31, 26 GRANDCHILDREN: 5 ages 10 to 3 yrs
 OCCUPATION: Contractor
 LEISURE: grow giant pumpkins
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Grows prize winning giant pumpkins. (607 lbs) last years fair.

 NAME: Horgan, Phillip J. SPOUSE: Mary CLASS: 1956
 CHILDREN: 3 ages 27, 25, 23 GRANDCHILDREN:
 OCCUPATION: Refrigeration Mechanic
 LEISURE:
 OF SPECIAL NOTE:

 NAME: Hull, William C. SPOUSE: CLASS: 1957
 CHILDREN: 3, ages 37, 34, 12 GRANDCHILDREN: 6, 15 yrs to 3 yrs
 OCCUPATION: Gas Load Dispatcher - Essex County Gas Co.
 LEISURE: hiking, antiques, camping
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Travel Switzerland, 1994. Enjoys classical music.

 NAME: Jones, George P. SPOUSE: CLASS: 1958
 CHILDREN: 4 ages 35, 34, 33, 31 GRANDCHILDREN: 2, ages 9 & 2
 OCCUPATION: Transportation Superintendent, Lawrence Public Schools
 LEISURE: fishing & camping
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: town govt., computers, travel to Newfoundland & Labrador

 NAME: King, Roberta Ladebush SPOUSE:David CLASS: 1956
 CHILDREN: 3, ages 39, 38, 34 GRANDCHILDREN: 6, ages 18 to 2 mo
 OCCUPATION: Retired
 LEISURE: sewing, quilting
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Genealogy and collecting pretty dishes

 NAME: Krajewski, Barbara Richiuts SPOUSE: CLASS: 1959
 CHILDREN :2, ages 35 & 34 GRANDCHILDREN: 1, age 5 yrs
 OCCUPATION:
 LEISURE :
 OF SPECIAL NOTE:

 NAME: Krajewski, Thomas SPOUSE: Sandy "Viles" CLASS: 1957
 CHILDREN: 3 ages 34, 32, 30 GRANDCHILDREN:
 OCCUPATION: Retired Dep. Chief, Hampton, NH Police Department
 LEISURE: wood crafts, gardening
 OF SPECIAL NOTE:

 NAME: Landford, Louise MacDonald SPOUSE: John CLASS: 1958
 CHILDREN: 3, ages 35, 33, 30 GRANDCHILDREN: 1, age 2 yrs
 OCCUPATION: Farmer, Caregiver
 LEISURE: gardening and quilting
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Travel to Bermuda 1988 & eight European countries 1993

 NAME: Lombari, Carolyn Byam SPOUSE: CLASS: 1956
 CHILDREN: 4, ages 34 to 28 GRANDCHILDREN: 5 ages 13 yrs to 2 yr
 OCCUPATION: R N
 LEISURE: hand sewing, quilting
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Travel cross country, Hawaii, Nova Scotia, Texas & Oregon.

 NAME: Lynch, Maurice SPOUSE: Joan CLASS: 1958
 CHILDREN: 4 ages 37, 36, 33, 30 GRANDCHILDREN: 8, ages 9 yrs to 1 yrs
 OCCUPATION: Lt. North Andover Police Department
 LEISURE: hunting, fishing
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Travel all over the world.

 NAME: MacDonald, John SPOUSE: Louise "Landford' CLASS: 1958
 CHILDREN: 3 ages 35, 33, 30 GRANDCHILDREN: 1 age 2 yrs
 OCCUPATION: Farmer
 LEISURE: woodworking
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Town Selectman. Travel to Bermuda, 1988.

 NAME: Main, Charles M. SPOUSE: Carol CLASS: 1956
 CHILDREN: GRANDCHILDREN:
 OCCUPATION: Material Clerk in Shipyard
 LEISURE: gardening, sailing
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: computers, owns stable of race horses.

 NAME: Martin, Peter SPOUSE: Pamela CLASS: 1956
 CHILDREN :3, ages 33, 31, 29 GRANDCHILDREN: 2, ages 12 & 1
 OCCUPATION: Property Manager
 LEISURE :biking, travel world wide
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Ecology

 NAME: Maynard, Marjorie Miller SPOUSE: Richard "Dick" CLASS: 1956
 CHILDREN: 3 GRANDCHILDREN:
 OCCUPATION: Head Baker, Triton School System. & Novelty Stitcher.
 LEISURE: Weekend travel.
 OF SPECIAL NOTE:

 NAME: McCarthy, John A. SPOUSE: CLASS: 1956
 CHILDREN: 2, ages 30, 29 GRANDCHILDREN: 3, ages 7 to 2 yrs
 OCCUPATION: Air Craft Inspector
 LEISURE: scuba, travel
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: motorcycle club. Enjoys So. America for travel.

 NAME: Melin, Carl "Fred" SPOUSE: Mary "Mullen" CLASS: 1956
 CHILDREN: 4, ages 39 38, 35, 33 GRANDCHILDREN: 4 ages 19 yrs to 2 mo
 OCCUPATION: Self Employed
 LEISURE: golf, gardening
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Travel to Hawaii for 25th wedding anniversary, 1981.

 NAME: Michaud, Bertram SPOUSE: Liz CLASS: 1955
 CHILDREN: 6 ages 34,32,30,29,27,25 GRANDCHILDREN: 1, age 4 mo
 OCCUPATION: Buyer, T J Maxx / Marshalls
 LEISURE: gardening, photography
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Travel Scandinavia, Portugal, Spain.

 NAME: Morneau, Dorothy Canavan SPOUSE: CLASS: 1956
 CHILDREN: GRANDCHILDREN:
 OCCUPATION: Auditor, U. S. Treasury
 LEISURE:
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Enjoys Genealogy.

 NAME: Mosher, James "Buz" SPOUSE: CLASS: 1957
 CHILDREN: 2, ages 35, 28 GRANDCHILDREN: 2, ages 14, 9
 OCCUPATION: Equipment Operator, Construction
 LEISURE:
 OF SPECIAL NOTE:

 NAME: Mullins, Mary Melin SPOUSE: Fred CLASS: 1957
 CHILDREN: 4, ages 39, 38, 35, 33 GRANDCHILDREN: 4, ages 19, 9, 6, 2 mo
 OCCUPATION:
 LEISURE: gardening
 OF SPECIAL NOTE:

 NAME: Ness, Dorothy Taylor SPOUSE: Arthur "Bill" CLASS: 1956
 CHILDREN: 1, age 28, 4 stepchildren GRANDCHILDREN: 2, ages 4, 2
 OCCUPATION: Retired - American Airlines Stewardess
 LEISURE: crafts, sewing
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Travel to Scotland 1965 & 1970

 NAME: Palmer, Carol Wentworth SPOUSE: CLASS: 1959
 CHILDREN: 1, age 24 GRANDCHILDREN: 1 age 9
 OCCUPATION: Home Health Aide
 LEISURE:
 OF SPECIAL NOTE:

 NAME: Palmer, James "Jim" SPOUSE: Linda CLASS: 1956
 CHILDREN: 3, ages 27, 24, 21 GRANDCHILDREN:
 OCCUPATION: Facilities Manager, Ratheon
 LEISURE: walking
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Enjoys cruises to Caribbean & Alaska

 NAME: Pennock, Mary Day SPOUSE: CLASS: 1956
 CHILDREN:  GRANDCHILDREN:
 OCCUPATION: X Ray Technician
 LEISURE:
 OF SPECIAL NOTE:

 NAME: Perkins, Frederick SPOUSE: Joan CLASS: 1953
 CHILDREN: 4, ages 39, 36, 34, 32 GRANDCHILDREN: 3, ages 6, 5, 3
 OCCUPATION: Real Estate Investments
 LEISURE: travel, football
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Enjoy Caribbean Islands yearly

 NAME: Pierga, Kazimer "Charles" SPOUSE: CLASS: 1956
 CHILDREN: 2, ages 35, 32 GRANDCHILDREN: 2, ages 5, 3
 OCCUPATION: Retired
 LEISURE: fishing
 OF SPECIAL NOTE:

 NAME: Pike, Lorraine SPOUSE: CLASS: 1953
 CHILDREN: 3 GRANDCHILDREN: 1
 OCCUPATION: Professional Nanny
 LEISURE: dancing, crafts, sewing, dating
 OF SPECIAL NOTE:

 NAME: Rodenhiser, David SPOUSE: CLASS: 1956
 CHILDREN: 2, ages 30, 22 GRANDCHILDREN:
 OCCUPATION: Foreman, General Electric
 LEISURE:
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Enjoys travel to Asia and Middle East.

 NAME: Smith, Edward C. SPOUSE: widowed CLASS: 1955
 CHILDREN: 6, ages 41, to 31 GRANDCHILDREN: 11, ages 18 to 1 yr
 OCCUPATION: Retired Electrition
 LEISURE:
 OF SPECIAL NOTE:

 NAME: Smith, Robert E. SPOUSE: Carol CLASS: 1954
 CHILDREN: 1, age 31 GRANDCHILDREN:
 OCCUPATION: Electrician
 LEISURE: yard & house
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Likes travel

 NAME: Stevenson, Robert "Bob" SPOUSE: Janet CLASS: 1957
 CHILDREN: 3 GRANDCHILDREN: 5
 OCCUPATION: Retired Navy Warrent Officer, 30 yrs. Prof. Furniture & Chair Maker
 LEISURE: fishing, collecting woodworking tools.
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Enjoys art, antiques, model railroading.

 NAME: Stramski, Claire Gurrino SPOUSE: CLASS: 1956
 CHILDREN: 2, ages 32, 29 GRANDCHILDREN:
 OCCUPATION: Certified Home Health Aide
 LEISURE: gardening, relaxing
 OF SPECIAL NOTE:

 NAME: Varney, Charles SPOUSE: Martha CLASS: 1957
 CHILDREN: 4, ages 37, 36, 35, 33 GRANDCHILDREN: 10, age 15 yrs to 16 mo
 OCCUPATION: Director, Sales / Admin. Woodlawn Cemetery
 LEISURE: country western dancing, reading, stamps
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Travel Alaska, Caribbean, Hawaii, Bermuda

 NAME: Viens, Larry SPOUSE: Sandy CLASS: 1959
 CHILDREN: 4, ages 33, 32, 28, 27 GRANDCHILDREN: 1, age 1 yrs
 OCCUPATION: Police Officer (Lawrence)
 LEISURE: photography, fishing
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Electronics & computer systems.

 NAME: Viles, Sandra Krajewski SPOUSE: Tom CLASS: 1955
 CHILDREN: 3, ages 34, 32, 30 GRANDCHILDREN:
 OCCUPATION: Assist Head Teller, Safe Deposit Sup.
 LEISURE: holiday crafts, gardening
 OF SPECIAL NOTE:

 NAME: White, Henry SPOUSE: Cynthia CLASS: 1956
 CHILDREN: 3, ages 35, 32, 25 GRANDCHILDREN: 3, ages 13 yrs to 10 mo
 OCCUPATION: Owner, Operator Excavation Contractor
 LEISURE: restoring antiques
 OF SPECIAL NOTE: Enjoys antique car & truck shows

 CLASS YEAR    DEPARTED CLASSMATES

 1952  Girenti, Sebastian J.
 1953  Bretton, Barbara Hall
 1953  Moriarty, Frederick M.
 1954  Fournier, Robert A.
 1954  Kowalski, Nancy J. M.
 1954  Marraffa, Joanne P.
 1955  Begin, Albert
 1955  McCarthy, William
 1955  Young, Melvin F.
 1956  Little, Priscilla Robinson
 1956  Tiese, Joann Wood
 1957  Bridge, Edwin
 1957  Gates, Albert O.
 1957  Kelly, Paul
 1957  Rogers, Mabel
 1958  Sharp, Judy
 1958  Wade, Bruce
 1960  Asadorian, David

SOME THOUGHTS FROM PETER MARTIN

Such a fortunate group - to have a reunion on a sweet green lawn, next to a lake flashing like silver in summer sunlight! No stuffy ballroom for this gathering, and no formal suits and gowns either - just a relaxed, pleasant atmosphere where everyone could enjoy the nostalgia of revisiting a time long ago, when most experiences were new and the road ahead was an exciting mystery.

 The beautiful day both promoted and mirrored the sunny atmosphere of friends greeting friends who, having lived busy lives, now have really interesting stories to tell. A reunion is much more than a gathering of old friends, it is an opportunity to meet the people they have become in the intervening years. The only thing that we had in common in school was school. Now we share life's trials and joys. Maybe we will meet again some day, and possibly not, but the histories related at the reunion helped us to know each other as completed people. Maybe all reunions should be celebrated for the first time only after forty years have passed. Life has filled us in, having presented us with the choices and happenstance that make us unique.

                                                                                                                         Peter Martin

THANKS FROM ALICE HENNING

Special thanks to Charles Main for his much needed help in compiling the list and locating people. Also for providing great music at reunion.

Special thanks to Lillian Demers Seaborne and Marge Maynard Miller for helping me locate so many classmates and making this reunion a reality.
                                                                                                                            Alice Henning