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Essex County

Agricultural School

&

Essex County

Home Making School

(now Essex Agricultural & Technical High School)

 

Class Reunion Report

September 16, 2000

 

Class Reunion September 16, 2000

for classes 1937 thru 1961

 

Held at Grill 93 Continental Function Room,

River Road, Andover, MA

12 noon - 5:00 pm

PROGRAM

 

Tour of school 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Gustave Olson, Director/Narrator

12 noon - 1:00 pm - Social hour at Grill

1:30 pm - Class Picture

2:30 pm - Prayer by Stan (Sarge) Litchfield

Dinner

4:30 pm - Awards/Special Gifts

 

    Earliest Classmates -  Barbara (Clark) Townsend - 1937
                                          Athalia (Adams) Waye - 1939
    Longest Married (50 years) - Edward & Barbara  (Dauphinette) Pettipost - 1950
    Most Grandchildren (19) - Marguerite  (Marcoux) Annis - 1957
    Longest Distance Traveled  (3000 miles plus) -  Joe & Donna LaBonte - 1956
                                                                                        Robert & Janet Stevenson - 1957
    Shortest Distance Traveled (3 miles) -  John & Jacqueline Martineau - 1953

 

Attended Reunion 2000

NAME: Adams, Athalie J.   CURRENT: Waye
CLASS: 1939
SPOUSE: Divorced
ADDRESS: Exeter, NH
CHILDREN: 4  GRANDCHILDREN:
OCCUPATION: Retired
LEISURE: Walking, Bowling
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Travel Hawaii, Texas, Georgia, Florida

NAME: Bockus, Walter A.
CLASS: 1956
SPOUSE: Sharon
ADDRESS: Rowley, MA
CHILDREN: 2  GRANDCHILDREN: 3
OCCUPATION: Retired
LEISURE: Fishing, Golf, Travel
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Travel Central & North America

NAME: Burgess, Barbara Jean   CURRENT: Sanborn
CLASS: 1956
SPOUSE: Richard
ADDRESS: Middleton, MA
CHILDREN: 4  GRANDCHILDREN: 6
OCCUPATION: Screener
LEISURE:
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

NAME: Burgess, Mary E.  CURRENT: Horgan
CLASS: 1957
SPOUSE: Philip
ADDRESS: Middleton, MA
CHILDREN: 3  GRANDCHILDREN:
OCCUPATION: Agency Worker
LEISURE:
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

NAME: Buxton, Donald R.
CLASS: 1953
SPOUSE:
ADDRESS: Epping, NH
CHILDREN:   GRANDCHILDREN:
OCCUPATION:
LEISURE:
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

NAME: Clark, Barbara  CURRENT: Townsend
CLASS: 1937
SPOUSE: Widowed
ADDRESS: Exeter, NH
CHILDREN: 4  GRANDCHILDREN: 7
OCCUPATION: Ret. LPN
LEISURE: Read, Knit, Walk, Bowl, Garden
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Travel 44 States & 7 Countries

NAME: Cogger, Paul
CLASS: 1950
SPOUSE: Marlene
ADDRESS: Franklin, NH
CHILDREN: 9  GRANDCHILDREN: 12
OCCUPATION: Security Guard
LEISURE: Boating, Birds
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Travel Hawaii, Canada, Florida

NAME: Coleman, Alice E. (Young)  CURRENT: Henning
CLASS: 1956
SPOUSE: Widowed
ADDRESS: Melbourne, FL
CHILDREN: 3  GRANDCHILDREN: 5
OCCUPATION: LPN
LEISURE: Walking, Beach, Theater, Gardening
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Sky Diving, Whitewater Rafting & My family

NAME: Conery, Daniel A.
CLASS: 1958
SPOUSE:
ADDRESS: Cumberland Gap, TN
CHILDREN: 2  GRANDCHILDREN: 5
OCCUPATION: Farmer, Ret. Civil Eng.
LEISURE: Snow Ski, Fly Single Engine Planes
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Travel S. Pacific, Japan

NAME: Cyr, Donald F.
CLASS: 1956
SPOUSE: Sharon
ADDRESS: Lowell, MA
CHILDREN: 2  GRANDCHILDREN: 2
OCCUPATION: Retired
LEISURE: Sports. Golf, Coins
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Travel U.S. & Europe

NAME: Demers, Lillian Ida   CURRENT: Seaborne
CLASS: 1956
SPOUSE: S/O Eddie
ADDRESS: Dracut, MA
CHILDREN:   GRANDCHILDREN:
OCCUPATION: Ret. Dispatcher/ Raytheon
LEISURE: Cooking, Metal Detecting, Photography, Gardening
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Travel & Helping make the 1st reunion a success

NAME: Demers, Robert A.
CLASS: 1955
SPOUSE: Evelyn
ADDRESS: Salem, NH
CHILDREN: 3  GRANDCHILDREN: 2
OCCUPATION: Truck Driver
LEISURE: Family
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

NAME: DiGrazia, Denis V.
CLASS: 1956
SPOUSE:
ADDRESS: Deltona, FL
CHILDREN:   GRANDCHILDREN:
OCCUPATION:
LEISURE:
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

NAME: DiGrazia, Joan  CURRENT: Noyes
CLASS: 1953
SPOUSE: Richard
ADDRESS: Salem, NH
CHILDREN: 1  GRANDCHILDREN: 5
OCCUPATION: Retired
LEISURE: Politics
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

NAME: Doucette, Alfred R.
CLASS: 1957
SPOUSE: Elizabeth
ADDRESS: Winchester, MA
CHILDREN: 4  GRANDCHILDREN: 3
OCCUPATION: Ret. Ins. & Investments Sales
LEISURE:
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Travel N. Carolina, Florida, Caribbean,

NAME: Douphinette, Barbara F.  CURRENT: Pettipost
CLASS: 1950
SPOUSE: Edward
ADDRESS: Groveland, MA
CHILDREN: 6  GRANDCHILDREN: 20
OCCUPATION: Retired
LEISURE: Games, Travel, Reading
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

NAME: Gaudet, Robert C.
CLASS: 1956
SPOUSE: Denise
ADDRESS: Newburyport, MA
CHILDREN: 3  GRANDCHILDREN: 2
OCCUPATION: Ret. Q.C. Mgr/Ret. U.S. Navy Reserve
LEISURE:
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Set up Environmental Pathogenic Lab for H.P. Hood Inc, as quality control

NAME: Gillis, Lawrence
CLASS: 1955
SPOUSE:
ADDRESS: Eliot, ME
CHILDREN:   GRANDCHILDREN:
OCCUPATION:
LEISURE:
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Travel, Flew 39 years & never scratched an airplane

NAME: Grant, Robert M.
CLASS: 1956
SPOUSE: Tracey
ADDRESS: Jackson Center, PA
CHILDREN: 2  GRANDCHILDREN: 3
OCCUPATION: Ret. Airline Pilot
LEISURE: Raise Beef Cattle, Sail, Ham Radio, Motor Trips
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

NAME: Gray, Shirley  CURRENT: Miller
CLASS: 1950
SPOUSE:
ADDRESS: Peidmont, SC
CHILDREN: 5  GRANDCHILDREN: 4
OCCUPATION: Retired
LEISURE: Makes Teddy Bears for Tots
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Once Owned a Trucking Firm in Florida

NAME: Horgan, Philip J. Jr.
CLASS: 1956
SPOUSE: Mary
ADDRESS: Middleton, MA
CHILDREN: 3  GRANDCHILDREN:
OCCUPATION: Refrigeration Mechanic
LEISURE:
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

NAME: Jones, George P. III
CLASS: 1958
SPOUSE:
ADDRESS: North Salem, NH
CHILDREN: 4  GRANDCHILDREN: 2
OCCUPATION: Transportation Superintendent, Lawrence Public Schools.
LEISURE: Fishing, Camping
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Town Government, Computers, Travel Newfoundland & Labrador

NAME: King, Roberta Mary   CURRENT: Ladebush
CLASS: 1956
SPOUSE: Widowed
ADDRESS: Strong, ME
CHILDREN: 3  GRANDCHILDREN: 10
OCCUPATION: Retired
LEISURE: Read, Crafts, Quilting, Antiquing
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

NAME: Krajewski, Barbara  CURRENT: Richiuts
CLASS: 1959
SPOUSE: Widowed
ADDRESS: Rowley, MA
CHILDREN:   GRANDCHILDREN:
OCCUPATION: Screen Printer
LEISURE: Family, Travel
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Travel & family

NAME: Krajewski, Thomas J.
CLASS: 1957
SPOUSE: Sandra
ADDRESS: Newton, NH
CHILDREN:   GRANDCHILDREN:
OCCUPATION: Retired
LEISURE: Gardening
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

NAME: LaBonte, Clarence Joseph
CLASS: 1958
SPOUSE: Donna Marie
ADDRESS: Rancho Santa Fe, CA
CHILDREN:   GRANDCHILDREN:
OCCUPATION: Chairman, The Vantage Group, Inc.
LEISURE:
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Established Reebok Human Rights Award

NAME: Lendall, Barbara H.   CURRENT: Fedas
CLASS: 1950
SPOUSE: Arthur
ADDRESS: Warner, NH
CHILDREN: 5  GRANDCHILDREN: 15
OCCUPATION:
LEISURE: Crafts, Gardening
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Travel Canada & U.S.

NAME: Libbey, James P.
CLASS: 1958
SPOUSE:
ADDRESS: Peabody, MA
CHILDREN:   GRANDCHILDREN:
OCCUPATION:
LEISURE:
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

NAME: Litchfield, Stan
CLASS: 1956
SPOUSE: Barbara
ADDRESS: Hollis, NH
CHILDREN: 6  GRANDCHILDREN: 15
OCCUPATION: Pastor
LEISURE: Fish
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Traveled everywhere

NAME: Lombari, Carolyn Diane  CURRENT: Byam
CLASS: 1956
SPOUSE: Divorced
ADDRESS: Hollis, NH
CHILDREN: 4  GRANDCHILDREN: 4
OCCUPATION: Retired, RN
LEISURE: Crafts, Family
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Travel Many States & Canada

NAME: Machiros, Chrysanthe   CURRENT: Machiros
CLASS: 1952
SPOUSE:
ADDRESS: Newburyport, MA
CHILDREN: 1  GRANDCHILDREN:
OCCUPATION: Retired
LEISURE: Photography, Church Functions
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Traveled Greece

NAME: Main, Charles M.
CLASS: 1956
SPOUSE: Carol
ADDRESS: Phippsburg, ME
CHILDREN:   GRANDCHILDREN:
OCCUPATION: Retired
LEISURE: Harness Racing, Gardening, Sailing, Computers
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Traveled 31 States & Being Organized

NAME: Marcoux, Marguerite C.   CURRENT: Annis
CLASS: 1957
SPOUSE: Clayton
ADDRESS: Manchester, NH
CHILDREN: 10  GRANDCHILDREN: 19
OCCUPATION:
LEISURE: Knit, Crochet, Crafts
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Travel Caribbean, Bermuda, Florida & Canada

NAME: Martineau, John E.
CLASS: 1953
SPOUSE: Jacqueline
ADDRESS: Methuen, MA
CHILDREN: 5  GRANDCHILDREN: 6
OCCUPATION: Oil-Burner Tech
LEISURE: Dance
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Owner of Martineau Oil Co

NAME: McCann, Anthony (Tony)
CLASS: 1955
SPOUSE: Mary
ADDRESS: Bath, NH
CHILDREN: 4  GRANDCHILDREN: 9
OCCUPATION: Retired/Motel Owner
LEISURE: Work, Hanggliding
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Traveled Southern & Western States, Owning a 1st Class Motel & my Children

NAME: Melin, Carl F., Jr.
CLASS: 1956
SPOUSE: Mary
ADDRESS: Salem, MA
CHILDREN: 4  GRANDCHILDREN: 4
OCCUPATION: Self employed
LEISURE: Golf, Gardening
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

NAME: Mosher, James
CLASS: 1957
SPOUSE: S/O Theresa
ADDRESS: Northwood, NH
CHILDREN: 2  GRANDCHILDREN: 3
OCCUPATION: Heavy Equip. Operator
LEISURE: Garden, Old Trucks & Tractors
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Built Alpine Slide Chairlift in Wyoming

NAME: Mullins, Mary F.  CURRENT: Melin
CLASS: 1957
SPOUSE: Carl
ADDRESS: Salem, MA
CHILDREN: 4  GRANDCHILDREN: 4
OCCUPATION:
LEISURE: Gardening
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

NAME: Palmer, Carol A.   CURRENT: Wentworth
CLASS: 1959
SPOUSE:
ADDRESS: Salem, MA
CHILDREN:   GRANDCHILDREN:
OCCUPATION:
LEISURE:
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

NAME: Palmer, James A., Jr.
CLASS: 1956
SPOUSE: Linda
ADDRESS: Burlington, MA
CHILDREN: 3  GRANDCHILDREN:
OCCUPATION: Facilities Mgr/Raytheon Co. Hdqtrs.
LEISURE: Community Service
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Traveled Alaska, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Caribbean

NAME: Pennock, Mary Jane   CURRENT: Day
CLASS: 1956
SPOUSE: Divorced
ADDRESS: Seabrook, NH
CHILDREN: 4  GRANDCHILDREN: 5
OCCUPATION: Radiographer/Mammographer
LEISURE:
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Travel Germany, Egypt, Israel, Alaska, Switzerland

NAME: Perkins, Frederick
CLASS: 1953
SPOUSE: Joan
ADDRESS: Naples, FL
CHILDREN: 4  GRANDCHILDREN: 3
OCCUPATION: Retired
LEISURE: Playing Stock Mkt,Tending Citrus trees, Cribbage
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Travel Caribbean, Alaska, Hawaii, Spain, France, Italy

NAME: Pettipost, Edward W. 
CLASS: 1950
SPOUSE: Barbara
ADDRESS: Groveland, MA
CHILDREN: 6  GRANDCHILDREN: 20
OCCUPATION: Retired
LEISURE: Games. Travel, Reading
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Travel N. England & Canada, Hawaii, Florida & Raising very nice children

NAME: Pickard, Donna  CURRENT: Pickard
CLASS: 1957
SPOUSE:
ADDRESS: Stuben, ME
CHILDREN: 6  GRANDCHILDREN: 8
OCCUPATION: Farmer, Fiber Artist
LEISURE:
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: My Farm & the Rugs I Make

NAME: Pierga, Kazimierz 
CLASS: 1953
SPOUSE: Pauline
ADDRESS: Salem, MA
CHILDREN: 2  GRANDCHILDREN: 2
OCCUPATION: Ret. Aircraft Mechanic
LEISURE: Fish & Garden
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Work on the Space program

NAME: Pike, Lorraine
CLASS: 1953
SPOUSE:
ADDRESS: Salisbury, MA
CHILDREN: 3  GRANDCHILDREN: 4
OCCUPATION: Professional Nanny
LEISURE: Bowling, Swimming, dancing, cross stitch
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Travel U.S. & Canada & the Special Children I have worked with

NAME: Sanborn, Barbara   CURRENT: Churchill
CLASS: 1961
SPOUSE:
ADDRESS: Danvers, MA
CHILDREN:   GRANDCHILDREN:
OCCUPATION:
 LEISURE:
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

NAME: Sanborn, Carol S.  CURRENT: D'urso
CLASS: 1958
SPOUSE:
ADDRESS: Lawrence, MA
CHILDREN:   GRANDCHILDREN:
OCCUPATION:
LEISURE:
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

NAME: Smith, Edward C.. Jr.
CLASS: 1955
SPOUSE: S/O Lillian
ADDRESS: Dracut, MA
CHILDREN: 6  GRANDCHILDREN: 12
OCCUPATION: Ret. Electrician
LEISURE: Gym, Metal Detecting, Flower Garden
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Travel Canada, U.S.

NAME: Stevenson, Robert G., Jr.
CLASS: 1957
SPOUSE: Janet
ADDRESS: Chula Vista, CA
CHILDREN: 3  GRANDCHILDREN: 6
OCCUPATION: Ret. Navy Phys. Assistant, Furniture Maker
LEISURE: Woodworking, Model Railroading, Fishing
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Travel Vietnam, Great Britain, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico

NAME: Stewart, Evelyn J.   CURRENT: Levesque
CLASS: 1950
SPOUSE:
ADDRESS: Peabody, MA
CHILDREN: 6  GRANDCHILDREN: 10
OCCUPATION: P.T. Receptionist
LEISURE:
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Travel U.S. Mexico, Europe, Hawaii

NAME: Viles, Sandra E.  CURRENT: Krajewski
CLASS: 1957
SPOUSE: Thomas
ADDRESS: Newton, NH
CHILDREN:   GRANDCHILDREN:
OCCUPATION: Retired
LEISURE: Gardening, Crafts
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

NAME: Williams, Richard A.
CLASS: 1953
SPOUSE:
ADDRESS: Salem, MA
CHILDREN:   GRANDCHILDREN:
OCCUPATION:  LEISURE:
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

AGGIE TOUR

The weather forecast for Saturday, September 16, 2000 was rather dismal. Friday evening we had showers and the temperatures were on the cool side. Surely we were not about to see our weeks of work get washed down the drain! As I climbed into my car and headed down to our 9:30 AM rendezvous at the Aggie I was thankful that at least the showers had stopped and the temperature had moderated. Maybe, just maybe, the day would be a dry one.

As I arrived at the Aggie the overcast began to break up and the sun broke through. Somebody up there liked us! Gathered in the parking lot were about thirty of the Alumni from a broad range of classes. There to meet and greet us was Gustave "Gus" Olson, current Superintendent of the Essex Agricultural Institute. Gus welcomed us to the campus and invited us into the Administration Building for coffee and pastries. Some of us took the opportunity to take a peek into the auditorium. Not much had changed there. Even the old spotlight unit was still in the balcony. I do remember thinking however that the room had shrunk, just a bit, from my memory of it.

Back in the teacher's lounge, what had once been the office of the Aggie Principal, Gus took us on a verbal tour of the history of the Aggie. Did you know that the school started off as college program that has continued to this day? It was news to me and a few others as well! Coming up to more recent times it is clear that the school has had to fight to maintain its role in the spectrum of educational opportunities available to High School students in the region. It's a fight that continues today and is not likely to go away soon. The Essex County government structure is now gone and presently the school is governed more or less directly by the State Department of Education. With everything else that is on that already overflowing plate Gus has his hands full maintaining the Aggie's identity.

Twenty minutes or so later we were off on a walking tour of the campus. Much has changed, but many things remain the same. As Gus put it, gone is the school of "sows and plows". Today the students are doing things like raising tank reared fish for retail marketing. We got a tour of the Aquaculture building that the school built itself and while small in size it was very impressive.

Where once cultured blueberries grew stands the James F. Gallant academic building. We didn't get to see the inside but it is an important part of today's campus. Still in place and going strong is the greenhouse and attached buildings. I didn't recall that the upper floor of that building housed a dormitory, now used for office space. Standing where the tennis court once was is a very well equipped classroom, library and computer laboratory building. Several of the classrooms are outfitted with some of the most sophisticated audio visual teaching tools to be found in any classroom today. About half of the Homemaking School buildings have been replaced with newer structures and all receive intensive usage for a variety of career paths. Happily most of the Maple trees still line the wall along the highway. Unhappily, traffic volume has reached such volume that two traffic lights are needed to make crossing the road something less than a suicide mission.

The old farm stand is all closed up and unused at the present time, but it is still there. In the barn, where cows once stood, there are instead rabbit hutches and other small animal cages. Part of the veterinary assistant program. Likewise in the old milk testing laboratory. Here we found an interesting collection of iguana's, snakes, turtles and lizards. All part of the pet care and veterinary assistant programs. In the old metal shop Mr. Chase's forges are long gone replaced by building projects such as wood strip and canvas canoe building. The resulting crafts to be used in the Wildlife Management programs.

Out where plows once toiled and carrots were grown is a very large paddock which houses an eclectic collection of riding and show horses. Not a draft animal to be found anywhere.

Up where chickens once were housed we found instead an impressive collection of trees, shrubs and other ornamental plants, underscoring still further the changed face of Agriculture in Massachusetts today.

Too soon our tour was over and it was off to Grill 93 in Andover to join up with the rest of the Alum.

I would encourage those of you who didn't make the tour or who did not get to the reunion to take an hour or so to stop by at the school. Get out of your car and walk about. If you are like me you will probably like what you see. Yes it has changed. It had to to survive. But much of what we knew and loved remains. I'm betting that it will continue to survive because the programs that it offers to the kids today are unique to the Aggie. What a beautiful day it was!

Prolog: Two weeks after the reunion it was my pleasure to deliver our greeting card, signed by all who attended the reunion, to Mr. James Francis Gallant at his residence at the Hunt Home. The home is located on the grounds of Hunt Memorial Hospital in Danvers just a short distance from the Aggie. Mr. Gallant moved there only within the last eighteen months or so because he has begun to have some problems with his balance and resulting falls from time to time. Considering that he celebrated his 96th birthday in December he is in remarkably good condition. I was amazed that he could recall so much detail about me and others in the class of 1958, despite the fact that he hasn't seen me nor heard from me in forty-two years. He was very touched that we had remembered him with our card and pleased to have received a lengthy letter from another of our classmates, Joe LaBonte. I would encourage any of you who are in the area to stop in and visit with Mr. Gallant. He would love to see you. My three-hour visit went by in a flash and I'm looking forward to a repeat visit in the near future.

In similar fashion I would encourage any of Mrs. Maud's former students to stop in or write to her. I had a delightful conversation with her just prior to the reunion. She is ninety as I recall and as bright as a new button.

George P. Jones, III
Class of 1958

DIRECTOR'S Addresses

Mrs. Constance Maude
Girdler House
70 Lothrop St.
Beverly MA 01915
(978) 922-0346
 

Mr. James Gallant
Hunt Nursing & Retirement Home
90 Lindale St.
Danvers MA 01923
(978) 777-3740
 

DEPARTED CLASSMATES

Class -  Name
1948 John R. Srybay
1950 Jeanne Carmen Roy
1950 Chester Ryan
1951 James A. Connors
1951 Patricia Ann Cutts
1951 Patricia Ann Gianakas
1951 Gertrude Helen Gouldsborough
1952 Robert T. Connors
1952 Lorraine Dow
1952 Sebastian J. Girgenti
1952 Ann L. Spicer
1953 Barbara Breton
1953 Beverly Mildred Gates
1953 Frederick M. Moriarty
1953 Catherine O'Brien
1953 Eleanor May Parker
1954 Robert A. Fournier
1954 Nancy J. M. Kowalski
1954 Joanne P. Marraffa
1954 Barbara Jean Ober
1955 Albert Begin
1955 Melvin F. Young
1956 John A. McCarthy July 2000
1956 Jo-Ann (Tiese) Wood
1956 Frank Ernest Wentworth, Jr.
1957 Edwin M. Bridge
1957 Albert O. Gates
1957 Paul F. Kelly
1957 Mabel Rogers
1957 Sandra Sarrett
1958 Leland C. Gifford 1999
1958 Bernard S. Jendraszek
1958 Roland A. Richauits
1958 Judith Sharp
1958 Bruce E. Wade
1960 David Asadorian

Some Thoughts from Alice Henning

Once again, we had a wonderful day - the air cool & sunny, and so many classmates gathering for our combined Reunion 2000. Classes were represented from 1937 - 1961.

Mr. Olson, Director of Essex Agricultural & Technical High School, gave a talk on the many changes the Aggie has gone through over the years. His assistants, Ted Novakowski & Glen Dagley, put out a display of "Aggie Memorabilia" dating back to 1914 when the school first opened. Very impressive and informative.

So good to see so many familiar faces & have time to visit & reminisce over the past and catch up with each other's lives for a few brief hours. We became those teens of the 50's. We missed all who did not attend and hope to see you at our next reunion in 2003.

Joe LaBonte "58" & Bob Stevenson "57" traveled the furthest from California (300+ miles both) accompanied by wives, Donna & Janet. Our couple married the longest - 50 years for Barbara (Dauphinette) & Edward Pettipost (both class of 1950). We had two ladies from the classes of 1937 & 1939 - Barbara (Clark) Townsend & Athalie (Adams) Waye. Our only 2 yr. p.g. student (class of 56) was Stan (Sarge) Litchfield & his wife Barbara. Stan is now a minister in Hollis, NH.

With regret we add the name of John McCarthy (class of 1956) to our deceased list.

Best wishes were sent out to Marge (Maynard) Miller (class of 56) for a complete recovery. Marge now lives in Spring Hill, Florida with husband, Dick. Mrs. Maud & Mr. Gallant were missed by all. Sorry they didn't feel up to attending.

Our group class picture came out well and I have been able to identify all but 4 out of 53, that's not bad.

Thanks again to all that attended, to those that worked so hard to make this day a success. Let's make the year 2003 even bigger & better. See you all then.

 

Alice Coleman Young Henning