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2017 Reunion Attendees by Class

June 29, 2017 2 comments

Apologies if we missed anyone or spelled a name wrong! Let us know and we’ll fix it!

Class of 1939

  • Harriet Kelso Gilman

Class of 1944

  • Felix Salzano

Class of 1947

  • James Pease
  • Claire Daigle Mooney
  • Grace Miln Phelps

Class of 1950

  • Fay Peltier Piergiovani
  • Charles Myers
  • Phyllis Salvini Donovan
  • Marjorie Savery Pulver
  • Edwin Carrington
  • Eleanor Macia Markham
  • Muriel Pease Boisseau

Class of 1951

  • Edward Willey
  • William Giles

Class of 1952

  • Clayton Pease
  • Tino Cardarelli
  • Roberta Carrington Small
  • Lora Sanderson Carrington

Class of 1953

  • Stephen Salvini
  • Persis Webb
  • Verna Schaffer McCullough

Class of 1954

  • William Koivisto
  • James Morse
  • John Young
  • Lillian Macia Paschetto

Class of 1955

  • Claire Willey

Class of 1956

  • George Morey
  • Vivian McCall Salvini

Class of 1957

  • Curtis Bush

Class of 1958

  • Glenn Fish
  • Angela Horalek Savery

Class of 1959

  • Michael Koivisto
  • Jean Elder Bush
  • Leland Wheeler

Class of 1960

  • Robert Goewey

Class of 1961

  • Judith Davenport Olson
  • Ralph Kenyon, Jr.
  • Joan Will Monroe
  • Mary Woodis Gleason
  • Duane Buckley
  • Dawn Damon

Class of 1962

  • Mary Story Burkholder

Class of 1963

  • Robert Burkholder

Class of 1965

  • Edward Woodis
  • Bruce Cooper
  • Walter Boomsma

Class of 1967

  • Kathleen Blanchard
  • Ricky Sakaske
  • Richard Stenico

Class of 1968

  • Diane Kelly DeMoss

Class of 1971

  • Rosemary Dalesandro

Class of 1975

  • Paul Wilander

Class of 2013

  • Kimberly Bolduc

2017 Reunion Photos

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Granite Chips!

December 1, 2016 Leave a comment

With many thanks to Ralph Kenyon, we have a solution to the mystery found in the On the School Steps photograph published earlier this year… here’s the complete page!

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On The School Steps…

July 9, 2016 1 comment
Class of 1963, submitted by Ed Woodis

Class of ?, submitted by Ed Woodis (includes some folks from ’61 and ’63.)

 

Categories: 1960's, Classmates

2016 Reunion Attendee List

This is a reasonably close list of folks who attended… it’s possible we missed somebody–if so, sorry! Let us know and we’ll fix it!

1938
Aldo Bizzozero

1939
Eleanor Barrett Laurent
Harriet Kelso Gilman

1942
Priscilla Packard Suriner
Anita Sainio Macia

1944
Felix Salzano

1948
Donald S. Pease

1950
Barbara Gerrish Thomas
Phyllis Salvini Donovan
Marjorie Savery Pulver
Charles H. Myers
Fay Peltier Peiorgiovanni
Muriel Pease Boisseau
Ruth Pease Scott

1951
Floyd Pease Sr.
Edward Willey
William Giles

1952
Tino Cardarelli
James Pease
Clayton Pease

1953
Persis LaMontagne Webb
Stephen Salvini
Verna Shafer McCullough

1954
William Kovisto
John H. Young
James Mores
Geraldine Pease

1955
Janice Leone Brown
Claire Salvini Willey

1956
Vivian McCall Salvini
George A. Morey Jr.
Richard Mitchell
John Besancon Jarvis

1957
Curtis Bush

1958
Glenn Fish

1959
Jean Elder Bush
Mary Niskanen Thayer
Martha Kelly Paquette
Wendell R. Cook

1961
Mary Woodis Gleason
Ralph Kenyon Jr.
Judy Davenport Olson
Nancy Smith Burrel
Frances Smith Judd

1962
Jackie DeMoss Conklin

1964
Duane C. Pease

1965
Annette Fimbel LaMountain
Bruce Cooper
Walter Boomsma
Edward Woodis
Herbert Voudren

1966
David Zucker
Karla Zmuda Franke
Robert White Jr.
Paul Young
Judy Young
John DeMoss
Dorothy Besaw Woodall

1968
Diane Kelly DeMoss

1969
John Hultman

1971
Carol Stenico

1974
Deborah Caputo Broga
Ed Chaffee

1975
Robert Broga

1978
Gretchen Ebelt Gautheir

1986
Sherran Blair Palazz

2016
Ben Jameson
Gabi Ramires Lyons

Teacher
Anthony Russo

Scholarship Custodians Appointed

February 10, 2016 Leave a comment

The Officers and Executive Board of the Association are pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Woodis ’65 as a scholarship custodian to complete the currently vacant term expiring in June 2016. We appreciate Ed’s willingness to serve and welcome his experience and enthusiasm!

We are also pleased to announce the appointment of Lin Whitcher Gordon ’65 as a scholarship custodian to complete the term of Mary Woodis Gleason who found it necessary to resign for personal reasons. Many thanks go to Mary for her service and to Lin for accepting the appointment. We now have a “full roster!”

Comin’ Home to Chester…

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Fifty Year Class of 1965 (L-R) Donald Austin, Julie Niskanen Swol, Annette Fimbel LaMountain, Ed Woodis, Walter Boomsma, Elinore Whitcher Gordon, Bruce Cooper, Donald Blanchard

Chester – As over 100 Chester High Alumni and friends gathered in town, there developed a picture of history, nostalgia, and community/school spirit.  The annual reunion and meeting always draws a large number of people associated with the former Chester High School, including Chester Residents who attended or graduated from Gateway after Chester High School closed in the late 1960’s. This year’s meeting was held on June 27 at the restored Chester Train Station.

Special recognition was given to Aldo Bazazarro from the class of 1938 who was present for his 77th reunion. Bazazaro was given the distinct honor of leading the buffet line together with Eleanor Laurent class of 1939 through the delicious spread prepared by Chester Foundation workers.

Association President Walter Boomsma noted that these reunions are “drifting in the direction of becoming as much a town event as a school reunion.” Noting that the Chester Foundation handled most of the meeting arrangements and food, he also pointed out that the Historical Society supports the occasion by offering special hours for alumni to visit prior to the reunion. “I think this is proof that small town America is alive and well, at least here in Chester,” he said.

Nine former teachers also attended the annual event. Anthony Russo, former English Teacher and Vice Principal confessed to the group that while he’s never attended his own high school reunion, he has attended a number in Chester. He explained that Chester was his first teaching position and a big impact on his life. “Chester is family,” Russo explained. “I will never forget the support and connections I have here.” Russo joked that he wasn’t much older than his first students—the graduating class of 1965 and this year’s fifty-year anniversary class. Returning members included Bruce Cooper, Annette Fimbel LaMountain, Walter Boomsma, Julie Niskanen Swol, Donald Austin, Donald Blanchard, Edward Woodis and Elinore Whitcher Gordon.

The Association elected Walter Boomsma as President for his tenth year. Also returned to office were Vice President Robert Goewey, Secretary Annette Fimbel LaMountain, and Treasurer George Morey, Jr. Morey is the only treasurer the organization has ever had with a record of service spanning over sixty years. When introduced and acknowledged for his service, he replied, “I’ll keep doing this as long as I can.”

Brenda Davenport Budreau and Tino Cardarelli were reelected to the Board of Directors. Duane C. Please was reelected as a Scholarship Custodian. Scholarship awards were presented to Charlotte LeBarron, Nicolas McClafin, Sarah Otterbeck, Samuel Bean, John LaHue, and Spencer Rock—all 2015 graduates from Gateway Regional High School.

The Association has already started planning for the next annual meeting, scheduled for June 25, 2016. Members agreed unanimously to maintain the Chester location and time of the annual event because “it’s good to be home.” Those associated with or in some way connected with Chester and/or Chester High School are encouraged to be certain the Association has current mailing information by contacting Annette LaMountain, Association Secretary, PO Box 206, Chester MA 01011.  The Association also maintains an informational website at https://chesterhigh.wordpress.com and a Facebook page.