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From Gail Spevack Sheldon: "Richard 'Dick' Peterson died August 22 at his home in Bedford, NH. An Air Force veteran, Dick taught graphic arts at Manchester Central for 34 years. He also taught driver's ed. After his retirement in 1994, he provided printing services for the city of Manchester. He leaves his wife, Eleanor Elias '56, a son, daughter, and four grandchildren. He was a kind, gentle person who will be dearly missed.
"Once again a good class turnout for an August Golden Circle luncheon at Warren's in Kittery, ME. Attending were Lefty Joy, Joe and Priscilla '61 Dutile, and Dick and Joanna Cotter.
"My husband and I joined Dorothy 'Dottie' McCarthy Bright and husband Roy for breakfast in Milford, NH, at the end of August. This past year Dottie had some health issues which have since been resolved. She and Roy left Boston for an enjoyable cruise to Montreal just hours ahead of Tropical Storm Irene. After returning to their condo in Portland, OR, they were looking forward to an October return to their home in Tucson, AZ. They are hoping for warm weather and lots of golf times!
"In September Janet Hutchinson Lutman wrote from sunny Santa Rosa, CA. She and her husband, Ron, were busy canning their own tomatoes, and also purchased peaches and pears for canning. She was surprised to hear about our strange weather - earthquake, tropical storm, and flooding.
"As many of you also did, I attended my 55th high school class reunion in September. I saw Madeline Jackson Counter and her husband, Arnold. Maddie has had some surgeries and now is doing well.
"Carmen Nalbone attended Reunion 2011. He is definitely the class leader in attending the most KSC reunions! Carmen makes his presence known and enjoys a great time. All the leaders and volunteers know him. He always finds time to have dinner with Ernie Gendron's wife, Barbara, and her mother.
"Bob 'Lefty' Joy drove to the June reunion from Vernon, CT, wearing his Red Sox cap. He combined his visit with his grandson's soccer game and a trip to Dover.
"Lee McMahon drove a golf cart to help transport alumni to various events.
"Peter Kageleiry, Joe Dutile, and Loren Livengood came to the reunion this spring with their '61 wives.
"Connie Davis is hoping to visit New Hampshire and KSC campus soon. She continues to enjoy hiking and the beauty of her Colorado Springs home, where she has been living for more than 30 years. Having her three daughters, grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter nearby are a bonus. Last year she had a health issue that is now resolved. Maybe she will sing "Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas" with Louise Morrill Petelle as they once did while working in the kitchen at Fiske Hall. Those were the days, and the songs!
"Snow birds, watch for February KSC gatherings in your Florida area."

IN MEMORIAM: Richard "Dick" Peterson '60
August 22, 2011


Ellen Collins Brouillette lives in Harrisville, NH. She loves to travel, makes her own cards, knits, decorates her old farmhouse, and enjoys entertaining her 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Her days are never long enough.

Ray Clarke lives in Chestertown, MD. As a retired superintendent of schools, he works part-time at the Kent Athletic and Wellness Center, serves on the board of directors of the food pantry, travels, plays bridge, takes courses at Washington College, and loves being with his two granddaughters.
Richard Cole lives in South Windsor, CT, spends February and March on Hilton Head Island, SC, and goes to his summer camp on Lake Winnisquam in Meredith, NH, during the summer months. He is active in his condominium complex. His two wonderful sons, Jeff and Doug, keep him busy attending the grandchildren's soccer and baseball games.

George and Nancy Norton Cote live in Dover, spend January - March in Englewood, FL, and love to go on cruises. Spoiling their grandchildren and holding family gatherings are favorite pastimes. George keeps busy fly-tying and fly-fishing. Nancy is actively involved with Stratford County Retired Educators Assn., NHREA, and Red Hatters.

Richard Czarnec lives in Chester, NH. He loves to restore antiques, works part-time for the town, maintains his physical and mental well-being, and keeps up maintenance on his property.

Class secretary Dorothy Simpson writes: "Our 50th class reunion was a huge success thanks to class committee members and KSC alumni administrators Patty Farmer '92 and Ken Goebel, who reached out by contacting all of our classmates to invite them to the 50th celebration. It worked! Almost half of the class came back to reminisce and have fun.

Our very own Robert Dinwoodie played his bagpipes and led the Parade of Classes down Appian Way and into the alumni luncheon with his class of '61 proudly behind him.

Dr. Richard Simensen received the KSC Alumni Achievement Award. All of us were honored to have our classmate recognized for his many accomplishments. Dick is a forerunner in genetic studies - he's been published, led seminars, and taught physicians - and he's considered a leading expert in this field.

Fred Morgan gave a heart-warming grace at the alumni dinner.

Don Sutherland put together a beautiful memory board for our deceased classmates.

Bob Sauliner gathered $40,000 from our classmates for a class of 1961 scholarship. The interest is to be awarded yearly to an education major.

Traveling the farthest distances were Jeannie LaChance Erickson from Minnesota and Nancy Kidder Howe and Ruth Smith Jeffords from Florida.

Priscilla Canney Dutile, our carnival queen, was recognized for keeping her good looks. Rinald and Beatrice Precourt have the most children and grandchildren. What a beautiful and accomplished family they have to love.

Don Sutherland and Charles Jepson won the Male Most Hair Award. Luke and Judy St. Cyr made great name tags for all of us. We missed and recognized all of the classmates who did not attend.

Nancy Andrews Fessenden and her husband, Chet, took lots of pictures to share at the next reunion. We will miss Kenneth Jenkins, our former class vice president, who passed away in February following a brief illness."


Our reunion committee met early in September to begin planning for our 50th reunion next June. We are excited! The Alumni Center, which probably a lot of you haven't seen yet, is beautiful. It will be a fabulous site for our class dinner on Saturday. By now you have received and possibly returned a questionnaire about your life, family, interests, etc. If you haven't returned it yet, there is still time. If you need another one contact Stephanie Baute at 603-352-8227. We hope to include something from you in our booklet. Pictures would be great too! Please plan on coming to the reunion. Let's make an effort to get together and celebrate our time at KTC-KSC. Also, please remember to give to our class gift fund.

Paul Silva sends this update: "I spent early spring in Australia and beautiful New Zealand and am off to Scotland this fall."

Remember Reunion, June 1-3, 2012! Save the date and start getting in touch with classmates now!


Betty Gilman sends news: "We had a great time in Sturbridge, MA, at Whistling Swan in July. For those of you unable to attend, there were 14 of us who gathered for lunch, including me: Becky Abbott, Judy Bryant Black, Mary Ann St. Cyr Brockelman, Jane Hawkins Goland, Claire Lataille Lanphear, Joyce Gilman McKay, Sandy McKeen Scripture, Mary Ellen Sias, Marjorie Merrill Streeter, Jean Sweeney, Marlene Childs Witham, Ellen Given Wright, and Pat Plante Zemianek. We spent most of the time sharing old memories, talking about our lives as they are now, and bemoaning the fact that we all are celebrating our 70th birthdays (although it has not slowed us down)! We missed seeing: Floreen Maroncelli, who was back in Massachusetts from her home in Southern Pines, NC, for a few weeks; Phyllis Woodward, who was visiting the week before in New England from Berkeley, CA; Carol Racicot Lord; and Linda McLaughlin Tate. They managed to connect for a day of catching up, too. We would love to have people with us at next year's luncheon, which will be Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Just contact me or Becky Abbott at"

Paul Bonneville writes: "Marjorie and I had a great trip to Italy, Croatia, Greece, and Turkey in July of 2011. Hope to see a great turnout at our 50th reunion."

IN MEMORIAM: Dr. William Greer '63
August 5, 2011


Lennie Knowles likes to boat and canoe in good weather as well as fish and hunt. He has always lived in New Hampshire, so winter is a fact of life! He is retired.

Robert Wirta of Contoocook, NH, and Venice, FL, likes to fish and travel. He says that KSC gave him the ability to work with young people. He is taking better care of his physical health now as his golden years are turning into his rusty years!

Peggy Bodwell Adams meets every year with her friends from KSC who were pictured in the 2010 winter 2011 issue of this magazine. She enjoys traveling, making photo albums, and being with her children and grandchildren. Peggy and John travel for six weeks every year and then return home to get the greenhouses ready in their apple orchard. Peggy wouldn't change much since she is blessed with a great family and friends.

Class secretary Richard Doyle writes: "At the Portsmouth High 1961 50th reunion in the fall, I was able to make the acquaintance of longtime column contributor Mary Sullivan Mallery and her husband, Paul, from Ballwin, Missouri. Mary was a delight to talk to, as was her husband. We chatted most of the evening at the kickoff dinner. Mary has retired from teaching and enjoys her grandchildren as well as coming back to NH each summer. Paul is a retired science teacher and we discovered many of the problems we experience in New England are very similar to those in the Midwest as well. As a result of this reunion meeting, now I can put a face to the name!"

Julia Jakobiec Fudala writes: "Headed to Manchester in mid- Sept. for my 50th HS reunion. Looking forward to touring Central HS and seeing old friends. Hard to imagine our only forms of communication were face to face, the old-fashioned written note, and the ever popular rotary phone. We've come a long way! Glad to say, we here in VA survived the earthquake unscathed only 40 miles from the epicenter and 'Irene' is just barely getting us."


Class secretary Nancy Coutts writes: "I missed seeing most of you at our 45th reunion in June. I did see a lot of former students from my theatre and speech classes when I taught at KSC (1973 to 2003). My old theatre buddy, Dan Lein, showed up and was amazed at the changes on campus, such as the transformation of the old dining commons to the new Media Arts Center. Other '66ers who attended were John and Roberta Barry, Randy Locke, John Shean, and Jim Currier. After speaking with President Giles-Gee about state budget cuts, Dan Lein and I discussed the need to try funding from our class. The class of 1961 raised $40,000 this year. In five years, such a contribution could be an excellent gift from us as well. We are going to try to organize a fund soon. Stay tuned."

Nancy Antilla Lindgren writes: "I'm working full-time at a middle school in Yakima, WA, as an instructional facilitator. My husband and I spend June through September on our 38-foot trawler and travel 150 miles north of Vancouver Island where we fish and relax with friends."


Remember Reunion, June 1-3, 2012! Save the date and start getting in touch with classmates now!

William Shea and his wife, Dee, recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. He works part-time as a writing specialist for the Nashua school district. They spend a lot of time in Falmouth, MA, boating.


Eugene Preston is still working in the field as a sail scientist, involved with training new employees. They recently finished preparing sail pits for college and high school sail/land judging competition.

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