|KEENE STATE TODAY||VOLUME XX NUMBER 1 Fall 2004|
From Maureen: Angela Wright '88 wrote to fill me in on her news. She and husband, Chris Heatley, live in Eagle Bridge, N.Y., with their two sons. They purchased a 150-year-old farmhouse and are in the process of restoring it. Angie most recently was teaching Russian at a high school outside of Troy, N.Y., and is close to finishing her master's degree in Spanish linguistics from SUNY Albany.
Marc Pearlman and his wife, Amy, announce the birth of their third child, Cole Jared Pearlman, born May 20, 2004. Cole joins siblings Alyssa and Jack.
Kim Chadbourne Hitchcock and husband, Bill, announce the birth of their second child, Kate Elizabeth, born May 14, 2004. Kate joins big brother Ryan.
Juanita Suarez-Espino lives on Martha's Vineyard with her husband, Modesto, and their two children, Ramon and Aidee. Juanita is a special education teacher at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School.
From Maureen:I still live in Whitman, Mass., with my husband, Patrick, and our two children, Katharine and Owen. I've been a real-estate paralegal for as long as I can remember, and I'm wondering if this 15-year real-estate boom is ever going to crash!
Brian Cattabriga is teaching math at Hyannis Middle School on Cape Cod. He is married and has two boys, Nicholas, 2, and Jon, 3.
Brian Jenkins was recently named art director of UMass magazine, the alumni magazine for the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
From Debbie Germain Dotson: "I have been married to my husband, Steve, a captain in the USMC, for almost 10 years, and have enjoyed the opportunity to live in many different places throughout his military career, including Okinawa, Japan. We currently live in Chesapeake, Va., only 20 miles from Virginia Beach, and have plenty of room for visitors. Steve returned in October from an eight-month deployment aboard the USS Iwo Jima in support of operations in Iraq and Liberia. I am a stay-at-home mom and am very busy with our three children. Matthew is 7, William is 6, and Katherine is 2. It was a very long eight months without dad! I still keep in touch with many friends and EPY sisters, but would enjoy hearing from Deania Parham '90, Shannon Marchetti, and Heather Robertson. Don't forget the invite to the beach. 619 Blackthorne Ct., Chesapeake, VA 23322, firstname.lastname@example.org."
From Kristen Olsen: I have asked to have my name taken off the class secretary list. Unfortunately I have been too busy lately to keep up with it. I will still send information when I have it, but probably not regularly. My new e-mail address is email@example.com, and here are my notes.
Carol Johnson and her husband, Rob Murdeau, welcomed Megan Kathleen into their hearts and home on November 15, 2003. Carol is feeling great and excited to be a mom.
Michelle Pettee and her husband, Tim Joslin '93, became first-time parents to twin girls on February 24, 2004. Abigail Brooks and Katherine Eliza are adorable and keeping Michelle and Tim very busy.
My college roommate Erica Guiffre and her husband, Bob Reed, had twins on March 10, 2004. Lucy Elizabeth and Elena Lindsey join big sister Abigail to fill the Reed home.
IN MEMORIAM: Bethany A. Bristol '92 died April 7, 2004, in Northfield, Mass. She worked for Yankee Type Setter in Concord, was a special needs aide in Northfield and Bernardston, Mass., and then an operator at Verizon.
From Shane Nickerson: "Elisa Martin '93 and I are still living in Los Angeles. Right now I'm working as a story editor on the MTV show, 'Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica.' It's pretty fun and I still manage to keep busy in the acting world at the same time. Elisa is teaching at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, but she is staying home until September to take care of our daughter Lucy, who was born on October 21, 2003. We'd love to hear from old friends, so feel free to send us e-mail. shaneNick@yahoo.com"
Joyce Demetrios Coidakis of Hillsborough, N.H., reports that she has "three kids with hairy backs, they are my pups Dexter, Sylvia, and Ollie, and a parrot who talks like a 'Soprano'."
IN MEMORIAM: David W. Jaquith '95 passed away June 3, 2004, in Boston, Mass. He worked for the PLUS Company in Nashua, N.H., and was a strong advocate for adults with disabilities and a volunteer for Special Olympics.
IN MEMORIAM: Robin Egan Castor '95 died in Lebanon, N.H. She was an insurance adjuster for Liberty Mutual Insurance and an accomplished singer.
Tricia Pedersen Meier writes: "I am finishing up my sixth year of teaching after undergoing spinal reconstructive surgery last summer after the birth of my son, Troy. In my spare time (ha ha) I am finishing my master's degree at Bloomsburg University of PA in special education and supervision. Living in Pennsylvania is different, but nice. Still missing Keene immensely, however. Shout out to my fools, I will see you soon. Anyone else, please drop me a line!"
Katherine Wright McCleneghen and her husband, Frank, are excited to announce the birth of their son, Frank James, on May 16, 2004.
We are saddened to report that class secretary Scott Vallee died in July of an aggressive form of colon cancer. Scott was married to Jessica DiMatteo '00 and was the son of Gerard and Louise '71 Vallee. (See "In Memoriam" for more information.)
IN MEMORIAM: Scott G. Vallee '97 died July 10, 2004, in Boston, Mass. At KSC, Scott was an active member of the KSC Pride organization. He was employed by Health Plans, Inc., in Charlestown, Mass., but his true passion was teaching. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed as a hobby flying kites with his wife, Jessica. Scott's family has established a KSC scholarship in his honor. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Scott G. Vallee Scholarship Fund, c/o Stoneham Bank, 80 Montvale Ave., Stoneham, MA 02180.
IN MEMORIAM: Catherine Honeycutt M'97 passed away. She worked for many years at Franklin Pierce College, where she earned a degree in social work and theater arts. She earned her master's degree in human services at KSC.
Jennifer Pouliot has been named community relations director for the Inn at Spruce Wood, a luxury senior living community in Durham, N.H., offering independent and assisted independent living, respite care, and an Alzheimer's/memory care program. A board-certified orthopedic technologist, Jennifer was formerly admissions and marketing coordinator at the Dover Rehabilitation and Living Center.
Vincent and Kimberly Roy '00 Gartland were married in 2001. They have a daughter, Kaylin, born in April 2003, and live in Manchester, N.H.
From Christen Poirier: "On July 26, 2003, I married Donald Leger in Rindge, N.H. Fellow Keene State graduate Jennifer Lindsley was a bridesmaid. Other alumni who attended were Meghan McInnis Cornely, Jennifer Konchak Ferreyra, Kimberly Gnibus Calistro '97, Dawn Buscemi Ives '97, Robert Ives '97, and Jennifer Phillips '97. We went on a 23-day honeymoon to Disney, Tampa, Orlando, Palm Bay, and the Bahamas, and currently live in New Ipswich, N.H. I received my master of education degree from Lesley University in May 2003 and teach art at Mascenic High School, my alma mater. Don is a web applications developer for New England Business Services in Groton, Mass."
IN MEMORIAM: Keith Kreutler '99 died March 26, 2004, in Portland, Ore.
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