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Class Notes 1970

Genevieve Milos Grenier writes, "I am teaching textiles at Southside Middle School in Manchester, N.H. On Feb. 21, 2004, we were blessed with a beautiful granddaughter, McKenna."


1971

Tom and Jeanne Alizio continue to enjoy their semi-retirement. Tom does training and management consulting, and he and Jeanne keep busy with their disc jockey and karaoke business. They had a wonderful 17-day trip to Ireland in July 2004. Tom says that retirement is the best gift they have given themselves, each other, and their family.

Lawton "Lonnie" Bourn Jr. earned a master's degree and Ph.D. at Purdue University. He taught at Kellogg Community College and Eastern Michigan University (both in Michigan), Providence College in Rhode Island, Nashua and Franklin high schools, and worked for the NH Job Training Council. He was also an overseas trainer for Pakistan, Egypt, Sri Lanka, and India for USAID. He retired in 2004 and lives in Laconia. Wife Gail Alexson Bourn is literary consortium coordinator for Laconia and teaches at Plymouth State University. His children are Lawton 3rd, 35, twins Margaret and Jennifer, 15, Katherine, 13, and Rebecca, 11.

Daryl Graves of Arlington, Mass., joined the faculty of Matignon High School in Cambridge, Mass., in September. He has taught behavioral sciences, English, law, and history for the past 20 years at Endicott College, Northern Essex Community College, Quincy College, the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Bay State College, Middlesex Community College, and Newbury College. A graduate of Keene State College and Suffolk University, he is the former general manager and field captain of Monadnock Blocks, an AA major fastpitch softball team.

Arnie Tucker reports that he is back in Hilbert, Wisconsin, after 10 months in Wyoming as editor of the Torrington (Wyo.) Telegram. After Arnie wrote an editorial in his Wyoming paper praising the positive qualities of high school students, the senior class at Hilbert High School, where he had been a substitute teacher for many years, invited him to be the graduation speaker. Arnie's return to Wisconsin was a powerful experience that led him to reevaluate his stay in Wyoming, and he now lives in Hilbert, only ten miles from his former residence in Brillion, Wisconsin. He is a substitute teacher at Hilbert High School and is an adjunct faculty member at the Fox Valley Technical College in Chilton, Wisconsin. Coincidentally, when he left Torrington the fellow who took over the remaining two months of his lease was Brent McCabe '90. Brent currently teaches at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington.


1973

IN MEMORIAM: Sandra "Sandy" Brown '73 died June 25, 2004, in Concord, N.H. She was a professional skier and certified PSIA ski instructor for professional athletes for 20 years at Stowe, Vt.; Vail, Colo.; and, most recently, Killington (Vt.) ski area. She was also a Coast Guard captain and piloted racing yachts in Newport, R.I.


1975

Gail S. Eaves of North Haverhill, N.H., writes, "I am still looking for Chris Penhale? Has anyone heard from her?"

From Lin Van Allen: "Just wanted to let you know my latest news - I graduated with honors from St. Joseph Practical School of Nursing in April and was also the recipient of their Good Fellowship award. I am currently employed by Good Shepherd Healthcare Center in Jaffrey N.H., and love working with the elderly! I live in Peterborough with my husband, Don Selby, a computer programmer, and our 18-year-old son Ethan, a talented actor. Don and I are planning to go to Keene for my 30th reunion along with Robin O'Reilly Weidman and Claire McKenney, and hope to see other alumni there!"

William C. Gaw writes, "Had a sad conversation with Carmine Vitagliano. Evan Nystedt died last spring at his home in Bartlett. Carmine didn't have any details, but we're both looking and will report what we find out."


1976

From Philip Bellingham: Brian Kane wrote in to let us know how things are going with him. He writes that life is good. His daughters, Danielle, 15, and Caitlin, 11, are doing well in school and sports. Maybe KSC some day. Brian owns an insurance agency, the Brian C. Kane Agency, Inc., in Stamford, Conn. He may purchase an additional agency next year.


1978

Samuel Conklin III writes, "I have been living in Northampton, Mass., for four years and love it here! I just completed the adoption of my first child as a single guy. His name is Sam Fabio and he is 12 years old. One of my oldest daughters is Bethany Conklin Palmer '97. Greetings to all!"



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