IN MEMORIAM: Doris (Montgomery) Higgins '72
September 19, 2007
Susan (Martel) McClellan is an English teacher and has been working with the Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies and is coordinating the Poetry Out Loud Contest for the second year.
IN MEMORIAM: Ellen (Woodman) Kennedy '73
June 23, 2007
Londonderry, New Hampshire
Jane (Capuccio) Stauffer writes: "I have received more surveys via the alumni office. This time I heard from Daniel Hansberry and his wife, Bonnie, who live in Nashua. Dan has been teaching for 31 years at Pinkerton Academy in Derry. He serves as the summer school director there as well. He has been a member of the Nashua Board of Education twice, from 1987-1992 and then again from 1996-2004. In 2003, he served as Board President. He shares with us that his daughter, Catherine, graduated from UNH, and then received her master's degree from Boston College. She is back in New Hampshire teaching in Merrimack. His son, Michael, graduated from UMass Lowell and is now a software trainer. Dan recently traveled across Canada from Toronto to Vancouver by rail visiting Edmonton, Victoria, and Seattle back in the United States.
"I also heard from Donald Lovejoy, who lives in South Royalton, Vt., where he is a mechanic and store clerk. He keeps busy as the secretary of the Rising Sun Masons Lodge in Royalton.
"Another school year is coming to a close, and I will be retiring in June after 34 years of teaching, the last 25 were spent at Danvers High School in Massachusetts. I plan to do some projects around my 180-year-old house and travel a bit before I think about what to do next. My husband, Rich, and I went to Hawaii last summer, which I highly recommend. We thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history of the island and enjoying the beaches and perfect weather.
"Jane McHenry would like to organize a reunion of Home Economics majors from our class during the reunion weekend in 2009. It is the 100th anniversary of Keene State College, and it's also the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Home Economics/Family and Consumer Science field. Please let me know if you are interested. She will be in touch with everyone the alumni office has addresses for during the year. It is not to late to answer your survey."
Joseph Goodhue's oldest son, Anthony, attends KSC. Joseph has been teaching for 25 years at Keene High School and plans to retire in 2009.
Clayton Foster retired as Deputy Chief U.S. Probation Officer for the district of New Hampshire after 22 years. He is currently teaching at Hesser College. Friends may reach him at email@example.com.
Patricia Perry is a kindergarten teacher in Bellingham, Mass. She has three children: a daughter at Rhode Island College, a son at the University of Maine, and a daughter in high school. She would love to hear from old friends like Pam Roseelma.
Shelley (Bennett) Kirschner retired at the end of this school year after 31 years of teaching in Missouri.
Gary Pinckney's wife, Elaine, is superintendant of schools in the Chittendon South Supervisory Union. His older son, David, is a senior at McGill University and is applying to medical school next year. David is captain of the university lacrosse team. Gary's younger son, Michael, is a sophomore at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He plays on the rugby team and is cochair of the university's Ducks Unlimited chapter.
IN MEMORIAM: Nancy Gifford '77
May 23, 2007
From Dianne Glaser-Gilrein: "I'm presently teaching pre-K and K at Country Day School, a Montessori School in Yarmouthport, Mass. I continue working nights and weekends in two area restaurants, Olivers (21 years) and Center Stage (1 year). I'm very active (14 years) with a nonprofit organization, Dream Day on Cape Cod, which runs a camp free of charge for children with life-threatening illnesses. I am on the Board of Directors, volunteer for seven weeks at the camp as the arts-and-crafts person, and every July my husband, Tom, and I run the Cape Cod Bay Bass & Bluefish Tournament - a three-day event that benefits the camp. This year we had 67 boats competing and more than 400 people to the awards dinner/auction, and we raised $68,000! I have three stepchildren. Brendan is a Marine and has done service in Iraq and Afghanistan and is presently working for the Sheriff's department. Kerrin lives and works in the service industry in Boston. Jennifer lives in Florida with her mom. Tom is a wine salesman on the Cape for Masciarelli Wines.
"I returned to KSC not fully knowing who would be there or what to expect. I could still see the old familiar campus nestled safely amongst all the new and updated buildings - an awesome sight. Upon entering the Student Union to register, I noticed several classmates had already signed in on the reunion board. Their stories are as follows:
"Elizabeth Macmillan spent 20 years working for the defense industry and in aerospace. She is presently working for Fidelity in investments. She enjoys traveling. Liz is looking for a few lost classmates. Where are you Sue Parenteau, Denise Lord, and Betsy Williams?
"Mary (Ingraham) Smith is living in Brattleboro, Vt., and is very busy being a mom to her three children, Miranda (20), who accompanied mom, and twins (17) Arthur and Daniel.
"Laureen Harlow is teaching in Lebanon in the Resource Room. She is also at Antioch in Keene teaching a sped course for undergraduates. She loves her job!
"Kathy (Gray) Bush has been teaching second grade in Merrimack Valley, Penacook, for 25 years. Kathy and her husband, Ed, live in Penacook. Kathy has two children, three stepchildren, and a granddaughter who is 15 months old. Her son is married and works as an air traffic controller in Orlando. Give a wave as you fly into Disney World!
"Deb (Child) Trabucco and her husband John were present. They recently attended the graduation of their son from KSC in 2007, who is now working at Sea World in Orlando as a safety specialist. Deb is the tech coordinator, teaching teachers, in Hinsdale. Deb is also very much still involved with several activities involving KSC.
"Carol (Briand) Sheil married Marty '90, and they have two sons. Craig '03 was with everyone most of the day, dressed as the KSC Owl mascot. Their other son Ryan went to UNH and has been severing in the armed services in Iraq. Carol teaches in Derry in the special education department (10 years) and taught third grade prior to that.
"Brian Hanson is living in St. Johnsbury, Vt., where, for 27 years, he has been a part of the planning commission for the North Eastern Development Association. He has a 20-year-old son who graduated from New Hampshire Tech in Laconia with an associate's degree in fire safety.
"Dale Vancor lives in Winchester, N.H., and is busy inventing gadgets. Check out his website, www.wavethread.com. Dale has three patents. He has also been a Scoutmaster for six years and has three children and two grandchildren.
"Laurel (Armington) Lang is a Hollis library trustee. She has three children, all in college, who are in England, Iowa, and Boston.
"Gerry Delabry lives in Groton, Conn., and works for ING in Hartford. He has twin sons who are juniors in high school and applying to KSC.
"Jon Harris is teaching at Mount Mansfield Union High School in Vermont. He is the chairman of the State Teacher Retirement Pension Program. He and his wife (a teacher also) have one daughter who excels in rugby.
"Chris Callahan lives with his wife, Vicky Neilson, in Oyster Bay, N.Y. Chris owns his own jewelry company and Vicky works for American Airlines. She was unable to join us as her plane was stuck in England. They have three daughters: Kate is at Elon University, Shae is at UNH, and Sarah is in high school.
"Larry Minichiello could not attend the reunion according to his friends because he was busy planning a strawberry festival for his church. Your buddies couldn't believe you would pick strawberries over hanging out with them!
"Mike 'Mouse' Robidoux has worked for the Post Office for 35 years in the Keene, Portsmouth, and Hampton areas. He has two daughters, a freshman and a sophomore. He plans to retire to South Carolina.
"Cassie (Phillips) Blodgett is a lab tech and lives in Charlestown, N.H.
"Richard Raymond and Joyce (Ouellette) Raymond have been married for 27 years and have a daughter Bethany (25) who graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in human psychology and a minor in dance. They live in Milford, where Joyce teaches piano and Richard is the tech support for the Hollis schools. Richard also performs in a band out of Boston called The New Life, which plays top 40 songs.
"Robert Zimmerman works at the same school as Richard Raymond and was unable to attend because he was involved with lacrosse finals. Hope you were successful!
"Jerome Zimmel and his wife, Carol '77, passed by while touring Brickyard Pond, but I was not able to talk with them. So Jerry, send along some news when you get a chance.
"Tim Hancock where were you? Your friends were wondering.
"William Adams is living in Atlanta, Ga., and enjoys a career with Delta Airlines.
"Thanks to everyone who came to the reunion and was willing to give me some news. To those of you that were not able to join us, please feel free to send us an update on your life. Info can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (be sure to include your class year) or to me at the address listed above."