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1970

Bernard Franklin Hartshorn: "I am looking forward to coming back to Keene State for my 40th class reunion. Over the last few years, I have been reunited with some Alpha brothers and have enjoyed the reconnection. I would like to ask the members of the class of 1970 (if it isn't already in motion) to think about getting a party together over Alumni Weekend so we can share some valuable time with each other, toast our favorite beverage, and have some fun."

Patricia Haselton is still subbing at Keene Middle School. Her family members are all grown. Her youngest granddaughter at KSC is in California.

IN MEMORIAM: Jocelyn L. Brodie '70
December 13, 2009
Townshend, VT


1971

Paul Lapotosky has relocated to Tucson, Arizona, to great weather and great golf.

Barbara Bessey is still substitute teaching at Sunapee High School and loving it.


1972

Karen Fair retired after 34 years of teaching in Nashua. She is enjoying her two gorgeous granddaughters and volunteers at New England Disabled Sports at Loon Mountain.


1974

Jane Capuccio Stauffer: "I am enjoying retirement after 34 years of teaching and spending more time on photography. I was thrilled recently to win a local photography contest here in Salem, Massachusetts, where I live. My photo of Salem's historic Federal Street will be on the cover of the Destination Salem booklet distributed to tourists visiting the city for the next year. Please continue to send in the surveys; it is never too late to send one, and I will share more of your news next time."

Marje Muller Pucciarelli and her husband, Joseph, live in Stamford, Connecticut, where she has been teaching at the middle school for the past 36 years. After teaching home economics for 33 years, Marje recertified and now teaches social studies. She and her husband are avid skiers; they took a recent trip to Utah. They also love cruises and are planning several for later this year. Marje is also active in the Alpha Delta Kappa educational sorority and enjoys the social and altruistic activities of the Stamford chapter. She has fond memories of living at Merrimack House, the home management house on campus with the other home economics majors.

Peggy Peterson Bennett writes from Ashburnham, Massachusetts, where she lives and taught elementary school for 31 years. She now works part-time at the Fitchburg Art Museum, teaching art classes to young children. Peggy also finds time to volunteer at the elementary schools in town, cross-country ski, kayak, and hike. She has two children, Lauren and James. Peggy would love to hear from Jean Murphy, Dave Woodward, and Jan Ketcham Bergeron.

Allen Halberg lives with his wife, Judy, in Bellows Falls, Vermont. They have three children and six grandchildren. Allen retired from education in 1998. He is an active member of the Town of Rockingham Republican Party and volunteers as an incorporator at the local hospital. He also sings in his church choir and is active in the organ and keyboard group at the Keene Senior Center. He and his wife have traveled in their RV to Vermont, Cape Cod, and Florida this past year.

Judy Gabryszewski Haley and her husband, Denis, live in Milford, Connecticut, where she works for the town as the tax collector. She hopes to retire in five years. Judy met her husband, Denis, at church where she does volunteer work: "Married for just 1½ years, we are having a lot of fun traveling and settling into married life - something neither of us thought we would ever be!" They have traveled to Disney World, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina, and are now planning trips to Ireland and Australia.

Robert Currier lives in Bethel, Maine, and is semiretired. He has been a self-employed carpenter for 20 years and currently builds and sells one recreational/ski house in the Sunday River area of Maine each year. While at KSC, Robert was a member of Phi Mu Delta and when asked about his time at KSC, he said, "All four years were among the greatest."

Susan Enright Barney and her husband, Michael, live in Meredith, New Hampshire. She has been with the Meredith Village Savings Bank for the past 10 years and will be retiring this year to "a life of leisure." She has one daughter and two granddaughters. Susan and her husband have recently traveled to Disney World, the Dominican Republic, and Cozumel.

Susan Enright Barney and her husband, Michael, live in Meredith, New Hampshire. She has been with the Meredith Village Savings Bank for the past 10 years and will be retiring this year to "a life of leisure." She has one daughter and two granddaughters. Susan and her husband have recently traveled to Disney World, the Dominican Republic, and Cozumel.

Joanne Lach Marchand lives in Keene with her husband, Rene. Joanne taught elementary school and retired in 2008, but she still keeps her hand in education by administering GED tests at the county jail, being a volunteer tutor in her neighborhood, and substituting for teachers and the school secretary. She is involved in her church and took a trip to Israel this year - a real pilgrimage to the Holy Land. She and her husband enjoy travel and the beach, especially with their four-legged children - their golden retrievers.

Rebecca Blanchard Audley and her husband, Michael, live in Bow, New Hampshire. She has been a teacher in the Goffstown School District for 32 years and has no desire to retire. "I plan to keep on teaching for as long as I am able; I love it!"
She has two sons - Adam, who graduated from UNH in 2009, and Justin, who is currently a junior at UNH.

William Hancock lives in Dover, New Hampshire, and has worked at New Hampshire Distributors, Inc., for the past 32 years. He is currently the sales team leader. He has five grandchildren, ages 2 to 12.

Kathy Farley lives in Raymond, New Hampshire, and retired in 2007 after 32 years with the IRS. She has Doberman Pinschers, which she shows across the United States and Canada. She also works in dog obedience, rally, conformation, agility, and tracking.

Lawrence Robinson lives with his wife, Joanne, in Marlborough, New Hampshire. They have two daughters. Lawrence is the senior maintenance engineer with Teleflex Medical OEM. He is ready to retire next year at 20 years with the company. He has been a selectman for the town of Marlborough for the past 13 years and on the board of directors for the Southwest Regional Planning Commission for 10 years. Lawrence enjoys woodworking, fishing, golf, history, antiques repair, and photography. He and his wife recently took a cruise to the Mediterranean. He tells me his memorable experiences at Keene include meeting his wife, the fours years he spent on the soccer team, and KSC radio before FM.

Susan Wheaton Croteau writes from Virginia Beach, where she lives with her husband, Louis. She taught preschool and second grade, and became a learning disabilities specialist. She now keeps the books for her husband's medical group. Her children are grown, and both live and work in Virginia Beach. Susan and her husband took a recent cruise to Alaska and travel to Aruba each year. She likes boating, golf, skiing, and bridge, and also belongs to two book clubs, a garden club, and a civic league. Her memorable times at KSC include the Jefferson Airplane concert, tanning on the quad, and Fiske Hall with Carly Simons and James Taylor songs playing in all the rooms. Susan is wondering about Suzanne Daley and Jeanne Schafer.

IN MEMORIAM: Francis Reason II '74
February 5, 2010
Swanzey, NH


1976

From Philip Bellingham: "Hello, '76ers. By the time you read this, it should be nice and warm after a humdinger of a winter here in Connecticut. We have a reunion in June. Good times for sure."

Brian Kane sold his insurance agency after 25 years and opened a large independent insurance agency called Allkane Insurance. Brian's 16-year-old daughter plays on a softball team that travels all over the East coast. This July, the team will be playing in Keene, so he will be in the area. Brian hasn't been in Keene since 1979.


1977

Nora Larson attended an annual synod of the United Church of Christ as one of the New Hampshire Conference delegates. Being part of a worship service with 3,500 others was an uplifting experience for her.


1978

From Mark Romano: "After 32 years of teaching middle school technology education, I've decided to put down the chalk. My wife, Kate O'Connell, has worked as a graphic designer and marketing specialist during our time in New Hampshire. After dodging many layoffs, her company finally eliminated her position this past summer. She is now looking forward to turning her passion for health and fitness into a career. Because of these developments, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to leave New Hampshire and move to the Naples area of Florida. We will miss living in one of the most scenic states in this country. The advantage of this move is that we will be entering our second childhood! We're looking forward to our new adventures in the sun. For those who choose to stay in touch, we can be reached at kudakidd@hotmail.com."

Teri Goyette Boivin's daughter Michelle Roy accepted a position at Pfizer. Teri is a very proud of her accomplishments!

Carolyn Hadge owns the small business NeedtoKnow Communications and provides workshops for foster parents and school health leadership programs.