|KEENE STATE TODAY||VOLUME XXII NUMBER 1 Fall 2006|
A lovely letter arrived from Doris McConnell Thompson. She is now living in a home in Bristol, Conn., near her son, David. Doris was pleased to receive her Golden Circle medallion and will send a photo of herself wearing it.
IN MEMORIAM: Dorothy Collyer Hadley '30 died June 15, 2006.
IN MEMORIAM: Ilene Burmand '32 died June 6, 2006.
IN MEMORIAM: Palmina B. Quintilio '32 died June 18, 2006, in Keene. She taught in Gill and Boylston, Mass., then in Japan and Germany, and finally in Fairfax, Va.
As always, it was a joy having Barbara Auderer Goodridge with the Golden Circle when it met at the Cat 'n' Fiddle in Concord, N.H. It was because of her idea to meet that our luncheons began back in 1997.
Ferne Coffin Fogg writes about the hot, dry weather and nearby forest fires in Montana. She said the temperature has been 100 degrees and above. Ferne enjoyed a trip east in July to visit family and friends. She was glad to be back in New England, even for short time. Fern wrote about living in Fiske Hall and working in the downstairs dining room, where she waited on tables and stacked dishes to be washed. Many alumni have these same memories. She also wrote about picnics at the College Camp, with swimming, dancing, and all kinds of outdoor games.
IN MEMORIAM: Edith A. Noble '37 died Oct. 7, 2006, in Amherst, N.H. She was vice president of her class at Keene Normal School. She taught for 40 years in northern New Hampshire and then in Milford, N.H., and Stratford, Conn., retiring in 1977.
IN MEMORIAM: Edith Rich Sias '38 died Feb. 8, 2006, in North Andover, Mass. Highlights of her life included teaching Home Economics in Concord, N.H., and Reading, Mass. She eventually became the director of Christian education at the Old South Methodist Church in Reading. She established the first day care center in the community, which has continued in operation and is known as the Old South Christian Cooperative Preschool.
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