Welcome to the Maynard High School

class of 1959 official webpage




AUGUST 5, 2019







4:30-5:30 Meet and Greet. We'll either meet in the lounge just inside the front door, or they'll provide us a room upstairs. More on that later.

5:30-9:30 Dinner. It's a bouffet and it's $50 per person.

The formal invite is being printed as we speak and will go out shortly. But if you want, you can do several things right now.

1. email Pat and let her know you're coming and how many.

2. You can send her a check covering your meal/s at any time

3. You can make a seperate donation to the class, just to get the kitty up and after talking to Pat recently, she said the donations are coming in.

Thank you all that have sent money. Very kind of you.

And even though you might not be attending, your check would be greatly appreciated.

Pat's email and address are pde111@verison.net and/or 15 Marble Farm Road, Maynard, 01754




And Guess who's (classmates that is) coming to the reunion,,,so far

Paul B, Ray and Vinnie, Larry C, Pat D', Bruce, Jackie M, Dottie McD, Eddie M, Karen Keto, Judy Peterson,
Sandra K, Marianne, Clarkie, Jessie, Cyril and Judy,,,and Whitey. Some of these folks are coming single and still others are bringing a spouse or friend.
The good news is: that's not a bad number after 60 years


Sandra is looking for a ride over. She lives on rt 117, right on the Maynard Sudbury line. If you can help her, pls contact her



Looks like we can get into the upstairs room at 5pm, so if you're earlier than that,
some of you might like to take in the bar just inside the front door.
Technically we have the room from 5:30-9:30pm, so we'll have to make good use of the time.

Dinner will be a Buffet which will include Roast prime Rib, Chicken Picatta, Boston Baked Schrod
with all the fixins and trimmins to go with it
including Ice cream and shaved Chocolate to rinse it all down.
And yes, coffee and tea will be availbale.


We'll have an greeting with blessing, the meal, a short presentation, and then a raffle, before we wrap it all up





Guess who came to lunch?????

Mike Sokolowski, that's who. He's movied up here to Summerhill Glenn

he's also coming to our 60th reunion

I would love for david Holt to surprise us and come to lunch or the reunion.





And we found David Holt. He's a vice president at a Cambridge bank location,,,1374 Mass Ave.

David, if you're looking at this, please give me a call at 978 897-3445. I'd love to say hello and shoot the bull for a while.

David update,,he wishes to stay incognito and I'll respect those wishes. Too bad,,nice guy

and we'd love to hear from him


I wish Leena would contact us,,,Leena, please call me










On more happy notes. These are year old 75th birthday pictures.

Send me 76's,,,I dare you


,,guess who just turned 75 and I know some of you already have and the rest of us will very soon.

With that, if you send me your 75th birthday photo, I'll throw it up here too. And this came in from Betsy who visited David K in Greece. Long story and recovery with the arm. She fell and broke it in Greece. And then there's one of our youngest classmates, Ralph,,and brother Roy, but I didn't get his photo




Now lets see what we have here. Lenny has lost his marbles but found diamonds in his ears, and Wally looks like he's on his honeymoon with his lovely wife Cat Mason. Night out on the town in Myrtle Beach. They live near by and are enjoying the hell out of their new place. Good for you Wally and you too lenny. Oh, and then there's Brenda cruisin down some river in Europe. What a great life she's havin. And that crazy jet skiing maniac is Lenny. He's livin the life too and good for him.



and then we have Jesse enjoying good ole Cape Cod this summer with her grandson, while Jack is up in Rockland Maine at the Samoset resort with his son Steve, pretending he knows how to play golf. Me pretending, not Steve



and from Paul Chyzus, his wife Carolyn and friends Bev and Dave, on the beach in Maryland and then eating crabs somewhere. Thanks for the pictures Paul.


and from Florida, we have Judy, celebrating her 75th with sister Janet and family.....Keep em coming folks



Now, this is a first for a classmate. Jesse,,,what the heck are you doing?


Now this is more like it (down to earth, I mean) Happy Birthday Jess,,,

and Billy hits the big 75 as well


Just got this photo from Barbara Littig. Thanks so much for sending that to me Barb



Next we have 75 year young, Bobby Bradbury (lying down on the job of course) with his family.

His wife Barbara on the left, his son Matthew, and joined up front by his sister Daryl.

Bob is recouping in rehab with a back problem and sends his love to everyone.

He looks like he could go to work at the mall as Santi Claus.

The class of 59' sends their love back you my friend.

Sad to say, Bobby did pass away after this picture was taken.

R.I.P. our friend and classmate





And I'll take any and all photos of your birthday celebration as well.

Please send them in to me







You now can see every Maynard High School year book. Amazing


just click on that link





BUT,,,How about this crew? And sad to say, we're older than they were in these photos. Does that scare you or what?













I'm not going to erase this, because it's a true Maynard Classic summary of how it used to be

We wanted to make this a real down to earth "Old Maynard" experience, so for our fish eating friends, we're looking to serve Hornpout, freshly caught from the Mill Pond.

And for all you meat eaters, we're serving Muskrat stew, trapped right along the banks of the Assabet River.

And Nancy just sent in another one. How about turtle soup from Voses pond and

Mike Soko from Murells Inlet SC. said, he'd kill for a Mill pond Hornpout.

But as you can imagine, that all got scratched at the planning meeting.

Something about the cooks not knowing how to cook the turtle soup and no one daring to grab the hornpout.

They stung like hell if you didn't grab em right.





OK, Here's who came to the 55th

Jack Bub, Whitey, Jesse, Brenda, David Spratt, Me (Jackie,,and it's ok to call me that) Eddie, Joey Corriveau, Pat D', Sally, Denise, Larry, Bruce, Clark, Billy Shaw, Butch K (Kivie), Marianne D., Dottie M., Judy and Cyril Byrne (I mean Spratt), Paul Barilone, Ray Buscemi, Judy Peterson, Vinny, Bo, and Ralph



We have pre and post reunion writeups below for your reading enjoyment





Leena, if you're reading this, please email me at jfmalcolm@aol.com or call me at 978 897-3445

thank you,,,,your classmate,,,,,Jack Malcolm

I'm 100% certain we found Leena, but she's not responding back to my requests to make contact. And although I do respect that decision on her part, my heart would just like to say hello to her. Life is too short not to.






The class of 1961 has a website and it's a beauty. https://sites.google.com/site/maynardhs1961/



* What ever you send me, I'll post in your bio section.



Guess what? Our old (new in 1956) Memorial Gym is nothing but a memory of the past now. Officials in Maynard have decided that repairing it was out of the question and plans were made to tear it down. I'll show you the photos that process, but first, I've copied what the dedication plauque said. The names are flooded with many memories.

Building Commitee: Irving H. Manning Chairman, Irene C. Wood Secretary, Joseph E. Boothroyd, Carl E. Becker, Walter E. Carbone, Helen C. Gately, Charles M. Lerer, Albert Lerer, William H. Larsen, Noble E. Loomer Jr, Philip S. Morrison, Leo F. Mullin, Thomas C. Passios, Anthony Palmaccio, Caetano A. Perillo, R. Frank Punch, David L. Pallian, John Piantedosi, Virginia N. Robinson, John S. Sokolowski, James C. Tierney, Bernard Williams, Florence M. Wilder, and Mary A. Doyle Advisor.



And if that ain't enough,,,there's more. This is (was) Russo's

and here's what russo's look like now. Come on back to town and buy a Russo's condo

and across the street which used to be a parking lot, is now, well you guessed it



And there's more,,,,how about Salamone's....

And of course there's Walgreens right behind the methodist church

and now because of lack of business, Walgreens just shut it's doors. Must have something to do with that church land. They just shut their doors too. Anyone want to buy a church? and the Congregational church is right behind it. Ready to close it's doors.

This is the original MHS when it was completed in 1922. �And aren�t these words ever familiar. �


(Created by Mr. Charles Manty) 






Lost and found section:
Weve lost contact with several of our classmates and hope you can help us with it:
Last known location
Lois (Nelson) Anderson Armstrong, Iowa
David Holt ,,,,,,,,His letter came back,,,can't find him,,,he's been spotted in Falmouth though and my money says he's checking this website just to see what's going on,,,,,,Dave,,,please contact us
Leena Saastamoinen She's safe and sound in Florida (East coast) but won't respond to my letters and calls.

If you know how we can get it touch with these people, please let us know.

Found but not in contact with yet, Section
These are the people that we thought were lost and now found, but we have not heard from them yet
Barbara (Byrne) Hennigan Marlboro
Heather (Jenkins) Cziria Townsend,,and now maybe Marlboro
Dottie (Hatfield) Walsh South Gardner
*Barbara, Dotti and Heather we believe are recieving the mail but no response yet. Boy, we sure would like for them to get in touch with us

If you know how we can get it touch with these people, please let us know.



I started a new section with recent deaths in Maynard. Yes, I know it's not the nicest thing to talk about and if anyone is really offended, I'll take it down. I figure whether you live near or far, you just might like to know this info. Of course our own class members will be remembered here as well as on the classmate list below. This'll just be for others to sorta keep in touch with what's happening in town,,,a sad happening, but a happening none the less.


In 6 years, we've lost TEN classmates



Lenny Cursio 89,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,July 2019

Rev. Gary Heikkila 87,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,June 2019

Al Carey 75,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,June 2019

Bruce Pekkala 80,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,May 2019

St Casimir's, Rev. Louis Bilicky 96,,,,,,,,,,,May 2019

Joe Uglevich 74,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,April 2019

Richie Clark 75,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,March 2019

Mary Clayton Lugin,,class of 1958,,,,,,,,,August 2018

Paul Denesiuk 79,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,August 2018

Eddie Galagher 82,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,July 2018

Paul Staples 74,,,,,class of 61,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,May 2018

Linda (Gentch) Uglevich 71,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,April 2018
Eddie Cuddy 82,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,April 2018
Audrey Langille 76,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Feb 2018
Ann De Grappo 78,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Feb 2018
Lyn (Dee) Primiano 71,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Nov 2017

Dave Higgins 86,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Nov 2017 Part time science teacher,,fireman,,postal worker,,pizza house cook

Eddie Dean 79,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Nov 2017

Carla French,,,,,Tom's wife,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Nov 2017,,,Pat and I just saw her a week ago

Nancy Beford 79,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Sept 2017

Bobby Bradbury 76,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Sept 2017

Herbie Torppa 90,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,June 2017,,,,co owner of Auto Machine for years

Dickie Maskowski 73,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,May 2017

Paul Murphy 83,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,May 2017

John Colombo 89 (barber),,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,April 2017

Alfred (Fred) DeGrappo 79,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,February 2017

Bo Wattu 76,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,October 2016

Donna Leate Colleton 75,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,August 2016

Ginger Warila Slyuski 79,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,July 2016

Charlie Wattu 82,,,Bo's brother,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,April 2016

MaryLou Duggan 76,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,April 2016

Howard Boeske Sr 96,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,March 2016

Howard Boeske Jr 55,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,November 2012

Dr Joel Karp 80,,(dentist),,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,February 2016

Tommy French 74,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,December 2015

Paul Hellawell 69,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,December 2015

Burt Taylor 72,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,November 2015

Ronnie Laasanen 73,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,November 2015

Dougy DeRosa 73,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,October 2015

Teddy Clancy 79,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Sept 2015

Joan Ferguson 74,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,August 2015

Karen Grandall 74,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,July 2015

Nancy (Sheridan) Gerlach 73,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,June 2015

Sandy Symes 72,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,February 2015

Mel Neimi 75,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,February 2015

Andy Kulju 75,,,Judy's husband,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,January 2015

Fred Sivonen 76,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,January 2015

Bruce Warila 76,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,January 2015

John Ketola 71?,,,class of 61,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,December 2014

Swifty Viola 79,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,November 2014

Dave Laasanen 76,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,October 2014

Carl Mansfield,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,August 2014

Ellie Konowicz,,,75,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,June 2014

Doris Fardy 97,,one of the nicest ladies I ever met ,,,,,,February 2014

Jimmy Allen 75,,,David's brother and Maynard's professional jockey,,,Feb 2014

Dick Slyuski 76 ,,Manning's pharmacist and owner,,,Feb. 2014

Mary Graceffa 67,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Dec 2013

John Mcdonough,,,Dot's husband,,,,,,,,,,,,Nov 2013

Pat (Manning) Whalen 76, living in York Maine,,,October 2013

Maryellen Piantedosi (John's sister),,,,,,,October 2013

Freddie Johnson 78, lived on Tremont St growing up,,,Oct. 2013

Mary Connerney 72, Maynard's leading caterer,,,October 2013

Lenny Massarelli 77, (Mushy's brother),,,October 2013

Ruth Feltus ,,,,yes, Dr Feltus' wife,,,,,,,,,,Sept 2013

Bob Quirk,,,,,builder/developer,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Sept 2013

Wasi Chernak of Gruber's furniture,,,,,,,,July 2013

Connie (Lowell) Saarinen 72,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,July 2013

Irene (Stitch-it-Shop) Malcolm, Mayberry 94,,,June 2013





We'll have reunion photos for you to see, but for those not coming, please send pictures and I'll put em up right here.


Updated photos: Bunny & Husband Forrest. Wally Mason, wife Kat and grandkids. Besty and Cali


Jackie Primiano and family,,,,,,,,,,,,Roy Nelson, wife Penny and Ty,,,,,,,,Joan (Manning) Dawson, a name from the past


Here's Bab's (Harrington) and husband John Holt. And I wish classmate David Holt would show up. I know he's watching this website. Dave,,,please contact us.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and then of course we have Lenny and Lynne who will not be with us this year and then comes Paul Chyzus waving. He'll be cruising South America on our reunion date. Paul, South America will always be there,,,we won't. Come to the bloody reunion.



Next we have, from Long Island NY, Judy Manning. Judy promised to come this time, but she may opt for surgery on her leg. And beside her, and although she's coming to the reunion, is Brenda. She has not changed one single bit since school and you'll understand why when you see the picture. Brenda, I'm not so sure the sweater is ugly, but rather, you should have won 1st prize for the most creative or daring to wear,,,, and wouldn't that have gone over real big in the 1950s. Bottom line, YOU are first prize in my book. Note: Last reunion, Brenda made all the center pieces and this time, she's done the same. Can't wait to see them and we've devised a system where one of you at each table will take yours home. Thanks Bren....jack,,,and last but not least on this line of photos is Bobby Bradbury and his sister Daryl Bariteau.




Ok, this next one is a real treat for you. Two of these people in this next photo are classmates and the other two are from 1960 and 61 classes. Any ideas of who they are? Clue: They formed their own band, back in the day. Ok, I'll tell you who they are, from left to right. Ray Buscemi, Pete Waldron, Ritchie Columbo, and Alan (Snookie) Graff




Next we have Ted Kauppi and Donna, now living in Florida. I thought they stayed up here in the summer and would definately be at the reunion, but thought wrong. Donna gradutaed from Clinton. Floowing that, I just received classmate Sandra K's picture. She calls it her mug shot. She'll never change. And finally, we have Tom French



They keep coming in. The first here is Nancy and her grandchildren, after the wine, she says. And then we have a March photo of Denny. He blew into town and we had a quick mini for him. To say he was thrilled is an understatement.








September 2018 Maynard 1959 MSH Mini reunion held at Roasted Peppers (old Woolworths) had some new and old people BUT on Monday, a few of us met Clyde (jr) McAlister. Jr missed the reuion but made it up on Monday


and Jack Bub, Jimmy B, Sandra, Karen K to name a few,,,where in the heck were you? Life's too short not to come out and play.
Clyde couldn't make it last minute but we did meet with him on the following Monday. So nice to see him. He'll make the next one for sure,,,,and Whitey, pls pass this on to Jack P. Why, even Mike Soko was there. and Teddy was up from Florida. Ray was ill or he would have been there. He's a regular. Dottie and Maryann both had Dr appointments and we know how that goes at our age. Larry was at his mother's birthday in Florida. Billy is laid up and Joan is having pretty bad eye problems, so there was no way for them to get there. Of course Roy said he'd be there, but work got in the way. What do they say,,,All work and no play means we don't even know what the hell you look like. Something like that. Paul B doesn't do minis,,,,says he'll be there at the next big one though, which is next year. My question though is: just how many next years are there going to be? Think that one over. Some classes have never had a reunion, never mind a mini. What a shame. Hey, all in all, it was nice to see each other, even if it was for just a couple of hours,,,and I'm the fortunate one being able to attend both the Maynard and Florida minis. Stay healthy my friends,,,and thanks for photos, Pat


Mike and Butch,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Eddie and Judy,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Ralph



Ted,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Smitty and Karen,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Vinny


Pat and Jack,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Bruce,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,JP Whitey


Brenda and Mike,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Pat, Jack, Butch, Clyde (Jr), Smitty and Judy




February 2018,,,5th annual Florida, Maynard 1959 MHS mini reunion

held at Finn at Sharkeys in Venice Florida


funny how none of us have changed a bit



seated left to right: Babs, Judy

standing left to right: Ralph, David, Paul, Lenny, Ted and Jackie





October 2017 5th annual Maynard 1959 MHS mini reunion

held in Maynard


Ok, here's what I'm going to do. I'm going to list everyone that came and see if you can pick them out. After many years of not coming out this way, Elaine visited the area from her home in New Mexico and it was fitting that we were able to coordinate the mini and have her attend. She brought her daughter Sandra and her sister Paula with her and it was so nice to meet her family. Now, for everyone else,,,it's first names and you figure them out. Clark and wife Karen came, Billy and wife Joan were there. My wife and Ralph's wife attended. Edie, Bruce, Butch K, Vinny and Ray, Larry, and of course yours truly. Then we had Pat, Judy and Dottie. I don't think I saw anyone without a smile on their face. Yes we could have waited two more years to see them but life being so short, we're not going to do that. We're going to meet like this every year both here and in Florida and I wouldn't miss either one for the world. As you all know by now, we lost classmate Bobby Bradbury just a short time ago and in his obituary the family was asking for donations in his honor to go to the Maynard band. Eddie, Pat and I made the decision to use a portion of our slush fund and do just that. From the MHS class on 1959, we donated $100 to the band. Oh, and I'm trying to get our song back on the website. I lost it while trying to update the site from Florida and miss listening to it every time I go on the site. Thank you,,,so much for all that could attend this mini and may god bless all of you there or not, just for being a proud member of our great class. Enjoy the photos,,,,jack










February 2017 4th annual Florida MHS Mini class reunion






2016 Maynard 4th annual September mini reunion photos



Karen Smith and Joan Shaw joined us in this photo. Both of them are faithful regulars


This is our 4th reunion Maynard mini and actually the fewest classmates we've had. Amazing that none of us have changed a bit.

We leave it up to whomever can come will be there and although we'd certainly love to see more of you there, we understand

that other things in your lives, get in the way. Please give it a good ole fashioned try for next September though. In looking at the

2017 calendar, I'm guessing Weds. September 20th looks like the date. Same place (Roasted Peppers) at noon. Please plan on it.




2015 Maynard 3rd annual September mini reunion photos

We had 12 classmates and two spouse and,,,

a few that normally attend, didn't make it.



Here we have Larry and Ray, followed by Jimmie and Clarkie,,,,,,,,, and then MaryAnn and Jackie



How about Billy and Pat,,,followed by Judy and MaryAnn again,,,,,,,,,,,and then Vinnie and Denise




Next we have Pat, Karen, Judy, & Jesse, then Vinnie and Larry,,ending with Denise Jesse and Pat



and finally, one more of Ray and Jimmie


Now here's the deal. Need I tell you that none of us are getting any younger and with that, how about everyone that can make it,

come to the next one. God willing we'll all be here. You're all aware by now that we lost three dear classmates this summer alone

and I'm hoping that's it for a while. Just like the song "See you in September" 2016




2016 Florida 3rd annual mini reunion photos


Next year, I'll try to take better pictures,, and not against a window. sorry babs and john and david





Feb 29,,,It's so nice to be able to get together like this, and now, for the 3rd time. Ralph and Marilyn Nelson joined us regulars for the first time and here's hoping they'll be back again next year. Lenny did his outstanding job putting this all together,,,,and thank you so much Lenny. We followed the lunchoen with our annual trip back to Judy's house in Sarasota where she served us drinks and sweets, she also gave each one of us a loaf of her famous Finish bread. What a wonderful hostess she is,,,and a darn good baker too. Oh yes, we'll be doing it again next year (God willing) but it may be in Venice this time. We're hoping that'll bring in a few more classmates and cut David's travel time down a bit. I personally wouldn't miss one of these for the world, nor would I miss the Maynard one we have every year. Life's too short not to. Hey, we went back in time and laughed our butts off. And yes, some of our aches and pains came up, but not a lot. Too many good times to talk about, to dwell on that crap. We all got em,,some worse than others, but for this day, it was like we were right back in high school again.





2015 Florida 2nd annual mini reunion photos




March 4,,,2nd annual class of 59 Florida mini reunion,,,,Hi All, I want to thank all that could attend a wonderful luncheon today at the Riverhouse Reef & Grill in Palmetto, FL and hope it will only get larger next year with the ones that could not attend. We had a fantastic time reminiscing all the fun we had in those great years in our earlier years. I can't thank Judy Kulyu and her sister, Janet, enough for being gracious hostesses at Judy's beautiful home after the luncheon. That extension of the luncheon made it super fantastic. I hope we can all do this again next year, so please try and keep the last week in February open so the luncheon can increase in size. I hope everyone had a great time. Love to all and thank you again,,,,,Lenny


and from Jack,,,,,A team of wild horses couldn't keep me from attending another Florida mini 1959 reunion,,,and Sally won't miss one either. Are you sitting down? Sally and Dick drove down from Massachusetts just to be there. WOW!!! Ralph just missed it by one week, so next year buddy, drive back down from Myrtle Beach and join us. And Bruce,,,you too,,,drive over. It was so great to have Babs and Paul join us and hopefully we'll see them again next year. Ted and Donna drove us down from Clearwater and it's always nice to be in their company. So nice to see Judy there with her sister Janet. It had only been a month since Andy passed away. Of course we ended up at Judy's place (2nd annual for that too) for coffee and a few laughs. Dave and Jackie are regulars no matter where we have anything going on. Dave once said, just tell me where it is and count on us being there. Lenny and Lynne,,,what can I say except thank you my friend for organizing another great event. This kinda sums it up in words, but the feelings are the hard part to convey. Just being with classmates from so many years ago, warms up my heart and I'll go out on a limb and say that everyone there felt the same way. God willing, we'll see you all there again next year.



OK, Here here's what you've waiting for,,,,POST 55th reunion comments and photos


I wanted to let you know that Judy and I felt the 55th was the best reunion yet. The venue fitted us perfectly and allowed for excellent interaction with everyone. Kudos to all of you for all your fine efforts in pulling this together. Now, if it wasn't for the fact that I was about to drive over the lawn when we were leaving, the evening would have been a perfect 10! (actually my ever vigilant co-pilot pointed me in the right direction in time and I left no tire ruts.) TEN it was!!! Great job! Cyril


Dear Pat, Jack & Ed,,,,,,I agree, the reunion was perfect. So much fun talking with old classmates and catching up. A sincere thanks to all of you for working so hard and also to Brenda for her table centerpieces. The prizes were priceless and so memorable! Thank you Larry, Judy and I enjoyed that last glass of wine. Looking forward to the 60th,,,,,,Dot


Hi Jack,
Thanks for the email on the class reunion and you said it all. You all did a great job as usual and it was so much fun and glad to see all. Probably a few people I didn�t get to talk to because they were also busy talking to others. Thanks to Dot, my lifesaver for letting me borrow her clothes the last minute and for letting us stay with her overnight. Sally


Hi Jack,,,,,I am so happy that everyone had a great time. I wish I could have been there. Brenda had already sent me an e-mail, the next day, telling me that everyone involved did a great job in putting it together and that everyone had a great time. The photos up on our website were fantastic as everyone looked great. I am going to start sending out e-mails to the classmates living in FL and others I have heard that have already made reservations to be here, or who have mentioned they may be here in 2015. It appears it will be the last week in February and that happens to be a full week next year, I.e. - the 22nd thru the 28th. Please let me know if you hear of anyone else that may be here during that time frame. Best regards,


Hi jack,,, Hope all is well with you and family sorry I missed sat nite nice to hear it went very well. Thanks again for putting the mini reunion for me in Maynard last March. I think about often. I'll make the next one. Thanks for the info.

Take care,,,, Den ,,,(note: Denny is in Carslbad Ca. alongside Nancy Charpentier's brother, Tom and home of Whitey Bulger for 16 years,,,BUT brother Billy had no clue where he was)


Now, trying to get everyone's attention and with multiple cameras going off was dam near impossible. That plus, Jack Bub slipped out before we took the class photo which we almost forgot to do. I (jack) took this shot trying to get the alignment right and lo and behold, it's the best shot out of the bunch. It was the only shot Bruce wasn't hiding behind Paul and how that could happen still amazes me. Some of the other shots had people scattering and in one, I think Paul is scrambling outta there because Dottie was pinching him in the ass...That's what it looked like anyway. In this one, there are a couple of people staring off in space and I think Marianne is crying because Billie said he wouldn't dance with her. I've also inserted Jack Bub and myself, so we wouldn't be left out.




Gotta run. Sheila wants to go to dinner,,,,More later and keep checking back,,back,,it's getting late so I'll just throw up a few teasers and when Iget more time, I'll throw them all up.


1st we have Marrianne, Judy and Pat,,and then we have Jack, Ray and his wife Chris,,,,,,, followed by Billie and wife Joan


How about Denise, Jessie and Judy, then Denise again with Dottie. Followed by our Raffle ticket sellers. The appetizer table was donated and made up by Marilyn Nelson, Linda Mullin, Pat D'Errico, Karen Smith and Sheila Malcolm. Thank you all so much ladies.


Ths gang starts with Joe and Dee Dee, followed by Bo and Janet, Bruce and Linda, and last but not least, Dave and Jackie


Here's Marrianne and Judy,,,,,,then Judy and Cyril,,,,,,,,,,JP Whitey and his wife Eileen,,,,,, followed by Vinny and Diane


Larry and Paul and then Sally and Marrianne,,,,,along side Ralph (Nelson) and Marilyn and then Jesse and Clarkie


Here we have Bub and Butchy,,,and then Eddie and Linda Mullin,,,Brenda and Judy and then Jackie and Sheila


Cyril again with Vinny again and then Karen and Clarkie,,,Brenda and Pat,,and last, the Booooby Prize (sorry DDot) won by Dotty


couple of tough 1959 linemen, Cyril and Bo,,,and then some room shots. The Maynard Country Club served us well and a great place to have a reunion.


Unless I receive more photos, this does it for our 55th reunion. So much planning and then before you know it, it's gone by too soon if you ask me. I feel like Cyril, this was the best one ever. We all signed thinking of you cards for those classmates we felt might like a little lift up and for those that could not attend this one, we hope you can make a future mini somewhere and the 60th if we're lucky enough to have one. There is no question about it,,,I am the luckiest one in our class for a couple of reasons. #1, just being a member of this great class of 1959 that went through so much back then and paved the way for future generations to follow. Hopefully we all made a positive impact on our families and the world in general. and #2, to be able to get in and out of all of your lives with this website. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for allowing me that privilege. God bless you all,,,,,,,,,,,,,,jack


And now, 2 more photos from Clarkie Smith,,,,and remember, Jack Bub is not in the large one. He went home before we had a chance to take it. Bottom line,,,we forgot,,,and what else is new at our age.













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which could use some more info from many of you. Please give me that current, juicy stuff that's going on in your life.

Well, even is it's not juicy, I'll take it anyway.



Sept 2017,,,,Hi Jack et al: First - apologies for the �empty� mis-sends - not sure how that happened ! Sorry to hear about Bobby - he was a sweet gentle person - always a kind word. Good wishes and thoughts to those in the IRMA path - hope all the preparations are for naught and it veers well out to sea. All is well in Iowa - or as good as can be at this stage of life! We are hanging out here for another couple of years until only grandchild graduates from HS and goes off to college - she is now a junior and says her classes are finally getting interesting! Once she graduates we may take off traveling more - who knows what the future will bring! Regards to all. Bunnie



May 21, 2017,,,,Just a word to say that my new health care provider has made me eligible for a fitness program called "Silver Sneakers " (wonder why ?)
As a result I am trying to get my sad ass in gear for great things this summer. Mayhaps a vertical assault of the Mill Chimney or even a mid-night crawl across the Mill Pond . Then again, it may best to stay in Carver and race against the Edaville Railroad. Hello to all, J P Whitey


May 21, 2017,,,,,Eddie won't write about it, so let me do it for him. He just had a terrible bout with pain running down his leg. He did the cortizone shots, but ultimately had to have back surgery,,,just like Cyril. Both worked out fine. Ed is back working and getting ready to take his first attampt at golf. Now, I'm about to have my first shot in the back and if that doesn't sure my pain, I'll also go under the knife. Can't stand the pain running down the leg. It's awful. I told the doctor, I didn't care what he did as long as I could play golf in Florida next January.

On a sad note, Audrey is in Beth Isreal Hospital, she's had five surgeries and is really down. I'm going in there today just to make sure she'll be at out 60th reunion. That usually sets her off when I mention reunion. Say a little prayer for her.,,,,jack




September 6th, 2016,,,,Congratulations classmates. We have been blessed to have made it to the BIG 75!!!! I'm doing wellafter spending three months at Dana Farber in Boston to be treated for a blood disorder. Sandra, the grandkids and I spend lots of time hinking in our beautiful Sandia mountains.We also take the chairlift down the other side where we seeblack bears and their clubs. I'm getting ready for another session atOasis, where we have many classes and make new friends. Our hot air baloon Fiesta starts in October for 9 days and nights. Tons of beauty in our skies. Hope eveyone is welol and have frun on the 21st at Roasted Peppres. Will be thingking of you all,,,,Elaine




August 2016,,,,,,Sorry won�t be able to fly in for the mini reunion on Sept 21 - tho it is on my old after school job stomping grounds - I used to work at Woolworth�s - at the candy counter!! I can remember weekly grocery shopping at the Co-op! 2016 has been a year for improvements - new right hip, cataracts gone and new reading (only!) glasses, and a new left hip on Nov 2 or sooner if they have an opening due to a cancellation. Quite a year. Am looking forward to a much more active and FUN 2017 - maybe even testing out some of the new bike paths around town and further afield. We got tired of waiting for more visitors from the east - so are starting to downsize and hopefully be into a smaller place that requires less maintenance in a year or less.Tis very true - life is too short - and I for one will be ready soon to make up for lost time! Best regards to all. Bunnie Engelhardt Tomes, Cedar Rapids




August 2016,,,,I finally get something to write about. It's like pulling teeth. Denny called me last night thanking me for the website and the gathering we threw for him on his last trip out Maynard way. He was telling his friends about his high school days, going over the website and had to make the call. He misses Maynard and the great memories he had growing up with his family and classmates. Now that's where this story starts. Denny played baseball in the pony league. He stepped up to the plate and the catcher (none other than Clarkie) asked, "what kind of pitch do you want?" Denny couldn't answer, so Clarkie called for a fastball. The pitcher went into his windup (oh, I forgot to mention that the pitcher was Billy Shaw) and that fastball went toward the plate. Denny had no clue what he was doing, or where the ball was, so he just counted to two and swung. The bat made contact and the ball went somewhere far into the air. He slid into 1st base, got up and ran to 2nd base where he slid again and then slid one more time into third. He did this beauce the coaches were yelling at him to keep going and,,,lo and behold, without even knowing it, Denny had hit a home run. It ended up the only one he hit too. Now fast forward 55 or more years when Denny came to Maynard for family reasons and while here, we got a few of his friends to meet him for lunch. He greeted everyone like it was old home week. Last but not least came Billy and out of his mouth came, "I'll never forget that home run you know." You see, Billy was a great pitcher and for Denny to have hit that out of the park, must have been a big let down, and so much so that after all these years, it's still on their minds. What a great childhood memory to hang on to, but from my perspective, the blame should go to Clarkie for calling for that fastball. Thank you so much Denny for calling me and sharing that story. For the rest of you,,please, please, please let me have more of these memories so I can share them with all of our classmates.





April 2016,,,,,Just got home from Florida and this freeking snow is bumming me out. Next year, we'll stay a tad longer and be sure it's all over. Now, just wanted to mention who we got together with right before we left. I got in touch with Larry Colleton's sister Elaine, and we arranged to all meet at her place, right on Lake Conley in Tarpon Springs. Couldn't use the boat though,,,rained like hell. Sheila's brother Chris was visiting, but Elaine insisted we bring him along. John and Elaine Mariano (brother and sister) were there along with their partners Ed and Jeanne (Hanson). And of cousre Elaine's husband Stan was there too. Talk about going back in time,,,and we did so for three hours. Hear me out good,,,there's nothing like meeting with old time friends and going back in time (whether the stories are all true or not.) Thank you Elaine and Stan for your hospitality,,,,,,,,,your friend always, jack





January 30, 2016,,,re Bill Shaw from his wife Joan,,,,,and you'll have to read this from bottom up,,,We got the go ahead for the at-home visit to use the bus for transportation from the senior Sr Center. We now have to get the coordination of time between the facility and the senior centers bus schedule for home visit. He has his chair there and it will not fit in our car so the Sr Center said we could use the bus to pick him up and take him back from the house. The timing Part has to be when there is a licensed PT person available. We are hoping this will be week after next. Keep fingers crossed...January 30,,,Bill has passed his first test to get home. Yesterday he was able to get in and out of the car with just a little help. Now we are trying to get the home visit set up. Nothing seems to go very fast there. We are hoping Bill will be home in a couple of weeks. He has been working hard to get out of there.,,January 6,,I know it has been awhile since I have sent an update. It's been 5 weeks and Bill is still in rehab. He has made gains but not enough to come home yet. They haven't called another meeting but the therapists say he is doing well but it will take time. They are working on him getting up buy himself and to turn And sit on the bed. He is working hard on all his exercises and is slowly gaining upper body strength back.,December 12,,,,,Update on Bill. He is feeling good,but has to gain some strength back from being almost a week in bed. He is in a rehab facility called Greenbriar,55 HarrisRd. Nashua, NH. Room 157. He will be there for a little while. We haven't been given any time line yet. He has PT, OT, and speech therapist mainly to work on recognitive techniques. They have only been working with him on week. Visiting hrs. Are any time.,December 5,,,,,Bill is doing great. Memory has been coming back. They did an MRI tonight to compare with past one. They have finally found empty bed on a regular floor and moved him out of ICU. I think he is being moved tomorrow to a rehab place called Greenbria in NH.,,December 2, 2015,,re Bill Shaw,,,,I'm (his wife Joan) sitting in intensive care at Mass General. Bill had some seizures late Mon afternoon. Was med flighted from Ayer to Mass. General Medical. They have ruled out stroke but are still puzzled about the cause. He had a UTI, so they are leaning towards, that it could be the cause but are trying to rule out any other causes. He is sitting up and much more alert today, but still confused. Will update when we know more.

UPDATE,,,,,,Just wanted to let everybody know that Bill is home finally. He got home Mon. He has nurses, pt and OT people coming in to help him with transfers. This pole (not pictured here) is one thing we have installed for him to get in and out of bed. Of course he wanted to know where the stripper was that should have come with the pole. (sounds like his mind is still in pretty good shape)




January 2016,,,from Pat,,,,, I am a Seenager (Senior teenager). I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 40/50/60 years later. I don't have to go to school or work. I get an allowance every month. I have my own pad. I don't have a curfew. I have a driver's license and my own car. I have an ID that gets me into bars and the wine store. I like the wine store best. The people I hang around with are not scared of getting pregnant, they aren�t scared of anything, they have been blessed to live this long, why be scared And I don't have acne. Life is Good! Also, you will feel much more intelligent after reading this, if you are a Seenager. Brains of older people are slow because they know so much. People do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe this also makes you hard of hearing as it puts pressure on your inner ear. Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full, so too, do humans take longer to access information when their brains are full. Also, older people often go to another room to get something and when they get there, they stand there wondering what they came for. It is NOT a memory problem, it is nature's way of making older people do more exercise. SO THERE!! I have more friends I should send this to, but right now I can't remember their names. So, please forward this to your friends; they may be my friends, too. and finally, HAVE A HEALTHY, HAPPY 2016



January 2016,,,,Thanks, Pat! Nice to get something fun - made me smile in between the kleenex bouts! Can�t complain - health has been pretty good in general. Waiting for another bionic part - total hip replacement in May - seems to be an epidemic of that need currently in Cedar Rapids - with Drs pretty busy and difficult to get scheduled into. I see our list of classmates is really getting shorter - with some names missing from your send list that I thought were still in circulation. I had a surprise snail letter from Betsy Fouratt in CA - which I need to reply to. I finally retired (again!) from my involvement with Girl Scouts. We had been doing a summer day camp for 4-5th graders at the astronomy observatory I did major fundraising for - just couldn�t keep up with the kiddos with the bad hips. Still helping with SHIIP health insurance registrations in the fall thru a local hospital, and doing a little publicity for the astronomy facility. Mostly doing what probably lots of our classmates are - getting life, paperwork, and �stuff� ready for the next downsize and making sure our �affairs� are in order so the kids can figure things out! The latter is a almost a full time chore. Hope all is well with you - please share my regards with any classmates you get together with! Bunnie Engelhardt Tomes Cedar Rapids, IA (NO SNOW zone - so far!)




January 2016,,,Hi Jack. Back problems solved. In hospital for two weeks after major surgery. Stats: 11 inch surgical incission. 8 vertabrae sliced and diced. 4 and 1/2 hours under the knife. 38 staples. And being discharged tomorrow! Congrats on your new winter home. Wish I was there. Cyril,,,,Cyril has had a back problem longer than he cares to talk about. So glad to hear it's finally behind him. Good luck with it my friend.,,,Cyril



January 2016,,,Jack, Thanks for the note, Brian is a nice guy and was a real pleasure to work with when I was at M.H. S.
Good golfer so don't play him for money! I agree with your thoughts on Fl. I can even take the wet and cool weather. No snow blower or winter coats. El Niño will be all gone in a month and then back to normal weather. This is supposed to be the dry season.Will be going to the beach, no swimming for a while, sharks are migrating by the thousands, I am not shy about risk taking but still want all my body parts. Still will be a nice site to see. Regards to Your wife...Bruce






March 29,,,,,Today, many towns people toured the new Maynard High School (which is beautiful) but right at the entrance is the brick our class purchased. It's there for all to see forever. Pat and I were there together looking at it and it was a proud day for the class of 1959.






March 21,,,,,,Lunch at Roasted Peppers: last minute Denny Lombard called, said he was in town for 4 more days and then returning to California. He and his sister came out from Cal. to put their mother in a nursing home. Been there, done that and it's not a pleasant thing to do,,,,but it's reality and must be done....we all know that. All that said, I hustled to get some local people (and where were you Jimmy brooks) to meet Den for lunch and lo and behold, a bunch of us showed up. Billy and Joan Shaw were there, Tommy French, Pat Manual, Judy Crotty, (Sorry, but it's easier if I use maiden names. That saves me time to look it all up) Vinny Buscemi, and yours truly,,,Jackie. Again, I'm using 1959 names, so you'll know who we're talking about here. Every time I hear Jackie, I know the person is old and from Maynard. If you can't take the y or ie,,well, just get over it. And dropping in for a few minutes was Eddie Mullin. He couldn't stay (for the same reason as Denny) but thank you so much Ed for dropping by to say hello. Denny couldn't have been more thrilled to see all of us. To think, a simple phone call and then a day later to have two tables of his long time friends surrounding him. It didn't get much better than that for him,,,,and for us too. He took us through his living in Carlsbad California, how he got out there and how he felt about coming back. He loves it out there but agrees, there's nothing like Maynard and having lived ten+ years away myself, it was a special moment for me when I returned. Of course I came back to stay. I trust Denny will be back again too. We took trips down memory lane about school, the cars we had, the armed forces service we went into, some of what we're doing now,,,and on and on for two hours it went. There were a few people that couldn't make it and they sent their hellos. Jack Bub, Paul Barilone, Joan Ferguson,,,,I hope I haven't left anyone out,,,and I 'll bet I have. We took pictures which we have here but Ed wasn't there when the camera came out. My good fortune was to have been at all four of these that we've had. Two last year, one in Florida a month ago and now this one. If we have any more,,,please make sure you come by. Life's too short not to. More on the reunion in a week or so.


Left to right Pat, Judy and Tom,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Dennis,,,,,,,,,,,Vinny,,,,and Bill,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Tommy and me,,,(Jackie)


March 7th 2014,,,,I'm finally getting around to telling you about our mini MHS Florida reunion. Lenny set it up at the Riverside Grill restaurant, right on the bay of the Manatee River in Palmetto. Beautiful setting which was open to the water on a gorgeous day to boot. Attending we Dave Spratt and his wife Jackie, Teddy Kauppi with friend donna, Judy Kane along with husband Andy, Lenny Melanson with wife Lynne, and your s truly Jackie Malcolm with recent retiree and wife Sheila. Sally Kangas was slated to join us but her plane from the west coast got delayed 4 hours and she wasn't able. And while we were eating, we realized that Paul Chyzus lived not that far away and somehow we forgot to call him. We were all bummed about that one,,,but then, there's next year. So sorry Paul. I can still remember the smiles like it was yesterday and the conversation went on and on. Judy and Andy invited us back to their beautiful home in Sarasota for coffee and dessert and joining us was Judy's sister Janet who lives just next door to Judy. How ironic is that after all these years. Just like old home week. Sheila and I (because of her retirement) were fortunate enough to spend two months, mostly in Florida and we're hoping to do it again. I trust Lenny will set up another MHS mini and God willing we'll all be there again. This time though, Bruce has to drive from the east coast and join us, and if Denise isn't on another cruise, I'm sure she'll be there as well. Below are the photos of the five of us and then again with wives. left to right was teddy, Lenny, Judy in the center, Dave and Jackie. I say Jackie for two reasons. 1. That's what everyone calls us and 2. It takes me back to the good ole days over 55 years ago. We all know there is no turning back time and honestly this part of my life isn't that bad. Bones don't work the way they used to and the weight, well we won't go there, but I've learned to just turn the page and read on. It is what it is. Now, that said, the one thing that does bring it back is seeing old friends and in particular, classmates. Whether it's at a class reunion or a mini, or at the local coffee shop, aches and pains and all, it takes me back in a time where life was a lot less complicated than it is now. Oh how young we were when I think of it and I'm kinda glad that we couldn't possibly know what life would throw at us. We probably would have thrown in the towel if we had a crystal ball and could see ahead. All in all though, those reading this are here to tell about it and that's not bad news if you ask me. A 55th you ask? Yes there will be one and I imagine we'll be putting some thoughts together before the month is out. More on that later. And now the photos.



March 7,,,,CLASSMATE COMMENTS PRIOR TO THE MINI REUNION ,,,From Judy M-Have fun! Say hi to all. From Whitey,, Hey Jack, Have a nice get-together. I missed you by a month and a half as we were camping in Fort Desoto, St Pete for two weeks before Xmas. In fact, we visited friends who live in Palmetto. Currently Eileen and I am in the Corpus Christie, TX area and heading slowly Southwest. You should stay in FL as long as possible eh ? Lots of heavy wet snow up in Maynard. And Carver, too ! J P Whitey,,and from Bunnie,, Hey Jack! Hope you are in fantastic weather and can stay there until the craziness with all the snow and wind goes away! We were surprised to see the Sagamore Bridge (which is near where we spent summers) on the national weather channel talking about how dangerous crossing the bridge was going to be last night when the 60 mph gusts hit. Then the Gov of MA came on and pleaded with everyone to stay home and off the roads. Hello to all my fellow classmates who are snowbirds! Will keep an eye out for the additional news notes. In the meantime - ENJOY..Bunnie,,,AND FROM THOSE AFTER THE MINI,,, From Nancy-Snow tomorrow all day! I've had it! Enjoy your stay! Our last trip to Florida was 10 years ago! Ha. Don't drink the water! From Karen-How nice to see someone in SHORTS! I'm looking at snow again! Glad you all had fun. From Brenda-What great pictures .sometimes an unexpected reunion works so well. The way the weather is here right now wouldn't it be great to have our reunion on an island somewhere? No matter what time of year.




Ralph and Marilyn Nelson spent a week in Clearwater with us, but could not stay for the reunion. Bummer. Sheila and I moved on from Florida and spent a few days with them in Myrtle Beach and while there I looked up Walter (Wally) Mason. Wally moved from Virginia to Conway (just Northwest of Myrtle Beach) just six months ago with his wife Cynthia. Lovely new home, three great little dogs and a lot less cold to deal with,,,and that's why they moved. Cynthia is on facebook if you want to make the connection and Wally always responds to email. His is listed below in our email section. Please give him a shout and if you're ever in that area, please look him up. he loves to go for coffee. Below are their mug shots.




January 7,,,,,,You may not see any updates for a while,,,Sheila (who is retiring Friday) and I are going to Florida for two months. Can't wait,,,but all of you in Florida, watch out,,,I'm coming down. Lenny, I'm going to put you in charge of a Maynard High school get together.






May 29,,,,,,,Ten of us and (two with spouse) showed up for lunch at the old Woolworth's store. Names of course,,,Pat, Brenda, Clark, Ed, Ralph, Marianne, Judy C, Billy, Connie, and yours truly (jack). We met at noon, had some lunch and laughs and outta there by 2pm. Bill had to get his toe nails cut and needed help into the car with his motorized chair, so we all hustled out at that point. We had a great time, didn't spend a lot of money, laughed, got acquainted all over again and kinda makes me wonder why we haven't done more of that. And who knows,,,after this one, maybe we just might do that kind of thing more often. While half the group shot the bull and wouldn't listen to us yelling at them, the other half made an executive decision to do it again on Tuesday September 10th. Now don't tell us we didn't give you enough time to think about it. Our hope is that you schedule all your doctor's appointments around that date and we've made it a noon lunch so it doesn't interrupt your afternoon nap time or your go to bed early time either. We also hope that we double the number that attend,,,and Nancy, if you need a ride, I'll come and get you. And ask why it isn't Wednesday again,,,simple, Tom and Carla go line dancing on Wednesdays and that's why they didn't make this last one. And why is it September you ask,,,,simple, Sally doesn't cross the cape Cod bridge in the summertime. See how we try to accomodate all of you. Pictures coming,,,please check back. Oh, and before I forget, Marianne took the blurred picture of me and Bill.




May 6th, 2013,,,,,,I happened to be going to a car show in Methuen with my Chevy, but before I did, I emailed Brenda Mariani to see if she'd swing by. She did swing by and it was like old home week for over an hour. Of course we talked about everything from 50+ years ago till now. What a great time we had. Now, I'm not great at loading photos, but I'm going to give it the old college try. Someone walking by, took our picture and they are for all to see. And don't think for a moment that I don't want to hear from every one of you. Whatever you're doing and espacially if you bump into a classmate,,,please send the info over to me and I'll post it,,,pictures to if you have them. Oh and that's the new Jackie, down 44 pounds this morning,,,heading for 50,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,jack



Just in case you're wondering,,,that's a 1936 Chevrolet street rod, built in California



March, 2011 JP Whitey on the West Coast practicing his cullinery skills on a Hot Dog!!!




June 4, 2009,,,,,,Question? Guess who went to lunch yesterday? Answer,,,Me, Bo, Whitey and Cyril. I was thrilled they asked me but they were supposed to last time, only the three of them couldn't figure out who had the assignment to call me up. Won't go into all the details of lunch which were great but here's one for BRUCE KOSKINEN from Whitey. "I remember hanging around Mattie's Spa one afternoon. There were at least a half dozen of us and at the time I was an aficionado of hats of any shape, size or design. On this occasion I had on a straw skimmer that was a throw back to an earlier time, maybe the '20 s. Bruce Koskinen was impressed I am sure, because his Dad ran a clothing store. However, Bruce also had the mistaken belief that it was edible and he proceeded to take a bite out of the brim. Too bad I lost the old lid, I could have presented it at our reunion as evidence that Bruce is truly a vegetarian...... J P Whitey"



August 9th, 2009,,,,, And here are the promised pictures from Betsy. We have the Lake Boone Boys and then have a real gem,

the Washington DC Trip in 1958.





Maynard as you remembered it, or maybe you don�t




I�ll give you a clue. It�s Main Street somewhere. Feb 20,,,Give up? It's the corner of Main and Florida Road. You may not remember it this way but you should remember when the police station and town hall were there. That's when Onzie was chief and Mike Zapareski was a patrolman. And remember when Bonzie Nyholm was the truant officer? I don't think we have one now. In todays age, if you don't go to school, no one cares.

Here are two schools that many of you attended. On the left, you won't remember this, but this is the Coolidge School before they added the second floor. That school today is used for school administrative offices and I believe the food pantry has the bottom level. The hill behind the school still has some of the best sledding and sliding in town. Remember when they closed off Lewis St and we had that for sledding? And on the right, we have the Main St School that burned down in what year? Although we called it the Main St School, what was it's official name? Ok, Lenny emailed it first. It was December of 1954 but I won't tell you who we all think lit the fire. That's gossip and can't be proven,,,but it makes interesting conversation.

Little known facts. The original Coolidge School was built in 1904 by one of our classmates grandfather. Unfortunately the flat roof leaked from day one and to correct it, our town fathers decided to put on a 2nd floor with a pitched roof. That was completed in 1909 and the rest is history as they say. Now, who was that classmate?

It was Eddie Mullin's grandfather

Our Jr High School on the left,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and the Roosevelt School, which is now the Maynard Public Libray. If you come into town for the reunion, you really need to see this incredible library before you leave.


Looking up Nason St, Library on your right,, Looking up Main St, Matty's Spa and Woolworths


This is an August 8th, 1948 Movie Post Card that was sent to homes in sevaral towns surrounding Maynard letting people know what was playing at the movies. 9cents for the Colonial and 16cents for the Peoples. In 1949 the Fine Arts theater opened and the cards said Peoples and Fine Arts,,,,,,,,,,,, Remember the United Co-op where you could do one stop shopping and banking. Presently Maynard does not have one single grocery store in the downtown area. How many did we have back then?


Who dared to cross the tressel behind Grubers?? I did it once and was scared out of my mind. And if my parents knew I did it, there would have been hell to pay.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,And how about Grubers before it was Grubers. It was the Alfred T Haynes furniture store and during the depression, the Rialto theater was upstairs. Yup, Maynard had four theaters.


The Power House for the trains on the left became St Casimir's Church and the train building became

Lovell Bus Lines. It's now an office building. The Catholic church closed St. Casimirs church and sold it to an Indian group that has re-opend it as their church.

All of the pictures you see are from actual Maynard post cards.
Please show your kids what Maynard used to look like.


1959 facts:
New House $12,400. New Car $2,250
Avg Income $5,016/yr. Avg rent $97/mo
Postage stamp 4 cents
Gasoline was 25 cents/gallon
And Tuition to Harvard was $1,250 per year




Paul Anka Then.......Paul Anka Now




Here's another nice one, compliments of Lenny Melanson. It's well worth the trip down memory lane and it's called Burma Shave with the Statler Brothers http://oldfortyfives.com/DYRT.htm


Now, here's a trip down memory lane for you. Does the name Arnie Woo Woo Ginsburg ring a bell? It should if you listened to the radio in the late 50's and into the 60's. His show was called the "Night Train" and he was the most sought after DJ in the Boston area. He is by the way, a member of the DJ hall of fame ranking right up there with Dick Clark and Wolfman Jack (who is deceased). Arnie made his name famous with advertising Adventure Car Hop in Saugus. They even made a burger after his name called the "Ginsburger" and if you mentioned his name, they gave you two of them. Well as luck would have it, yours truly and Arnie connected at the Palace Theatre in Manchester NH early March and wouldn't you know, we had our picture taken. It's appropriately called Arnie & Jack. Arnie is 82 now, living in Ogunquit Maine, he's very involved in town politics up there, still going strong, and getting out working whenever he feels like it, which isn't a lot. He joked about how bad the food was at Adventure car hop and said that he wasn't quite sure what you did with the 2nd burger because the first one would make you sick.

Arnie and Jack

Best Movies of the 50s,,,,,counting from # 40 up to the #1 Movie,,,,,and #40 was The King and I (1956) with Yul Brynner/Deborah Kerr, The Wild One (1953) with Marlon Brando, Guys and Dolls (1956) with Frank Sinatra/Vivian Blaine, Marty (1955) with Ernest Borgnine/Betsy Blair, An Affair to Remember (1957) starring Deborah Kerr/Cary Grant, # 35 Ben-Hur (1959 what a great year that was) with Charlton Heston, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959 again) starring Mille Perkins, The Seventh Seal (1958) with Max Von Sydow, East of Eden (1955) with James Dean (in his debut film) Raymond Massey & Jo Van Fleet, Sweet Smell of Success (1957) Tony Curtis & Burt Lancaster, Sabrina (1954) starring Audrey Hepburn, William Holden/Humphrey Bogart, 'Porgy and Bess' (1959) with Sammy Davis Jr, The Caine Mutiny (1954) Humphrey Bogart/Van Johnson, 'Gigi' (1958) Leslie Caron, Lust for Life (1956) Kirk Douglas/Anthony Quinn, A Place in the Sun (1951) Montgomery Clift/Elizabeth Taylor, High Noon (1952) Gary Cooper/Grace Kelly, Rashamon (1951), 'From Here to Eternity (1953) Montgomery Clift/Donna Reed, To Catch a Thief (1955) Cary Grant and a regal princess Grace Kelly, #20 20. The African Queen (1951) Humphrey Bogart/Katharine Hepburn, An American in Paris (1951) with dancing king Gene Kelly, All About Eve (1950) Anne Baxter/Bette Davis, Giant (1956) Rock Hudson/Elizabeth Taylor/James Dean, The Day the Earth Stood Still, #15 (1951) Michael Rennie, 'Vertigo' (1958) Jimmy Stewart/Kim Novak, Roman Holiday (1953) in her Oscar winning screen debut Audrey Hepburn & Gregory Peck/Eddie Albert. 'Sunset Blvd (1950) William Holden diva Norma Desmond & Buster Keaton, 12 Angry Men (1957) Henry Fonda/Martin Balsam/Jack Klugman/Lee J. Cobb, Jack Warden, E.G. Marshall, Ed Begley, 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) Elizabeth Taylor/Paul Newman/ Burl Ives, #10 'North by Northwest' (1959) Cary Grant/Eva Marie Saint, 'Paths of Glory' (1957) Kirk Douglas, 'Cinderella' (1950), 'The Searchers' (1956) John Wayne, 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' (1957) Alec Guinness/William Holden, #5. 'Rear Window' (1954) Jimmy Stewart/Grace Kelly, #4. 'Some Like It Hot' (1959) Marilyn Monroe/Tony Curtis/Cary Grant/Jack Lemmon, #3 'Singin' in the Rain' (1952) Jean Hagen/Gene Kelly Donald O'Connor/Cyd Charisse. #2 'A Streetcar Named Desire' (1951) Marlon Brando/Vivian Leigh /Elia Kazan, and #1 film 'On the Waterfront' (1954) Marlon Brando/Lee J. Cobb/Eva Marie Saint. Does all that bring back memories or what?



The what's been happening section:


We want to hear from you like, if youre coming of course and how youve been and what youve been up to. Give us the info and along with handing out all your comments at the reunion for all to read, were going to post them here. All you have to do to get the info to us, is click on this link (which is also our MHS email address) and write till your hearts content




And for your phone and/or email enjoyment

We�ll only put your information here if you ask us to do so. All the names here have mentioned they would love for anyone to contact them so please feel free to do just that. I'm the lucky one because I've talked with all of them.....jack)



Pat D'Errico 978 897-8622 pde9111@verizon.net
Jackie Malcolm 978 897-3445 maynard1959@aol.com
Eddie Mullin 978 897-7894� edmully@msn.com
Lenny Melanson 937 321-7496�


Denise (Murphy) Vannelli   denisevannelli@comcast.net
Sally (Chapman) Kangas 508 759-4863 salkangas@comcast.net
John (Whitey) White   Whiteycarver@gmail.com
Jesse (Piecewicz) Tobin   JesseTobin@aol.com
Bunny (Engelhardt) Tomes   alexarts@mchsi.com
Cyril and Judy Spratt   cfspratt@aol.com
Judy Manning   jamanning24@yahoo.com
Billy Shaw  978 433-3457 joanandbillshaw@charter.net
Dave Spratt   david_spratt@msn.com
David Kuleisus 011 30 211 010 1754 thymari@aol.com
Barbara (Harrington) Holt 302 644-4865 mombarbh@aol.com
Donna (Leate) Colleton   NanaCx8@aol.com
Judy (Kane) Kulju   kulju_j@hotmail.com
Brenda (Mariani) Maurais   aliandkat@comcast.net
Sandra (Koski) Porter   sporter41@gmail.com
Dotty (Murphy) McDonough  508 888-6162 dotmcdonough@comcast.net
Barbara Littig   ew5.ba2.tiel@juno.com
Jack Bubnowicz  978 897-8469 jg.bbwz41@verizon.net
Dennis Lombard  760-994-0175 dennis.mustang@hotmail.com
Larry Colleton   lrcolleton@earthlink.net
Bruce Koskinen   maynardkoski@yahoo.com
Betsy (Fouratt) Adler   ewadler@comcast.net

Dennis Lombard


Walter (Wally) Mason






And where were our other reunions you ask?

10 th Russo's 1969
15 th Maynard Country Club 1974
20 th Maynard Rod & Gun Club 1979
25 th Sheraton - Boxborough 1984
30 th Crown Plaza - Natick 1989
35 th Westford Regency Inn 1994
40 th Chocksett Inn - Sterling 1999

50 th Marlboro Country Club 2009

55 th Maynard Country Club 2014


Deceased Classmates,,,,,,,,,37

Mary (Stapell) Yastrzemski,,,1971,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Lois (Ely) Kenefick,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,1984
Ray Mikkonen 1989,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Stanley Zaleska ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,1993
Earl McPhee 1994 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,David Nevala ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,1994
Charlene (Nyman) Lyon 1994 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Norman Hannon Jr ,,,,,,,,,,,,1995
Joe Graceffa 1997 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Richard Colombo ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,1998
David Allen 1999,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Karl Hilli Jr ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,2002
Richard Boreson 2003 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Roger MacGlashing ,,,,,,,,,,,,2003
Leanna (Norton) Tower 2004 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,*Jimmy Boudreau ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,2005
Carole (Lizotte) Smith 2005 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Walter Crowther ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,2005
Sally (Boeske) Currier 2006 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Wayne Katvala ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,2006
Kenny O'Driscoll 2007,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Jean (Lorentson) Mattson,,,,2009
Joane (Nyholm) Bourne ,,,,,,,2009,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Bobby Fleck,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,2009

Wayne Chandler,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,2009,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Sandra (Gunn) Connors,,,,,,,,2011

Gary Armour,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,2011,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Judith Rutkowski,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,2009

Connie (Lowell) Saarinen,,,,,2013,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Mary Connerney,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,2013

Nancy (Sheridan) Gerlach,,,,2015,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Karen Grandall Crowther,,,,2015

Joan Ferguson,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,2015,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Tommy French,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,2015

Donna Leate Colleton,,,,,,,,,,2016,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Bo Wattu,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,2016

Bobby Bradbury,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,2017,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Audrey Malcolm Langille,,,,,2018


Reunions gone by:


Bill Shaw

Paul, Bob, Larry

Clarkie Smith

Vinny and Friend

Jessie and Connie

Barbara and Denise

Dave, Vinny, and Audrey

Two Spratts

Ralph, Jack and Bruce

Bo, Cyril, and Whitey

Jimmy and Pat

Eddie, Andy, and Judy

Judy, Brenda, Judy, Roy

Judy, Sandy, Bob, Paul, Audrey

Karen and Hubby

Ray and Wife

Sandy, Jack, and Pat

Vinny and Jess

40th class reunion

Top row,,,Walter, David, Larry, Clark, Jesse, Leigh, Connie, Barbara, Pat, Denise, Judy, Bruce, Karen, Bob, Whitey, Roy hiding, Bo, Karen, Cyril, Bill, Joe. Middle row, Judy, Judy, Brenda, Donna, Nancy, Paul, Ray Eddie, Ralph. Lower and sitting on floor,,,Jack, Vinny, Paul and Lenny.



50th class reunion photo

Jackie, Lenny,Connie, Joan, Babs

Mary, Sandra, Joe, Ed, Gary, Paul

Jack, Dave, Teddy, Bruce

Bruce, Teddy, Clarkie, Dave

Bo, Jack and Whitey

Sandra, Sandra, Judy, and Mary

Karen & Butch

Judy, Dotty, Sally, Marianne

Jimmy, Paul, Tom, Cyril

Jesse, Eddie, Judy, Marianne

Gary, Bo, Jackie

Joe, Paul, Lenny

Nancy and Sally

Brenda and Joe

Karen, Denise, and Connie

Dave, Bruce, Whitey and Cyril

Brenda, Judy, and Judy

Judy, Brenda, Ray, and Connie

Eddie and Larry

Marianne and Judy

Clarkie and Karen

Dave and Dottie

Clarkie, Jackie B, Butch, and Jackie

Jack and Jesse

Butch, Eddie, Lenny, Bruce

Pat, Lenny and Jimmy

Teddy and Bruce

David Kulesius and Paul Chyzus

Betsy (Fouratt) Adler

Walter Mason and Grandaughter

Judy Manning

Audrey (Malcolm) Langille

Leah and Clyde (then and now)

Mike Soko and Jack

David, Betsy, Judy, Audrey, and Walter did not attend the reunion, but sent photos. If you did not attend and would like us to post a photo, please send it along.





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