1971: Winter 2014

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Pam Borden Heckert and Clark’s oldest child Win married Kristin Iacobucci on October 4, 2013 in Philadelphia. They are a videographer and photographer respectively and had plenty of documentation at the end of the weekend! Pam and Clark enjoy visits with 3 year old granddaughter Madeline. In May Kate Healy Drummond, Wendy Erway, Pam and their husbands met for dinner and vowed not to allow another 40 years to pass before meeting again!

Candace Dudden and her husband Jim Schweitzer travel a lot.  They recently vacationed in northern Idaho and Sedona AZ and are planning trips to Carlsbad, CA and Alaska.  Jim is retired from both the USAF and the San Antonio, Texas public school system.  Candace has been a RN for 30+ years working in administration and organ transplant, and is now retired and working 40 hours/week for hospice.  Her 2 sons, Brian and Michael, work for Dell Computer in Austin, TX.

Darcy Bevelacqua got together with her Hood roommate, Pamela Russell, in Austin, Texas to celebrate their birthdays. Pam is a food expert who has her own catering business so they dined at many fabulous places. Darcy also saw Virginia (Nia) Lourekas and her husband Mark in NYC. Nia is still writing and creating online computer instructional learning. Darcy and Nia went skydiving and gliding! Darcy works full-time as owner of her consulting firm, and her husband retired from practiing law. They spend their winters in Sarasota, Fl. and their summers in upstate NY on Keuka Lake.

Donna Eaton-Mahoney retired in 2009 after 37+ years with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services.She now works for a private adoption agency and for an addiction treatment center and can set her own schedule thereby allowing her to travel and pursue other interests.  Donna’s daughters, Erin and Lindsay, both live in the Boston area, and her grandsons, Wyatt (6) and Emmett(2) are the lights of her life.  Donna has reconnected with her former roommate Wendy Scott McDonald and with Roslyn Glantz Trojan whose husband lost his valiant battle against cancer in December 2012.

Donna Mikulak Strawser retired from teaching in 2008.  Her last position was supervisor of world language and ESL.  She and her husband now live in midcoast Maine where she works part time for a chiropractor and has an online job as well.  Donna has three grandsons in Maine and five more in Pennsylvania and Tennessee.She saw Cinthy White Gilbert and husband David twice this year after 42 years of not seeing each other!

Christy Monroe Smith’s youngest daughter, Rachel, graduated from the University of St. Andrews.  Christy, husband Tony, and daughter Liz traveled to Scotland for the ceremony and a family vacation.  Daughter Liz married her high school beau in May, and they are expecting their first child in February 2014.  Christy recently completed the Army Ten Miler foot race in Washington, DC.

Sue Montag Wood and husband Peter are retired and live in the city of Wollongong on the southeast coast of Australia.  They are just a short walk from town and the beach, and Sue swims most mornings at the salt-water pool adjacent to the ocean.  Their daughter, Megan is married with four sons and lives about 25 miles south while their son, David, just mover back to Wollongong.  Sue’s hobbies include patchwork, craft with wool and fabric, and reading and, like many retired people, Sue reports that there just isn’t enough time to do everything!  She is hoping for a visit from Nan Loader Calabretta and husband Tony in 2014.

Another school year has started and I, Mary McMunigal Burland, am still subbing at the school where I taught, making this my 42nd year of teaching.  Bill and I had a busy summer watching our granddaughter, going to our nephew’s wedding in Arizona, and spending several weeks in Kiawah, SC.  Now we are getting ready for a river cruise in France.  Mindy Laighton Wilcox has asked me to remind you that her new email address in mlwilcox3@gmail.com.  There are still lots of classmates we would love to hear from, so please let us know what you are doing so we can share your news in our next column!

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