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From Irene (Murphy) Dumais on 08/04/11 1:49 PM :
Address: We split our time between our home in Cape Coral, FL and Denham Springs, LA used to live on Abbott Street in Upper Falls
E-Mail: jidumais@comcast.net
Married: Married to Joe for 45 years
Children: Two daughters, Denise & Susan
Grandchildren: None
Occupation: Retired OB nurse
Hobbies: Walking our giant Labradoodle around the lake, internet surfing, reading, baking
Favorite Memories: Remember freezing at the bus stop with Linda Doveika and Ann Morrison, dances at Emerson and Odd Fellows, good times and lots of laughs
Comments: Just discovered this website and think it's great! I hope to make the next reunion and meet up with everyone in person.

From Allen Downs on 04/22/11 10:05 PM :
Address: Was 34 High St Newton UF 64 MA Now Las Cruces, NM
E-Mail: allen.lifeisgood2@gmail.com
Married: Married to Dinah Downs
Children: None, but 3 cats & 2 dogs
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Retired software engineer
Hobbies: Hiking, reading, travel
Favorite Memories: The platform under echo bridge (Hellloooo!) Fourth of July fireworks at the UF playground. Sledding on Winter St.
Comments: I just learned about this site. A great idea and a wonderful service! Keep up the good work

From Fran (Murphy)MacFarland on 11/04/10 6:06 PM :
Address: Union Maine
E-Mail: gretnagreenlv@aol.com
Married: Married to Lee, who is the best
Children: Joe, Laurie and April
Grandchildren: 5
Occupation: Medical Assistant/x ray tech aide/EMT
Hobbies: reading, sewing,gardening,hiking, mid coast search & rescue
Favorite Memories: Dances at Emerson and the Highlands, and walking home. Walking back and forth from the drugstore to the library with Shirley,Geno,Rosie, Ralph Gordon, and Arthur Perkins to name a few. Harrassing the poor libraian
Comments: Enjoyed reading everyones comments about NUF. I couldn't wait to get out of there, and now realize what a special place and time it was. Getting old does that to you I guess.(not that I'm old of course) Nice to read Eileens thoughts about my sister Ann Marie and Barbara Noel. Also Patti's 65 mustang. Did I ever love that car! Got a new black one in 2000 and new blue convertible in 07. Husband had a fit,(he got over it quick) but I said I've waited a long time for one of these!!! Went to one reunion with my sister Monica's friend Frances Geracci, and enjoyed it, but didn't get to talk to many people. So many there and a little difficult to connect with people. Maybe next time. Great to see the pictures of Diane Melnick and Lorraine Rayberg.

From Pauline Maffiola Collett on 07/12/10 3:33 PM :
Address: 230 River St Waltham many years ago when I was a kid I came from Newton Lower Falls my dad was born in Needham had many friends in NUF I went to Newton North the old school class of 1970
E-Mail: nnh1970@aol.com
Married: Married
Children: One Daughter Colleen 26yrs
Grandchildren: One Nicholas 2yrs old
Occupation: housewife I work at Newton Wellesley Hospital for 25yrs
Hobbies: Knitting Crocheting my computer and doing puzzle books
Favorite Memories: UF was good I got by Newton Police when I was a teenager drinking wine under echo bridge with friends
Comments: Glad I found this page I am also on facebook

From cathy (inman) wesalowski on 05/05/10 7:38 AM :
Address: po box 432, norfolk ma 02056
E-Mail: cwesalo@comcast.net
Married: yes, to philip wesalowski
Children: mark, 28 mary, 16
Grandchildren: 0
Occupation: retired - Sort of
Hobbies: reading, hiking, shopping,
Favorite Memories: brigams
Comments:

From Betty Galloway (Generazio) on 04/28/10 2:11 PM :
Address: Hopkinton Road Upton, MA
E-Mail: betteg99@aol.com
Married: Married
Children: 3 Joey, Nita and Louis Terlizzi
Grandchildren: 7 6 grandsons 1 (wonderful) grand daughter
Occupation: Semi-retired Tom and I own our own business Mustang MicroSystems, Inc.


Hobbies: Still love golf. Spending as much time as possible at our house in Provincetown, love it. Painting, and of course travel
Favorite Memories: Best place was Gibby's, real coke, swimming in the Charles at the lower playground. 4th of July parades, HOJOs Emerson school, Mike Grasso's oh there are so many great memories, working at Dorothy Muriels/Brighams, skating at Echo Bridge on and on how great it was
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From Joey Terlizzi on 04/25/10 8:49 PM :
Address: 26 Douglas Pike Uxbridge, MA.
E-Mail: joe@joeterlizzi.com
Married: Married 23 years today [4/25/1987]
Children: 2 boys: Anthony 20 years. Nicholas 17 years
Grandchildren: not yet
Occupation: Electrical Controls Engineer Master Electrician
Hobbies: Singer / songwriter / recording Bodybuilding German sport cars


Favorite Memories: Riding bikes around town on the fourth of July, playing pop warner football ( coach Jack Daley). fishing in the river for carp,playing baseball, playing ice hockey at the lower falls playground tennis court and at Chrystal lake, Hanging out with Gary Rayberg and his big German shepard Baron[ nobody could give us any shit if Baron was around] Playing street hockey in the church parking lot......
Comments: Crazy as it was, I'm proud to be a kid from the falls.

From Ernie Prescott on 04/24/10 6:27 PM :
Address: Colorado Springs Colorado
E-Mail:
Married: Married for 46 years
Children: two
Grandchildren: 1 3/4
Occupation: Retired machinist
Hobbies: Woodworking Reading
Favorite Memories: Lower playground baseball
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From Roseleen(Roe) Jensen Kadis on 04/05/10 5:57 PM :
Address:
E-Mail: RoseleenK@aol.com
Married: Divorced
Children: Four children
Grandchildren: Nine
Occupation: Retired
Hobbies: Horses/dogs
Favorite Memories: Macs icream parlor
Comments: Where is George Graham and Tommy Hannon?

From Tom O'Shaughnessy on 03/17/10 8:24 AM :
Address: 121 Oak Street Newton Upper Falls, Ma. 02464
E-Mail: osho7@comcast.net
Married: Married 38 years to Ann-Carrington (Morse) from West Roxbury.
Children: 5 kids. Nathan 37; Erin 35; James 32; Padraic 31; Conor 30.
Grandchildren: 10. Katie Ann, Meghan, Tommy, Courtney, Teaghan, Delia, Maeve, Liam, Colin and Brendan.
Occupation: Owner of Upper Falls Variety since 1998.


Hobbies: Golf (or is it hunting?). I keep losing the damn ball!!
Favorite Memories: Playing baseball with Larry Anzivino and basketball with Johnny Bibbo. Throwing out Bobby "Lightening" Eisenberg trying to steal in practice.
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From Mary ( O`Shaughnessy ) Blaisdell on 03/05/10 7:57 PM :
Address: 13 Columbia Ave Natick Ma 01760
E-Mail: Lledsialb@aol.com
Married: Married 34 years
Children: Sean, Ryan, Brendan
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Supervisor at the Stone Institute Pettee House
Hobbies: Gardening,scrapbooking, cooking
Favorite Memories: Hyde school,Brighams,Coffee Shop, Weeks, Newton South, Mary Immaculate, Elliot Manor,Echo Bridge,Joe`sDrug Store,Collins Cafe,Boston Fish House,Mario`s, Great places, Great Memories, Great people!!!
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From Jan S. Janiak on 03/03/10 11:15 PM :
Address: 250 America blvd, Ashland, Ma. 01721
E-Mail: Baygulman@aol.com
Married: Married
Children: Cristine a. Janiak
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Sale's Manager Glick Nissan Westborough
Hobbies: to many to mention
Favorite Memories: ALL. I would love to do it all over again
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From CindyLou Mahoney (McInnis) on 12/10/09 2:46 PM :
Address: Hooksett New Hampshire
E-Mail: cindyloulou@comcast.net
Married: Married 35 years
Children: had three Cynthia 34, Patrick Jr 33,Angela would be 30-died at 18 months


Grandchildren: 7: Leah 12, Gavyn 10, MacKenzie 10 (big mack, Isabella 6,Christopher 3, twins Anthony and Lilly 2
Occupation: Program Planner1
Hobbies: to many to mention
Favorite Memories: close knit community, Playground,Best friends Joan and Beth,School gym,tennis court ice skating- mostly everyone had big families, echo bridge,highland coffee house, babysitting for the community. I could go on forever!
Comments: great pictures

From Bob Mirabella on 11/28/09 11:27 AM:
Address: PO BOX 669 Windham NH 03087
E-Mail: CET@SPEAKEASY.NET
Married: divorced
Children: 1 daughter 34 Nikki
Grandchildren: 1 5 yr old Caleb
Occupation: Owner CET Technology
Hobbies: Fishing, Reading,
Favorite Memories: Where do you begin, hanging at Mario's, drag racing on 128, Playing football and Baseball on UF Playground, Dances when we started Junior High


Comments: Look forward to seeing old friends Paul Filosa, Leo Costa, Joey Melnick ,Jimmy Gable and everyone else I saw in the 2005, 2007 reunion pictures

From Beverly Pellegrino on 11/20/09 5:27 PM :
Address: 7 Phillips Circle Waltham, MA 02452
E-Mail: bev2pell3000@hotmail.com
Married: Widowed
Children: 2 boys
Grandchildren:
Occupation:
Hobbies: internet surfing, reading, movies
Favorite Memories:
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From Jenn Libbey Bryson on 11/19/09 10:03 PM :
Address: 19 Algonquin Rd. Medfield, MA 02052
E-Mail: jennbryson@comcast.net
Married:
Children: Riley Lois and Cole
Grandchildren:
Occupation:
Hobbies:
Favorite Memories: I am Ronnie's daughter and I had the pleasure of living in the falls for a few years. My husband, daughter and I lived right next door to Lois. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment that we spent there. I had such fond memories of going to visit that house when I was young, so it was nice to actually get a chance to live there. I really enjoyed reading all of the comments about Lois. We miss her.
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From Robert Gaffney on 09/13/09 9:28 PM :
Address: 56 Moody Street Newton, Ma 02467
E-Mail: regaffneyinc@gmail.com
Married: Married to Kim (Murray) Gaffney from hyde Park
Children: Robert 10 - Ashley 8 - Michael 7
Grandchildren: ahhhh not for a long time!!!
Occupation: Owner: Ideal Construction ( Randolph )- R E Gaffney Contractors ( Newton )
Hobbies: Deep Sea fishing on the Boat, Karate,The gym, My kids, Golf, Camping, coaching baseball
Favorite Memories: Echo Bridge, Russ Eble and Bobby Braceland ( SR ) runnig the dirt bike track on Winchester street, fishing with Russ down the river for Carp! The hawks, the phillys,CCD dances and kissing girls behind the stone building with my red soxs hat on!! the pipe yard, the little plastic things in the trains and not being from Waban!!!
Comments: it was a great place to grow up and I am happy to have reconected with many of my friends from the past on facebook!!

From Cheryl "Bubbles" Melanson Elder on 09/12/09 1:34 PM :
Address: Plainville,MA
E-Mail: elder9200@verizon.net
Married: Married
Children: Alanna 7 yrs old and Derek 4 yrs old.
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Medical Assistant
Hobbies: Spending time with my family,going down the Cape, the beach, reading,margaritas with the neighbors.


Favorite Memories: the "wall",the "corner", CCD, the railroad tracks, the pipe yard. Lower playground in summer weaving those damn bracelet things. Cocktails on echo bridge, and now meeting up with everyone has been a blast!!!
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From Matthew "Mugsy" Malone on 09/11/09 11:25 PM :
Address: 199 Beech Street Roslindale, MA 02131
E-Mail: mmugsymalone@msn.com
Married: Married: Dana Petrillo-Malone (From Swampscott, Ma)
Children: Salvatore, 6 years old Ava, 4 years old
Grandchildren: N/A, But my kids' grandparents still live on High Street in NUF.
Occupation: Superintendent of the Brockton Public Schools Brockton, Ma
Hobbies: Weightlifting, Cooking, Riding Harley, Fishing (All Learned from various characters from NUF)
Favorite Memories: Pride. Core Values. Riding my bike up and down Indiana Terrace with the entire neighborhood. Roache's, Vachon's, Bibbo's, Becker's, McDonald's, and all others from Hale Steet and Penn Ave; when the empty lot behind the post office was our playground and Mr. Wilson's backyard was our country club.
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From MARK MCELROY on 08/17/09 5:01 PM :
Address: 23ADAMS PLCE WEYMOUTH MASS. 02190
E-Mail: toyotamark@hotmail.com
Married: NO
Children: NO
Grandchildren: NO
Occupation: SALES MANAGER AT TOYOTA OF BRAINTREE
Hobbies: GREYFOX BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL for 20 years. love to summer in my camper. the woods, the beach.where ever? now i have it in carver mass. for the year.( trailer trash for my summer home)
Favorite Memories: echo bridge. mill falls restaurant. the wall. the drop in center. the gang. talk to alot of people nop on facebook.
Comments: WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

From Jay McElroy on 08/04/09 11:02 PM :
Address: 30 Donald Lane South Attleboro
E-Mail: beantown0420@hotmail.com
Married: Married
Children: Brittany, Dylan & Ryan
Grandchildren: None
Occupation: Sales Representative for Atlas Watersystems out of Waltham
Hobbies: Driving kids to games, games and more games....but I love it!
Favorite Memories: Hockey games on the frozen tennis court on Chestnut Street. Summer at the Upper Falls playground recreation department. Fireworks on the 4th (riot squad and all)
Comments: I look forward to my first Newton Reunion

From Eileen Marks on 06/10/09 10:19 PM:
Address: Londonderry, NH .... formally lived on Pettee St
E-Mail: eileen_mrks@yahoo.com
Married: single
Children: Andy
Grandchildren: None
Occupation:
Hobbies:
Favorite Memories: I use to live across from the playground on Pettee St. I remember going to the playground during the summer and making pot holders and playing dodge ball. I also remember going upstairs at Emerson School and watching the Christmas play. I think my 4th grade teacher was Mr. Cronin? I can vaguely remember my 1st grade teacher. I belonged to the Brownies and remember camping trips in Weston, MA with the troup.


Comments: I would love to get in touch with an old friend, Carol Dokkens. We use to ride our bikes together thru the woods around Echo bridge. The Dolph family were old friends of ours, as was the Valente family. I remember my old friend Judy Murphy.

From Noreen (Ebel) Wightman on 03/16/09 7:45 PM :
Address: Nanalie Virginia
E-Mail: firefly222002@yahoo.com
Married: Married 2nd time
Children: 6-Darlene Annis, Brian Walker, Dawn Lehman, Angel Champion, Jonathan Walker, and Jenny Lee Chalker
Grandchildren: 10-Anthony & Jeremy Annis, Melaine & Zachary Walker, David & AmandaLyn Lehman, Christpher, Kara, & Aaron Champion, KayLee Chalker
Occupation: Retired!!!
Hobbies: gardening flowers and vegtables wood working, and camping and traveling
Favorite Memories: So many where do I start? The Drugs store on Chestnut st. Good times at the lower playground, Eco Bridge, And or course the ice cream man. Where have the years gone?
Comments: Thanks for a Great place to find old friends, and enjoy a few memories.

From jill collins on 03/06/09 2:44 PM :
Address: pond circle, forestdale (on the cape of cod)
E-Mail: jilloncapecod@aol.com
Married: divorced
Children: 3...all grown up! (yaaay!!) jeff 39, chris 37 and finally the girly-girl...karyn 31


Grandchildren: nathan (jeff's son)is 7 & 1/2 and karyn is expecting on april 14th. it's a surprise but i think a girl!


Occupation: at the moment, office manager for a surveyor/engineer office but i'm working on getting my dream job of working for local airlines or maybe a cruise ship. anything that has travel as a benefit! :)
Hobbies:
Favorite Memories: well..the same as you guys: brighams, dunkin donuts, vfw drive-in, cold springs on sunday afternoons. the spy hole in flying A on rte 9 bathroom..NOT!!
Comments: this is so cool to hear about everyone all these decades (hahaha) later. looking forward to the next re-union. are name tags optional?

From Barbara (Bobi) Adelman on 04/01/08 8:40 AM :
Address: 8391 Beverly Blvd. #218 Los Angeles, CA 90048
E-Mail: yawcah@aol.com
Married:
Children:
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Retired, part-time freelance writer
Hobbies: Horseback riding, Red Sox, Patriots, reading, gym, etc.
Favorite Memories: Remember late spring and early fall days walking to and from school. Loved the library at Emerson - the smell of the leather books. Christmas was always such a special time - going to the "big" auditorium for the annual Christmas show. And fellow classmates -it was a special time.
Comments: This is a great site - found it by accident. Hope there will be reunions in the future.

From Kathy Ferrin (Silvestrone) on 12/02/07 7:13 PM :
Address: 801 Hillside Terrace Vista CA 92084
E-Mail: kathyferrin@hotmail.com
Married: Married 15 happy years to Rick
Children:
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Fedexkinkos Manager 15 Years
Hobbies: Cross Stitching for family and friends,Scrapbooking and Curling up with a GREAT novel.
Favorite Memories: Having just returned home to San Diego after spending a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family and attending my 1st reunion with so many friend, my heart is full of thankfulness for growing up in Newton. Where friendships are made and last forever. We may change physically but our hearts continue to love and our loyality to one another only grows deeper. Just never forget and always remember, once you love-you never forget-you can't take it back-it's deep inside.
Comments: Thanks to all who worked so hard and are faithful and commited to seeing that old friendships never die and memories continue to be made. And thanks to all who have touched my heart with everlasting friendship. You know who you are. This website is a lifeline for all who visit from near or far. Email me, I'll reply,

From Mark Gruchy (Gooch) on 12/02/07 4:29 PM :
Address: 26 Berkeley Court Middletown, RI 02842
E-Mail: kjanderson@cox.net
Married: Married
Children: Step-daughter; Jamie, 17
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Self-employed commercial diver & Teamster Concrete Truck Drive
Hobbies: Cars, Bikes, Boats
Favorite Memories: Newton Highlands was a very unusual place to grow up. with Dorothy Murials (sp?) and Brighams, the End Shop on the corner in the Highlands by the T; Art Carrol's quarter drafts and the the whole Higlands Crew: Tom McConnell, Billie McConnell, Joe Borenstein and his cousin Dave (alias Smizzo), Richard Tarabelli (TB) and Gary White, Paul Wilson, Mike & Paul DeFlippo, Joe Cotter, Cranky Hanky, John Gordon, Jay Campbell, Jimmy Quinn (JQ), No-Eyes, Joe Paulini, Bugsy, All the Girls and all the Hoodsies, Perkins Boys (Paul George, Chris, Tommy), Bill Crowley, Who-Dad, (Jimmy O'Conner, aka Midget, Cam Dinkle, Barry Dwyer, Sipper Waters, Bob Stask, George Kerr, I am sorry if I missed anyone but I still remember you. Hanging out at the Boston Fish House and how they had the silly dress code where we would all check our sport coats until we needed to go in. Racing on Comm. Ave., Beacon St. in Boston, Route 9 in the Highlands. Dog Fights w/Reefer my sheppard, Street Fights, Bar Brawls, my "consistantly careful" driving.
Comments: Miss you all, and I will be sure to make the next reunion. Or, anybody can call me at anytime and come to visit Newport. Don't be shy, you never were.

From Jeanne Ciocca on 11/27/07 10:10 AM :
Address:
E-Mail:
Married: Married
Children: 1 son Daniel
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Healthcare management
Hobbies: photography, collecting antiques, flee markets
Favorite Memories: The friendships that lasted a lifetime. Echo bridge, Emerson school, Mary Immaculate church.
Comments: Lois would be proud of you for keeping up the reunion tradition and this website

From REG CARRUTHERS on 11/24/07 12:38 PM :
Address: 27 TURNER RD. HOLLISTON, MA. 01746
E-Mail: regc@noremacmach.com
Married: DIVORCED
Children: LORNA AND KEITH
Grandchildren: ARIANA AND DEVIN
Occupation: BOOKKEEPER
Hobbies:
Favorite Memories: HANGING OUT AT BRIGHAMS
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From Chris Tramontozzi (Schroter) on 11/21/07 5:03 PM :
Address: 45 Bay Colony Drive, Ashland, MA 01721
E-Mail: ctramon@comcast.net
Married: Married
Children: 1 Son - Stephen
Grandchildren: None yet.
Occupation: Home
Hobbies: Computer, photography, reading, playing the guitar & spending time with family and friends.
Favorite Memories: Never forget DD's, Mrs. B.'s, running, playing tag, cartwheels, softball & Putsy at the playground with great friends. Putting on ballet shows for ten cents, listening to records and laughing at Joyce's. Dancing at Paulette's with Donna and Vera. Running from Tata and Lois!

Best math teacher: Miss Harney RIP - Karen Doveika
Comments: Great job!

From Pete Iarossi (Yarossi) on 11/18/07 9:53 AM :
Address: 189 Littleton Rd #37 Chelmsford, Ma 01824
E-Mail: peeti@verizon.net
Married: Married to out of towner for 37 years
Children: 3 step children and 2 of my own, Kelly 38 & Pete Jr 35


Grandchildren: 13 grand kids and 3 greeat gran kids
Occupation: Retired from town of Belmont 6 years ago, Now driving School bus in Chelmsford
Hobbies: Spectater sports Luv the SOX & PAT'S
Favorite Memories: Just a great bunch growing up.
Comments: Was realy great to look at all the pix and see all the names of the old gang. brought back so many memories. after all these years U remember most of them I think I'de like to go to the next Reunion. I'm in the Ph Book

From Jill Braceland on 11/14/07 12:57 PM :
Address: 3 Capitol Road #1 Milford, MA 01757 jillbraceland@verizon.net
E-Mail: jillbraceland@verizon.net
Married: divorced
Children: James Miller, 23, Iraqi Veteran and student at UMass Boston Todd Miller, 21, currently deployed with the 972 MPs in Iraq
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Looking for a new career


Hobbies: sports car racing, Patriots, 972 MP Family Readiness Group
Favorite Memories: The basement at Emerson Skipping Sunday School on Tuesday night Mary Immaculate of Lourdes - May Day processions, Ash Wednesday and "reinforcing" it with cigarette smoke Brownie Scraps 4th of July celebration at the lower playground (now renamed in honor of my brother, Punky) Walking to "Polio Pond" and ice cream at Brighams in the Highlands Vanilla Coke on Sunday after Mass at the drug store Lots of good memories
Comments: I'm mixing up my life a bit: changing careers and moving.

I cannot make the reunion this year; I'm hosting a party for the families of the deployed soliders in my son's unit - can't be at two places at once. Have a beer for me.

From Barbara (Travers) McNally on 11/13/07 2:20 PM :
Address: 8 Lillian Place New Windsor, New York


E-Mail: SidMcNally@aol.com
Married: Married for 37 years
Children: 4 - 3 sons and 1 daughter
Grandchildren: 3 grandsons and a granddaugher on the way
Occupation: Logistician at West Point
Hobbies: I love to read when I have time but my favorite time is spent with my grandchildren.
Favorite Memories: I have wonderful memories of Newton Upper Falls and growing up on Champa Street - Life was so simple and fun - and safe! Wish we could turn back the times and have our children raise their kids in the same environment we had - we all hung out outside with no worries - times sure have changed. My husband is ill so I'm not sure I'll make the reunion - However if he is feeling stronger, I'll definitely be there. I'd love to see all the old faces (pun intended). This website is awesome - GREAT job.
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From Bill Paulini on 11/13/07 1:36 PM :
Address: Texas
E-Mail: wpaulini@comcast.net
Married: No Happy!
Children: None
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Sr. Account Executive - Information Technology
Hobbies: Red Sox, Patriots, Golf
Favorite Memories: Too many to list (Just wish I could remember them all!)
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From Richard "Mr." Le Maire on 11/09/07 1:24 PM :
Address:
E-Mail: rlemaire@dc.rr.com
Married:
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Comments: Well, Well! Thanks to Geno and Donna I exist. Would really enjoy being with my "old" boys and girls, but not possible this year; maybe in '09. I have lots of happy memories and anecdotes from my five years at Emerson. You kids had wonderful parents--- obviously. Happy you are doing well and hope your pains were small and manageable during the years. I went to Day and then to Warren where I taught French and Latin, went on sabbatical to the Sorbonne in Paris in '68 and got beaten up in the riot--just minding my business ;). Fled the winter and settled in LA in '79, managed a restaurant, tried real estate in the last housing collapse, and went back to my real love, teaching 6th grade in inner city. Used the same tactics on the Central American kids I used on you. Have a good time at the reunion and have one on me. Thanks for the many, happy memories. Richard 'Mr." Le Maire

From Nancy Mandile on 11/08/07 8:46 AM :
Address:
E-Mail: nmandile@wellesley.edu
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Favorite Memories: Oh boy where do I start? We were a group of people who found a common ground and helped to shape each other's lives. The best thing about this experience was that hardly anyone was excluded. We made room for nearly every kind of weirdness :) This helped me out!! Oh ya almost forgot, throwing up on Geno.
Comments: Looking forward to the upcoming reunion and want to thanks all the people responsible for organizing this event! I just might dance~

From Patti Bosselman on 11/03/07 8:05 AM :
Address: 23 East Evergreen Road, Natick
E-Mail: Bosselman@rcn.com
Married: Married to Arthur for 38 years
Children: Brian, Bob, and Brandi
Grandchildren: Ella and Ty
Occupation: Child Care Provider
Hobbies: sewing and crafts and watching American Idol, and spending time on the cape, not to far from the ZOO!
Favorite Memories: There are so many!Having the best friends anyone could ever have. Knowing you always had someone to hang with and have so much fun with. I loved driving my 65 mustang, thanks Dad. Working at McManus's and Orchard Cleaners, hanging at the corner, lower playground especially on the fourth of July, the dances at Emerson and Odd Fellows, Needham Carnival,HOJOs with those Needham boys, Dunkin Donuts and Brighams. We got into a little touble now and then, but everyone helped eah other out. I loved that part of my life, its so hard to explain to new friends what we had growing up . The love and bond we had still lives in our hearts and that is why the reunion is so successful. Lois didn't want us to ever forget the friendships we had and that is why she kept up the reunion. Thank you Nancy, Geno, and Sharron for this web site and all the work you do to keep this going. Send in your responses now. love to everybody.
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From Donna (penney) Belli on 11/01/07 12:55 PM :
Address: 1298 Horseshoe Bend Mt. Pleasant SC 29454
E-Mail: donnannc@aol.com
Married: Divorced
Children: Joey & Lisa
Grandchildren: Jordan 9, Rhiannon 8, and Alex 7
Occupation: Own Restaurant with my Son in Charleston SC named Joseph's
Hobbies:
Favorite Memories: Wish there were neighborhoods like ours, everyone new everyone. Of course if you did anything wrong everyone also new :)
Comments: Hope to see some old friends, would love the three Donna's so far we have 2. I am working very hard to get some folks there we have not see in may years.

From Kathy Crowley-Gardner on 10/30/07 9:54 AM :
Address: 57 Pleasant St Lexington, MA 02421
E-Mail: kacrowley@rcn.com
Married: Married Larry (the One I waited for) in 2001
Children: Chris, 37, who is getting married to Jennifer Ryan in 2008!
Grandchildren: None yet
Occupation: "Retired". Sistah Joanne would say I'm unemployed.
Hobbies: Gardening, reading, music, writing, photography
Favorite Memories: Pilfering the garden in back of Judy Hartwich's house; singing on Antoinette's front steps on Chestnut St. with Sheila Terry; the barn in back of our house; buying cigarrettes for 28 cents a pack at Cuccarulos's(sp?) drug store; walking the tracks to Needham; waving to John and Mario Virgilio in the restaurant window while waiting for the school bus; working at Brigham's in the Highlands; my early years at Mary Immaculate; the playground and ice skating in the tennis courts.
Comments: Thanks for all your hard work on this site. It's a gem and treasured by all of us. Good work.

From Joe Paulini on 10/24/07 4:05 PM :
Address: 8203 Westwood Mews Court Vienna, Virginia 22182
E-Mail: J.Paulini@verizon.net
Married: Kathy (23 years)
Children: Bobby 17, Olivia 15
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Entrepreneur - multiple businesses
Hobbies: Golf, travel, hiking.
Favorite Memories: Can't remember - must have had a good time.
Comments:

From italo on 10/22/07 6:41 AM :
Address: 20 bolevered lome togo west africa
E-Mail: italo@mugu.mumu
Married: yes
Children: 5 children
Grandchildren: 3
Occupation: Gold smith
Hobbies: sweemming
Favorite Memories: nh
Comments: i really love your site , may god bless you and everyone herein

From Maureen (Slavin)St.Pierre on 10/16/07 4:29 PM :
Address: 43 Ticonderoga Lane Millis, Ma 02054
E-Mail: maureen_st.pierre@verison.net
Married: Widow
Children: two children
Grandchildren:
Occupation: retired
Hobbies:
Favorite Memories:
Comments:

From Steve Cardinali on 09/29/07 2:07 PM :
Address: 43 School St. Plainville Mass 02762
E-Mail: scardinali@north-attleboro.ma,us
Married: Married 22years
Children: Kerry age 20 Micheal age 18 Mugsy age 8 (dog)
Grandchildren: none
Occupation: Construction Superintendent For the town of North Attleboro
Hobbies: Traveling up and down the east coast with family and friends in our Motor home and Cruising the Caribbean.
Favorite Memories: Upper Falls (Elliot Terr,) was the best place to grow up
Comments: The reunion is a great idea keep up the good work.

From Connie Buntin on 09/18/07 8:30 AM :
Address: 91 Knoll St. Roslindale, MA 02131
E-Mail: Ccbuntin@aol.com
Married: single
Children:
Grandchildren:
Occupation: technology teacher
Hobbies: gardening, walking, swimming
Favorite Memories:
Comments:

From Patricia Buntin on 09/18/07 8:30 AM :
Address: 301 Pine St. Dedham, Ma 02026
E-Mail: outsidepat@aol.com
Married: Single
Children: none
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Social Worker in health care.
Hobbies: Travel, hiking, weekends on Cape Cod.
Favorite Memories:
Comments:

From Ralph Thompson on 09/16/07 11:26 AM :
Address: P.O. Box 504 E. Wareham, MA 02538
E-Mail: d_thompson51@hotmail.com
Married: Married
Children: 2 children Michele and Kevin
Grandchildren: 2 grandchildren Lily and Shane
Occupation: Cranberry Grower
Hobbies:
Favorite Memories:
Comments:

From Mareda Flood (Gordon) on 09/14/07 10:04 AM :
Address: 137 Stonehedge Drive Barnstable, MA 02630
E-Mail: maredaf@hotmail.com
Married: Separated
Children: one son living in Hyannis with his family
Grandchildren: one grandaughter
Occupation: librarian
Hobbies: walking, biking, kayaking, reading and working in the garden, travel
Favorite Memories: Hanging out at McManus',trying to look "cool", dances at Emerson School


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From Anna (Schiavone) & Jack Daley on 09/12/07 11:52 AM :
Address: 32 Hale Street Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464
E-Mail: schmidlein@aol.com
Married: Married
Children: 4
Grandchildren: 5
Occupation: Retired
Hobbies:
Favorite Memories: The memories are endless!
Comments:

From Colleen (Daley) & Kenny Schmidlein on 09/12/07 11:46 AM :
Address: 288 Elm Street Marlborough, MA 01752
E-Mail: schmidlein@aol.com
Married: Married
Children: 3 boys
Grandchildren:
Occupation:
Hobbies:
Favorite Memories:
Comments:

From William B Baer (Bill) on 09/02/07 2:40 PM :
Address: 1117 Chestnut St Newton,MA. 02464
E-Mail: billbaer@hotmail.com
Married: Married
Children: Five
Grandchildren: Eight
Occupation: Librarian/Music Teacher(Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin) and Performer
Hobbies: Listening to Music, Swimming, Fly fishing, Bikeing,Hikeing,Kayaking Movies, Photography, Racketball, Bird watching, reading or listening to books
Favorite Memories: The Crazy times I had with with my best friends ..Ray Leduc Etc. trying not to be afraid of girls, Crashing Ray's Fathers car (the Lark) Senior Supper, Playing guiar with a number of other classmates/friends.. the girl in the Citron 2cv...the Blond girl that sat next to me in home room, Debbie, Ginger and My first real girlfriend, Joanne, Gym class track and dislocating my shoulder (kept me out of the draft) the protest march supporting Long hair for Boys it was the mid 60's also Senior English.....
Comments: In spite of all the crazyness, insecurties,and frustrations it was quite a 3 year ride, like walking on the edge of a sword in a high wind....

From Billy Mcconnell on 09/02/07 9:47 AM :
Address: 26 Central st Acton Ma. 01720
E-Mail: coolwest24@aol.com
Married: divorced
Children: son Bobby 18 dauf=ghter jamie 15
Grandchildren:
Occupation: used car dealer
Hobbies: muscle cars,harley's,boats
Favorite Memories: too many to list hanging out at the highlands parking lot party's at cold springs good friends who always stuck together it was a very unique time and group of people can never quite explain it to outsiders they just kinda look at you funny?
Comments:

From Barry Cain on 08/22/07 4:19 PM :
Address: 16 Travis Road Natick, MA
E-Mail: barry_cain24@msn.com
Married: Married for 8 Wonderful years
Children: Ryan 4 Years, Brady 18 Months
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Verizon Communications 37 Years
Hobbies: Running, Golf
Favorite Memories:
Comments:

From Nancy (Rivers) Orsogna on 08/21/07 4:56 PM :
Address: Norfolk Ma
E-Mail: njo521@comcast.net
Married: Married 32 wonderful years
Children: Lisa,Dawn,Geno
Grandchildren: Hailey,Kevin
Occupation: Patient Access Coordinator Caritas Norwood Hospital
Hobbies: Spending time with my grandchildren, and cruising around in our 1958 Chevy Impala Convertible
Favorite Memories: Newton Highlands parking lot. Dunkin Donuts. 4th of July down the Falls. Hanging around the corner with Lois and the gang.
Comments:

From Kathy & Johnny Poutas on 08/20/07 6:32 PM :
Address: 52 Chandler Pl Newton,Ma 02464
E-Mail: Kathyap2000@aol.com
Married: Married
Children: 4 children 1 girl and 3 boys
Grandchildren:
Occupation: City of Newton- Kathy CJ Marbardy Co - Johnny
Hobbies: Going to New Hampshire to our camper. Boating in the summer and snowmobiling in winter.
Favorite Memories: Lenny's,Trade Winds, Art Carrolls, Winnies Wonders, Soft ball games and cookouts @ Cold Springs, 4th of July Fireworks, The Fish House. Blizzard of 78 at the Crowley's. etc.
Comments: Looking forward to the next reunion. We always have a great time. Thank you for keeping this going.

From Janet M. Bourgeois (Delicata) on 08/19/07 2:40 PM :
Address: 40 Hillcrest Ave Dedham, Ma. 02026-1616
E-Mail: lindaterind@comcast.net
Married: Divorced
Children: Two
Grandchildren:
Occupation: RMV
Hobbies: Golf
Favorite Memories:
Comments:

From George & Rosemarie Kerr on 08/16/07 3:48 PM :
Address: 50 Dow Road West Roxbury, MA 02132
E-Mail: berosekerr@hotmail.com
Married: Happily Married for 21 years ^_^
Children: Theresa is 17 Rachael is 14
Grandchildren:
Occupation:
Hobbies:
Favorite Memories:
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From Bobby & Lisa (Fiorentino) Williams on 07/29/07 11:38 AM :
Address: 368 Boylston St, Newton
E-Mail: williamswoo@verizon.net
Married: Married 29 years
Children: Joanne, Bobby, Joey
Grandchildren: Justin, Amanda, Bobby
Occupation: Lisa retired from Verizon after 30 years. Bobby works for City of Newton DPW.
Hobbies: Golfing Drinking Miller Lite
Favorite Memories: Hanging at Art Carrolls and having my mother Winnie ask Geno to leave the bar. I'm sure you all know why.
Comments:

From Mike Iagulli on 07/28/07 1:24 PM :
Address: 22 Rockland Street Newton Highlands
E-Mail: c/o soiagulli@hotmail.com
Married: yes
Children: Jason, Marie, Colleen
Grandchildren: none
Occupation: electrician
Hobbies: fishing
Favorite Memories:
Comments:

From Bob Roach and Blanche Williams Roach on 07/27/07 12:17 PM :
Address: 1 Janlyn Circle, Westboro, Ma
E-Mail: rroach6538@charter.net
Married: Married 45 years
Children: Paula 44, Craig 42, Michael 40, Kevin 38+, Paul 33 All born while in Newton Upper Falls
Grandchildren: Eight, Casey, Twins Shannon and Kaitlyn, Chris, Meaghan, Erin, Caroline, and Spencer
Occupation: Both Retired
Hobbies: Hobbies travel, taking grandchildren, working the yard
Favorite Memories: Wow, time does fly by. Missed the last reunion but plan to attend the next. Still have three of our old friends from Upper Falls who we see on a regular basis. Just don't make neighborhoods like upper falls anymore. Miss the popcorn shop and I think we remember the brownies also. All the parades that use to be. And we miss all our old friends and neighbors. Hope many of them come.
Comments: I agree with the loud music but also would like to suggest that maybe some introductions could be made so that the older group will recognize some of the younger people.

From Dawn O'Halloran (Plaisted) on 07/27/07 10:27 AM :
Address: 66 Rybury Hillway Needham, Ma 02492
E-Mail:
Married: Married
Children: Holly 25 Bonnie 21
Grandchildren: 0
Occupation: Teacher
Hobbies: Reading
Favorite Memories: Playground trips to Nantasket
Comments:

From David Ebel on 07/27/07 8:25 AM :
Address: Southern NH
E-Mail: ccjets2@yahoo.com
Married: Married
Children: have a beautiful daughter
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Director of Maintenance for Corp. Flight department
Hobbies:
Favorite Memories:
Comments:

From Bob Braceland on 07/23/07 10:53 PM :
Address: 16 Walnut Ridge Rd Stow, MA 01775
E-Mail: Bbraceland@Comcast.net
Married: Married to wife Wendy
Children: 2 Children, Brooke(10) & Robert(9)
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Corporate Pilot
Hobbies: With 2 young kids, what's a hobby! When I have time I like to Hike, Bike, Golf, and ride my Harley.
Favorite Memories: Hanging out with my friends at Pettee Square. Some of which I'm lucky enough to stay in contact with. I still drive down to get my hair cut at Sol's. Following a Braceland tradition, he gave my son his first haircut and I always run into old friends.
Comments: I'm looking forward to the reunion.

From Ron Libbey on 07/22/07 9:28 AM :
Address: 584 Maple St. Franklin, MA. 02038
E-Mail: Ronlibbey@yahoo.com
Married: Married 36 years to Judy
Children: Jen & Chris


Grandchildren: Riley Lois
Occupation: Purchasing/Textiles-35 years
Hobbies:
Favorite Memories:
Comments: Great job on the web site. Thanks for nice comments regarding Lois. As you all know, this event every 2 years meant a lot to her.

From Nanci-Ellen Mack on 07/19/07 5:01 PM :
Address: P O Box 62 Linwood, MA 01525
E-Mail: nem514@aol.com
Married: Single
Children: None
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Office Manager/ Traffice Director
Hobbies:
Favorite Memories: Family being next door or across the street.
Comments:

From Sharyn (Person) Farrell on 07/19/07 3:31 PM :
Address: 26 Lexington Lane Millis, MA 02054
E-Mail: legsecre@yahoo.com
Married: married - Jeff
Children: three, Stefanie, Ryan and Erin
Grandchildren: one, River
Occupation: legal secretary
Hobbies: Our home in Vermont, gardening and of course time spent with my little guy River.
Favorite Memories: McManus's (sp), Menu-Matics, the great company of friends!
Comments: I have fond memories of the "Falls", some happy, some sad, but I wouldn't change a thing.

From VIN GAMBLE on 07/16/07 11:17 AM :
Address: 656 DEDHAM STREET WRENTHAM,MA 02093
E-Mail: VIN.GAMBLE@TLCJANITORIAL.COM
Married: MARRIED TO PHYLLIS
Children: VINNIE GAMBLE MIKE GAMBLE
Grandchildren: 5 GRANDSONS
Occupation: OWNER TLC JANITORIAL INC
Hobbies: OUR KIDS & GRAND KIDS BOATING & LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE


Favorite Memories: FRIENDS HOJOS, BRIGHAMS & OF COURSE THE CORNER
Comments:

From John Donovan on 07/16/07 10:43 AM :
Address: 11 Indiana Ct Newton, MA 02464
E-Mail: jdonovan@umassd.edu
Married: Married Deborah Sargent from Merrimac, MA for 17 years
Children: none
Grandchildren: none
Occupation: Professor, UMass Dartmouth
Hobbies: Playing Hockey
Favorite Memories: The friends who I played with and went to school with
Comments:

From Joseph Mandile on 07/14/07 12:29 PM :
Address: 20 River st. Upton, Ma. 01568
E-Mail: jflyfish@verizon
Married: Married 39 years
Children: Paul 39 Janette 35
Grandchildren: Jake Aiden
Occupation: Electrician
Hobbies: Fly Fishing
Favorite Memories: Fishing on the Charles with Ron Danielle and Fran Thomas


Comments:

From Eileen Fowler (Colleton) on 07/13/07 9:23 AM :
Address: Hyannis, Ma.
E-Mail: leelee3963@verizon.net
Married: Married 1st time 3 yrs. Married 2nd time 32 yrs and ongoing
Children: 5 children from 35-24
Grandchildren: Almost 10 from ages 15 to ? New one due in October Total of 5 girls 5 boys ( just a little larger than the Brady Bunch)LOL
Occupation: Loan/Finance Specialist
Hobbies: Camping,beaching, Foxwoods & Vegas,dancing,being a "Grammie".
Favorite Memories: My best buddies,Barbara Noel,Anne Marie Murphy (RIP)and Midgie Lesberel.Being a patrol guard for Emerson school.Mr.Corcoran's spelling bees.Roller skating & sledding down Hale St.Playing statues,dodge ball ,hopscotch,jump rope. The playground in summers and decorating our bikes/carriages on July 4th for the parades.Ice skating at the tennis court in the winters.Dancing lessons at Emerson. Playing with Carol Puza's Barbie doll's .Having a crush on Tommy Gordon.LOL I could go on and on.....
Comments: Oh the memories of NUF.Although I didn't get to spend all of my teenage years there because my dad got transferred to the cape,I can honestly say, this was just about the happiest and most memorable time in my life. I was thrilled to hear from Barbara Chotkowski (Noel) last year by a surprise phone call.She mentioned the reunion to me . I hope to be able to come to the first NUF reunion this year.I am looking very forward to seeing alot of my old time buddies.I'm sure none of us have changed a bit! LOL Hope to see you there! PS This sight is great! Looking thru it brought back so many memories! Great job.

From Ellie Gustowski (Colleton) on 07/13/07 8:16 AM :
Address: West Yarmouth, Ma. 02673
E-Mail: egustowski@innseason.com
Married: divorced
Children: 3 kids-Cheryl 39,Denise 35 and Rick 32
Grandchildren: 7
Occupation: Accounts Receivable for a Resorts corporate office.
Hobbies: Beaching it,dancing,and traveling.Most anything that is fun to do!
Favorite Memories: Echo Bridge,hanging around at the playground and Diane's parties .Will never forget all the great friends I had either.
Comments: Wow! Just one "small" change in the Gustowski household since we were at our last reunion that I might as well share with you to avoid any unanswered questions some of you might have! More than likely some of you already know thru Scrooge's (Bruce) Christmas card announcement,After 47 yrs of being together,we were officially divorced as of July 2nd 2007 . Hey, this reunion could prove to be interesting huh? Me ,a single lady back in Newton Upper Falls again? Single males please take notice.(Just joking) One was more than enough! LOL Anyway, thats the news from here. I will be looking forward to seeing everyone in November!

From Mike D'Angelo on 07/10/07 11:53 AM :
Address: 65 Cedar Lane Seekonk, MA. 02771
E-Mail: misterd1954@yahoo.com
Married: THIRD TIMES THE CHARM!
Children: DARCIE 1977-2005 "Angel flying to close to the ground" Sandra (step-daughter) Jessica (step-daughter) Joshua (step-son) Mathew (step-son)


Grandchildren: Ariana Amber Alexendra Kayla Klarissa Ryan Justin Brise Abby
Occupation: Product Design Engineer
Hobbies: hot rods,old school bikes,backpacking, fishing


Favorite Memories: Hanging at the Rt9 DD showing off your ride.
Comments: Dr. Francis Murphy where are you?

From Fred Handley on 07/09/07 6:33 PM :
Address: 235 East Main St. Middleboro Mass.
E-Mail: fredh@hotmail.com
Married: divorced
Children: 2
Grandchildren: 2
Occupation: semiretired
Hobbies:
Favorite Memories:
Comments:

From Donna(Rowe) Fernald on 07/09/07 6:22 PM :
Address: 89 River Rd Pepperell,Ma 01463
E-Mail: dottiedec@yahoo.com
Married: Divorced in 1987, but have asignificant other.
Children: 2 boys Karl 31, and Seth 29
Grandchildren: not yet
Occupation: Interior designer shop in Andover.
Hobbies: Spend alot of time devoted to rescuing Rottweillers. placement. and training.
Favorite Memories: I'll never forget Brighams parking lot in the highlands, and also in Newton Center.Still have Marla (Cohen) Golec as a good friend.I'll never forget those raspberry lime rickeys.
Comments: Great web page. It's great that someone would take the time to spend on this. I'm sure it means alot to many people. Thanks so much

From Dennis Carroll on 07/08/07 8:14 PM :
Address: 1 Captain Kidd Rd. po box 296 East Sandwich, Ma. 02537
E-Mail: m.dcarroll@comcast.net
Married: Married to Marlene DiNapoli for 36 years
Children: Lindsey Alty age 30 Blair Carroll age 18
Grandchildren: None
Occupation:
Hobbies:
Favorite Memories:
Comments:

From John & Mary Bibbo on 07/07/07 2:47 PM :
Address: 10 Champa Street Upper Falls
E-Mail: jab_2@comcast.net
Married: Married
Children: 3 Boys
Grandchildren: 4 katie 5, Hailey 1 month, Damian 3. Nolan 3
Occupation: John Retired from Gamewell 48 Years Mary still works at Genalco in needham
Hobbies: Playing with my 2 grandsons
Favorite Memories: How great it was living in the Falls. Coaching the boys in baseball and basketball for many years.Scout master for 12 years.I enjoyed the time spent with them all. Hanging out at Gibbys in the fifties listening to the juke box and talking to all your friends. it was great wish we could turn back the clock.
Comments:

From Steven J. and Kathleen T. Borgesen on 07/07/07 11:50 AM :
Address: 4986 Pleasant Hollow Trail 4986 Pleasant Hollow Trail (winter) Lakeland, FL 33811 Oct.- April

60 Malcolm Road South (summer) Bridgton, ME May-Sept.


E-Mail: divessn@yahoo.com
Married: For 38 years
Children: Cathy Ann and her husband Mehmet Dincer living in Framingham, MA

Paula Marie Borgesen Living in Mt. Pleasant, SC
Grandchildren: Dylan Can Dincer 4 years old
Occupation: Retired carpenter foreman/job super
Hobbies:
Favorite Memories:
Comments:

From Norman and Debbie Kenney on 07/06/07 10:19 PM :
Address: 45 Hale Street Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464


E-Mail: nekelect@aol.com damnek@aol.com
Married: Married since September, 1979
Children: Norman, Kristin and R.J.
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Electrical/General Contractor
Hobbies: Watching R.J. play baseball, Boating and spending time in Onset, Travelling
Favorite Memories: Family dinners and holidays at Mama Rosie and Papa Joe's house and New Year's Day at Mama Connie's. Raising our family here in Upper Falls.
Comments: Great web site!!

From Richard Springham on 07/06/07 4:16 PM :
Address: 200 Pleasant St. Marshfield,Ma.02050
E-Mail: Jeannnebeannne@aol.com
Married: Married to wife Jean for 30yrs
Children:
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Retired truck driver from G & S Paper Co Newtonville,Ma
Hobbies:
Favorite Memories:
Comments: Always enjoyed working in Newton,Drinking in Art Carroll's and Mario's, Johnny's Bitmore,and living on Chandler Pl.Many stories were told and untold from the old homestead. My Dad "Harold" Springham passed away this past March and the old place was sold to a nice young couple,John & Terry Hart who have changed and up dated the old place.But the old memories of Newton UpperFalls lives on. My health is not good so I'm not sure I'll make the reunion but do have a drink for me and a little prayer wouldn't hurt as well. Thanks to one and all who keep Lois's memory going with this reunion and thanks for all your hard work

From Andria "Andy"(DiCicco)Rossi on 07/05/07 10:33 PM :
Address: 115 Crescent Ave North Attleboro, MA 02760
E-Mail: pamdros@msn.com
Married: Married
Children: 2 boys, Michael (17) and David (14)
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Hospital Biller
Hobbies:
Favorite Memories: 11 years of playing softball and hanging out at Art Carrolls.
Comments: It is always great to see "old friends and neighbors" every 2 years at the reunion. Thanks guys for all the hard work and see you in November.

From John R. Passarini on 07/05/07 11:33 AM :
Address: 303 Lowell St. Lexington MA 02420
E-Mail: jpass33@earthlink.net
Married: Married 34 years to Gloria
Children: My 3 Sons John, Tom, and Mike
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Retired Public School Teacher (34 Years Waltham and Wayland). Currently teaching at Salem State College and BU (Assistant Professor). My speciality and passion is teaching motor development and physical education to children with disabling conditions.
Hobbies: Just completed a 96 mile Charity Bike Ride (Kennedy Library in Boston to The Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port - Cape Cod)for Best Buddies. Bet Biddies is an organization that creates friendships opportunities for typically developing students with students with intellectual disabilities. Best Buddies provides vocational training for individuals with intellectual disabilities and also places these individuals into jobs and provides on-site job training.
Favorite Memories: After reading Geno's memories it felt like I was following him around. How about Mike Grasso's cigars. I also ate my share of Brownie Scraps. We can't forget Dr. Zambone and how he took care of us all.

When I see Billy Corbett in Lexington we always enjoy telling our Upper Falls Stories. I am very proud to tell people that I grew up in Newton Upper Falls and what a supportive community we had. During my 37 years of teaching I have not met many students who have enjoyed the same experience that I had in "The Falls." Thanks for keeping the spirit of this wonderful community alive.
Comments: I missed the last two reunions due to travel but look forward to seeing everyone in November. My only recommendation, and I know that I am showing my age, is to keep the music low so we can all hear each other when we meet.

From Karl Bissex on 07/05/07 12:00 PM :
Address: 2832 East Hill Road Plainfield, VT 05667
E-Mail: karlbissex@gmail.com
Married: Married, 28 years
Children: 2 sons, 26 and 23
Grandchildren: not yet
Occupation: self employed engineer
Hobbies: making and listening to music, cars, hiking,
Favorite Memories: Hanging out in Brighams parking lot, cold springs playground
Comments: Nice web page. Haven't been able to get to a reunion for a while, but still would like to be on the list

From Karen (Spilman) Blandini on 07/03/07 1:10 PM :
Address: Wakefield, MA
E-Mail: Karen_Blandini@Raytheon.com
Married: Married - Anthony (Tony)
Children: 2 boys - Chris 40, Peter 36


Grandchildren: 2 - Robert and Katelyn (Chris)
Occupation: Administrator/Executive Aircraft Operations - Raytheon Company (37 years)
Hobbies: Corvettes, Sports (Red Sox, Patriots), travelling to car shows through US,participated in founding the National Corvette Museum/Bowling Green,KY
Favorite Memories: Dances, cruising from Macs to HoJo's, working at Orchard Cleaners in the Highlands, Fluffernutters with Patti, Vagilios.
Comments: Can't wait to see old friends at the reunion. It's been way too long.

From Gordie McMullin on 07/02/07 3:56 PM :
Address: 30 Oak Terrace Newton Highlands, MA 02461


E-Mail: gordie6@verizon.net
Married:
Children:
Grandchildren:
Occupation:
Hobbies:
Favorite Memories: Working as an Instructor at the "Fall's" playground in the fifties, and Patrolling the area in the sixties and seventies. Also playing Twi-League baseball for the Highlands against the Falls in the Forties, Fifties and Sixties.
Comments: The People of the Falls and Highlands have had a long history of friendship and friendly competition and the efforts of the Reunion organizers, beginning with Lois Libby, are keeping this tradition alive. My thanks to all involved.

From Karen (Smith) Wilson on 07/02/07 2:07 PM :
Address: 35 W Bulfinch St North Attleboro MA 02760


E-Mail: kwilson@tacworldwide.com
Married: Married
Children: Sadly none
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Customer service/ payroll specialist
Hobbies: Going to OOB (Old Orchard Beach) in Maine. keeping in touch with family and friends
Favorite Memories: Brighams, Art Carrolls, Turkey dinners at Jimbo's in Billerica
Comments: I'm looking forward to the next reunion. I may bring some suprise guests.

From Pam DeLang on 07/01/07 9:00 AM :
Address: 185 Rocky Pond Road Plymouth MA 02360
E-Mail: mark_delang@yahoo.com
Married: married
Children: 4
Grandchildren: 0
Occupation: none
Hobbies:
Favorite Memories:
Comments:

From Bonnie Fraser on 06/30/07 4:59 PM :
Address: 331 Elliot St. Upper Falls
E-Mail: bsf1963@yahoo.com
Married: Single
Children: None of my own but I do have 11 nieces & nephews and 5 great ones!
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Finance
Hobbies: Cruising
Favorite Memories: Going to the lower playground during the summer to do crafts and of course the bus trip to Nantasket Beach! Sitting on the front stoop with the neighbors. Playing kick-ball,dodgeball on Hale St. Riding dad's mini bikes in the alley way from Chestnut St. to our house. Sal's, Tommy's, Mario's and Lennys.
Comments: I'll be the contact for all the Fraser "kids"

From Geno Orsogna on 06/30/07 9:33 AM :
Address: 4 Fleetwood Dr Norfolk Ma 02056
E-Mail: Genouf@comcast.net
Married: Married 32 years to my wonderful wife Nancy
Children: Lisa, Dawn, Geno
Grandchildren: Hailey, Kevin
Occupation: Home Theater Repairs
Hobbies: Driving my 1958 Impala Convertible
Favorite Memories: Growing up in the Falls was a unique experience that I would never have changed. A section of Newton, at the time, the city would have loved to given away. Walking home from Emerson School pass the patrol guards ready to report you to Ms Harney for doing anything wrong. Going by Tommy Akins Drug Store, the brownie shop where you could buy brownie scraps for a nickel a bag, Mike Grasso's cobbler shop,looking at one of the bikes he would have for sale in the window. Walking down Eliot St. pass the Quality Market seeing Sal and Bart. Going to Cuck's drug store to buy a 10 cent ice cream cone the size of a golf ball. Attending Friday night dances at the Emerson School and the Odd Fellows Hall. Forth of July at the lower playground, the food, the races, the movies, and of course the fireworks. When Newton stopped the 4th at the playground, starting our own fireworks display at the corner. Hanging around the corner waiting for something to happen. Getting one of the so-called bums to buy for us. Cruising around to Mac's, HoJo"s and back to the corner. Growing up with friends that stuck together because we were from the Falls, and remaining friends throughout the years. Thanks for the memories, Ronnie, Byron, Dickie, Billy, Arthur and the rest of the gang!!
Comments: The success of the reunion is dependent upon you attending. Attend the next reunion and touch base with old friends, and neighbors. Time is getting short.

From Gary Mahoney on 06/30/07 8:36 AM :
Address: 12 Everett Street Waltham, MA 02453
E-Mail:
Married: Married
Children:
Grandchildren:
Occupation:
Hobbies:
Favorite Memories:
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From Bill Murphy on 06/29/07 9:02 PM :
Address: 2 Shumway Hill Rd. Sturbridge, Ma.01518
E-Mail: wmurphy01518@netscape.net
Married:
Children: Sandy, Brian, Allison, Carrie
Grandchildren: Brianna, Nick, Dominic, Cameron, Jake, Braden
Occupation: Home Inspector and Home repair Advisor
Hobbies: Coaching youth football Furniture making(woodworking) Racing my "84" Corvette Volunteer work in rural W.Virginia
Favorite Memories: 4th of July trips to the Newton lock-up Riding my bike on the ledge at Echo Bridge John Carding's "cow" car Playing center field at the "Upper" Southern Comfort at Crowley's barn loft The Waban Braves with Gamble & Selby Slipping comic books out the side panels at "Kucks"
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From Donna (Lahey) Marino on 06/29/07 6:59 PM :
E-Mail: donnam10@aol.com
Married: Divorced
Children: 2 grown children
Grandchildren: 3 GRANDchildren, 2 young nieces
Occupation: Sales and Marketing in the hi tech industry
Hobbies: Music (all types except hard rock and hip hop), reading, dancing, time with friends and family, walking Corporation Beach on Cape Cod
Favorite Memories: How sweet and simple it all was ... not like the violence and corruption our grandchildren are facing in todays world.
Comments: Looking forward to the next reunion and hoping that some of my old friends will be there. Thanks Gene, Patti and Sharon for organizing this. Sincerely, Donna

From Diane Hartin (DiCicco) on 06/29/07 12:11 PM :
Address: 271 North Main Street, Natick, MA 01760
E-Mail: H80280@aol.com
Married: Married
Children: 3 daughters
Grandchildren:
Occupation: Bookkeeper for my husband's business
Hobbies: Cycling; running;
Favorite Memories:
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From Eddie Schroter on 06/29/07 11:57 AM :
Address: P.O. Box 335 Newton U.F., MA 02464
E-Mail: ceo@rentacasino.net
Married: Divorced for the last 21 years
Children: Richard Edward Sr. Stefan Andrew Jamie Lee
Grandchildren: Richard Edward Jr. Ryan Michael
Occupation: http://www.bartendingservice.com http://www.rentacasino.net
Hobbies: Drinking at O'Hara's & the South Pacific
Favorite Memories: Hanging out on the corner in front of Cuck's and Mario's and hanging out at Dunkie's. Hiding from the cop Gordie! Now I drink with him! LOL


Comments: Glad you all are keeping this up. I like the new web design. It's very well done. Keep up the good work and hopefully will continue to run into you all now and then.


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