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Classmates Bios from 1978 (10 years); 1988 (20 years) and recently 2008 (40 years)


According to Alice Carroll (Our Party Planner) there was either a 5 year or 10 year reunion held at the Gerry Club in Marblehead, however, no BIOS were done at the 5 year. In my archives I found a mimeographed booklet entitled "Who's Who in 1968 and Where They Are in 1978" with BIOS and addresses.  Those BIOS are reproduced below in RED.  Alice also FAXED to me BIOS from the 20th reunion in 1988. Those BIOS are reproduced below in BLACK.  All attendees of the 40th Reunion received a booklet 1968/2008 Sea Gull with BIOS for 2008. Those BIOS are copied below in GREEN.  I have also received additional BIOS not published in the booklet and they will be added.  Feel free to email me your BIO at and I would be glad to publish.

Please bear with me as it takes time to add the BIOS..................



Bill Adams                        

(1978) Adams, Bill: Graduated from Holy Cross in 1972. Was drafted by the Buffalo Bills and has been with them since. During the off-season coaches track and is a substitute teacher in Swampscott – all levels. Presently working toward masters in Physical Education at B.U. and Salem state. Wife's name: Debbie; Children 2- Billy and Kerry Ann, 6 months; Occupation: Professional football player- Offensive Guard.

(1988) ADAMS, BILL — After trying unsuccessfully to kill myself playing football in Buffalo, I have been teaching and coaching. The past eight years have been at Lynnfield High School. I am also involved in a couple Of small businesses 1) Robin Hood Travel Agency (Lynn, MA) and 2) Lincoln Limousine (Lynn, MA). I have three children; Bill (13), Ann (10) and Ryan Patrick (4) and only God knows what else is in store.

(2008) Adams, Bill:  none received


Carol Alter-Aoki

(1978) Carol Alter: none found

(1988) Carol Alter: none found

(2008) Carol Alter-Aoki: Attended Northeastern University BA Liberal Arts. Director for Community Center for several years. 1983 Moved to California, ran family promotional products business and raised 2 children, daughter Marissa now 27, son Jeremy 23.  Volunteered for several community non-profit organizations for youth and disabled, active with the Boy Scouts 3 yrs ago my 2nd husband and I opened a small family gifts shop. The Perfect gift We work full time & unfortunately can not get away to attend the reunion. I hope everyone has a fabulous time.



Rick Anderson                              

(1978) Anderson, Ricky: Graduated University of Mass. With a B.A. in Psychology. Married Gail after college in 1973. Went to work with Prudential and has recently been named a manager. Wife's name: Gail; Children: 1 boy, age 4 mos.; Occupation: Manager-Prudential insurance.

(1988) ANDERSON, RICKY — Married Gail Boland and now we have two sons and currently residing in Swampscott.

(2008) Gail (Boland) Anderson and Rick Anderson

Rick is an independent Financial Consultant who has his office in Salem. Gail recently retired from 34 years of teaching in Swampscott. They spend their time between Swampscott and Intervale, NH. They are still skiing just not quite so many runs, golf tends to play them, and Gail's best tennis partner is our favorite English teacher Dottie Winer. They have 2 sons Erik and 30 and Ian 27. One is a Geoscientist and the other is a Massachusetts Certified Arborist. We hope the 40th reunion finds all of our classmates happy and healthy.



Christina Antoniello (Sweeney)                        

(1978) Antoniello, Christina (Sweeney): After graduating, I worked for Sears Roebuck Credit Center until I married in August, 1970. After that, I have been a mother and a housewife. We now have one child who is 6 years old. We have just recently moved into our own home in Swampscott and are busy remodeling it right now. I have found that marriage and motherhood have agreed with me very easily. Husbands name: William.

(1988) ANTONELLO, CHRIS (SWEENEY) -- I was married in August of 1970. Had a daughter in Feb of '72 I have been working fulltime since 1985 and am now working as a Head Teller at Family Mutual Savings Bank, Topsfield. Married Bill Sweeney, from Swampscott, Class of 1967. He is presently a long distance tractor truck, driver. We live upstairs from my Dad as he was ill, so we moved into the apartment upstairs, so he would not be alone. Our daughter is now 16 years old, she attends Danvers High, and hopes to be a lawyer. My first love will always be music. The only time I really get to sing is at home. Hope to do something with my singing in the future.

(2008) Antoniello, Christina: none received  (see Christina Tardiff)




Alan Applebaum                              

(1978) Applebaum, Alan: none found

(1988) APPLEBAUM, ALAN — I've been living in Tampa, Florida for the last 10 years (and 15 of the last 16). I've been married for 7 years and my wife Tina and I have a 1 year old daughter Caitlin Johnson Applebaum. My wife is co-owner of a health care clinic and I 'm a mental health counselor. I work as supervisor of the outpatient department of a community mental health center. I was also doing some private counseling before the baby was born and will probably be returning to that soon. We visit my parents, who still live in Swampscott, about once a year, we try to make it around Thanksgiving.

(2008) Applebaum, Alan: none received


Louise Ashman (Goodman)

(1978) Louise Ashman: none found

(1988) Louise Ashamn: none found


In thinking over the last 40 years, I have spent my time being around family and old friends, creating new friendships, marrying, having a son, working hard at a profession I've enjoyed, traveling, living other places, and having many interesting, fun and fulfilling experiences. I have developed roots and community wherever I have lived.

After graduation from SHS, I spent my junior year of college at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel and then stayed there for a second year. This was a time of many travel related adventures including traveling to Turkey, Greece, Hungary and hitchhiking through Europe for several months. When I returned to live in the Boston area, I got a masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. At this point I decided to jump back into graduate school and I got another masters degree in Social Work, a profession I am still working in. I got married later than I had would have predicted, and we are blessed with a terrific 12 year old son, and two dogs.

At this point in the story, my family left New England, when my husband's job took us to Simbury, Connecticut (outside of Hartford) for a year and a half. Then very unexpectedly we relocated with the same company to a suburb of Seattle, Washington where we have lived for the last seven years. I discovered I am an East Coast girl at heart and found it hard to really leave New England behind. We have recently relocated back to the Boston area to be near aging family members and old friends, and to be back among the season changes and sunshine (as compared to Seattle). And yes, this former SHS graduate is glad to be back home!



Paul Bailey                                                

(1978) Bailey, Paul: Eight of the last ten years were spent in and around Harvard yard. I eventually ended up getting a law degree and a masters in Public Policy. Having experienced Wall Street corporate law, I decided to go to Washington, D.C. to work in the public interest for uncle Sam. Everything that you have heard about the bureaucracy is true. It is very inefficient. After a stint at the FTC, I left to join a public policy consulting firm. I mainly work for OSHA but have done studies for the Dept. of interior and Nat. Marine Fisheries Service. Am living with a bright, zingy lady physician who is studying Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins. Occupation: Attorney/Public policy Consultant.

(1988) Bailey, Paul: none found

(2008) Bailey, Paul: none received




Ralph Baker                              

(1978) Baker, Ralph: Hazy Rochester, green Cornell-environmental studies. Amazon! Back to the land in northeastern Connecticut. Two winters footloose in a tipi, feeling the earth, gardening. With Judy, learning to live together and to husband. A year with SCS soil surveying. Then, two years ago, we moved to Maine. Made a start as a private soil consultant. Last year we began renovating an old farm house, about half way between Bangor and Bar Harbor. Very busy, but happy! Wife's name: Judith; Occupation: Soil Scientist.

(1988) BAKER, RALPH — 1978 found Judy and I settled near the Maine coast (Penobscot, ME) renovating an old farmhouse in an idyllic setting. I ran a soil science/environmental consulting firm there from '76 to '86. Megina was born In I980, Robert in '83, Judy stayed home with them and also did craftwork, 1981-1985 I also studied soil chemistry at U of ME on a NSF fellowship (MS) My Dad, Bernard Baker died of leukemia in '85. My mom, Lois still lives in Swampscott and has remarried. In 1985 we moved to Amherst. I am a doctoral candidate (with a year to go) at U of MA, doing research in soil physics/subsurface hydrology. Judy works at the same elementary school where the kids go.


(2008) Ralph Baker

Married to Judith 34 yrs., with two grown children, Megina and Robert. Judy and I enjoy a rural lifestyle in a secluded corner of Fitchburg, MA. B.S. Cornell, 1972 (Environmental Conservation); M.S. Univ. of Maine, Orono, 1986 (Soil Chemistry); Ph.D., UMass-Amherst, 1989 (Soil Physics). Lived in Penobscot, ME for 10 years, during which time operated a small consulting firm specializing in site evaluation and design of on-site wastewater treatment systems, while renovating a old farmhouse, beginning to raise a family, and beginning grad school. After grad school, lived in Groton, MA for 15 years, while working as a technical director for hazardous waste remediation technologies at ENSR Corp., a major consulting and engineering firm. Since 2000, CEO (co-founder) of TerraTherm, Inc., Fitchburg, MA, a contractor providing in-situ thermal remediation technologies and services worldwide. Publish and speak widely. Avid cyclist, hiker, kayaker, back-country skier and naturalist. Serve as a Director of the Nashua River Watershed Association and am active on the Fitchburg Greenway Committee. Fondest Memory of SHSi How about two? Attending the National Model U.N. in Washington, DC as a member of our delegation, and riding the 4-man Olympic bobsled run at Lake Placid, NY while there with the Ski Club.





 Michael Barnes                                                         

(1978) Michael Barnes: Wife's name: Rosemary; Children: 2 ; Occupation: Owner of Alarm Security business in Anchorage, Alaska

(1988) Michael Barnes: none found

(2008)  Michael Barnes

After high school was in the Navy until 1971. Married Rosemary Hinter from Lynn. Worked for my fathers Apache Alarm Co until the factory suffered 2 horrific arson fires. 1974 Drove to Alaska with my family. Opened a Security Alarm Co and operated it for 15 yrs. Sold out during the recession and moved to Co Clare Ireland. 1989 Opened an Ice Cube co and Alarm co in Co Clare, operated them until 1997. 1997 Move to St Petersburg Fl so my youngest could go to college at Eckard. Opened a Security Co and for County Governments and the Home Depot Chain. 2004 When my son finished college he went to the Orient to teach English and my wife and I moved back to Ireland. I opened an adventure center, I am working on a house in Transylvania, I hope to try to rent it to tourist. It is within site of Dracula's Castle. Fondest Memories: The dances at the Shaw Jr High cafeteria.




Dennis Bass                         

(1978) Dennis Bass: Graduated Salem State in 1972 with a B.A. in English. Went to work in family business--now part-owner.  Likes to travel. Occupation : One of the owners of union Upholstering Co., Lynn, MA.

(1988) Dennis Bass: none found

(2008) Dennis Bass: none received



Karen Ball (Griffin)


(1978) Karen Ball: none found

(1988) Karen Ball: none found

(2008) Karen J Ball Griffin

I guess you could say I never gave up on Karen and the institution of marriage. Bob Carone and I got married on 10-10-68. I married a hunter, so we had a "Huntingmoon." Then we moved to Maine and started our own Refrigeration business. Then divorced in Maine in Sept. 1977.1 finally began to grow up when I drove to Illinois, alone at 27 going on 16. Lived in Illinois for seven months. Worked at Marshall Fields, reported one of the Fields' relatives to security, (no I was not fired, they were glad I questioned him), then got a position at an electrical company closer to my apartment. Finally Spring came and my Mother and I became closer friends than ever while "driving Miss Karen" home to Massachusetts. It seems the winter is longer than the winters in Maine. While back as Massachusetts, First I got a few great temporary jobs through Kelly Services, then I finally got a great permanent job with Honeywell Electro Optics in Lexington, Mass, (not there anymore, the last I learned) I learn to sky with a group from Honeywell at King's Ridge, and took to it like it was swimming. I then REMARRIED AGAIN, and divorced again and REMARRIED same person a second time. So that made Mr. #2 twice. Yup, NEVER DO....I've had a very good job experience through Kelly Services down here in Forida and they worked with me while I was taking care of my mother through my father's illness and passing in 1995, and with the moral support of a close friend I acquired, Bruce, who had been there every time I had to talk to someone and keep sane. Well as close to sane as I could. Then, MY BEST FRIEND in now my Husband, Bruce Griffin. We married in July 25, 1998.1 took complete care of my mother from 2000 to 2005. Finally my brother and I found a wonderful home for Mother, as she has Dementia/Alzheimer. The doctors said she was borderline Alzheimer, as she still knows what is going on and recognizes people to a limit. She doesn't recognize me most of the time. Then I can see it in her eyes when she does. Bruce has stuck with me all the way, from 1995 through now with my ailments. Nothing is better than

sharing you life with a BEST FRIEND... Fondest Memory of SHS I know I had some good

friends from Junior High and kept in touch from time to time in High School. I missed everything
that the normal high school student SHOULD not miss. I whish now that I could go back and
experience High School again. However I am looking forward to a Reunion will be great. I still
haven't given up on life nor myself.




Yudis Bennett                         

(1978)  Yudi Bennett:  Occupation: Motion Picture Assistant Director. Has been involved in "The Turning Point", "An Unmarried Woman", and soon-to be- released film called "The Senator".

(1988) Yudi Bennett: none found

(2008) Yudi Bennett:

Heard the reunion was great and thought I would update my bio since the last one is 30 years old.  I have degrees from Simmons College and University of Vermont.  Thought I was going to be a journalist, but I took a left turn somewhere and spent the last 30 years in the film biz in NYC and LA.  My life has been an amazing adventure!  In 1991, I married my best friend, soul mate, and love of my life, Robert Schneider.  Our son, Noah, was born a few years later and just had his Bar Mitzvah.  (My SHS friend, Noreen Goralnick Shub, attended the grand event with her husband and sons.)  My darling husband died of cancer in 2003, so I am raising Noah as a single mom…with the help of my friends.  I live in a suburb of Los Angeles, do some consulting work, a lot of volunteer work, and take care of 2 dogs and 1 cat.  In 2003, I was given a lifetime achievement award by the Directors Guild of America—thought I was much too young for that—but I guess the years are catching up.  My husband and I founded an organization to help families deal with autism.  To know more, go to





 Sandy Bickford (Whittier)                                            

(1978) Sandy Bickford (Martin) : none found

(1988) BICKFORD SANDY {MARTIN) -I have spent the last 10 years (or so) working, traveling, and going to school.  I will be through with school in June '89 and then plan to travel and work, in that order.  In '86 I relocated Annapolis, Maryland to travel and live somewhere else and enjoyed it so much I want to do it again soon somewhere else.  My career has been and remains in nursing, and I made the right choice.  I try to spend my free time with two outstanding members of the class of '68, Laura Seidler and Kathie Homan, (who is also the mother of my vicarious children).  Looking forward to #20!!





Nancy Bignell (Carden)                                                                                                                                                                           (1978) Nancy Bignell (Carden): Attended College-Early Childhood Education_ Valparaiso University, University of new Hampshire and Salem State. Married John and spent a year in Vermont, then to Indiana at Fort Ben Harrison, then home to Swampscott where we have remained. The children keep me busy with brownies, President of P.T.A. at Clarke Elementary, and school committee business. In my spare time I am the development Coordinator (Fund- Raiser) for the Foresight Foundation, Low-Vision Clinic, University Hospital, B.U. Medical Center, Boston. Husbands name: John; Children: Elise, 7 years, and Michael, 5 years. Occupation: Mommy and Development Coordinator.

(1988)  BIGNELL, NANCY (CARDEN) — The past ten years have been great — I spent nearly all of them as a fund-raiser for Boston University's Foresight Foundation before beginning a new career with Star Market as their Consumer Relations Specialist.  Elise and Michael are both In High School and keep us busy, plus I enjoy being active in town affairs.  Hope to see you all at our 25th, if not before

(2008) Nancy Bignell Garden

John and I are the parents of two wonderful children (Elise and Michael) who have occupied most of my post-graduation years. I attended Valparaiso U. (way too far from John and much too conservative for the times!) and UNH, with concentrations in social service and education. I like to think that I have used my gained skills every day, first with our children, followed by my career with Star Market/Shaw's/Albertsons/Supervalu as a corporate trainer and Human Resources Manager for the past 26 years. Although our son Michael lives locally, our daughter Elise now lives in Utah with her husband and our five beautiful grandchildren. Her move now adds yet another spot for John and I to regularly visit! Our plans for the near future include spending a lot more time out west in Utah and Palm Desert, CA , spending time with our family and playing some golf. Fondest Memory of SHS: I don't have one memory in particular, but many fond memories of my years at SHS. As the new girl in our sophomore year, I have many warm memories of meeting many of you and becoming fast friends and having fun. Loved the Spirit Squad activities, decorating for dances, The Ionic Club dances on Friday nights, football games, Senior Year activities, especially our infamous ferry trip to/from George's Island and the Senior Prom.




Susan Burstein (Garber)                                                                      

(1978) Burstein, Sue: Still trying to achieve mellow. Husband's name: Seth; Occupation :Public Health Nurse.

(1988) BURNSTEIN, SUE (GARBER) — I finished my nursing degree at U of Mass in Amherst and worked at Beverly Hospital & Salem Hospital until '74 when I moved to Greenfield to help develop a homemaker/home health aide program. In '76 I married Seth Garber and moved to San Diego while he completed an internal medicine residency, In CA I worked with teenage moms & saw lots of TB as a public health nurse for San Diego County. SD was wonderful but when our 3 years were up we were eager to be somewhere with fewer people & cars and more seasons and mountains. In '79 we came to Clackamas, Oregon -- 10 miles SE of downtown Portland, one hour from the coast and one hour from the top of the Chairlift on top of Mt. Hood. At the time Clackamas was semi-rural but suburbia has definitely closed in with shopping mails pushing back the fields and orchards and strawberry fields. I've been a nurse epidemiologist at Oregon Health Sciences University for the past 9 years — a most challenging position since the onset of the AIDS epidemic. We started our Family in 1980 with Kippy Dog, our golden retriever. Daniel was born in '81. Although apparently healthy at birth, Daniel later developed uncontrollable seizures and is profoundly retarded. Michael (now 5) arrived from Korea in '83 and Karin (now 3) came home from Korea in '85. Outside of work and family I enjoy making quilts and rug baskets, cross-country and downhill skiing, hiking & swimming. Life has taken some unexpected turns but at 20 years out of SHS I'm happy and content.

(2008) Sue Burstein Garber

I went to college at UMass in Amherst and got a BS in nursing. I worked at Beverly Hospital (OB/GYN) and Salem Hospital (ICU) for about a year each and then got a job in Public Health, my real love. I helped start a county-wide home health agency in Greenfield, Mass training homemaker/home health aides and providing skilled nursing care. I did that for 2 years until I married Seth and we moved to San Diego for his internship and residency. I worked for San Diego County Public Health Department a few years until we realized how much we missed the seasons. We thought we were headed back to New England or to the Indian Health Service, but somehow ended up in Portland Oregon where Seth joined Kaiser Permanente. We've lived in a suburb of Portland since 1979 (except for 3 long years in Piano, Texas in the mid-1990's when Seth was doing administrative stuff for Kaiser there) Most of my professional career since 1979 I've worked in teaching hospitals doing hospital epidemiology/infection prevention and control. I just retired from professional work on Oct 1 st 2007. We had 3 children. Our first was born in 1981. Daniel had an undiagnosed condition with seizures and severe mental retardation that at first seemed to be degenerative and then stabilized. He died at age 10, although was not living with us at the time. (Long story of pediatric skilled nursing home, medical foster home and then adoption). In 1983 we adopted a 6 month old (Michael) from Korea and in 1985 adopted Karin, a 4 month old also from Korea. In 2007, Seth and I were lucky enough to travel to Korea to meet Karin's birth family. It was an amazing experience. This past year I've been enjoying retirement. I love that I can travel with Seth when he has business trips. I keep busy by volunteering at the local food pantry, being part of a reading group that meets twice a month, hiking, running and trying to stay fit. Living in Oregon is terrific!



Jim Bilodeau                    DECEASED

(1978) Jim Bilodeau: After graduating from high school in 1968, I got married in 1971.  I graduated from U. of Mass. with a degree in Accounting in 1972.  Since I was in the R.O.T.C. program in college, I entered the Air Force in 1972. I was assigned to an Air force base in London, England in 1974. I've been assigned here at Fort Meade, Maryland since 1976. Wife's name: Barbara Ann; Children: Richard (5), Robin (4), Renee (4); Occupation: Officer in the U.S. Air Force.




Barbara Bock

(1978) Barbara Bock: Graduated George Washington University with a major in French Literature.  Lived in San Francisco for one year. Came back to Boston and has been there since. Worked as a typesetter for the New England Journal of Medicine, Currently working as a typesetter at the Baxter Hall School in Cambridge. Occupation: Typesetter.

(1988) Barbara Bock: none found

(2008) Profile of Barbara Bock

I am presently living in Wayland, Massachusetts with my husband, Michael and our dog, Gem. We have one daughter, Bryna, who is in her senior year at Michigan State University studying Graphic Art and Photography. After graduating from George Washington University, I worked for 25 years in different aspects of the publishing field, as a typesetter for The New England Journal of Medicine, as a Direct Mail Assistant and interim Advertising and Catalog Manager in the promotion department of Harvard University Press and as a production editor and supervisor at a library automation company. However, when the computer company went out of business, I took that opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom for most of my daughter's formative years. I have loved every minute of my non-working life. A few years ago, I attended Framingham State College and got a post-graduate degree in Apparel Design with the intention of eventually getting a Masters Degree and possibly a Ph.D. in order to teach at the college level. However, I realized that by the time I graduated, I would be ready for retirement. So for now, I take knitting classes year round and work in my garden from April to November. Since I enjoy taking courses, I am entertaining the thought of going back to school to get a certificate in tutoring English.




Gail Boland (Anderson)

(1978) Gail Boland (Anderson): Graduate Salem state in 1972 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. I was a teacher's aid for one year at the Hadley school before getting a full-time teaching position. Currently teaching second grade at the Hadley. Husband: Rick Anderson; Children: Erik-age 4 months; Occupation: Teacher.

(1988) BOLAND, GAIL (ANDERSON) — Married classmate Ricky Anderson and now enjoying motherhood along with a teaching position in the Hadley School here in town. Keep busy with tennis and our two sons.  Our family is now residing in Swampscott in our new home which we have been remodeling for the past year.

(2008) Rick and Gail Boland Anderson

Rick is an independent Financial Consultant who has his office in Salem. Gail recently retired from 34 years of teaching in Swampscott. They spend their time between Swampscott and Intervale, NH. They are still skiing just not quite so many runs, golf tends to play them, and Gail's best tennis partner is our favorite English teacher Dottie Winer. They have 2 sons Erik and 30 and Ian 27. One is a Geoscientist and the other is a Massachusetts Certified Arborist. We hope the 40th reunion finds all of our classmates happy and healthy








Maureen Boyce (Gill)


(1978) Maureen Boyce (Gill): Upon graduating from high school in 1968, I attended Salem State College and received a B.S. in Elementary Education. My first teaching position was in Newmarket, NH where I taught third grade and coached high school gymnastics, cheerleading, and softball. I married a boy I met at Salem state and we moved to Maine.  I taught three years in Litchfield, at which time we bought a house, and I left public school teaching and began a private nursery school from my home.  I have two sons now and I'm very involved in "motherhood". Last winter I was an instructor in adult education teaching the Woman's Fitness Course. I'll begin my third year of teaching nursery school and my second year of adult education this fall. Husbands name: Malcolm; Children: 2 boys, 3 1/2 and 1 year; Occupation: Teacher.

(1988) BOYCE, MAUREEN (GILL) — After graduation from Salem State College I met and married my husband who also is a teacher. I have opened up a nursery school (Small World Nursery) in my home, while my husband teaches in our local school system.  We are now living in Maine and we enjoy being involved with our 4 children's sports and school activities.

(2008) Maureen Boyce (Gill)

Graduated from Salem State College.. .Married Malcolm Gill (still together after 35 years!!) and moved to Maine... .Taught in the public school for 4 years before opening my own nursery school (attached to my home).. .was then able to be home with our four children.. .Following their sports and numerous activities made the years "fly by", but were so enjoyable.. .Through the college years, weddings and babies the years continued to roll by....... Thirty three years later I am still running the nursery school (only two days) and I spend the other three days visiting my three

grandsons.... who are definitely the "light of my life"!! My Catholic faith has always been a constant for me. I served as a director of religious education for years. My faith got me through as I dealt with my Mom's Alzheimer's disease and my Dad's cancer. Now that both parents have passed on, I don't seem to visit Swampscott as often as I have over the years..... yet my heart never really left it. Fondest Memory of SHS: My fondest memory of SHS would have to be the fun I had playing sports for the Big Blue............ field hockey was my favorite... .It was exciting to be part of the drill team...... pre-game parties, the football WIN and then of course, the "victory

dance" with Richie and the Renegades!




Chuck Brigham

(1978) Chuck Brigham: Graduated from Maine Maritime in 1972 with a B.S. in Nautical Science.  After graduation I went to the Great Lakes for Bethlehem Steel Co.; I then became third mate for Cleveland tankers. Spent Two years for Moran Towing in New York. I presently work for Texaco as Chief mate and relief Captain on the Texaco Sky Chief. Wife's name: Nancy; Children: 1 due in November; Occupation: Tug Boat Captain.

(1988) Chuck Brigham: none found

(2008) Chuck Brigham: none received.





Bob Buckland

(1978) Bob Buckland: Occupation: Physician

(1988) BUCKLAND, BOB — After medical school at Rochester and psychiatric residency at Dartmouth, I did further training for a year in San Diego, and in recent years have been with the Dept.  of Psychiatry at BU.  In '81, I married Anne-Marie Barren, formerly of Quincy, and we currently live in Milton, we have two children, Gregory, age 5, and Katie, age 2. I still manage to make the time to play hockey regularly in the winter, but I suppose I'm slowing down more there as 40 approaches.

(2008) Bob Buckland: none received



Donald Burke

(1978) Don Burke: Attended University of Mass. for 3 years. Traveled extensively.  Currently living in San Francisco. Occupation: business.

(1988) Don Burke: none found

(2008) Don Burke: none received.



John Carden

(1978) John Carden: Graduated norwich University in 1972 with a B.A. in History. From 1972-1974 was a first Lieut. with the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Devens, MA. From 1974-1977 was a Production Coordinator with Babco industries, Danvers, MA. Since then I have been working in the State Treasurer's Office. I am presently attending Salem State nights to get my degree in Business Administration. Active in Town Politics (Town Meeting Member and Town Democratic Committee). Wife's name: Nancy; Children: 2; Occupation: State Treasurer's Office, Abandoned property dept. 

(1988) CARDEN. JOHN -- I am working as the Director of the Abandoned Property Division of the State Treasury, which keeps me busy commuting to Boston.  Having two high school aged children occupies most of my leisure time, either coaching or watching their sporting events all year.

(2008)   John Carden     Married Nancy Bignell; 2 children: Elise and Michael; 5 grandchildren Graduated from Norwich University and earned MBA from Salem State Currently a Development Specialist with Comcast Corp. Love to play golf (but do not get to play as often as I would like) and argue with my son on who will start on our Fantasy Football team Fondest Memory of SHS: My fondest memory of SHS is asking Nancy Bignell (Garden) to go to the senior prom and her saying "yes".                                                                                                                                                                                                                            




Alice Carroll (Howard)

(1978) Alice Carroll: Graduated from Marian Court. Worked at Salem State for 5 years. Now employed at new England Tel & Tel. Hobbies: bike riding, antiques. Currently in Junior year at Salem State evening School.-Business education. Occupation: Typist

(1988) CARROLL, ALICE (HOWARD) -- After SHS I graduated from Marian Court Junior College (formerly Marian Court Secretarial School) and worked for Sears Roebuck & Co, NET, Salem State College back to MA Bell.  Enjoyed each years vacation by traveling the US.  1984 became a very busy year for me as I was still employed with Ma Bell during her break up -- which left me working for NYNEX Information Resources, Co. (also known as the Yellow Pages) and it was also the year which I got married to my husband Joe, who is a self employed Landscape Contractor (Howard Bros. Landscaping),  since both our families go back to the 1850's in Swampscott, we choose not to leave and so we bought our home in which we now reside.  in 1987 we became the proud adopted parents of a Korean Born daughter (Elizabeth Howard). Her arrival day (4 days after Christmas) was very exciting -- we had to travel to New York to pick her up in a snow storm -- her delivery took a total of 36 hours (weather delays) to arrive from Seoul, South Korea to Swampscott-  I am currently on a leave of absence from work to take care of our new addition and am enjoying every moment of it.  It's like dying and going to heaven.

(2008) Alice Carroll Howard

After graduating from SHS I attended Marian Court then went to work for Ma Bell left Ma Bell and worked at Salem State College, left there to return to Ma Bell. In 1984 I got married to a St. Mary's boy, Joe Howard and we adopted three Korean born children.. .who are now grown with two attending college and one attending the new SHS. BC (before children) I did some traveling around the US hope to do some more when the retirement age sets in (not too far away). While my children were small I did keep my foot in the business world with some part time jobs. One of which, was working on weekends at Carlson Real Estate here in Swampscott, after awhile I thought it might be worth it to get my RE license, which I did. I've been selling Real Estate now for 13 years and this has really been the most challenging of times. Our Swampscott office closed and we merged with the Marblehead Carlson Office of which I'm currently working in...really looking forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming events...Fondest Memory from SHS is watching Dick Jauron on the field and on the court and how he always made it look so easy as he played each sport.



Beth Champion (Phelan)

(1978) Beth Champion: Immediately following graduation, I took a summer job as a secretary for an air-conditioning firm in Lynn. In September I began a permanent job for an savings bank in Boston, eventually becoming head teller. in August 1972, was married to Bill and moved to our present home in Beverly in 1974.  I retired from the bank after 8 years to await the arrival of our first child, Kristina Marie.  Tina was born in March, 1977 and we are presently awaiting the arrival of our second child due the end of August. Husbands name: Bill; Children: Kristina, 16 months and on the way:?. Occupation: wife and mother.


(1988) CHAMPION. BETH { PHELAN ) -- Married to Bill Phelan 16 years.  We have four children, Tina (11), Lynda (9 1/2), and twins Tom & Mike- (1 1/2).  We've lived in Beverly 14 1/2 years.  I am a manager for McDonald's in North Beverly and have been there for 4 years. Prior to that 1 stayed home for 7 1/2 years with the children after working 8 years in a Boston bank.

(2008) Beth Champion Phelan: 22 Wellesley RD. Beverly, MA.

The fall right after high school I started working for Suffolk Franklin Savings Bank in Boston. I married Bill Phelan (class of 67) in 1972. He has worked for General Electric and is looking forward to retiring soon. I left the bank after 8 years to start our family. Over the next 4 years we had 4 children (Tina, Lynda, And twins Tom and Mike.) After a couple of years with 4 young children, I decided I needed to get out so I worked as a shift manager at McDonald's. That lasted just over 7 hears until we had our last child, Danielle. Tina married Dan Doherty. They bough a home here in Beverly. They have 2 boys, Cameron 3yrs and Bryce 5 months old. Tina works as an art teacher. She had worked at the Swampscott Middle School and then Machon School until they closed. She is presently at the Essex Elementary School. Her husband Danny, works for the Boston MBTA as well as the Army National Guard. He will be sent on his 2nd tour to Iraq in the spring of 2009. Lynda married Jay Bowen and they bought a home here in Beverly. They have 2 children, Madison 3yrs and Logan l yr. She works for an Insurance company in Peabody. Her husband Jay CO owns his own computer company. Tom is a police officer and works and lives in New Hampshire. Mike is a captain in the U.S Army. He recently married Christina Ferraris. He is presently his 2nd tour in Iraq. Christina is staying with her parents in Connecticut until he returns home. She is working for her father. They plan to reside in Connecticut. Danielle, our last child, just started her 2nd year of college at the University of Rhode Island. I am presently working for Shaws Supermarket( 17 years) now down to 4 days a week and baby sit the grandkids the other 3 days so my daughters can work. We just love the babies! They keep us young! I think the best memory I had from high school (I only went to SHS junior and senior year) was meeting and making new friends and all.




Dennis Coffey

(1978) Dennis Coffey: none found

(1988) COFFEY, DENNIS -~ Moved to Bar Harbor, Maine area in '73 — married 18 years - have 3 children 16-10-5 (ages) — own HI-FI Stereo Store in Ellsworth, ME.  started in '75 still see Steve Flanders and Steve Mansolilli regularly.  will there be a 25th?7

(2008) Dennis Coffey: none received




Terrie Lee Costello (Dyer)

(1978) Terrie Lee Costello (Dwyer):  married, raised two children- do whatever it is that we housewives do. Have worked on and off over the years. Husbands name: Bill; Children: Adam 9 and Jason 2 1/2; Occupation: Housewife.

(1988) Terrie Lee Costello: none found

(2008) Terrie Lee Costello (Dyer): none received



Sally-Dee Craig (Stanton)

(1977) Sally-Dee Craig: none found

(1988) Sally-Dee Craig: none found

(2008) Sally Dee Craig Stanton

I became pregnant and married in Jan of my sr yr in high school. Had my son in Aug of '68 and settled in Mhead for the next few years. In Sept of 73 he had a tragic accident, my husband and I divorced and then and married a friend in '75. My son lived but was in a profoundly brain injured state and was a quadriplegic. Ultimately my husband and I adopted a daughter who in time proved to have many neurological and other medical issues. My dream had always been to be a psychologist but due to the circumstances of my children, I found that I was to be an advocate for them over the next 20+. It was not what I had planned but in spite of the pain and sorrow, the situation suited my make up well and I did my best for both of them. My son died after 23 yrs at the age of 28 and my daughter still struggles but is living independently. My husband and I have had almost 34 yrs of marriage and though it has had many hard times, we have weathered it well. I work now in the medical field and though I never achieved my original goal I feel in doing the customer service work with patients, I do in a way serve as a therapist for many and have made many wonderful friends who have their own medical issues to deal with. Perhaps this is what I was meant to do, share what I have learned and help bring that knowledge to others.




Margie Davis

(1978) Margie Davis: Enjoyed the best four years of my life at U. of Mass. majoring in Sociology and French and lots of extracurricular activities. Was a ski bum in Vail for a year, married and had a very rewarding divorce, and made short careers in hotels and computers. Traveled worldwide for two years as a computer instructor. Residing in So. California for the past three years. Very active in women's movement and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. Have super husband and a loving cat. Am currently peddling houses in the most overpriced part of the country. Husbands name: Craig Martin; Occupation: Real Estate salesperson.

(1988) Margie Davis: none found


Margie Davis

I've led an interesting life since high school, and every day is still an adventure for me. I graduated UMass Amherst, and the next day married Rocky, because my mother told me to graduate with an MRS. Rocky was sweet, but he quit his job to stay home, grow marijuana in the second bedroom and bake bread for dinner. While the homemade bread was delicious, I wanted more in my life than to just support him. I became a feminist and pursued a career in the hotel industry. I took a job in California, traveling around the world to train hotel employees how to use computer systems. I got to stay at some very nice five-star hotels. In my mid- to late-20s, my body wanted to get pregnant, and since I was traveling and not meeting men to date, I got involved with my boss and ended up marrying him. But we couldn't conceive and that marriage, like my first one, lasted only 4 1/2 years. The best thing that came out of that union was I learned to ride a motorcycle, and #2 and I rode our bikes cross country the summer of 1979, from California to Georgia. We took a look around and decided to move to Atlanta. Bored with a hotel job in Atlanta, and armed with some cash from the sale of real estate in the divorce settlement, I decided to invest in myself and went up to Boston to get my MBA at Simmons College Graduate School of Management, the only all-women's business school in the world. It was a tough one-year program; I did my marketing internship at the Ritz Carlton Hotel headquarters in Atlanta, and thought I would move back there (it was a great city to be single in), but ended up as director of marketing for a small company in Sudbury. Between grad school and starting the job, though, I traveled around Europe with a backpack. A classmate was supposed to go with me, but she took a job at the last minute, so I went alone and had a blast. I was single for most of my 30s, working mostly in marketing. Then I met Jim, who had two young boys whom I adored. Jim and I got married in our backyard in Reading, Massachusetts, by our Unitarian Universalist minister. I did mostly marketing writing on a freelance basis for many years, and I taught personal essay writing, first at the Reading Senior Center, then at an adult education center, and finally online at AOL and then at my own web site. In 2000, a close friend was diagnosed with cancer and underwent treatment at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. An Aries who has to do things, I couldn't sit by and watch her go through the demanding treatment without wanting to help. I already knew about the healing results of personal writing, so I did psychosocial research at Dana Farber, Mass General and Beth Israel Deaconess to learn what cancer patients, their family/friend caregivers and professional (medical and mental health) caregivers go through. The result was my book called The Healing Way, A Journal for Cancer Survivors, which was published by Element Books. It was a therapeutic writing workbook with over 60 writing exercises designed to elicit the type of writing that has been scientifically proven to help people heal, both emotionally and physically. Then I started leading therapeutic writing programs at Dana Farber, Winchester Hospital, cancer support groups, hospices and my own web site for cancer patients, family/friend caregivers, and professional caregivers. I gained a little fame across the US and was a speaker to professional medical caregivers at the Cleveland Clinic. Jim and I moved to Sarasota, Florida, in 2002, and built a house. In 2005,1 was taking Spanish at a local community college, just to keep the brain cells alive. A classmate about my age said she was studying Spanish so she could live in Costa Rica one day because she couldn't afford health insurance in Florida. I thought, hmm, Costa Rica - where's that? I knew it was time for Jim and me to become friends instead of husband and wife, and I wanted to start a new, more exciting chapter in my life. After exhaustively researching Costa Rica online for several months, my classmate and I flew to Costa Rica for a reality check. I ended up renting a house with an acre of fruit trees and tropical garden. I returned to Florida, we put the house up for sale, I condensed 55 years of living into three suitcases and I moved to the Central Valley of Costa Rica. That was three years ago. It was one of the best decisions I have made in my life - right up there with quitting smoking and getting my MBA. I thought I was coming here to retire, but once a Type A, always a Type A. I teach business English to Spanish-speaking professionals and I still do freelance marketing writing. I have great friends - many expatriates like myself and some Ticos (Costa Ricans). On weekends you’ll find me at a dance club dancing the salsa or meringue, or cheering on the New England Patriots at a friend’s house where a bunch of us root for our home teams. The weather is ideal year-round-no need for heat or air-conditioning, and the dollar goes a lot farther here than in the US. Learning Spanish will be a lifelong pursuit, but I am finally fluent, more or less. I enjoy my single life a lot, although it would be nice to find a special someone for occasional dating. I don’t need to get married again, but I would enjoy male companionship. If anyone in our class comes to Costa Rica for vacation, it would be fun to reconnect.




 Brian Delaney

(1978) Brian Delaney: Attended Clarkson College. Has done extensive traveling. Spends much time restoring old Porsches and skiing. Occupation: VW specialist.

(1988) Brian Delaney: none found

(2008) Brian Delaney: none received



Charrie Douglas (Quarantello)

(1978) Charrie Douglas (Quarantello): Attended two years at Salem State.  I then worked one year in Boston before working for an automotive dealership in Lynn doing bookkeeping. After being there 4 1/2 years I left for a better job at an automotive dealership in Danvers. I have now been there for three years as office manager and very happy. In the 10 year period, I've had a chance to travel to Florida several times and Canada also. I have met many new people and just enjoyed life. Occupation: office manager.

(1988) DOUGLAS, CHARRIE ( QUARANTELLO ) — After attending 2 years at Salem State, 1 entered the automotive accounting field.  I am still in this same field in an office manager's position. I did not marry until just recently in April of '88,  I have always lived in the Lynn, Swampscott area.

(2008) Charrie Douglas : none received



Donna Dunn (Carmody)

(1978) Donna Dunn: none found

(1988) DUNN, DONNA (CARMODY) — - Married in '73 to Richard Carmody - two daughters Sarrah Beth (11) and Kati (9). Teaching at Central St. Children's School in Saugus since '81 and attending NSCC part-time. For the past two years, I've been convalescing from an auto accident, therefore, unable to work. Richard is a Captain on the Swampscott Fire Dept,, and we've lived in Saugus since '75.

(2008) Donna Dunn: none received



Leslie Dewing (Burns)

(1978) Leslie Dewing (Burns): Went to nursing school for two years. Married and traveled to Ireland, England, Florida and Bermuda. We have lived in Canton for the past 7 years. I have worked at Cardinal Cushing General Hospital for 6 years. Husband's name: Thomas; Children: Tommy (5), Jeffrey (2); Occupation: Licensed Practical Nurse.

(1988) Leslie Dewing (Burns); none found

(2008) Leslie Dewing (Burns): none received




Rick Eaton

(1978) Rick Eaton: none received

(1988) EATON, RICHARD — Graduated {one year Post grad) Tilton School and U of NH '73 (BA). I married Rosemary Bettencourt (New Bedford, MA ) in Sept of '73.  We have two children Jonathan (6) and Nicholas (3).  I am currently employed by Parker Hannifin Corp Metal Bellows Div. as a Buyer.


(2008) Rick Eaton: 41 Garden Avenue, Wilmington, MA 01887

I spent one year as a PG at Tilton School (prep) followed by four years at UNH. Our classmate, Anne Tisdell introduced me to Rosemary on a blind date in 1969. Four years later we married and moved to Manchester, NH where we found jobs. In 1980, we relocated to Wilmington, MA where we raised two sons. Rosemary is a nurse on a Critical Care Nursery unit and I have worked in Purchasing at a few manufacturer's for the last 31 years. We have been active in the Episcopal Church since 1987. Our family and our faith together have been and continue to be the center of our lives during the last 26 years. I picked up photography as a serious hobby and continue to bring my "new" (1972) Minolta SRT 101 with me on most of my trips. Perhaps the single most important event that has formed our perspective on life was a serious illness of one of our sons at age 7 yrs. Dealing with AML (Leukemia) gave us a great respect for the gift of life that we had taken for granted before, but never will again. My year and a half of creating and building SHS 68 Project Reconnect has brought me close to many of our classmates whom I barely knew when we were in school together. This has been a very meaningful activity for me. Fondest Memory of SHS: I started running on the cross country and track teams in our junior year. Our very good coach, Charlie Kimball, had the skill to train us to physically and mentally be the best we could be. It was an honor to run 2nd behind Jim Finlay, the best cross country runner in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts two years in a row. Jim has been my best friend for many years.



Barton Eigner

(1978) Barton Eigner: Graduated from Bryant and Stratton and continued at U of Miami. Worked at John Hancock insurance in Boston before moving on to stop and Shop. Am currently looking for work. Occupation: Accountant.

(1988): Barton Eigner: none found

(2008) Barton Eigner: none received



Sandra Engstrom

(1978) Sandra Engstrom: Graduated from Bryant and Stratton in 1970. I've been employed by Dr. John J. Crowley for 9 years. tennis and Golf have taken over for my years of basketball playing. I've enjoyed the single life--boating, camping, swimming, hiking, clubbing,---and am about to change over to married life. Occupation: Medical Assistant.

(1988) ENGSTROM, SANDY (BUCK) — Got married 10 years ago to Dave Buck.  Lived in Reading, MA and had 2 children. We moved to Arlington, MA 6 years ago. Brian is 6 1/2 and Jonathan is 8 years old.  I am back working as a Nursery School Teacher. We are now enjoying the company of an exchange student, Nicholas from France

(2008) Sandra Engstrom: none received



Andrew Eppler

(1987): Andrew Eppler: Attended Bryant Junior College majoring in Aviation Science. In 1971 was hired by Air New England as a co-pilot. Am currently doing international charters and charters coast to coast. in 1973 i was upgraded to Captain, and am currently flying a F-227 Fairchild. In 1972 Gail and I were married and lived in Burlington, Vermont for 3 years. We are currently living in Ipswich. Wife's name: Gail; Children: Barbara 3 1/2, and Andy 1 1/2; Occupation: Airline Captain.

(1988) Andrew Eppler: none found

(2008) Andrew Eppler: none received




Bonnie Epstein (Hechtkoff)

(1978) Bonnie Epstein: none found

(1988) EPSTEIN , BONNIE (HECHTKOPF) — Private per request


(2008)  Bonnie Epstien Hechtkopf

Private per request




George Ericson

(1978) George Ericson: Went to Wentworth Institute where I eventually received an Associates in Engineering (Architectural). Eventually, because I took a year off to travel around. Next was U. of Mass. Boston, for a Math and physics degree in 1974. For the last 3 1/2 years I've been going to B.U. nights working towards a masters in Computer Science. All that's left is a thesis which is due this fall. For work, after U. of Mass. I started at Raytheon in Waltham as a programmer, then as a Systems Programmer.  I left Raytheon and started at Data general in Jan. "78 as a Sr. Programmer specializing in Performance Evaluation. That is what I am currently doing. Occupation: senior programmer.

(1988) ERICSON, GEORGE — Spent last 4 months of my Senior year at Ipswich High School- Graduated Wentworth Institute of Tech in '71 with a year off in the middle for traveling around the US and Canada.  Then I traded in Architectural Engineering For a Math/Physics degree from U Mass in '74.   This translated to a career in Programming at Raytheon, Data General, Prime, and currently Epock Systems.  Along the way, I picked up a Masters in Computer Science from Boston University.  So much for school /work.  Since Swampscott, I've lived in Ipswich, Peabody, Marblehead, NY City, Acton, MA, Boxboro, MA and for the last 8 years, Shrewsbury, MA.  I met my wife, Denise, while living in Boxboro.  We got married in '80. Our first child, Briana was born two years later and our second was born in '85.  Her name is Jennel.

(2008)  George Ericson

Senior year was interesting. Parents moved to Ipswich, so I transferred there. All of my set patterns were disrupted and I took the opportunity to try some new things. After graduation, flipped a coin, Army lost and I went to Wentworth. Took a year off to work and travel, but finished an Associates in Architectural Engineering. From there went to UMass and earned a Bachelor's in Math and Physics. My professional career started with a programming job at Raytheon and I continued studies at Boston University where I earned a Master's in Computer Science. After Raytheon, I spent time at Data General, then Prime, then Epoch, which was bought by EMC, and then back to Data General, which was also bought by EMC. I am currently a Distinguished Engineer, working for EMC's Storage Division, specializing in the management of storage. In 1980,1 married Denise Doiron from Fitchburg. We have four great girls, Brinna(1982), Jennel(1985), Callie(1989), and Deidre(1990). Since 1980, we have been living in the same house in Shrewsbury, MA. I still love to ski and to sail, both activities I started in Swampscott. Also like to scuba dive when I can (not so much lately.) Basically, I like all water sports. For many years, I used a motorcycle as my principal transportation. Took one across Canada and back across the US in 1970. More recently I've spent a number of years coaching soccer, but alas those days have ended. Still, I enjoy watching the game. Fondest Memory of SHS: There are many, fun memories, but the stand-out is on a more serious note. I was doing terrible in Geometry, wasn't putting any effort into it. Mrs. Rolf took me aside and challenged me to really try to do the homework for a week. She was right, once I started understanding how to do the proofs, I enjoyed doing them and did much better in not just her class, but in my studies overall. — So... Thanks Mrs. Rolf.





Amy Falthzik (Yorra)

(1978) Amy Falthzik: none found

(1988) Amy Falthzik: none found

Amy (Falthzik) Yorra

l.) to put 40 years into a small, that's a challenge. Well here goes...I've had my dream job, "Teaching" for the last 34 years. In June of 2009, I'll be retiring from the Maiden Public Schools. Before beginning teaching, I moved from Swampscott in 1970. I've lived in Maiden, Melrose, and now in Winthrop-by-the-Sea.

As for family, I have been married to the most wonderful man for almost 24 years. He is my partner in all I do. He has always encouraged me in everything I have tried. Marty is not only my husband, he is my best friend.

I have done a wide range of activities over the last 40 years. I've spent many hours tutoring children to help them achieve their goals. I've traveled the United States and England. I enjoy reading, movies, and more recently drawing. With my upcoming retirement, I hope to pursue these even further.

2.)The fondest memory I have of SHS is the first period driver's ed classes with Mr. B. We would spend some extra time driving around. He would always make a stop at Stone's Bakery in Lynn for a few goodies. Those were the greatest times!



Larry Farrer

(1978) Larry Farrer: Six years of school and then to work. Occupation: Electrical Engineer.

(1988) Larry Farrer: Married-family (1 boy and 1 girl) happy and successful. (p.s. I'm not missing)

(2008) Larry Farrer

Life is good, married 28 yrs to Barbara. Two kids, son in MBA program at Duke, daughter in second year of law school. Living in the Back Bay and our house in Gloucester. Loving it







Betsy Farwell

(1978) Betsy Farwell (Jacobs): Graduated from Centenary College in new Jersey in 1972 with B.S. in Medical Technology. I worked at the Union Hospital in the Blood Bank for two years before having children. I am now a full time mother but hope to return to work when kids are in school. Husbands name: Richard; Children: Rebecca (4) and Brian 22 months; Occupation: Home

(1988) Betsy Farwell; none found

(2008) Betsy Farwell Connolly

What have you done since graduating? I graduated from Centenary College in 1972 with a BS in Medical Technology and worked in Blood Bank as a medical technologist at Union Hospital, American Red Cross (Portland ME), NE Deaconess Hospital and Maine Medical Center (Portland ME) up until 1996.1 left the field when the beaurocrats expected more precision with fewer qualified people to do the job-I preferred not to kill my patients! Did a stint at LL Bean and a small biotech company manufacturing soil test kits before I ended up at a small catalog company in Wells doing customer service. I've been known to pick, pack and ship merchandise as well as working in the retail store that also offers our product-truly a small company that's turned me into a jack of all trades but where people don't get hurt by others mistakes! I married in 1972 to Rick Jacobs (Class of 66) and we had 2 children, Rebecca (1974) and Brian (1976). We moved to Yarmouth Maine in 1978 for Rick's career and divorced in 1982.1 met my present husband, John Connolly, in 1986 and we married in 1997 (I needed health insurance-COBRA was running out!) We moved to Wells and will remain here until we retire-to somewhere warmer that has shorter, milder winters. I enjoy the outdoors a lot-my skiing days are over due to bad knees and ankles-I still have all my original joints however. I love to read and we have a black lab named Maggie who we rescued and she has become my 3rd child. We take walks together no matter what the weather and she keeps me going. My son and his wife are expecting their first child in November and can't wait to be a grandmother! I would really love to be a foster mom to dogs once I stop working & hope to convince John what fun it will be! Fondest Memory of SHS For me it was the Halloween dance we put on senior year-had a blast! Also the football games and hockey games Senior year was my favorite with all the activities and fund raisers we did for graduation. Another fond memory is homeroom with Larry Fairer helping me do math homework-he did that all thru Jr and Sr High-THANKS, Larry!!! J





Jim Finlay

(1978) Jim Finlay: none found

(1988) Jim Finlay: none found

(2008) Jim Finlay

I was pretty much done with running after SHS. Now I've got too many miles on my various parts to run without pain. Kathy and I got married in '74 and had two wonderful intelligent daughters added to her daughter that was our family, lasted almost 20 years. I started working for the telephone company in '71. I held several jobs during my 35 years there finishing with 20 years in technical support. I got real good at figuring out tough problems. I spent many year going to Northeastern University at night but graduated. I moved back to Swampscott after the divorce and since my siblings were all far away it became clear, after awhile, that I was going to be with my parents till the end and you know it all worked out OK. I'm still here settling up the estate. I've discovered sailing and the best part of that is having a friend who has a big boat. I



Jim Fishman

(1978) Jim Fishman: Studied Psychology at U. of Rochester from '68 to '70. Transferred to U. of cal. at Berkeley and graduated in '72. I've been working in a variety of mental health settings, and recently went back to get my masters in Social Work. Presently in-between jobs. Occupation: Social Work

(1988) FISHMAN, JIM — In the late 70's and early 80's I established my psychotherapy practice in Boston, and helped found the AIDS Action Committee in Boston while working as a social worker with some of the first AIDS case.  In '85 I moved to San Francisco, where I now run a mental health program for gay men,  I live in Oakland and try to unwind, relax, etc. through meditation, swimming, and having fun.  These arc very intense times, but I am blessed with good health and meaningful work.  Love, Jim.

 (2008) JIM FISHMAN 

 After attending U. of Rochester for 2 years, in 1970 I transferred to Univ. of Calif. at Berkeley.  This was a huge step for me, leaving the Northeast, becoming acquainted with the natural beauty of California, and -- finally-- coming out as a gay man.  Having struggled for many years of being in the closet, suddenly many sides of my self came together-- and to this day, much of my commitment is to work within the gay community.
Currently I live the heart of San Francisco;  I'm a psychotherapist in private practice, where I see individuals, couples and groups;  I love my work, and I train/teach others about groups (a specialty of mine) and have published several articles on gay men's issues.
In the meantime, I moved back to Boston from 1972 - 1985.  Graduated from BU School of Social Work in '78; and found myself working at the epicenter of the early AIDS epidemic in l981 - 85 in my capacity as clinical social worker at the Fenway Community Health Center.  It was actually an amazing (and scary and exhausting) period of time, full of media exposure, speaking engagements at local hospitals, calming the hysteria and alerting the gay community about the risks of the epidemic.  I remember getting angry with a local news reporter when he said, "Can you get me an AIDS victim for the 5 o'clock news?"  Remember, there was no HIV test available, and I was no saint. After several years of worrying,  I finally -- luckily,-- tested HIV-negative.  I lost many clients to AIDS, and several of my inner circle died as well. Perhaps as a result, I felt a need to leave Boston.
My life took another turn in '85 moving back to San Francisco.  In '86 I was invited to attend a meditation program in Oakland from an Eastern approach;  you may have read "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert-- this bestseller describes (in the middle section on India) a lot of my own experiences.  For me, it remains a way to open the heart, calming the mind, and being in the world.  In 1996, I moved to India to live at the meditation Ashram of Siddha Yoga, near Bombay.  I lived there for over 2 years, and returned to SF at the end of '99 to resume my life here in San Francisco and re-start my private practice.
I bought the lower half of Victorian (pre-l908 earthquake) house and at age 50 finally became a home-owner.  I've become rather domestic.  By the way, although I've been in several long-term relationships, I'm currently single.  My passions these days are: watercolors, Pilates, swimming, and my large circle of friends.
Swampscott and SHS were a mixed bag for me-- excellent education, loved the beaches; but ultimately felt confining and not conducive to self-expression.  I now visit my Mom, sister and her family several times a year, so I've forgiven Swampscott and enjoy it for what it is."



Brad French

(1978) Brad French: none found

(1988) FRENCH, BRAD — After SHS I traveled around the country as a Musician and then settled down and started my own business; (owner of "Musical Instrument Workshop" located in Burlington, VT. )  My business was originally repairing guitars and has now grown to repairing other string instruments as well.  Have been married to Joanne for the last 12 years.

(2008) Brad French: none received



Debbie Frye

(1978) Debbie Frye: none found

(1988) FRYE, DEBBIE (ABBRUZZESE) — Stopped teaching to care for my 5 children:  Tony (10),
Paul (9), Melanie (7 1/2), Julie (5), and Adriana (3). Became a real estate broker 8
years ago.  Last year I became the owner of the Maine Pallet Co., Inc. in Lewiston, ME.  Have become an active participant in a tennis league.
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(2008) Debbie Frye: none received



Carol Gambale (Curley)

(1978) carol Gambale: Attended Salem state. Worked for Gov. Sargent for 4 years. From '75 to '77 worked for the Chairman of the Fidiciary Committee of the Mass House of representatives. Since then have been in the House Counsel's office of the House of rep. responsible for legislation being in proper form and maintaining and recording changes in the General Laws. Occupation: Legislative Technician

(1988) GAMBALE, CAROLE (CURLEY) — From '70 - '85 I worked in the State House beginning with
working on Governor Sargent's staff and ending as a legislative technician for the
House Counsel of the Mass. House of Rep. I worked on numerous policial campaigns and
fundraisers and National conventions,  included were Governor Sargent, Mayor Kevin White, Treasurer Robert Crane and President Jimmy Carter.  I married in '84 to John Curley, a
Boston police officer.  I am now a full-time wife and mother.  My sons are Michael (2 1/2) and Anthony (17 months).  We live in Plymouth, MA.

(2008) Carol Gambale Curley

I am married to John Curley (retired Boston Police Officer) and have two sons Michael (23 years old) and Anthony (21 years old). We live in Plymouth, MA (for 23 years) and I work as a paraprofessional -fancy word for teacher's aide at my local elementary school - summers off, lots of vacations, and SNOW DAYS. After high school, I attended Salem State College and got a summer job working for the Governor Sargent re-election committee and never returned to Salem State. I was on the Governor's staff, worked for the Speaker of the House, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and the House Counsel's office. I have worked on several political campaigns - local, statewide and national. After 18 years in the State House I left and began the toughest most demanding and rewarding job in the world, becoming a mother to two great kids.



Bill George

(1978) Bill (Willie) George: Went to Museum School for 3 years. Lived in Florida for 2 years and had a sculpture studio while there. Presently working at Rosalie's in Marblehead and painting and selling art. Occupation: waiter and painter.

(1988): Bill George: none found

(2008) Bill George: none received



Betsey Gerber (Hartford)

(1978) Liz Gerber: Graduated from Simmons in '72. Worked 3 1/2 years as a journalist. Masters in creative writing from B.U. Presently, working on Doctorate at B.U. in English Literature. Occupation: Teaching Fellowship- Boston University

(1988) GERBER, BETSEY — Ten years ago, I was a doctorial candidate and teaching fellow in the English Department at BU, where I remained until "81, when I left the program to start a monthly newspaper with a friend from graduate school.  The CAMPUS CALENDAR is now in its seventh year of publication, and reaches 60 colleges and universities in the Boston area. My partner Leo Hatfield and I also have a typsetting and graphic design firm in Brookline, where we produce brochures, magazines and other publications.  I live in Jamaica Plain with Owen Hartford, a curriculum specialist at Roxbury Comm. College.  We would have liked to came to the reunion, but have a slight conflict of interest — it's the same night as our wedding reception!



(2008) Betsy Gerber Hartford

I received a BA in history from Simmons College and an MA in creative writing from Boston University. I worked for a chain of weekly newspapers in Boston, then started a newspaper with a partner that went out to colleges. We expanded our services to include direct marketing and graphic design, and eventually sold the paper in 1990. Today my

company, Signature Communications, provides marketing and creative services, mainly to nonprofits. I also played guitar and tin whistle in a British Isles folk band, the Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society (which is still going strong 30 years later, though I retired decades ago!). I married the lead fiddler, Owen Hartford — who is a composer and photographer — and we live in Milton with our 15 year- old, Alec.

2) Fondest memory of SHS...

Walking to school every day with Sue Burstein Garber, Joie Schwartz Schoen, and Sue Goodman - even though it meant climbing Greenwood Ave. every morning with armloads of books ~ hadn't backpacks been invented yet?!




Enid Gillman

(1978) Enid Gillman: Graduated from Children's Hostpital Medical Center. Has worked at Children's since graduation. Head nurse and initiated I.V. department at Children's. Likes to travel. Occupation: R.N.

(1988) Enid Gillman: none found

(2008) Enid Gillman: none received



Larry Gold (Goldyn)

(1978) Larry Gold (Goldyn): Graduated Reed College. Dance, Calligraphy, Politics. Spent a year in Denmark. Graduate School at Stanford. Presently, waiter, bartender, and doctoral dissertation in the works. Occupation: Graduate student, waiter.

(1988) GOLD, LARRY (GOLDYN) — I finished graduate school in '79, taught in Los Angelos until '84. Unemployment brought me via clerical work to medical school at "Tufts" from which I just graduated in May.  I have finally returned to San Francisco where I am, so far, surviving an internship in internal medicine at Children's Hospital.

(2008) Larry Gold (Goldyn): none received.




Ina Goldberg(Hoffman)

(1978) Ina Goldberg (Hoffman): Graduated Bryant College in 1979 with an Associates degree and worked for two years in Boston. Went back to B.U. and graduated in '74 with a B.S. in Education. Taught junior high for 2 years in Rockland, MA. During that time, married and moved back to the North Shore. I now have a part-time job in Marblehead along with my full-time job as wife and mother. Husband's name: Alan; Children: Neal 14 months; Occuaption: Wife and mother.

(1988) GOLDBERG, INA (HOFFMAN) -- It seems hard to believe it's been ten years since our last reunion.  My husband, Alan, and I have settled in Marblebead with our three boys, ages  11, 8 1/2 and 7.  For three years I was the Leisure Editor for Lynn Magazine, but this past year I assumed an administrative position for the Swampscott Marblehead Chapter of hadassah. Everything combined makes for a very busy schedule.

(2008) Ina Hoffman

Upon graduation from SHS, I attended Bryant College and received an Associates Degree in 1970. I worked for 2 years and decided to pursue a teaching degree, hi 1974,1 graduated from Boston University with B.S. in Education and began teaching middle school in Rockland, MA. In 1975,1 married, and soon after we moved back to the North Shore. After a few years of being home with my three sons, I began a professional career in the not-for-profit sector which I have done for over 20 years. I am currently the Director of Community Development for the Jewish Rehabilitation Centers for Living in Swampscott (we know it as the JRC). I just completed my term as President of the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor and serve on ADL's North Shore Advisory Committee. My most important accomplishment—raising my three sons and now enjoying my grandson. My husband Alan and I have been married for 33 years and have lived in Marblehead for 30. I still love the North Shore. Fondest Memory of SHS: My fondest memory-­attending the football games and the camaraderie among my SHS peers.



Susan Goodman

(1978) Susan Goodman: Graduated Barnard College. Worked for several years in public relations before returning to medical school. Presently in 2nd year at Cornell. Has been married for 5 years. Husband's name. Milt Recht; Occupation: medical Student.

(1988): none found

(2008) Susan Goodman

Came back to New York for college and have been here ever since. I currently live in Chappaqua, Westchester County, an hour north of midtown Manhattan. I'm a psychiatrist in solo private practice in Mt. Kisco, a couple of miles from my house. I enjoy walking/hiking in nearby parks and preserves and frequently go to the city for theater, music, and museums. My extended family all live in Las Vegas and I'm there frequently for visits, but my favorite vacation spot is Cape Cod! After many years of marriage, I am now happily divorced. I have two kids who are currently in Massachusetts: my 24 year old son in at grad school at Harvard and my daughter, 20, is a junior at Smith. Fondest memory of SHS: How I was made to feel welcome by a great group of new friends. Thank you all.



Noreen Goralnick (Shub)

(1978) Noreen Goralnick (Shub): none found

(1988) GORALNICK, NOREEN (SHUBB) — Mitchell and I have been married for 16 years.  Two great sons J.P. 10 and Alex 6.  Mitchell is a doctor here at Phoenix children's Hospital.  I am co-owner of a successful advertising agency.  We love Phoenix and get to indulge in our passion for golf & tennis all year round.  It feels like we're on a permanent vacation!


(2008) Noreen Shub, Phoenix, Arizona

Fellow Big Blue alum, I write to ask your forgiveness, for on one fateful day in June 1972,1 threw caution to the wind and married an irresistibly cute boy from *sigh* Marblehead. But fear not, dear friends, for Mitchell was able to overcome his geographically unfortunate beginnings and has treated me to a most wonderful life. Spending our first years immersed in educational pursuits(a Masters for me and an MD for him) at the University of Vermont, Duke, Mass General, and the University of North Carolina left me dreaming of a life filled with sun and fun. Phoenix fit the bill - hey^you can't get much sunnier than the desert - so in 1985 we slathered on the sunscreen, donned our shades, and headed west. Since someone had to pay for all of this, multitasking Mitchell became Director of Pediatric GI at Phoenix Children's Hospital, Medical Director of Research, and Associate Chairman of Pediatrics for the University of Arizona Medical School. MeanwhileJL continued in my role as CEO of our home, helming the care and feeding - fast food counts! - of two very accomplished (and tall!) sons, and went on a personal quest to perfect my golf and tennis skills. I am happy to report great success on all fronts. JP is 30 and, after rising through the ranks at E! Entertainment, is the supervising producer for XPlay - a hugely popular daily show for computer geeks... I mean gamers - on the cable's G4 network. Alex is a 26 year old, spikey-haired attorney at MGM Studios. They live in LA and continue with their sports and music, but happily without us footing the bill this time! Very cool. They regale us with tales as they cut a wide swath through Hollywood's female population, hobnob with names we all recognize, and send us online links to gigs played with their band, Thunderdikk - we are told that even heavily scheduled semi-adults must make the time to rock out - guaranteeing that talking with them is always highly entertaining. So, amazingly, everyone survived and thrived under my rule... except for the house plants. They're all dead. But the hubby and kids have flourished and I've had the best time ever. Looking forward to the next 40!




Alan Gottfried (David)

(1978) Alan Gottfried: none found

(1988) Alan Gottfried: none found

(2008) Alan David (Gottfried)

Personal Manager and Television Producer

living and working in Beverly Hills, California.

A member of:

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Hollywood Radio and Television Society

Conference of Personal Managers




Derek Gregory

(1978) Derek Gregory: Went to school in Florida at FIT in Aeronautical Engineering; ran out of money just short of BS degree---moved to Atlanta, GA and went back into the moving business. Bought a tractor trailer and leased to NorthAmerican Van Lines, Inc. and ran through 47 states of the country (missed South Dakota). Moved back to Marblehead and got tired of seeing the country (white line fever). Settled down and went into to business with Tom Andresen Jr when his father retired. Hooked up with a major van line and started building a company.--been there since. Children: Sean Derek, 6; Occupation: Partner---Andresen Moving & Storage inc---Salem, MA.

(1988) GREGORY, DEREK -- In the last ten years I did a few things better than I did in the 10 prior years.  I remarried the right person, Betty, had another child, Jonathan Bryant, now 2 1/2, (my older son, Sean is now 16 and asking For the car keys) put a second floor on our house when we looked at the unbelievable cost to move to a bigger house to fit us all. Professionally, I am still a partner with Tom Andresen in the moving business- we bought Lipsky Moving & Storage in Lynn, I bought  Barnes Moving & Storage in Pompano Beach, Fla and tried to run it from a distance - added relentless aggravation "that is not worth it" - maybe the next ten years will find me moving the family to New Hampshire or Naples, FL and taking life slower and easier.

(2008) Derek Gregory

Its been 40 years since graduating from Swampscott High and my life has been like climbing a step ladder. At one time you are on your way up only to go down the other side but it has been a fun ride, nevertheless. Currently I am happily married to my second wife Betty and have recently celebrated or 25th anniversary. I have defected to Marblehead where we have lived for the past 25 years. At Thanksgiving football games I tend to go from side to side (depending on which team is winning!).

We have two boys, Sean who lives in Phoenix and is a captain for Express Jet (we are expecting our first grand child in January 09) and Jonathan, who recently graduated from the University of Colorado and is teaching English to elementary school kids in Madrid, Spain. I am very proud that they both do what they love for a living. We live with our two labs, Colby (9) and Daisy Mae (9 months).

Since leaving high school I graduated with a degree in Aviation from Florida Institute of Technology. As the space program was at is high when I went to school and low when I got out I changed careers and spent 35 years as a partner in a moving company. Four years ago I decided to change careers and do what I enjoyed most which was flying airplanes. Currently I work as a captain flying a Citation jet air ambulance for Boston Medflight. It is the perfect retirement job, however, flying to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard 50 times a month and Bermuda weekly make me enjoy trips to places like Pittsburgh, PA or Baton Rouge, LA.

 I recently met a person who celebrated their 50th reunion and out of a class the same size as ours only 1/4 the class showed up and 1/4 the class had passed away. Our goals change with time and as time passes, health and staying active replace goals we may have  earlier thought were important. Its been great getting to know many of the classmates again and playing around with the web site for the class of 68. I am sure the next ten years will bring new challenges and joys.




Pam Griest

(1978) Pam Griest: none found

(1988) GRIEST, PAM (DUBE) -- Married in May, 1972 - have two boys, Michael & Paul • was divorced April 1982 and now a single parent.  I am currently working s as a clerk in the Assessor's office at the Town Hall in Swampscott & have been there for almost 2 years.  Before that., I worked as a Nurses Aide for 6 years at the Jewish Rehabilitation Center in Swampscott. I live in Swampscott at 12 Eureka Ave. and I have been since 1972.  After SHS I graduated from Andover Institute of Business School in Lynn in 1970. Majored in Computer Programming .

(2008) Pam Griest: none received




Richard Halperin

(1978) Richard Halperin: none found

(1988) HALPERIN, RICHARD — Having survived (and enjoyed) seven years living and working in the Bronx, my family and I moved to Connecticut last year.  I am currently practicing pediatrics in New Haven, and we are living in Guilford, a small, quiet (boring) town on the sound.  We have four children - Ben (6), Elizabeth (4), and Anna and James (1 year twins) and spend most of our time chasing them, still, and always a Sox fan.

(2008) Richard Halperin: none received



Cindy Hatch-Belhumeur

(1978) Cindy Hatch: Attended Northeastern. Worked for Hogan regional Center in Danvers. Currently working for the North Shore Special Ed. Consortium. Occupation: Special Education Specialist.

(1988) HATCH, CINDY (BELHUMEUR) — Twenty years later I'm married and have three children, Chris 8 years, Thomas 3 years and Gate 3 months.  My husband Tom owns and operates an athletic footwear and apparel store in Swampscott. After high school I graduated from Northeastern University with a BA in Education and worked for 12 years developing educational programs  ~ for retarded individuals.  Currently I am working with my husband.

(2008) Cindy Hatch-Belhumeur; none received




Steven Herman

(1978) Steven Herman: none found

(1988) Steven Herman: none found

(2008) Steven Herman

By far my greatest success in life has been my family. I am married to a wonderful woman and we have four terrific kids ages 25-32, 2 boys and 2 girls. All are happy, embarked on successful careers, out of the house and financially independent. We have 1 teacher, 1 accountant, and 2 business people well on the way to establishing their business careers. So far no grandchildren. My professional career began while still in college. I started a record company in my dorm room by recording some local bands. Over the next 9 years some of the groups broke through nationally and we released about 150 singles and 60 albums. I eventually sold the company to Clive Davis, then president of Arista Records, a division of RCA. I then moved into children's entertainment working for Hanna Barbera Animation Studios (Flintstones, Jetsons, Yogi Bear, etc.), Marvel Comics where I was VP Worldwide Consumer Products, Archie Comics with the same title, Hearst Entertainment (Popeye, Betty Boop, Flash Gordon, etc.) where I was Sr. VP Consumer Products, and finally back to Archie Comics Entertainment where I have been the President for the last 5 years. I retire at the end of 2008. Most of my spare time is spent fishing although my wife and I also enjoy cruising and overnighting on the boat. We also enjoy traveling and intend to do a lot more once I retire and we have more time. In the last year we have visited India, Malaysia, and just returned from Egypt. We are also very fortunate that all of the kids live nearby so we get to spend a lot of time with them. I also enjoy chess and poker and continue to train in karate. Fondest Memory of SHS: LEAVING



Sherry Himmelstein

(1978) Sherry Himmelstein: After college in Boston, went on to become a veterinarian at the U. of Penn School of veterinary medicine. Following graduation, joined husband (also a vet) in his clinic in W. Philadelphia for two years. Presently have a practice in Springfield, MA and live in Hampden, renting a house on 25 acres of land. Husband's name: Ken Bernstein; Occupation: Veterinarian.

(1988) HIMMELSTEIN, SHERRY — I received my veterinary training in Philadelphia, where I met and married my husband Calso (also a veterinarian).  Ten years ago, we moved to western Mass and opened a small animal hospital in Springfield. Our practice has grown, and now employs 3 veterinarians and 9 staff members.  We live on a small farm in a very rural town with our 2 daughters (ages 3 1/2 and 1 year) and many animals (dogs, cats, goats, ducks and chickens), we enjoy living in the country - we have 15 acres on a mountain, with a stream, hayfield and woods,  (ps:  I did not change my name when I married — I still go by "Himmelstein".)

(2008) Sherry Himmelstein: none received




Janet Hoffman (Golden)

(1978) Janet Hoffman: none found

(1988) Janet Hoffman: none found

(2008) Janet Hoffman Golden

When I left Swampscott High, I spent two years at the Univ. of Penn. School of Dental Hygiene. Then I returned to Boston University for one year. Then I went to Columbia University to get a BS in Dental Public Health. (2 more Years.) Then I lived in Boston for maybe 5 years where I got a Master of Science Degree in Dental Public Health at Boston University School of Dental Medicine and I taught at Tufts Dental School. I also got a Nursing Home License and worked as an Administrator in the family nursing home in Marblehead, Devereux Nursing Home. I came to Miami, Florida (Paradise) in 1979. I met and married my husband Randy, an attorney, in 1981. And we had our daughter, Jenifer in 1984. Presently Jenifer,24, is living in Los Angeles trying to become an actress. She is now taking an acting class that Saturday Night Live people have taken....Randy. Jenifer and I were actively involved in community theater as performers which probably was the springboard for Jenifer's career path. I am working in the Home Health Care field marketing to physicians to increase the patient census of ....Goldencare Home Health, (not my company but I act like it is!) We leave our home in Miami on the bay every weekend to drive three hours north to go to our home on the beach in Melbourne Beach (one hour south of Orlando).



Kathie Homan (Gaunt)

(1978) Kathie Homan (Gaunt): Worked at Suffolk Franklin Savings Bank in Boston before switching to the Andover savings Bank for 1  1/2 years. Left to have a daughter, Jill. Home for a few years until girls are back in school, and then plan to return to school. Husband's name: John; Children: Jill 4, and lisa 2; Occupation: Home.

(1988) none found

(2008) Kathie (Homan) Gaunt

How can you put 40 years into a couple of paragraphs. I am still friends with most of the kids I hung around with in school, and still see them or stay in contact with them. That is what I call real friendship. I have been married over 37 yrs. Live in Andover Ma. We have 3 wonderful grown children, 2 daughters and a son. All are married to great people who we love. I have 3 beautiful grandchildren. We are lucky that they live close and we get to see them often, they love having sleepovers. I met my husband John at my first job in Boston. He stayed at the bank for 20 years, then started his own company. He does contracting work. I was lucky enough to stay home when my children were young. I did a lot of volunteering with the schools, was on boosters for football for 3 yrs. Did a lot of fundraising for different projects. I now work for Keurig Premium coffee systems. We manufacture elite coffee brewers. I am at Corporate Headquarters in Reading Ma. I love to swim, hike and walk, play racquet ball. I have done the Susan G Komen 3 day 60 mile cancer walk 3 times. It is an experience I love and will be doing it again. I am presently involved in a Foundation for Equine Encephilitis. also known as Triple E. We also have a house on Lake Ossippee in NH. We have been there for 28yrs and love it. Fondest Memories: The dances, football and hockey games, and just being with friends.




Don Jacobs

(1978) Don Jacobs: none found

(1988) Don Jacobs: none found

`(2008) Don Jacobs

After graduation from SHS, I attended Burdett Jr. College and did 6 years in the MA National Guard. 31 years ago, I married Barbara (Greehan), also a Swampscott resident. Other than living in Billerica for the first 7 years of marriage, we have resided in Swampscott. We have three children, Matthew age 29 (SHS class of 1997), Michael age 27 (SHS class of 1999) and Kelly age 17 (SHS class of 2009). Working In banking most of my adult life, I am currently a Mortgage Officer at the East Boston Savings Bank. I am a member and Past President of the Saugus Rotary club. I still enjoy skiing and hunting, golfing and boating on Winnipesaukee. My Fondest Memory of SHS: My fondest memories of SHS are my FRIENDS, ski trips, especially Mt. Magog in Canada. Mr. Balsama, who I see around town quite often. I also remember attending football games -' 68 was a great year at SHS for football! And, of course, GRADUATION!


Howard Kelfer

(1978) Howie Kelfer: Graduated Trinity College and attended Dartmouth medical School. Graduated from Tufts Medical School. Presently, completing residency in Pediatrics at new England medical center. Getting married Labor Day weekend. Occupation: Physician.

(1988) Howard Kelfer: none found

(2008) Howie Kelfer

Got married. Moved to Texas. Father of a couple of Texas kids. Fondest Memories View of the ocean from Mrs. Andersons English class.



Howard Kline

(1978) Howie Kline: My medium of communication goes beyond words. What I see and feel about life I put down on canvas and paper. Be it a mark or a stain, rich in color or deep in black, I create what hasn't yet been seen. My life will be justified if others will also open their eyes, hearts and minds in an attempt to live life as complete people integrating with the earth and others. Occupation: Artist.

(1988) Howie Kline: Howard Kline is an Artist with a studio and Gallery in Rockport, MA.

(2008) Howard Kline

After 20 years of having my art gallery in Rockport, my wife and I moved to Cambria Ca. where I make my living from my art. My art is from themes I started in Swampscott! Fondest Memory of SHS: Learning how to draw in Mr. Earls class with Johnny Cash tapes playing in the background; also playing drums at the high school dances. ** You can see my art at



Helene Lefenfeld

(1978) Helene Lefenfeld (Harrold): Attended college for one year. Then moved to boston, worked and went to school part-time. Met my husband at work and married in April 1973. I then worked at a hospital on the maternity floor, caught the bug, and two children later I'm making peanut butter sandwiches and changing diapers. Husband's name: David; Children: Sarah 3 1/2 and Wendy 7 months; Occupation: Chief Cook and bottle washer, laundry lady, diaper changer, etc.

(1988) LEFENFELD, HELENE (HARROLD ) — I am married with 2 daughters, Sara 16, and Wendy 10. After graduation I attended Day Path Jr. College in Longmeadow, Ma.  I lived and worked in Boston for several years.  I married in April 1973 and have lived in Amesbury, Westboro, Framingham, Ashland and now in Assonet (south eastern MA).  I am currently director of Kids Place, a child care center located in Middleboro, MA,

(2008) Helene Lefenfeld: none received





Paula Levenback (Rudnick)

(1978) Paula Levenback: none found

(1988) Paula Levenback: none found

(2008) PAULA (Levenback) RUDNICK

Daunting, to recap the past 40 years.. ..but here goes. COLLEGE: Tufts 1968-69, Brandeis 1969-70, Sarah Lawrence (Paris) 1970-71, Sarah Lawrence (NY) 1971-72 Post college, I moved to Los Angeles where my parents settled after leaving Swampscott. After a brief stint working for an architect, I started in the production department at ABC TV. Went on to do music shows ("In Concert"), "Guiness Book of Records Show", and wrote V£ hour comedy episodes. This led to a deal at Universal Television producing series and movies. "Who Will Love My Children?" with Ann-Margret was nominated for 9 Emmys. I retired from TV business in 1994, and moved up to Santa Barbara for a short time. I'm currently living in LA with my husband of 25 years, Allan Rudnick - a nice Brookline boy who came to LA via Wall Street. We have two daughters ~ Allison (23), a Sarah Lawrence grad who is now in NY working on "Kings", NBC series debuting in January . Our younger daughter, Zoe (22), is a senior at the University of Denver in the Hotel/Restaurant program. We have 2 adorable standard poodles which Allan insisted be male. My sister, Kathy, lives in LA. She has 2 kids - daughter a senior at Bryn Mawr and son a PhD candidate in chemistry at UCLA. I am fortunate to have both my parents alive and well and living nearby in Studio City. I currently serve on the boards of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, Sarah Lawrence College, the Geffen Playhouse, and the Drawings Committee at MOCA. My golf game stinks, but I try to play once a week. I write on a regular basis - not for publication yet, but you never know. I have been very lucky in life, love, work, health - more than I could have ever hoped in those tentative, adolescent years we spent together. I am so sorry that an obligation at Sarah Lawrence keeps me from joining you all at the reunion (especially since, as one of my friends pointed out, "Even if there's another reunion, you'll never look this good again.") I am sure it's going to be fantastic. Thanks to Rick Eaton for all his hard work putting us back in touch with each other.




Alan Lerner

(1978) Alan Lerner: Graduated Northwestern and went to work at a TV station, Channel 44 in Chicago. Worked there for 5 years as almost everything until ending up as a pro-wrestling announcer and erstwhile sportscaster. in 1975 went to NBC Radio News as sports report. Switched to NBC TV News as a sports producer. In 1977 , moved to WCX-TV, ABC Chicago as sport producer-report for Channel 7 news...serving as a reporter during week-days and giving the sports from the studio on weekends. Would prefer being a stand-up comic. Occupation: Sports Producer/ Reporter for WLS-TV, Chicago.

(1988) LERNER, ALAN — Sorry can't make the reunion,  Hope it's a great time.  Quickly catching up -I'm married, two kids - Mitchell 5 and Abby 2.  My wife, Linda and I live in Chicago. Linda is the Illinois State Manager for the News Election Service and a free-lance writer. I am a talk-show radio host on WGN-AM here in Chicago - the show is on from 6-9 PM Central Time -And very often I put in a plug for SHS! ! My love for radio broadcasting dates back to the times I read the morning bulletin on the school intercom.  All the best,

(2008) Alan Lerner: none received.




Greg Lord

(1978) Greg Lord: Going to school and working. Wife's name: Marcia williams Occupation: Assistant Lab Director, Geotechnical Engineers, Inc.

(1988) LORD, GREGORY -- I left the geotechnical engineering firm I worked for in 1980 to take a position as a research associate at Physical Sciences Inc.  I am currently the laboratory Manager at PSI,  I enjoy my work.  I live on Birch St. in Marblehead with my wife Marcia and my 5 year old daughter Briana Mae.  I sail and enjoy other outdoor sports, I read and listen to music quite a bit and I also like to cook.

(2008) Greg Lord

U of RI, AS, Marine Fisheries Technology, 1970 Boston State Col., BS, Geology, 1977 Worked in geotechnical engineering lab before employment at Physical Sciences Inc., a contract research firm, in 1980. Started as Research Associate, later Lab Manager. Still with PSI as Corporate Facilities Manager. Married Marcia in 1980. Daughter Briana born 1983. Living in Marblehead since 1971. Bought home in 1982, still at same address. Still in touch with Howard Kline, George Ericson, Don Jacobs and Andy Eppler (when he's on the ground.. .not very often). I love to drive. Own several cars. Take driving vacations. Go to vintage car races and Formula 1 races in Canada. Love to read. Into Beat Generation writers and poets.. .Kerouac, Ginsberg. Still close with family. All still in area and doing well. Planning on retiring in four years. Would like to move to CA. Love Big Sur area.. .Carmel. Love driving the PCH. Fondest Memory of SHS: Drivers Ed and staring out the windows at the ocean.




Joe Macarelli

(1978) Joe Macarelli: After graduating 4th in my class from Wentworth Institute i along with my 3 classmates accepted employment working in Dupont's famed think tank, whereupon, I dazzled the board of directors with my first invention--peel and stick doorknobs. Rebounding quickly I applied my severance pay to my only real love, and bought into a sponge diving franchise in Boise, Idaho. The Idaho sponge market is fantastic, but the supply is limited so I followed the advice on a matchbook cover and became an accountant in my spare time. Three days later i became a CPA and was hired by the Georgia National Bank, reporting directly to a Mr. Lance. Rebounding quickly again, I moved my entire family back to Mass. and put my life savings into "Clam and Ham" fast food franchises. I hope our ham stuffed with clam catches on soon cause I'm not the re-bounder I once was. Wife's name: Tricia; Children: Boy, 4 and Girl, 1. Occupation: fast Food Entrepreneur.

(1988) none found

(2008) none received



Scott Manker

(1978) Scott Manker: Graduated from Temple in 1972. In 1974, graduated from B.C. with an M.B.A.  Went to the arctic and lead oil operations. From there to Cleveland consulting firm. Has been with Holiday Inn since '77. Occupation: Director--Operations and Strategy Analysis.

(1988) none found

(2008) none received



Debbie Marble

(1978) Debbie Marble: none found

(1988) MARBLE, DEBBIE (IRVING) -- I have been Busy raising three children.  The oldest, a boy just graduated this June from Marblehead High School.  I qot divorced since the last reunion.  I now work for Merrimack Valley Dist. in Danvers as a sales representative and work for both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic division.

(2008) Debbie Marble

1 got married in 1969.1 had 3 children. After my divorce in 1985,1 went back to work. I
bartended, then went to Merrimack Valley Distribution as a sales rep. I retired in 1989 after
suffering a massive heart attack. I have 4 grandchildren ages 4-17.1 am very active in their lives.
Fondest memories: The wonderful friendships and the fun I had with my girlfriends.




Sally Martin (Fisher)

(1978) Sally Martin: After graduation, worked at Loehmann's. In March 1972 married Don Fisher. Moved to Norfolk, VA where Don is stationed in the navy. In 1974, both my husband and myself became "Born Again Christians"-- an experience that has truly enriched our lives. Husband's name: Don; Children: Jeremy, 4, Justin 3, and jonathan, almost 2. Occupation: Homemaker.

(1988) MARTIN, SALLY (FISHER) — I married Don Fisher in March '72.  We have 3 sons Jed 14, Justin 13, Jonathan 12.  When we were married Don was stationed with the Navy in Norfolk, Virginia.  Through out his career all his assignments to shore stations and ships have been in Norfolk, so it has been our home for 16 years.  The years when the boys were very young saw me at home doing the Donna Reed and June Cleaver thing.  Because Don travels so frequently - (sometimes 6 to 7 months at a stretch on sea tours) - we feel it was important for one of us to be at home.  That was me.  During the times Don was stationed aboard a destroyer which was deployed 60% to 70% of the year to places like the Eastern Med, Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean. I served as Ombudsman/Advisor to families of men stationed on the ship.  I also spent some time as a telephone counselor for the 700 club TV Program.  I also worked with an emergency feeding program for needy families in the community - this involved shopping for as much as 700 LBS of food from the food bank, and also interviewing and counseling applicants.  We've just moved from the city of Norfolk out to a larger home on an acre of land in Currituck county, NC at the beginning of the outer banks.  It is a move we were all real thrilled with. It is a big change for us and there's a lot to be done as we just landed here the 4th of July weekend. Because of that and other conflicting events I am unable to come up for the reunion.  I sure would have loved to come and see everyone after so many years. My greetings to all!!'.

(2008) Sally Martin Fisher

Together we survived the teenage years, and enjoyed football, track, cross country & wrestling matches all over the eastern half of North Carolina. We survived the years of new drivers, although one of our vehicles did not. Another vehicle ended up submerged in one of those famous road side ditches of rural NC. The most exciting vehicle event was when a Ford Fairmont went airborne and landed in a corn field. (The local tow truck driver knew us well.) We had to reimburse a farmer for the cost of several bushels of corn after the flying Fairmont incident. Fortunately all teenaged drivers and passengers survived unscathed. (Other than the Wrath of Dad) Fast forward twenty years to 2008. We are still in NC, but in another home we had built in 2005. We live on the Currituck Sound and it is wonderful living by the water. We are still happily married, and are grandparents of two darling grand daughters. Our oldest son is still single. The middle son is the married one with lovely wife and two daughters. Sadly we lost our youngest son to drug addiction/suicide in 2002. We have survived that as well, although it was the toughest thing our family has gone through. We are again empty nesters and enjoy our time together. I have come to love it where we live. But I will say if it weren't for central air conditioning I might not feel that way. The winters are fairly mild, but the summers are brutal.



Karen Mason (Landry)

(1978) Karen Mason Landry: Attended Salem State for 2 years, then Marian Court for 2 years. Following graduation, started working at Catholic Family Services in Lynn, and still here. Married in 1975, and recently bought a house in Melrose. Husband's name: Ralph; Occupation: Bookkeeper.

(1988) MASON,KAREN (LANDRY) — From '68 to '70 I attended Salem State College. From '70 to '72 I attended Marian Court Jr. College (formerly Marian Court Secretarial School), graduating in '72.  I worked at Catholic Family Services in Lynn from '72 to '83, during which time I got married ('75) and got my Associates Degree in Accounting from NSCC '82.  From '83-'85 I worked at W. J. Schafer Assoc., a Research and Development Company now located in Chelmsford. I am currently working at Johnson's Roses in Woburn, a grower of roses and wholesaler of roses, cut flowers and plants. We have traveled to Hawaii twice, Disney World four times, visited the National Parks in Wyoming, Utah and Arizona, and went to California in '86 to see the Red Sox in the playoffs.

(2008) Karen Mason Landry: none received.



Fran Mayo

(1978) Fran Mayo: Wife's name: Martha; Occupation: Carpenter

(1988) Fran Mayo: none found

(2008) Fran Mayo: none received




Evelyn McDowell

(1978) Evelyn McDowell: Graduated Rutgers University College of nursing. Worked at Tufts New England medical Center for 5 years. Moved to Salem, and took a job at Lynn Hospital. After 6 months as a staff nurse, was promoted to assistant head nurse on a medical floor. Occupation: Nurse.

(1988) MCDOWELL, EVELYN —• After graduation, I went to Rutgers University College of Nursing and graduated from there in '72 with a BS in Nursing.  Then I worked at Tufts University New England Medical Center from '72-' 76,  After that I worked at Lynn Hospital from '76-'79.  From '79-'88 I worked at Salem Visiting Nurses — the last 2 years as director Of the Hospice Program.  In April '88 I went full circle and went hack to Tufts NE Medical Center.  I am working on the Oncology/Hematology floor there.  I an single and live in an apartment with my dog.

(2008) Evelyn McDowell

After I left Swampscott High, I went to and graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in nursing. I was living in New Jersey, but moved back up to Boston. I worked at Tufts New England Medical Center, then Lynn Hospital (no longer in existence), then Salem Visiting Nurses in the hospice program, and the last 17 years back at Tufts on the bone marrow transplant floor. I have always worked with oncology (cancer) patients and have enjoyed my work. In 2001,1 got colon cancer. I was treated for 8 months and was in remission. In 2006 the cancer recurred. I have been treated for almost 3 years at Dana Farber Cancer Institute with chemotherapy every 2 weeks. It's not without its side effects and I now have a lot closer feeling as to what my patients went through. I worked for 8 months under the Family Leave Act. Now that has run out and I am out of work on disability._! spend my time volunteering at the church and one day a week at North Shore Animal Shelter. I enjoy traveling with my sister Janet to different vacation timeshares. We are planning a 12 day cruise to the Baltic region at the end of July. My message to all of you is: Enjoy each day of your lives and good health. When your life is threatened, you appreciate it more than ever. It becomes not "Oh my God, I'm 58!" but "Thank God I'm 58!" Fondest Memory of SHS: The one political activity I did when I was at Swampscott High was to picket for bussing black children out to the suburbs for school. I also called a news station and they came out for the vote. Larry Gold caught me after math class and told me the principal had called him in to find out who had done it. I was scared silly, but Larry didn't give him my name and the issue was dropped. I was probably the last person the principal would have suspected.



Liz Mendoza (Chamberlain)

(1978) Liz Mendoza: none found

(1988) Liz Mendoza: none found

(2008) Liz Mendoza Chamberlain

I graduated from Boston University Sargent College of Allied Health with a BS in Physical Therapy. I spent the next 15 years working as a clinician in and around the Boston area. I then moved to New Jersey (just outside of Philadelphia) where I worked in the corporate offices of a Durable Medical Equipment company in Sales and Marketing Management. I spent 2 years in Central California then moved back to New Jersey for the same company. Seven years ago my husband Jim and I moved to Naples Florida where we currently reside. I have been working in the Healthcare Software business for the past 5 years as a Product Specialist. My husband Jim and I have been married for 24 years. He is a world renowned Portrait and Fine Art Landscape Photography. His work has been displayed around the world and published in several books. We have no children, which affords us the ability to travel so Jim can create and teach his. Fondest Memory of SHS: Ski Club trips to Montreal; Football games; Graduation



Debra Milamed

(1978) Debra Milamed: Graduated B.U. with n A.B. Classics in 1972. Received an M.S. from Simmons College in 1977, Library Science. Spent the last 10 years traveling, working, writing, experimenting and trying desperately not to grow up. Occupation: Librarian and Technical Libraries Consultant.

(1988) MILAMID, DEBRA -- Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend the reunion weekend activities. However, I would very much enjoy hearing from any class members who wish to contact me (617-783-9661, 14A Colborne Rd., Brighton, MA 02135).  I am currently employed as a Research Associate, Veterans Administration Medical Center, West Roxbury, MA . I am an Associate in Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

(2008) Debra R. Milamed

B.A. Boston University, M.S. Simmons College. Over the years have held a series of library, administrative and research positions, and am currently a Research Associate at Harvard Medical School. I've coauthored some papers on the history of medicine and surgery, and medical equipment safety and performance, and have participated in national and international standards development activities for medical equipment. I live in Brighton, MA with my husband since 1991, S.I. Fabric. Fondest memory of SHS: Joining some of my favorite teachers for coffee in the "Teachers' Room" when I returned to substitute teach (Latin) at SHS in 1972.




Ellen Musinsky

(1978) Ellen Musinsky: Since High School have gone to school for years and years studying to be a lawyer. Now a lawyer sydying to be a tennis pro. I am working for a poverty law agency and own a house in the country. Dog's name: Tara; Occupation: Attorney.

(1988) Ellen Musinsky: none found

(2008) Ellen Musinsky

College at UVM followed by Law school at NE. I then moved to NH to work at Legal Assistance. I had not interest in staying, but fell in love with the state got a job as a Law Professor at Franklin Pierce Law in Concord NH. I was very active in a variety of organizations working on issues that impacted women, gays and lesbians. Low income people. I got to draft a lot of laws. I remain at the Law School and feel very lucky to work each day with creative young people. I am joyous to be able to enter into a Civil Union this year, with Diane Padilla. Next year we celebrate our 23rd year together. We are proud aunts of my sister Susan's children Eli and Rebecca. I remain an avid sports fan, rooting for all Boston teams, following the Bills and still bothering to see how Swampscott has done in football. I play golf just about every spare minute and would welcome a round with anyone who finds themselves in the Concord/Manchester area. Fondest Memories: I don't remember much. What good memories remain included watching football and playing Softball. I know I was nerdy and I probably am still but it doesn't make a difference anymore.



David Myers                             DECEASED

(1978) David Myers: Graduated from Washington University's School of engineering and Applied Science in St. Louis with a B.S. in 1972. After returning to Swampscott and discovering I really was not qualified for any job I wanted, I enrolled in the Honeywell Institute of information Sciences. I took a job with a major brokerage firm in Boston. After a year in Boston, was transferred to the home office in New York. Occupation: Customer Service Examiner for Bache, Hulsey, Stuart, Shields.

(1988)) MYERS, DAVID -- Upon graduation from College in '72 I toiled 12 years in the Wall Street area resolving problems in customer accounts.  In '86 I decided it was time for a change and I transferred back to Boston from New York City, obtained a license and am now a stockbroker for Prudential-Bache Securities in Post Office Square and reside in the Prudential Apartments in the Back Bay.

(2008) David Myers: none received.. David passed away the week before the reunion.




Lesley Myers (Cohen)

(1978) Lesley Myers: After graduation from Univ. of new hamp. started work as a speech therapist in the Durham, NH. Schools. Have been doing this for 6 years. During this time i received my M Ed. Degree in counseling and am working toward an additional degree in Educational administration. Occupation: Speech Therapist.

(1988) MYERS, LESLEY — Received BA & Masters in Ed. degrees from University of New Hampshire. Employed as a speech pathologist in the Durham, NH school system for 9 years.  Married and moved to Longmeadow, MA (outside of Springfield).  My husband Andrew Cohen, is a management consultant with a large international company so we enjoy the opportunity for international travel.

(2008) Lesley Myers Cohen

After graduating from University of New Hampshire (undergrad & grad), I worked as a speech pathologist in the Durham, NH school system. I then married and  moved to Longmeadow, MA.

My husband, Andrew,  was an international consultant to the insurance industry, which gave us the opportunity to travel all over the world. (55 countries at last count).

In 2003 he accepted a position in Budapest, Hungary as CEO of the sales operation of a multinational insurance company. Budapest is a city with old world European charm and we loved the five years there.

This past January, my husband accepted a position in Hong Kong (with the same company) as head of the sales force for Asia/Pacific. Hong Kong was always one of our favorite cities, so we jumped at the opportunity. I divide my time between Hong Kong and the U.S.

We love the excitement and challenges of visiting and living in different cultures.It has been an incredible, eye-opening adventure. In retrospect, I probably should have paid more attention in those SHS world history classes!

We have a son who lives in Aspen, CO.



Wendy Ossoff (Murray)

(1978) Wendy Ossoff (Issacson): Working in Wakefield for an Independent insurance adjusting company where I've been for the past 3 1/2 years. Occupation: assistant Claims Manager.

(1988) Wendy Ossoff: none found

(2008) Wendy Ossoff; none received



Charles Owens

(1978) Charles Owens: Wife's name: Sandra Children: Girl 10 months; Occupation: Firefighter

(1988) OWENS, CHARLIE — Currently a member of the Swampscott Fire Department, married with two children and reside in Swampscott.

(2008) Charles Owens; none received.



Bob Parlow                                 DECEASED May 18, 2009                                      


(1978) Bob Parlow: none found

(1988) PARLOW, BOB — Operates a Cambridge based publishing company that specializes in newsletters on environmental and other law-related issues.  Lives in Cambridge with his wife Liese Reich.

(2008) Bob Parlow; none received




Marilyn Perrault (Peterson)

(1978) Marilyn Perrault

(1988) Marilyn Perrault

(2008) Marilyn Perrault Peterson

Married Donnie Peterson and had two children; both boys; named Glenn and Derek, now 39 and 38 respectively. Moved to Maryland in 1969; while Donnie was stationed with the Navy. Stayed in Maryland until he deployed to the Mediterranean. I returned to Swampscott in 1970, and have been here since. When Donnie got out of the Navy, he took a job with Delta Airlines, and retired from Delta in April 2003. I worked in retail for about 25 years as a Store Manager and District Manager for a number of different retailers. In 1999 I was given an opportunity to change my career, and took an entry level position at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. After a few years was promoted to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department as Department Manager. I have one granddaughter (Derek's daughter) who is 4 years old and her name is Jacinda. Donnie and I just celebrated our 40th Anniversary, and we still reside in Swampscott.



Naoma Phinney (Boylston)

(1978) Naoma Phinney (Boylston): After graduating from Lawrence General Hospital School of nursing, I worked for Salem Hospital for 3 years and for a private doctor for 5 years. Married in June 1977 and have been living happily on our boat since. First child is due in November, and we are now eagerly looking forward to becoming "proud parents". Husband's name: Sam; Children: one on the way; Occupation: Housewife and mother-to-be.

(1988) PHINNEY, NAOMA {BOYLSTON} — I was married in June of '77 in Beaufort, S. Carolina.  I have 2 beautiful children, Naoma 9 years and B. J. 6 years. We live here in Salem now and I will be teaching in the "Write-To-Read Lab" at The Bently School in Salem in the fall.  This will be my first year back to work since I have been married and I have really enjoyed my kids.

(2008) Naoma (Phinney) Boylston

I attended Lawrence General Hospital School of Nursing, worked at Salem Hospital as a private scrub nurse in the operating room. In 1976 I vacationed in South Caroline where I met my husband. We married in 1977; had 2 children. In 1982 we moved back to Salem Ma. 1987 my husband moved back to SC and I raised my 2 sons working as a paraprofessional in the school. I am still working at the school. I love travel, sports and water. My sons, myself and my mother all share a house on the water in Salem Willows. I love to go to sporting events, swimming, hiking, camping and snow boarding with my sons. I also like to ride roller coasters. Fondest Memories: Being on drill team, going to the football games with a very special group of girls.



Patti Pierro (Blissett)

(1978) Patti Pierro: Occupation: hairdresser

(1988) PIERRO, PATTY {BLISSETT) — I left the area after the "Blizzard of '78" moving to California before the following winter.  I re-established my hairdressing career and have had my own business for the past 6 years.  I've been married to a fantastic man, Tony, for the past 5 years.  He is an English-Italian from Oxfordshire, England.  Tony has his own Painting Contracting Business and we bought our house 3 years ago,  I have a step daughter and granddaughter in England.  We have enjoyed traveling and seeing friends and family.  We are having company from England at the time of the reunion, but next time we will be there.

(2008) Patti Pierro Blissett

I became a Hairstylist in 1974 working with the John Dellaria Salon in Danvers. I was in several competitions and worked my way to becoming a Top Stylist. I visited a friend in California during the month of October after the "blizzard of 78". I loved it so much that after I returned home, I decided to make the move. I met my Husband, Tony, the following year. He had moved from England. We have been married now for 25 years. He has a daughter in England and we have 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. We enjoy our travels to visit them, other family and friends. We have a 2 l/2 year old West Highland Terrier named Wesley. We both have our own businesses. Tony is a Painting Contractor. My interests are in traveling, enjoying family and friends, and continued education with hair, and the investment markets. My fondest memories of SHS are probably going to the football games and the high school dances with my friends.



Susan Rappoli (Vaters)

(1978) Susan Rappoli: none found

(1988) RAPPOLI, SUSAN (VATERS) — Married to John (married 14 years) daughter, Jacklyn 2 years old. Account Executive with the firm Gates, McDonald & Co. , Dedham, MA (5 years) Management Consulting specializing in Unemployment/Worker's Compensation laws and regulations & hiring and firing practices for employers in the State of Mass. Graduated '70 from Chamberlayne College, Boston.  Associates degree in Business Administration.

(2008) Susan Rappoli: none received


Bob Rebholz

(1978) Bob Rebholz: Occupation: Carpenter

(1988) Bob Rebholz: none found

(2008) Bob Rebholz: none received



Kathy Riley (Chmelik)                  DECEASED


(1978) Kathy Riley Chemlik: Attended B.U. worked in Boston and tennessee before joining the Air Force. Presently stationed with Air Force with husband and daughter at Albobbury AFB, Germany. Husband's name: William; Children: Sabrina--5 months; Occupation: Senior Airman, USAF.

(1988) Kathy Riley: none found

(2008) Deceased in previous years.



Alan Rosenfield

(1978) Alan Rosenfield: none found

(1988) ROSENFIELD, ALAN -- I have lived in the Cambridge area for most of the past 20 years. I now reside in Swampscott.  I am a teacher of Trasncendental Mediation, and Vice President and Sales Manager of the J. N. Phillips Glass Co., my family's business.

(2008) Alan Rosenfield: none received



Pamela Rosengard (Whalen)

(1978) Pamela Rosengard: none found

(1988) Pamela Rosengard: none found





Martha Rossman

(1978) Martha Rossman: none found

(1988) ROSSMAN, MARTHA -- Worked ten years as an ICU RN — now working as a pharmaceutical representative and field trainer.

(2008) none received


Bob Sachs

(1978) Bob Sachs: Graduated B.U. with a Masters in Counseling.  Spent 6 years in social work as a streetwalker, counseling in Boston. Now manager of the North Shore camera Shop in Peabody and spent most of my free extra time freelancing, with my specialty being Surgical Photography. I am getting ready to publish my first book on Surgical Photography in a few months. Occupation: Manager of Camera Shop, freelance photographer.

(1988) Bob Sachs: none found

(2008) Bob Sachs: none received.



Steve Sandler

(1978) Steve Sandler: Graduated U. Mass., Amherst, where i studied Landscape Architecture and regional Planning. I worked for the Herald American in Boston, during which time i traveled extensively. In 1973 moved to Georgia and attended Georgia Tech for a Masters in City Planning. For the past 4 years, I've been an urban planner for E.P.A. I mangae grant monies to metropolitan areas in Florida and Tennessee to plan for water quality improvements. Occupation: Urban Planner for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV, Atlanta.

(1988) Steve Sandler: none received

(2008) Steve Sandler

What have I been doing since High School?

I went to UMass Amherst and received Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design. I worked in Boston for the Herald American and traveled in Europe for a year before moving to Atlanta, Georgia. I got a Master of City Planning degree from Georgia Tech (so I am an authentic rambling wreck). While in Graduate School I worked for a summer at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 office in Atlanta, worked part time during my second year of grad school and never left. After 34 and a half years there I plan to retire this coming January. While I have had many positions at EPA for the last 17 years I have managed Federal Superfund Hazardous Waste Sites in South Carolina that are either being studied, having a remedy put in place, or monitored after the big messes are gone. I have traveled quite a bit in the US, especially the Southeast. I have been in been very active in several car clubs (Mercedes and Mini Coopers), owned sailboats for over twenty years and enjoyed sailing (why do it in Swampscott where its convenient?), and enjoyed photography. I have also sailed in the Bahamas and once sailed on the tall ship HMS Rose from Virginia to Boston (good way to get a hernia). I got married in 1986 to my sweetie Marcia. We currently have three dogs including two long haired dachshunds that my wife showed in obedience trials. Our oldest Tasha was #1 dachshund in novice obedience in 1994, thanks to my wife's diligence. I currently enjoy wood turning, primarily making pens that I sell at crafts shows. I also enjoy collecting fountain pens.Fondest Memories of Swampscott High School: Being in the play, The Mouse that Roared, and

leading the "army" of football players into the auditorium. Then doing portions of the play at

drama festivals. Going to all the away football games with the Eaton family and carrying some ofthe bands equipment. Taking pictures for the yearbook. Taking High School Physics with Mr.


Doing really well on the SATs cause of an after school program to prepare for them. Muzzie's biology class.



Jo Ann Schwartz                         DECEASED 


(1978) Jo Ann Schwartz: Graduated from R.I. School of design in 1972, B.F.A. Graphic Design. Worked for Marblehead Handprints as a graphic and fabric designer for 4 years. In 1978, started stationery company, "Papetiere". Occupation: designer.

(1988) Jo Ann Schwartz: none received.. Married Robert J. Schoen of Boston in July 1981.



Mark Schultz

(1978) Mark Schultz: none found

(1988) SCHULT2, MARK — In the past 10 years I finally finished school!  Received a Master's Degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado and MD degree from Case Western Reserve University of Cleveland.  In 1980 my wife Suzanne and I moved to the the Burlington, VT area, where I have a private practice in psychiatry.  We have a son Matthew, who was born in June 1987.

(2008) Mark Schultz: none received




Laura Seidler

(1978) Laura Seidler: The past 10 years have been filled with as much traveling as i can possibly fit in. Been through secretarial school and have been a secretary for 8 years. hoever, I've just recently changed careers and am now an analyst. Occupation: Analyst.

(1988) Laura Seidler: none found.

(2008) Laura Seidler: none received



Beverly Shub (Chana)

(1978) Beverly Shub: "Working my way up the Corporate ladder". Occupation: Eastern Regional personnel Manager.

(1988) Beverly Shub : Married (Bob Chana)-children: Matthew 4 1/2 and Lauren 16 months. Business owner: Cygnet Associates, Inc. Consulting Firm specializing in Human Resources and executive Training.

(2008) Beverly Shub: none received



Barbara Skomurski (Ackerman)

(1978) Barbara Skomurski : none found

(1988) Barbara Skomurski: (Ackerman) Married 16 years- 1 husband, 3 children -2 cats. Lived in Danvers, MA past 10 years. Registered Nurse---currently involved in family owned business. Now attending school working toward MBA.

(2008) Barbara Skomurski: none found



Elizabeth Spencer

(1978) Elizabeth Spencer: (Bentley)  Graduated McGill University in 1974, worked in endocrine research at the N.E. Medical center until Sept. '75, when started at U. Mass Medical school. Married in May, '78. Have to do post-grad training in Internal medicine, Husband: Jeffrey; Occupation: Medical Student.

(1988) Elizabeth Spencer: none found

(2008) Elizabeth Spencer: none received.



Gene Stamell

(1978) Gene Stamell: Since Trinity College graduation in 1972, I've been folksinging, laboring, teaching, and drinking (in somewhat different order). My goal--to eliminate the middle two activities. Occupation: Elementary School Teacher.

(1988) Gene Stamell: none found

(2008) Gene Stamell: none received.



Barbara Sterin


(1978) Barbara Sterin: Graduated from Emerson College in 1972 with a B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology. In 1974, graduated from U. of Oklahoma with an M.S. in Deaf Education. Taught multiple handicapped deaf children in both Beverly, MA and Miami, FL. Now living in Montreal, teaching an integrated deaf and hearing class and completing a degree in occupational Therapy from McGill University. Occupation: Teacher of the Deaf.

(1988) Barbara Sterin: none found

(2008) Barbara Sterin: none received



Lois Sugarman (Longin)

(1978) Lois Sugarman: none found

(1988) Lois Sugarman (Longin): The last 20 years have been jam packed. They have certainly had their high points and their difficult times. I got married in '69, finished college and went on to teach. In '73 my daughter Missy was born. At that point I went on for my Masters Degree. Three years later in '77 my son Todd was born. In '80 my husband and i separated and went on to a divorce. At that point I resumed my teaching career, I have taught at the Cohen-Hillel Academy and for the last three years at the Stanley School in Swampscott. This July I am getting married again. Hence the reason for not being at the reunion. My thoughts and best wishes are with everyone. Hopefully, I can make it to the next one.


(2008) Lois Sugarman Longin

After graduating college I taught for 2 years and then had 2 children. I stayed home when they were younger and worked on my Master's in education. In 1985 I began my tenure in the Swampscott Public school System by teaching K for 5 years at Stanley School. I then taught 1st grade and then 2nd grade each for 5 years. From there I went on to get another Master's Degree in Administration and became the Principal of Hadley School for 9 years followed by the Principal of Clarke School for the last 2 years. My 2 children are all grown and married. My daughter is an attorney and a mother, while my son works for the corporate headquarters of Timberland. I have

2 wonderful grandsons who I adore and enjoy often._My job keeps me extremely busy but in my
free time I enjoy traveling, being with friends family, working out, reading and spending time
with my husband. Fondest Memory of SHS: My fondest memory of SHS is the friends I made
there. Some of whom I am still in touch with. I grew up with many of those people and watched
them have families of their own while they grew and mature into wonderful adults.



Stephen Stiles

(1978) Stephen Stiles After leaving high school, went to equipment school to learn maintenance and operation of heavy construction equipment. Have worked in several different fields and aspects of construction. Been married for 4 years and now work for Pacella Brothers Pipe Company. of Plainville, MA. Run the heavy equipment for the building and construction of sewerage treatment plants. Wife's name: Kathleen; Children: Stephen Stiles Jr., 2 1/2; Occupation: heavy Equipment Driver.

(1988) Stephen Stiles: none found

(2008) Stephen Stiles: none received



Anne Tisdell


(1978) Anne Tisdell (Rowan): Graduated Lowell State College in 1972, Majoring in Nursing. Married in 1970. Started working in Lynn Hospital in the family centered Maternity Unit. For the past 3+ years have been teaching prepared Childbirth classes. I also assisted in starting Post Partum support and educational groups for couples 3 years ago. I am now in the continuing education Dept at Lynn Hospital as a Nurse educator. Husband's name: Tom; Occupation: registered nurse.

(1988) Anne Tisdell (Rowan): Since '78 I have worked in 3 major Boston Hospitals and Schools of nursing. I received my Masters of science in Nursing Magna Cum Laude from Boston College in Jan '81. In Feb. of the same year I attended certification status as an OB-GYN Nurse practitioner. I currently work for Atlantic care Medical center coordinating their OB-GYN Clinic, as well as, being a Nurse Practitioner. For outside interest, my husband Tom and i just completed a tour of France with the Paul Madore Chorale from Salem. Our chorus represented the United States at then dedication of the Battle of Normandy Museum. It was a very exciting experience.



I have done so many things, I will try to do it briefly. I graduated nursing school from UMass Lowell in 1972. I have had various staff RN jobs over the years. My first one was at Lynn Hospital in their Maternity Unit. I worked labor & delivery, nursery, postpartum, gyn and special care nursery. This type of nursing has always been my passion and love. I also taught childbirth classes and started mothers' support groups as well as doing various community projects in the City of Lynn. I had Staff RN jobs over the years at Beverly Hospital and Lowell General Hospital in their neonatal special care nurseries, and Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge doing mother/baby home visits. I went to Graduate School at Boston College and completed by MSN in Maternal Nursing in 1980 and subsequently became a certified Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner. I have worked as an NP for Lynn Hospital, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Medford and now at St Vincent Hospital in Worcester running their prenatal clinic for uninsured and indigent women. Over my career, I have been greatly enriched by the diverse populations of people with whom I have had the privilege to work. Women's Health and particularly the birth experience are still my passion.

I have been married and divorced twice with no children. The first one lasted 23 years and the second 8 years. I have 4 siblings all of whom are educated professionals and well. My dad just turned 88 and I took him to the 62nd reunion of the 83rd infantry division, "the Thunderbolts" who stormed the beaches at Normandy and across Europe to the Elbe river in Germany in WW2. Since my mom's death in March of1999,1 have become more involved with the 83rd and this remarkable group of men of the "Greatest Generation". I thank God every day for our freedom and the sacrifices that they all made so that we could be free. I have been the primary caretaker with both of my parents. In 1988 when I was singing in the Paul Madore Chorale, our group represented the US at the dedication of the Battle of Normandy Museum. My dad accompanied us as well as my nephew and we are the only relatives that have been to Omaha Beach with him since that fateful time in history. Having him there was a special gift to us and the Choral group.

I had my own business at one point making customized products for various museums throughout the county with my biggest client being the Smithsonian.

    I am still trying to do new things. I have been learning Irish Ceili dancing at the Hibernian Cultural Center in Worcester as well as Tai Chi at the Worcester Art Museum (WAM). I have also taken art classes at Montserrat and plan to at WAM. As you can see., I have many interests and I am still learning every day.

    2. Fondest Memory of SHS:

    This is a tough one! I made many wonderful friends at SHS, some of whom I still have contact with today. What stands out in my mind is the Drama Club and all of the plays that we did, most of them being with Dottie Winer. As far as favorite classes, I would have to say English III with Dottie Winer and French with Judy Grinnell and Laura Darling (God rest her soul). The Junior Prom is also one of my favorite memories. That was just magical for me.

    I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion!!




Janet Valle (Rossman)

(1978) Janet Valle Rossman: Worked at B.U. for 4 years. Eventually was administrative assistant to Dean at School of Education. Recently moved to Boxford. Husband's name: Jeff; Children: Matthew 3 1/2 and Andy 1; Occupation: Home.

(1988) Janet Valle (Rossman)  married Jeffrey Rossman '67---3 sons- Matthew 013), James (11) and Daniel (1). Moved to Boxford in 1987 and enjoy tennis and running.

(2008) Janet Valle (Rossman): none received.



Danny Videtta

(1978) Danny Videtta: Attended Northeastern. Occupation: Construction, Felix Marino Company.

(1988) Danny Videtta: I am employed at Analog Devices in Norwood, MA as a computer programmer. I curently reside in Boston.

(2008) Danny Videtta: none received.



Richard Weil

(1978) Richard Weil: Have been living in Washigton, D.C. since '68 except for 1973 and 1975 when I was in New York.

Received a B.S. in Biology in 1972. In 1975 received a M.S. in Physiology. Am now in my 3rd year at Georgetown University Hospital School of medicine. I also worked for one year at Children's Hospital in Washington, and 2 years at Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research. Wife's name: Carole; Occupation: Medical Student.

(1988): Richard Weil: none found

(2008)  Richard Weil

Right after graduation, my parents moved to New York and I moved to Washington, D.C. to go to college. I attended American University and got a BS degree in Biology. I then went on to graduate and medical school at Georgetown University. I spent about 18 months in New York working at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. After medical school I moved to Atlanta, Georgia to do my residency in general pediatrics and have been here since. My wife Carole is originally from Texas and we met in New York. We have been married for 30 years and have two children, Ellen (28 years old) and Emily (24 years old). The girls are both in graduate school and both have significant others, so I expect to hear wedding bells soon. I joined my practice in 1989 am now the senior partner. There were three of us originally but now we are a six person group. I am also the chairman of the pediatric department at our hospital. I am one of the founding members and on the board of directors of Kids Health First. I am also on the board of directors of the 1998 society of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. In addition to that, last April the Governor appointed me to the 12 person State Medical Board. My fondest memories of High School would be the friends I had, spending time at Howard Frank's house, driving lessons with Mr.B and just being young.



Beverly Young (Benson)

(1978) Beverly Young (Goldstein): Went to secretarial school for 2 years. Worked at temple israel in Swampscott for 1 year. In 1971, married and moved to Cleveland where i worked as Assistant Registrar at C.W.R.U. School of medicine. In January 1971. moved back to Boston. Children: Sharon 3 1/2; Occupation: Home.

(1988) Beverly young (Benson) The last ten years have been very busy by spending time raising a family. resettling in Swampscott after years away and enjoying life in general. In '82 I remarried ) a former SHS grad--Lloyd Benson class of '69) and together we have a family of three teenage girls.

(2008) Beverly Young (Benson): none received



Carrie Young (Steiman)

(1978) Carrie Young (steiman): Went to a few colleges before I found the one i liked---University of oklahoma. Went as a bride and finished my last two years there. I got a terrific job in a lovely china and jewelry store. I became a :bridal Consultant" and truly enjoyed it. Had a baby 3 years ago. Roy finished his Medical schooling and we moved back home__finally!! Husband's name: roy; Children: Leslie, 3; Occupation: Home

(1988) Carrie Young: none found

(2008) Carrie Young (Steiman): none received


Cheryl Young (Schwartz)

(1978) Cheryl Young (Schwartz): Graduated from Leslie College. Married Arthur in 1972. Taught one year at the new england Hebrew Academy in Brookline and then landed a job at the Machon School (In Swampscott). I was there for 4 years teaching grades 5 and 6. Summer jobs included working in Bloomingdales, being a mothers helper, and helping my husband set up his office. I'm now full-time with my little boy--and love it! Husband's name: Arthur; Children: Mark, 1; Occupation: Home

(1988) Cheryl Young (Schwartz)--Children: Mark born in '77, Naomi born in '80 and Scott born in '87. Taught at Machon School '73-'77 grades 5 and 6, Temple Beth El Nursery '83-85 and JCC Nursery '86-'87. Now home with baby. Work part time for husband, Arthur.--also treasurer Temple Israel Sisterhood PTO.

(2008) Cheryl Young (Schwartz): none received.





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