Class of '67 Reunion

This is the Reunion blog for the Saint Bernard High School Class of 1967. Welcome! This is an independent site, and is not affiliated with Saint Bernard.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Update to the Attendee List!

Update to the Update! July 22, 2017: Additions to the attendee list from Barbara. N.B.: Classmates listed are attending one or more of the Reunion weekend functions. Here are additions to the classmates attending list:

Charlie Hennegan, Deb Benoit, Robert Jewell, Mary Murphy, Richard and Jeanne Hart Chrimes, Charlie Ebbinghaus, Chris Schell, Theresa MacInnis, Jack Churchill, Marguerite Stoffel.

We now have 49 attending the Meet and Greet on Friday, 89 attending the Reunion Dinner Dance, and 29 attending the Sunday Luncheon. And we are still counting!

Scroll down to the earlier post to see the complete attendee list to date!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Accommodations Update: Norwich Inn and Spa

FYI:  Carol Kenyon messaged me today to say that her brother, Tim Kenyon, has told her that he could offer group rates for our Reunion weekend at the Norwich Inn and Spa if people are interested. Call him at:  860.884.8820

Friday, July 14, 2017

Reunion Dinner Dance Attendee List

Update:  July 29:  Barbara sent me additions to the list of attendees to the Dinner Dance:  Hi Tom,  Here is a list of classmates attending the dinner dance, to be added to the previous list :  Cheryl Sorensen, Jack Turner,  Jane Cavanaugh, John Pietrzak, Nancy Suchodolski, Emile Levasseur, Margot Keam.  Attendance is up to 81 persons (including spouse/partners.). Thank you, Barbara!

Here is a list (so far) of our '67 classmates that will be attending the Reunion Dinner Dance on Saturday August 12, 2017:  Francis Connors, Dana Erb, Michele Gargan, Pamela Miller, Brian Hermes, Theresa MacInnis, Bill Douton, Kathleen Kennedy, Susan Powell, Cass Young, Patricia Murray, Jack Churchill, Joe Kane, Priscilla Lutz, Richard Sylvia, Bruce Gallemore, Jan Von Flatern, Lavina Ferraro, Pierce (Ted) Kepple, Noreen Bluemling, Anne Lange, Faith Davidson, Donna Moore, Barbara Doherty, Rob Hayden, Bill Crocker, Jack Carr, Joan Sullivan, Bob Perry, Tom Schuch, Joe Turner, Mimi Cushman, Margery Lacey, Bob Mingo, Janice Vormbrock, Elona Montano, Patti Bach, Janet Vormbrock, Eileen Curley, and Bob Bessette.  (N.B. For easier recognition, names listed are the names we used as SBHS students, and do not reflect subsequent changes by marriage, etc.)  In addition, we have a number of Honored Guests who will be in attendance:  our Class Moderators Roger Baillargeon (formerly Bro. Roger) and Joan Blais (formerly Sr. Rita);  Lucille Naughton (formerly Sr. Lucille), Bernard Kenyon (formerly Bro. Bernard, cannot attend dance but will attend other activities on the weekend);  and Mrs Carmella Guerin.  This list will be updated as we receive more responses, so stay tuned!  ;) See you soon!

Total attendance is at 70 at the moment, and we expect it to continue to increase.  Please note that while many classmates are bringing spouses/partners, there are also many (both men and women) who will be coming 'solo'.  So come on down! 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

From The Vault of Faith Davidson Asselin!

From the Vault of Faith Asselin:  Faith shared these items with the Reunion Committee at our meeting last Thursday night.  She came across them when looking for something else, naturally, and there they were!  She has graciously allowed me to borrow them to share here.  Thank you, Faith!

Do you remember these?  ;)  

Thank you, Faith! 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum Dept.: Mr. Bruce Gallemore!

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum Dept.:  I often play chess at the New London Library on Wednesday afternoons.  I happened to look up from my chess game there this afternoon to spot this guy walking past my table.  Although I haven't seen him in nearly fifty years, I recognized him immediately from the photo that he and Cass Young posted here a few weeks ago!   He just happened to be in town until tomorrow on some family business, and was picking up his daughter, who was in the library doing some family genealogy research. So I had the pleasure of making her acquaintance also. His wife and grand child were outside waiting in the car. What are the chances of this coincidence, folks?  

Bruce, it was great to see you and briefly chat again, and I look forward to seeing you soon at the Reunion.  Mr. Bruce Gallemore!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Mystery Man and Mystery Woman in the Vormbrock Vault Photos!

Mystery Man and Mystery Woman: Can you identify these two people? Both pics came from Janet Vormbrock Wrobel today. The first pic is one of our classmates, and she appears in the group pic taken at the pep rally. This photo appears in the 1967 Crosier (2nd pic), btw, and she is the only unidentified person in the pic. The gentleman in the third pic was a faculty member at some point during our 4 years at SBHS. Who are they?

This pic is a zoom of the pic below, focused on the Mystery Woman.

This photo appears in the 1967 Crosier, btw, and our Mystery Woman is the only unidentified person in the pic.  The others are Ron Capozza, David Hosmer, and Noreen Cicchetto.
Who is this guy?  ;)  

Spoiler Alert:  we ran this little Mystery in our Facebook page today, and both "Mystery' people were identified rather quickly.  Check the Facebook page to see who they are.  

Here is the link:

Pics from the Vormbrock Vault!

This morning's surprise came in the form of the following email from Marguerite Stoffel Glidden
"Hi Tom,
Last night Norm and I had dinner with Janet Vormbrock Wrobel her husband and she had these old pictures. I don't know if they would be any use to you but I thought I'd send them along just in case."  

Boom! :)

Some of these pics appeared in the Crosier, if memory serves, but others appeared new to me. Or my memory fails to serve in those cases! Regardless, they are a great find! Thank you, Marguerite and Janet! ;)

Bishop Vincent J. Hines,Valedictorian Ann Fallon, Salutatorian Michael Perrone, and Senator Abraham Ribicoff. 
Rev. Charles McGinley 
Rev. John Scully 
Father McGinley and Mrs. Carmela Guerin. 
May Crowning 1966. Lynn Morton '66, with Karen Contillo, Marsha Boardsen and Jane Cavanaugh. 
Mr. Arthur St. Germain 
Mr. Frank McKenna, now Fr. McKenna. 
Mr. James Powers, Sr. 
Mr. Roger Williams 
Mr. William Doyle 
Mr. William Doyle 
Pep rally. with Ron Capozza, Dave Hosmer and Noreen Cicchetto. Who can identify the young lady between Ron and Dave? ;)

Mr. Roger Williams 
I was unable to find this guy in any of the yearbooks. I think he may have taught French, but I can't be sure. Any help in identifying is most welcome! 
Mrs. Carmela Guerin

Thank you, Marguerite and Janet! 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

"Last Lecture" by Mr. Bernard Kenyon (Brother Bernard!)

I just received the following email from Pierce (Ted) Kepple. (He and his wife, Lavina (Ferraro) Kepple are looking forward to attending the Reunion in August.) This is Brother Bernard! I can't believe he found this!  ;) Thank you, Pierce! Kudos! 
"Hi Tom,
I just uncovered a you tube video of Bernard Kenyon's last lecture at Mount Joseph High School in Baltimore Md. It was a send off/tribute to his teaching career as well as his own comments. If you google "Bernard Kenyon, last lecture" you will find it. He taught a total of 50 years I believe."

And here is a screen shot from the video!   Yeah.... he went there!  Enjoy!  ;) 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Class of 1967 Graduation Pics From Leslie Woz!

Leslie Woz posted these pics today on our Reunion Facebook page with the following comment:

"Look what I found while cleaning out some old files - our graduation pictures!!"  ----Leslie Woz. 

Nice find, Leslie!  Thank you for sharing them!  ;)

Here is the link to the Facebook page:

UPDATE:  June 1, 2017 late at night:
 We had a Reunion Committee meeting tonight, btw, on the beach along Pequot Avenue, thanks to Barbara Doherty and Donna Moore. Wow! We were like The Wall Boys from the 50s and 60s tonight, ..... with almost as much booze as they used to have! ;)  

Anyway, this post was a topic of conversation to start the meeting! And Faith Asselin shared a very funny story about that very day! Amazing! Ask her about it!  But kudos to you, Leslie Woz for posting it! Most of us had no recollection at all of these pics!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Congratulations to Charlie Ebbinghaus: 2016 Winner of the Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award!

Congratulations to our own Charlie Ebbinghaus, the 2016 Winner of the Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award!   This ad appeared on page 2 of today's New London Day.

Here is a better pic, in case you can't link to The Day. You may need to be a subscriber for the link to work.

Congratulations, Charlie! 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Dinner With Roger and Olive Baillargeon in Annapolis, MD May 21, 2017

Countdown to the Reunion: I just received the following great email with pic from Bruce Gallemore! Thank you Bruce and Cass Young
"Hi Tom,
I thought I would pass on this picture of a wonderful get-together with Brother Roger last night. Cass and Karen Young hosted a great dinner in Annapolis for Roger and his wife Olive, and my wife Terry and me. I am not on Facebook but maybe others would be interested. Left to Right: Karen, Olive, Bruce, Roger, Cass, and Terry
PS: Roger is in touch with Brother Bernard, now retired in Baltimore. Cass and I will try to visit him and see if he might join us in August. Thanks for your great organizing efforts. Bruce"