Sherry Morris Morrall '90, a Hopkinton resident, passed away unexpectedly on November 5, 2019. Sherry demonstrated her passion and dedication to those suffering from addiction and to at-risk children through multiple organizations by utilizing her educational background in counseling psychology and alcohol and drug counseling. She was also devoted to animal rescue, finding adoptive homes for thousands of animals and spearheading spay/neuter clinics. Her influence spanned from New Hampshire to the Caribbean and Mexico. She was the founder of Puppy Angels, Inc., a non-profit animal rescue/welfare charity. Sherry is survived by her husband John, her children Ellie, Jack and Annie, her foster son Prince Mansah, her mother Linda Morris, her father Nicholas Morris and step-mother Madelyn Morris, her sister Patricia Morris and brother-in-law Jerad Davis and her step-brothers Chris and Matt Karwocki. A memorial service to celebrate Sherry's lie will beheld on Sunday, November 17th at 1 PM at St. Andrew's Church, 354 Main Street in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, remembrances of Sherry can be made to the Angel Fund, c/o Northwood Veterinary Hospital, 569 NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261. To share a memoy or offer a condolence, please visit www.petitroan.com
William Story '82, died at home on October 12, 2019 after a short battle with cancer. Bill was pre-deceased by his father Ted '51 earlier this year. He is survived by his son Thomas, his mother, Eileen and siblings Ted Jr (Lynn), Kimm Holmes Dine Story Steven (Charlene) and Daniel (Kimberly) and nieces, nephews and cousins. Those wishing to make donations in Bill's memory are asked to consider the Hopkinton Lions Club, PO Box 185, Contoocook, NH 03229 or the Hopkinton Food Pantry, c/o Hopkinton Human Resources, 330 Main Street, Hopkinton, NH 03229.
Lloyd Holmes '49, a lifelong Contoocook resident who was very active in the community, passed away on September 15, 2019. Lloyd was pre-deceased by his daughter Laurie Downs and his brother Lyle 47. He is survived by his son Buzz '71 (Raynee), daughter Carol Carpenter '68 (Robert '68), sister Sandra Smart '59 and her husband Ken '52 and step-children and grandchildren of his late daughter Laurie.
Derek York '77, a life-long resident of New Hampshire,died on August 3, 2019 as the result of a motorcycle accident in Concord. Derek was pre-deceased by his parents Bob and Joan (Loughery) York '53, and his sister Lynn. Derek is survived by his wife Barbara, stepson Jody (wife Karen), grandson Iain; and his sister Heather (York) Green '79 and her husband Mike.
Jeffrey Clough-Garvin '95 died tragically and suddenly on August 1, 2019 at the age of 43. A resident of Weare, Jeff is survived by his wife Cheryl-Lee, daughters Adelaide ad Elidi, step-children Aspen and Billy Dubuque, parents Gary and Candie Garvin, sister Kelly Stein and aunts and uncles (including Bill Garvin '63 and Kip Garvin '69) and many cousins.
Benjamin Thompson '14, a recent graduate of the University of Maine, died on July 27, 2019 as the result of suicide. A very candid obituary can be viewed by opening the following link. A gathering of friends and relatives took place in Bangor, Maine on August 2, 2019 Bangor, Maine.
Barbara (Fuller) Walls '42 passed away on July 7, 2019 following a year of declining health. Barb and her husband Skip raised their three children, Jerry '69, David '75 and Donna Carroll '79 in the home on Pine Street where Barb had lived from the age of 6 in 1930 until she moved to The Birches of Concord in 2017. In recognition of Barb's 35 years as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Hopkinton State Fair, the Administration Building on the Fairgrounds is named in her honor. In addition to her children Barb is survived by six grandchildren, a great grandson, her sister Jean (Fuller) Knowlton '48 and a niece Kathie Carruthers '66. A celebration of Barb's life will be held at the Slusser Center in Contoocook on Sunday, August 4th at 1:00. For those who wish, memorial gifts in her name my be made to the Contoocook United Methodist Church, PO Box 356, Contoocook, NH 03229-0356. Click here to see Barb's obituary.
Ted Story '51 passed away on June 24, 2019 after a period of declining health associated with heart-related issues. Along with his wife Eileen, Ted was an annual attendee at alumni reunions. After retiring from the Air Force after 26 years, Ted was far from total retirement, embarking on an entrepreneurial career that included insurance followed by small business ventures - Orange Julius, Shirt Shack, Teddy's Tees and lastly the maple syrup based Sugar Shack on Gage Hill. In addition to his wife of 45 years, Ted is survived by his children Theodore Jr. (Lynn), Kimm Holmes, William '82, Diane '83, Steven '84 (Charlene) and Daniel '85 (Kimberly), eight grandchildren, a great grandson, 4 step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren and siblings (and HHS alumni) Richard '46, Robert '48, Cherrill '54 and David '57. Those wishing to make contributions in Ted's memory are asked to consider the Hopkinton Lions Club, PO Box 185, Contoocook, NH 03229, an organization that Ted belonged to for 40 years. Click here to read Ted's obituary.
Jerry Babson '55died on June 21, 2019 after a brief but valiant battle with a glioblastoma brain tumor. One of HHS's best known and popular alumni who was an active member of the Alumni Association, Jerry was a lifelong resident of Contoocook. Everyone liked Jerry! Jerry is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ann, sons David '81, Steve '82 and Jim '84 (and their families, many of whom are HHS alumni), and his sisters Jill MacDonald '54 and Judy Babson '56. Jerry was pre-deceased by his son John (Jack) VI '79, brother John (Jack) V '47 and his parents John L. Babson IV and Jean (Carruthers) Babson. Those interested in making a contribution in Jerry's memory are asked to consider the John L. Babson Scholarship Fund, c/o Hopkinton High School, 297 Park Ave., Contoocook, NH 03229. Click here to read Jerry's obituary.
Marianne Healy Feroce contacted the Association in June to let us know that her mother, Nina Provencher Healy '49, died on December 30, 2017 and that she is buried in the Contoocook Village Cemetary with her husband of almost 63 years and her parents and several sisters. Marianne also noted that her mother is in the photo of the Class of '49 as sophomores on the Alumni Search page. She's the 4th from the left in the front row, "the really pretty one!!"
We recently learned of the death of two alumni from the Class of 1939, Walt Crory who died in 2008 and Art Libby who died in 2016. Here are links to their obituaries - Walt CroryArt Libby
Joan Loughery York '53 passed away on April 2, 2019 after a long period of declining health. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, son Lee, daughter Lynn, grandson David and her four brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her daughter Lynn Green '79, her son Derek and numerous nieces and nephews.
Vicki Emerson Fowler '65, an avid Red Sox fan, died on April 1, 2019 at home in Ocala, FL where was under hospice care. Vicki, who had experienced several health issues in recent years, developed an infection related to a cat scratch several months earlier that resulted in sepsis. Vicki is survived by her daughter Kim Fowler and her son Peter Fowler. Vicki was pre-deceased by her husband. Condolences can be sent to Kim at 3840 NE 28th Terrace, Ocala, FL 34479.
Michaela (Mikie) Kaminski Hancock, Class of '67 president,died on March 4, 2019, one week after her 70th birthday. Mikie, who was living in Potomac, MD with her husband of 42 years, John, at the time of her death, had entered a clinical trial at the National Institute for Health in March 2018 for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. In addition to her husband, Mikie's survivors include her son Michael (Monica), daughter Julia Beadle (Robert), grandchildren Arlo and June Hancock, siblings Josephine Bailey, Edwin (Kip) Kaminski '64 (Karen), Marguerite Kaminski '68, Christine Tolen '74 (Peter) & Stephanie Tolen '78 (Stuart). The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to the MDS Foundation and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Click here to read Mikie's obituary.
Ron Lord '64 died on March 2, 2019 at home in Willow, Alaska from cancer. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Nancy, children Terri, Tom and Kathy, four grandchildren and his sister Diane (Lord) Brooks '62. Click here to read Ron's obituary.
Virginia "Gini" Sweatt Pastuszczak '67 died on February 16, 2019 after having been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in December 2018. Gini is survived by her husband Stan and children Daniel '00, Thomas '08, Lisa Cantara and Linda Marshall and her brother Tim Sweatt '70. Graveside services will be held in the spring at the Contoocook Village Cemetery. Those wishing to make contributions in Gini's name are asked to consider the CRVNA, 30 Pillsbury St., Concord, NH 03301 or the Pope Memorial SPCA, 94 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301. Click here to read Gini's obituary.
Eleanor Gelinas George '56, the wife of Richard George '55, died on January 25, 2019. In addition to her husband, Eleanor is survived by her children Linda George '78, Donna George '82 and Richard George, Jr., three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and siblings Irene Kricorian '54, Noell Thibeault and Robert Gelinas. Services will be held at a later date.
Thomas (Mr. Mac) McNamara, who taught English at HHS from 1963 until the mid 70's, died on February 9, 2019 at the age of 89 after a period of declining health. At the time of his death Mr. Mac was living at the Havenwood Retirement Community in Concord with his wife Joan. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, a sister, 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 nieces and 3 nephews. Mr. Mac grew up in Allenstown and graduated from Pembroke Academy in 1948. In 1951 he graduated from New England College with a degree in English. He served 4 years in the Air Force during the Korean War era and was initially stationed in Austria and later at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. He was discharged in 1959. In 1981 he received a masters degree in English from Antioch College. Mr. Mac's teaching career began in Canaan, VT followed by his years at HHS and finally in Concord. Mr. Mac attended the Alumni Assn's annual reunion in 2017 and reconnected with many of his students. When he began his career in Hopkinton he became the homeroom teacher to a 7th grade class that he guided until they graduated in 1969, 50 years ago. A memorial service will be for Mr. Mac on February 23 at 11:00 am at the Havenwood Retirement Home in Concord. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations to the Concord Unitarian Universalist Church (www.concorduu.org) be considered. For those wishing to send condolences to Mrs. McNamara, her address is 149 East Side Drive - #237, Concord, NH 03301-5410.
Nora Graziano Carson '54 died on January 31, 2019 at her home in Concord. Nora was pre-deceased by her husband John. Survivors include her son and daughter Scott and Jamie, five grandchildren, brother Gary Graziano '52 and sister-in-law Dottie Hansen Graziano '57 and sister Rita Graziano Gerrard '50.
Brenda Northup Smutny '63 died in early January 2019 after a short illness related to a melanoma for which she had been treated many years ago.
June Merrill, wife of long time Hopkinton teacher/principal Malcolm Merrill, died on January 8, 2019 after a sudden illness. In addition to her husband, June is survived by her children Brian '70, Susan Smith '72 and Sandra Lacombe '74. June was predeceased by her daughter Sally Sutcliffe '77.
Norma (Judy) Blanchette Andrus '51, who worked for 17 years in food service at HHS, died on January 5, 2019. Norma, who was pre-deceased by her husband Roger and son Ray, is survived by her children Diane Cooper '69, Roger '70, Ruben '72, Gene '73, Rocky '77, Sherry Andrus '82 and Vicki Doubleday '85, and her Blanchette sisters Pauline Kienia, Beverly Andrus, Phyliss Bane '63 and Linda Witham.
John Golec '74, who was living in Marco Island, FL, died on October 29, 2018. John is survived by his wife Brenda, children Jacob, Joseph and Jenna and siblings Angela '70, Michele '75 and Michael.
Thomas Yestramski '95 died on October 20, 2018. Thomas, who was living in Hopkinton, is survived by his parents Thomas and Deborah and siblings Devon Burch and Jaime Chapdelaine.
Mary Davis Emery '68 of Allenstown, died on October 16, 2018.
Bob Wirta, who taught at HHS from 1966 to 1998, died on September 4, 2018.
At the bottom of this page are links to websites that may be of interest. If you know of other websites we could add, please let us know. And if you know of someone who is getting married, has become a new parent or grandparent, has retired or if you have any other information that would be of interest please use the contact information at the bottom of the page to let us know.
Nancy (Dwinnells) Rossetti '70 and her husband Steve celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary at the end of February by getting together with a group of about 30 relatives in Aruba. Stay tuned for more details!
Dr. Stephanie Newell '69 has been found at Eastern Michigan University where she's an Associate Professor in the College of Business's Management Dept. She still has family in New Hampshire so hopefully she'll make to her class's 50th reunion in August.
Received word from Susan Bonner Dearborn '82, a new member of the Association, that she's now living in Maine.
Alan Davis '70 emailed to say that he and his wife Sue (Sheppard) '73 have transferred ownership of their fuel, propane and HVAC business, HR Clough, Inc., to their son Blaine '94. For historians out there HR Clough is the oldest retail business in town and has been operated by HHS alumni since it started in 1939 and will now be operated by its 4th generation. Alan and Sue will slide into retirement, splitting their time between Cundy's Harbor, Maine and Port Charlotte, Florida.
Stefanie Jennison '00 is now Stefanie Martin and has been since 2008 when she and Andrew Martin '99 were married. They live in Warner with their two girls, Molly and Emily. Stefanie also let us know that her brother Andrew '02 is married to Lori Fuller Jennison '03 and that they live in Contoocook.
Ben Burgess '98 emailed news on 7/16/18 that he was married to Dyana Nieto in September '09 and they have a son who will be 4 in September with another "on the way." He currently lives in Miami but will be moving to Dallas shortly.
Liz Collins '73 has donated an extra '73 yearbook to the Association, a year that was missing from our collection.
Congratulations to John and Sandy (Kimball) Starkey, both members of the Class of 1958, who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, which was on July 4, 2018, by gathering with family and friends on July 7, 2018.
The No. 1 ranked boys lacrosse team completed their second consecutive undefeated season in the spring of 2018 and then marched through the playoffs to win their second straight Div. III State championship. This followed a State Div. II championship in March by the No. 2 ranked Hopkinton-John Starks hockey team that defeated top ranked Kennett 6-2.
Thanks to Steve Guay (husband of Patty Menzies Guay '69), who spotted a stack of HHS yearbooks at the Town Transfer Station, we've now added a few more yearbooks to our collection, some that we'd been missing and a few duplicates.
Dick Astles '66 and his wife Margie moved back to their house in Contoocook in August '17 after a brief exile to Cape Cod. Their daughter Meredith '06 was married in August 2018 and is now living in Kansas.
David Patsfield '66, a Mason and Past Master of the Henry F. Grangier Lodge #412 in Oxford, NC, would like to know if any former alumni are Masons. David can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Lux, Sr. '72 and his wife Cheryl have moved from Contoocook to Webster. Their sonDaniel '10is living in Deering.
Eunice (Symonds) Porvaznik '52 emailed to ask if a purpose of the website was to post news from the various classes to which the answer is a definite "yes"! However, that requires individuals to send along news that will gladly be added to the website. But to date we've had minimal success getting news. Everyone can help by simply emailing anything that might be interesting to others. Eunice also asked if there was a list of class members and email addresses. The Association does maintain a list of those who graduated from HHS and those who attended HHS but did not graduate for various reasons - moved, transferred to another school, dropped out of school, etc. If you can think of someone who may not be on our list please let us know. We also have a limited number of email addresses. We try to protect all this information in order to protect an individual's privacy. However, we will consider specific requests but with great discretion. If you'd like to hear from classmates and would like us to add a note to that affect on the website, we'll gladly do so. And PLEASE, send us some news!!!
We've heard from Ted Wells '94 that he's left Massachusetts and returned "home" to Hatfield Road. He'll be working as an Instruction Assistant at the Maple Street School in the fall of '17.
After 39 years in Maine Pete and Barbara (Swift) Lincoln ['65/'67]moved to Hillsborough in June '17.
If you find yourself looking for something to do on Sunday mornings at 6 AM, consider stopping at Chris Nardi's ('90)Everyday Cafe where you'll likely run into some some alumni from the 50's and 60's who gather for weekly "coffee talk". Jerry Babson '55, Dave Story '57, George Sharpe '66, Ray Martin '65, Pete Lincoln '65, Wally Dwinnells '66, Mike Martin '66, Craig Corson '67, and Brian Cressy '89, the youngster of the group, are likely to be there.
High School Yearbooks: The first HHS yearbook was published in 1949 and, with the exception of 1954 when the class chose not to publish one, yearbooks have been published ever since. The Alumni Association now has a very good start on a complete collection. We're missing 1969, 1974, 1982, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1997 and 2000 to 2018. If you have a yearbook that you'd like to donate, even if it's a duplicate, we'll gladly accept it. But please don't throw one away!
Meredith Astles '06 and William Lee were married on August 18, 2018 and have moved to Kansas. We'll miss Meredith on the Alumni Assn. board.
Steve Lux, Jr. '07 was married in the fall of 2016 to Emma Batten
Mark Kilens, Class of 2003 and Sarah Papachristo were married in May 2015
Melissa Buchanan, Class of 2000 and Ryan Hughes, Class of 2000
Erin Timm '02 and Jeffrey Addis
by Royal Ford '68
Painting by Byron Carr '68
Hopkinton High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 1, Contoocook, NH 03229
Links to websites that might be of interest - Click on each to open
Recently married, engaged, retired, new parents or grandparents?? Or maybe you're in the military oversees or know someone who is and would like to hear from former classmates. Let us know and we'll add the information to the website.
ALUMNI WHO HAVE JOINED THE ASSOCIATION IN RECENT YEARS
Susan Bonner Dearborn '82, Channing Haskell '68, Joe Stone '68, Mike Molloy'69, Joline Bohanan Kimball '57, Dorothy Johnson Padilla '79, Robert Mandel '77, Paul King '63, Kathy (Blake) Hegnauer '67, Ted Wells '94, Teacher Thomas McNamara, Heather Coen '12, Pamela Johnson '82, Kathy Dwyer Love '66, David Boucher '76, Mary Leadbeater '67, Bev Hackwell Petell '70, Kathy Johnson Finnemore '73, The Class of 2015, Bill Verville '73, David Chapin '64, David Lewis '65, Carol (Phelps) Rand '63, Nancy Dwinnells Rossetti '70, Mark Proulx '83, Lisa Proulx Marzoli '81, Dave Roberts '66, Dick Wright '64, Vince Conaway '70, Sandra (Mitchell) Johnson '56, Sandy (Herrick) Heino '65, Susie (Herrick) Heino '66, Margaret Douglas Frank '64, Leslie Mills '67, John Ball '67, Jeff Posson '68, Faye (Goodwin) Cassidy '68, Jim Schoch '71, Dyan Goodwin '78, Debbie Goodwin '72, Nancy (Goodwin) Tibbetts '76, Betsy Collins '73, Shawn Warshauer '80, Dan King '69,
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Bald Eagles along Maine's Eastern River
Have news, photos or website links that might be of interest?
Andrew Fortier '00 let us know that he's living in Hernando, MS with his wife and now 7 year old daughter. He has been in the Tennessee Air National Guard since 2006 after spending 4 years in the Air Force, including time at Travis AFB in northern CA.
Special thanks to Conrad Perreault, a long time teacher of physics and chemistry at HHS, for donating his yearbook collection to the Alumni Association at the 2016 annual reunion when "his class" of 1966 celebrated their 50th anniversary.
The webmaster has been slow to mention that Sherwin Terrill '59 emailed the Assn. "several" months ago to let us know what he and his wife Betty have been up to since Sherwin graduated from HHS. For those of us old enough to remember, Sherwin grew up on Straw Road in the house now owned by George Sharpe '66. Some of us had the thrill of riding in the rumble seat of Sherwin's car. Their brief bio, which was included with the email, can be viewed by clicking on the adjacent file.
A re-typed list of HHS graduates from 1904 to 1946 has been posted on the website! Alden Lewis, the husband of Eleanor (Blanchard) '36, who passed away in 2004, sent the Association a list of these graduates in 2016 after his son discovered our website and noticed that his mother's name was on the list of missing alumni. Mr. Lewis told us that Eleanor graduated from Nyack College in Nyack, NY in 1946. They raised three sons and through the years lived in Elmhurst, NY, Fair Lawn, NJ, Etowah, NC and Carlisle, PA. This list has been expanded to include the years 1947 and 1948.
Dan Parr, an HS teacher and coach from 1961 -70, ended his 57 year teaching career early in 2018 after many years at Portsmouth HS. Dan had previously retired from coaching girls basketball at Portsmouth HS in 2016 after an undefeated regular season. However, Dan has not hung up his golf clubs and is shooting below his age that will be 79 in September. Following a 2016 basketball game Dan was honored for having coached teams to 700 wins over his 54 year career. Check out the youtube video that can be enlarged to full screen.
Royal (Whitey) Ford '68 has moved from Santa Cruz, NM to Panama (not Costa Rica as previously reported) where he continues his career as an artist and writer. Open "Royal Ford '68" for a very brief "bio".
We recently learned that Russ Wilder '66 was chosen as the 2017 recipient of the Forest Society's Trish Churchill Volunteer of the Year Award. Check out the adjacent link to the related article from Forest Notes, the NH Conservation Magazine.le click here to add text.