Search continues to reunite ring with Shrewsbury man’s family


By Michael Perna Jr., Contributing Writer

photo/Michael Perna

Shrewsbury – A recent scuba diving trip into Lake Quinsigamond produced not only a Shrewsbury High School class ring from the class of 1950, but a mystery as well.  The ring was discovered using a metal detector – it was found in the cove close to where the Shrewsbury Police boat is housed.

All that could be determined is that it was a Shrewsbury High School ring, probably belonging to a male student, judging from the size of it.  A further clue was the discovery of two initials engraved on the inside of the ring – “A. P.”  A search conducted by our friend (and genealogist) Moira Miller, came up with the name of Andrew Phillip, who was the only member of that class with those initials.

After some further inquiries, some members of the class of 1950 were located – they not only remembered the boy in question, but provided a copy of his yearbook photo and write up, in addition to a copy of his obituary.  They even revealed that he had a nickname – “Fish”, although no one seems to remember where the nickname originated!

Attempts have been made to locate family members, in an effort to return the ring to them, but so far have not met with any success.