Rimkus: Community members celebrate milestones; HHS student wins roller skating competition

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By Rosemary Rimkus, Hudson Columnist

 

‘Rocky’ Zina celebrates 70th birthday

Retired Hudson High School tennis coach and physical education teacher David “Rocky” Zina was surprised with a 70th birthday party Sept. 19 at the Hudson/Concord Lodge of  Elks. 

Rocky was a Hudson teacher for 35 years, an HHS tennis coach for 15 years and an HHS basketball coach for five years. 

Tennis buddies of David “Rocky” Zina, second from right, were among the crowd of friends and relatives who surprised him with a 70th birthday party on Sept. 19 at the Hudson/Concord Lodge of Elks. From left, Dana Frye, Mike Barberio, Brad MacCullough, Albert Yesue, Bill Percuoco, Jack Pimental, Rocky, and Raoul Ramos.
Tennis buddies of David “Rocky” Zina, second from right, were among the crowd of friends and relatives who surprised him with a 70th birthday party on Sept. 19 at the Hudson/Concord Lodge of Elks. From left, Dana Frye, Mike Barberio, Brad MacCullough, Albert Yesue, Bill Percuoco, Jack Pimental, Rocky, and Raoul Ramos.

The party was arranged by his wife, Nancy, and their twin sons, Liam and Robbie, 20. It was attended by many friends, former co-workers and relatives.  

Among those attending were Rocky’s tennis buddies of the past 15 years, who divide their playing time between Riverside Park, Rocky’s home court, and Wayside Racquet and Swim Club during the winter. 

During COVID-19, the “die-hards” devised a net and played outside from November to late January. 

Also in the crowd were Rocky’s fellow New England Patriots season ticket holders Bob Lord, Phil Bouvier, Roger McDevitt and Paul Sargeant. 

Tennis buddy Bill Percuoco led the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” and “God Bless America.” Happy 70th, Rocky!

 

Jack and Joanne Costedio celebrate 70th anniversary 

 Former Hudson residents John and Joanne (Roney) Costedio celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Sept. 15 at their residence in Sun City, Arizona. Among those attending were their four children and their families, which included nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Former Hudson residents John and Joanne (Roney) Costedio celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Sept. 15 at their residence in Sun City, Arizona. Among those attending were their four children and their families, which included nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Hudson native John “Jack” Costedio, and his wife, Joanne, celebrated 70 years of marriage on Sept. 15. They observed the event with a party at their residence in Sun City, Arizona. 

“Jack” was born in Hudson, and the couple resided here until his retirement from Highland Land Surveyors about 30 years ago. 

Among those attending were the couple’s four children, Debbie, Jack, Jan and  Jim. The family also includes nine grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

Congratulations  “Jack” and Joanne!

 

HHS junior wins roller-skating event

Hudson High School junior Haley Gould has continued her winning ways in her roller-skating career. 

Haley won her Junior World Class figure event at Nationals in Iowa last month, and took ninth place in her first appearance at the World Championships in Paraguay on Sept. 29. She was happy to be in the “top ten” in her first World competition. 

Haley is the daughter of Rob and Amanda Gould, and granddaughter of Ronnie and Beth Livoli, all of  Hudson.

 

St. Michael Parish to host Autumn Picnic & Fair

St. Michael Parish’s Autumn Picnic and Fair will take place Sunday, Oct. 17, starting at 11 a.m. at the Pavilion at the Hudson/Concord Lodge of Elks on Park Street. 

Rev. “Ren” Tocci will celebrate the opening Mass. 

The program will include a pie-baking contest, a chili contest, trivia games, kids’ games and food.

 

Elks to host Karaoke Night 

Butch Lucius Wetherell will preside at Elks Karaoke Night on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the members’ lounge at 99 Park St., for members and guests. 

 

Looking back to 1966

New teachers at  Hudson High School included Ellen Boothby, Elvi Salmela, Doris Genereaux, George Rocha and Saundra Shepherd.

Rev. Richard Ebens was welcomed as the new rector of  St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

Funeral services were held for Earl V. Aldrich, 67, architect for the new First Federated Church and other local structures. 

Mrs. Mary Morey joined the staff of the News-Enterprise.

Navy Lt. Frank DeFreitas was co-pilot for “Project Magnet,” ferrying geophysicists to ten countries.

Building inspector Don Whitney reported that in Aug. 1966, 82 permits were issued for new buildings.

Rosanna Benway graduated from Newton-Wellesley School of  Nursing.

David Richer was elected president of the senior class at Hudson Catholic High School.

Weekly teen dances resumed at Hudson Town Hall. 

 

Happy Birthday 

Oct. 9 

Jamie Lee Farrar, Michael Mooradian and Nichola Fleming

Oct. 10

Barbara Durand and Donna Blake

Oct. 11

Ryan Scraggs

Oct. 12

Don Esteves, Bob Luther and Dan Fahey

Oct. 13

Karen Scafidi

Oct. 14

Scotty Monteiro and Chuckie Burgess

Oct. 15

Patti Chamberlain, John Liepens, Joshua Wilson-Chase, June Spiller, Michelle Andrews, Margie Murphy, Brenda McClellan and her sister, Barbara Butcher

Oct. 16

Dave Rich, Zachary Zagura and Mark Parker

Oct. 17

Justin Somes

Oct. 18

Jack Pimental, Donald Dacier, Paula Filippi and Paul Floyd

Oct. 19 

Bob Yesue, Bill Latzka, Cindy Bacon and Julia Wilkinson

Special greetings to retired Public Works Superintendent Tony Marques, who marks a milestone birthday on Oct. 19!

Oct. 21 

Kelly Case and Heather Monroe

Oct. 22

Tom McAuliffe II, Lynne Johnson, Mary Stapelfeld, Dick Mangus and Sophia Fleming.

 

Happy Anniversary

Oct. 9

Steve and Lisa Comeau

Oct. 10 

Bill and Michelle Chase

Oct. 11

John and MaryEllen Arsenault

Oct. 12

George and Pat McInness

Oct. 13

Steve and Kathleen Domenicucci, Tony and Donna Marques

Oct. 15 

Tom and Megan McAuliffe

Oct. 17 

Mark and Jocelyn Durrenburger

Oct. 18

Stan and Cathy Lapire

Oct. 19

Bob and Becky Berube, Tom and Jean Peterson

Oct. 20

Tom and Dawn Jacobs, Ernie and Jackie Kapopoulos, Chuck and Lisa Schliker.

Share your family celebrations, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, vacations, etc. by email with rrimkus18@comcast.net or snail-mail  to 18 Cottage St., Hudson MA 01749.

 

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