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.
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
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.
Jamie Lee Farrar, Michael Mooradian and Nichola Fleming
Barbara Durand and Donna Blake
Don Esteves, Bob Luther and Dan Fahey
Scotty Monteiro and Chuckie Burgess
Patti Chamberlain, John Liepens, Joshua Wilson-Chase, June Spiller, Michelle Andrews, Margie Murphy, Brenda McClellan and her sister, Barbara Butcher
Dave Rich, Zachary Zagura and Mark Parker
Jack Pimental, Donald Dacier, Paula Filippi and Paul Floyd
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!
Kelly Case and Heather Monroe
Tom McAuliffe II, Lynne Johnson, Mary Stapelfeld, Dick Mangus and Sophia Fleming.
Steve and Lisa Comeau
Bill and Michelle Chase
John and MaryEllen Arsenault
George and Pat McInness
Steve and Kathleen Domenicucci, Tony and Donna Marques
Tom and Megan McAuliffe
Mark and Jocelyn Durrenburger
Stan and Cathy Lapire
Bob and Becky Berube, Tom and Jean Peterson
Tom and Dawn Jacobs, Ernie and Jackie Kapopoulos, Chuck and Lisa Schliker.
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