Wenzel: Frances Brescia remembered at gathering; MHS band director to participate in Rose Parade

422

Wenzel: Frances Brescia remembered at gathering; MHS band director to participate in Rose ParadeBy Mary Wenzel, Marlborough Columnist

 MARLBOROUGH – The late Frances Brescia was remembered recently as family and close friends gathered at the Marlborough Country Club to celebrate her life. About 60 people attended with COVID preventing the inclusion of many others.

In this photo from 2014, the late Frances Brescia was honored with the 2013 Senior of the Year award. Recently, she was remembered as family and close friends gathered at the Marlborough Country Club to celebrate her life. In this 2014 photo are, front from left, state Rep. Danielle Gregoire, Betty Evangelous, George (Mickey) Blanchette, Frances Brescia with her great grandchildren, Cynthia and Ava Pascarelli, and Christopher Pascarelli. Back row: Achilles Evangelous, Mark Pascarelli, Sen. Jamie Eldridge, Helen Pascarelli, Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant, Fabiana Evangelous and Tony Evangelous.
In this photo from 2014, the late Frances Brescia was honored with the 2013 Senior of the Year award. Recently, she was remembered as family and close friends gathered at the Marlborough Country Club to celebrate her life. In this 2014 photo are, front from left, state Rep. Danielle Gregoire, Betty Evangelous, George (Mickey) Blanchette, Frances Brescia with her great grandchildren, Cynthia and Ava Pascarelli, and Christopher Pascarelli. Back row: Achilles Evangelous, Mark Pascarelli, Sen. Jamie Eldridge, Helen Pascarelli, Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant, Fabiana Evangelous and Tony Evangelous.

Fran’s great nephews and great nieces attended from North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Maine, as well as the local area.

A video was prepared by Fran’s dear friend, Maureen Letendre, depicting Fran’s journey from Italy, coming to America.

Her working career began in a shoe factory. It then ended at Raytheon.

Fran was a volunteer at Marlborough Hospital for over 25 years. In addition to volunteering at the Marlborough Hospital, her local efforts included participation in many community endeavors such as a bike helmet initiative for children, helping local families facing hardships, the food pantry and more.

In 2014, she was honored with the 2013 Marlborough Senior of the Year award, which recognized her commitment to family and friends as well as the community.

Crystal crosses were given to guests attending the local gathering in remembrance of Fran. The family thanks Alexis Evangelous and Maureen Letendre for putting together this beautiful celebration.

 

Assabet Valley Mastersingers LogoAssabet Valley Mastersingers plan performance

The Assabet Valley Mastersingers will present “Songs of Unity” at its concert on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m. at the Robert R. Jay Performing Arts Center at Saint John’s High School in Shrewsbury. Tickets will be available at the door.

 

MHS band director selected for Rose Parade marching band

Angie Crockwell, director of the concert band at Marlborough High School, has been selected to march Jan. 1, 2022, in the Band Directors Marching Band in the 2022 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.
Angie Crockwell, director of the concert band at Marlborough High School, has been selected to march Jan. 1, 2022, in the Band Directors Marching Band in the 2022 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.

Angie Crockwell, director of the concert band at Marlborough High School, has been selected to march on Jan. 1, 2022 in the Band Directors Marching Band in the 2022 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.

Band directors from across the United States, Mexico and Canada will be participating in this historic project called “Saluting America’s Band Directors.” This is the first opportunity for band directors to participate in an event of this nature in the history of the Rose Parade.

This newly created band of band directors will accompany a beautiful float recognizing and honoring the role band directors play in the nurturing and development of the young people they serve. The project’s theme is “We teach music. We teach life.”

 

Wenzel: Frances Brescia remembered at gathering; MHS band director to participate in Rose Parade
Participants of an autumn wreath-making event at the Senior Center of Marlborough
(Photo/Courtesy Senior Center of Marlborough Facebook page)

Senior Center holds garden workshop

Tina from Bemis Farms Nursery in Spencer was once again back at the Marlborough Senior Center for another beautiful garden workshop. Participants made dried hydrangea wreaths to celebrate the 2021 harvest season.

 

 

 

Happy Birthday

 Oct. 26
Tim Beauchemin
 Oct. 30
Kristen Hartnett McCann and the Rev. Scott Howard
 Oct. 31
Linda Short and Happy Halloween
 Nov. 1
Sean Navin, Jodi Schoolcraft, Anne Trodella and Sandy Stetson   
 Nov. 1
Earthquake in Marlborough in 1761
 Nov. 4
Cindy Vail
 Nov. 3
Meghan McGorty and Ivette  Mesmar
 Nov. 6
Mary Whitten and George Pellerin
 Nov. 7
Peggy Ayres and Diane McNally
 Nov. 8
Beverly Fiske, Joan Toohey and Oliver Pope
 Nov. 9
Pat Beaudet
 Nov. 10
Dom Valarioti and Alyson McDonald

Nov. 11

Karen Kraft, Dave Flynn, Roberta Collins and Veterans Day

 

Happy Anniversary

 Oct. 28
Betty and Jim Peltekis
 Nov. 3
Gerri and Peter Young

 

RELATED CONTENT: 

Resident receives Medals of Liberty, ‘Horribles Parade’ to return (communityadvocate.com)

Wenzel: MHS Class of ‘55, ‘65 hold reunions; scarecrow contest gets underway (communityadvocate.com)

Rimkus, Wenzel to join Community Advocate