Rimkus: Wolfe Pack raises money for Heart Association; former resident earns Oxford promotion

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By Rosemary Rimkus, Hudson Columnist

Hudson residents Amanda Wolfe and her grandparents, Doug and Fran Wolfe, walked in the rain in Sudbury Cemetery recently for the American Heart Association, in memory of Kathy Wolfe who passed away four years ago. Kathy was the daughter of Doug and Fran Wolfe, and mother of Amanda. The family’s Wolfe Pack team earned $4,000 for the AHA.
Hudson residents Amanda Wolfe and her grandparents, Doug and Fran Wolfe, walked in the rain in Sudbury Cemetery recently for the American Heart Association, in memory of Kathy Wolfe who passed away four years ago. Kathy was the daughter of Doug and Fran Wolfe, and mother of Amanda. The family’s Wolfe Pack team earned $4,000 for the AHA.

HUDSON – Members of the Hudson Wolfe Pack recently walked in memory of  Kathy Wolfe in the eighth annual American Heart

Association Walk. They earned $4,000 for the cause. Further donations may be made to the AHA, care of Fran Wolfe, 42 Pope Street, Hudson MA, 01749.

 

Former resident earns Oxford promotion 

Former Hudson resident Tim Power has been a professor at Oxford University in England since 2005. He has recently been named as the head of the school’s social science division. 

Power graduated from Hudson High School in 1980. He then also graduated from the University of Massachusetts and the University of Notre Dame.

 

Historical Society hosts WWII pilot uniform exhibit 

 The uniform of Hudson native Waldo Brigham Jones, a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot in World War II, is displayed at the Hudson Historical Society museum, Suite B406, where museum staff greeted visitors on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
The uniform of Hudson native Waldo Brigham Jones, a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot in World War II, is displayed at the Hudson Historical Society museum, Suite B406, where museum staff greeted visitors on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Curators of the Hudson Historical Society Museum welcomed visitors to their museum on Veterans Day. On display is the World War II uniform of U.S. Army Air Corps Pilot Waldo Brigham Jones, which was donated by his family. 

The Museum is located in Suite B406 in The Landing at the Mills on Broad Street. The Museum is open at its new brightly lit quarters on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m., Sundays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., and on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

HHS Football gears up for Turkey Day game

The Hudson High School football team, Coach Dan McAnespie, and team staff have enjoyed one of their best seasons ever, with an 8-1 record going into their Nov. 12 game against Bishop Fenwick. 

The Hawks are more than ready to take on the Marlborough High Panthers on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 25, at the Morgan Bowl at 10 a.m. in the annual classic. Tickets are on sale at the gate.

 

HHS Hall of Fame to honor new inductees

The semi-annual Hudson High School Hall of Fame induction will take place on Friday, Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Hudson Portuguese Club on Port St. The induction of seven modern athletes, two modern teams and three contributors will take place.  

 

Historical Society plans presentation by Will Kirkpatrick

Hudson resident Will Kirkpatrick a painter, carver and former Hudson pharmacist, will be guest speaker at the Hudson Historical Society meeting Tuesday evening, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at First Federated Church Hall, 200 Central St. The public is invited.
Hudson resident Will Kirkpatrick a painter, carver and former Hudson pharmacist, will be guest speaker at the Hudson Historical Society meeting Tuesday evening, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at First Federated Church Hall, 200 Central St. The public is invited.

Hudson resident, carver, painter and former pharmacist Will Kirkpatrick will talk about his career when he is guest speaker at the meeting of the Hudson Historical Society on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at the First Federated Church Hall at 200 Central St. 

Kirkpatrick began his career succeeding his father as a pharmacist at the former Wheeler Pharmacy (now Arts & Framing). He progressed to carving Kirkpatrick Decoys Inc., and painting in his Hudson and Boston studios. 

Historical Society President Christine DeMare invites the public to attend.  Refreshments will be served.

 

Resident celebrates 77th birthday

Friends, neighbors and family marked the 77th birthday of Mrs. Mary Bruso, wife of retired State Police Capt. Ed Bruso, on Nov. 4 with a backyard party at the Brusos’ Hudson home. 

Traveling Town Tavern parked in the backyard with a pool table, tent, heaters and fire pit. Pizzas were from the Northborough House of Pizza and birthday cupcakes were from Harvard Sweet Boutique. Bruso’s daughter, Beth, was hostess. Her son, Michael Bruso, flew home from Florida for the occasion. 

 

Boy Scout Troop plans fundraiser

Hudson Boy Scout Troop 2 is selling Christmas wreaths, “kissing balls,” and other balsam favorites and will deliver to your home. 

Assistant Scoutmaster Tom Bishop said proceeds will benefit Scout activities. For more information, email [email protected]

 

Richard L. Woodward, 91, noted newsman

Word has been received of the death of former Hudson resident Richard L. Woodward, 91, at his home in Latham, N.Y. 

Richard L. WoodwardWoodward passed away on Nov. 5, 2021. 

Known as “Dick Wood” in the New York television world, Woodward had a long career in radio and television, where he was prime anchor for WJAR-TV and WTEN-TV in Albany until his retirement in 1991. 

He was a 1949 graduate of Hudson High School, a Korean War Army veteran and a graduate of the Leland Powers School in Boston. 

He is survived by his wife, Kristin (Jannitto) Woodward, and many relatives, fans and friends. 

After a mass on Nov. 10 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Latham, he was buried with full military honors at Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville.

 

Mrs. Nancy (Kelly) Boire, 77, former HHS teacher

Nancy K. BoireMrs. Nancy (Kelley) Boire, 77, a former Hudson High School teacher, died on Oct. 20 in Truro. 

She was a former manager of  the Hudson Municipal Credit Union and a co-owner of Affordable Tax Preparation with her late husband, Paul Boire.  

She is survived by her sister, sisters-in-law, nieces and great-nephews. A graveside service was held at St. Michael parish cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice Services of Mass., 10 Riverside Drive, Lakeville, MA 02347.

 

Upcoming events

A horse-drawn wagon passes Hudson Appliance on Main Street at a previous year’s Holiday Stroll. Photo/Ed Karvoski, Jr.

The Christmas Country Fair will take place at Lamson Hall at the First United Methodist Church at the corner of Felton and Pleasant streets on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will include a silent auction, theme baskets, homemade goodies, a Santa visit and other attractions. 

The Hudson Winter Farmers Market will take place on the Town Hall lawn, rain or shine, on Saturday, Nov. 20 and on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Hudson High Jr. Boosters Winter Fest Crafters & Vendors Fair will take place on Saturday, Dec. 4 starting at 9 a.m. at Hudson/Concord Lodge of Elks, Park street.

The Holiday Stroll will take place in downtown Hudson on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., with horse-drawn hayrides, a Santa visit and festive activities in downtown stores.

 

Looking back to 1966 

Digital Equipment Corp. was looking for machinists, carpenters and sheet metal workers.

Realtor John Plant listed two duplex houses for sale for $12,000.

Jimmy Garcia’s band played at the Hudson Police Dept. 25th Anniversary Ball.

Selectmen unanimously appointed Joseph Greska as Veterans Agent.

Rev. William Wolkovich performed a one-man violin show at the USO, Fort Devens.

 

Happy Birthday 

Nov. 20 – Anna Guarino, Kirsten Lally, Steven Zina, Andrew Crossman and Sue Yeaton.

Nov. 21 – Fred Dusseault, John Peterson, Bud Kizek and Justin Anderson.

Nov. 22 – Amanda Bairos, Teri Powers, Don Murphy and Edward Wilkinson.

Nov. 23 – Danny Bumbarger, John Andrade, Erin Marie Cardoza and Bobbie Ewels.

Nov. 24 – Dave Reynard.

Nov. 25 – Nikki Banfield.

Nov. 27 – Erica Santos.

Nov. 28 – Jan Daigneault.

Nov. 29 – Julie McGowan.

Nov. 30 – Sam O’Connor and Pat Muscati.

Dec. 1 – Nina Maillet, Christine Delaney and Amy Fitzpatrick.

Dec. 2 – Kevin Kittredge, Harry Currier, Zachary Gay, Bella Bush, Jayne Bearsto, Katie Boyle, Richard Kane and Gabriella Pimental.

Dec. 3 – Emma Mattocks, Steve Smith, Gina Davis and Ed Bridges.

 

Happy Anniversary 

Nov. 22 – Bill and Diane Dexter, Bob and Kathy Gregoire, Fred and Iris Lucy.

Nov. 26 – Paul and Cindy DeArcangelis.

Nov. 30 – Bob and Velma Rocheleau, Roger and Jane LeBlanc.

Dec. 3 – Dick and Pam Bushey.  

 

 

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